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Commercial producers are considering health management changes to improve both the rate and efficiency of lean growth. Substantial differences in performance exist between different environments and health management strategies. In a recent Purdue trial, pigs with minimal diseases via...
There are several ways to evaluate feed cost and feed performance in wean-to-market pigs. Each method can provide a very different answer for the producer on what is the “BEST” way to feed a pig. In a perfect world...
312-242-7905  Monday, April 18, 2022  GRAINS:  May bean oil gapped into fresh contract highs on the Sunday night’s opening bell. On Friday the March crush was released showing a record large crush at 181.7 mm bu but the report also showed a drop...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Hog Markets Go Sideway This past week we saw continued lackluster movement in Cash Hogs and Pork Cut-Outs. Observations Packers buying hogs are losing money. This is tempering their desire to be further aggressors...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We have been commenting for several months about European record low sow cull prices, low feeder pig prices, and low slaughter hog prices. All leading to massive losses throughout when coupled with high...
Michael Schwirtz, Andrew E. Kramer and Michael Levenson reported on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times that, “President Vladimir V. Putin warned on Saturday that crippling economic sanctions imposed by the West were ‘akin to a declaration...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, U.S. lean summer futures exceeded $1.00 a lb. They then fell Friday supposedly because of a “scare” that hogs won’t get slaughtered due to lack of labor. Latest weekly Iowa/S Minnesota...
A couple of puzzling cases of diarrhea in baby pigs that didn’t test positive for the usual culprits were recently identified through genome sequencing as a porcine sapovirus, reported Daniel Hendrickson, DVM, Four Star Veterinary Service in Farmland, Indiana. The...
Corn prices and soybean prices were very volatile in 2021.  The average corn price in Indiana was $4.32 per bushel in January, increased to $6.32 in June, and will likely be around $5.50 at the end of the year. ...
Last Week’s Cattle Kill Was Larger Than Expected; Bullish!  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Monday, November 29, 2021  GRAINS:  Corn open interest was down nearly 70k from Friday’s trade. Shorts wanted out and got out. The fundamentals are not bullish. Prices are slightly lower early today. Stick with the risk on bearish positions that...
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