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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Some Observations: Weighted Average National lean price stays strong at $1.07 a lb. U.S. Pork cut-outs last Friday closed at $1.22 indicating strong demand. Hog slaughter, surprise surprise, seems to be running lower...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the World Pork Expo (WPX) was held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first time it was held in three years. Cancelled in 2019 due to fear of African Swine Fever. Cancelled...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As I write, we are somewhere over the Atlantic heading to Spain. This week the Genesus team will exhibit at Figan Event in Zaragoza, Spain. Figan is a biannual swine conference and exhibition...
The Issue: With the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, many consumers experienced, for the first time in their lifetimes, empty grocery store shelves. More than a year into the pandemic, they are facing another unfamiliar trend when it...
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...
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...
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...
“We have always been trying to achieve high health,” Charlie Schelkopf said. “We watch day-in and day-out how poor health gets in the way of how profitable an operation is. It wasn’t until we had been through several years...
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...
State and federal courts have long held that a constitutional taking may occur from government-induced flooding. The Indiana Supreme Court recently handed down a unanimous decision explaining how courts should analyze permanent and temporary takings by flood waters. This...
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