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Nursery Pig Performance Impacted by Total Dissolved Solids in Water, By Ryan Samuel...

The site-specific nature of the U.S. pork industry requires that newly weaned pigs are moved from the sow barn to a wean-to-finish or nursery...

Foreign Experience with ASF – Iowa Pork Congress, By Gary Flory, Owner, G.A. Flory...

On January 22 – 23, 2020, the Iowa Pork Producers Association hosted the 48th annual Iowa Pork Congress (IPC) in Des Moines, Iowa.  In...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 27th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Every January the Iowa Pork Congress is held in Des Moines Iowa. It is the premier winter trade...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Trade Deals Effect on Pork, January 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was Trade Deal week in the U.S.: with both USMEF* and China Phase 1 signed. *USMEF is...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 7th 2020

Large Volume and Higher Open Interest on Cattle Rally By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday January 7, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Hog futures pushed into new...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mid-West Swine Conference Report, December 9th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Mid-West Swine Conference that was held in Danville Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. Our...

Ag Markets to Tighten Up, By Shawn Hackett President, Hackett Financial Advisors, Inc.

U.S. pork production is about to fall off a cliff in the first half of 2020, reports Shawn Hackett. Given the Thanksgiving Holiday next week...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, THE BIG STORY – China Agrees to resume buying Canadian...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last June China stopped purchasing Canadian Pork. Up to that time in 2019 China’s pork imports from Canada...
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