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Jim Long Pork Commentary, June 1 U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Glass Half...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The June 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report had what in our opinion some interesting numbers Some Observations The breeding...

How Would Veterinary Diagnostic Labs Test for African Swine Fever? By Russ Daly South...

Biosecurity of our national swine herd is a major focus of our response to African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks that have swept through China...

Managing MLV PRRS vaccines for optimum performance and returns, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s an opportune time to think about the value of vaccines and the importance of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP)

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At...

The value of your pigs, Dr. Spencer Wayne Pipestone Veterinary Services

We’re in the middle of a slow moving train wreck and are faced with doing things we never conceived of doing.  Some economics are...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Packing Capacity Coming Back, May 11th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. Pork Packers started to recover some production capacity lost to Coronavirus plant issues. U.S. 2-day Harvest...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 1st 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Friday May 1, 2020   LEAN HOGS: Volume was 55,600 with open interest up 540. Noticed that the Aug...

Physical Security is an Important Part of Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

n a previous life, I was a police officer and people often asked me how to improve the security of their homes and businesses....

Where is the Needle point for Your operation? By Dr. Steven Feuerbach Pipestone...

About 70% of the cost associated with raising a market weight pig occurs in the wean-to-finish growth. Many of the producers have an idea...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Having Rough Ride, April 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics If Misery loves company, we have a real hootenanny* going. (*Scottish word, meaning party) The Utter Collapse of the U.S....
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