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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Prices Remain Strong, November 9th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog slaughter last week was over 2.7 million head, about the same as a year ago....

Caring for Animals When the Power Goes Out, By Russ Daly South Dakota State...

When temporary power outages hit rural areas of South Dakota, animal caretakers might wonder, “How did we ever raise livestock in the days before...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Powerhouses- October 19th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Successful Farming yearly does a list of the Top 40 swine producers in the U.S. It’s a regional...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, Where are the Hogs? October 13th 2020

Where Are The Hogs?  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  October 13, 2020  CORN AND SOYBEANS  My buy zone in the Dec corn is 382-377. With harvest in full swing...

Wean-To-Finish Heating for Newly Weaned Pigs, Ryan Samuel Assistant Professor & SDSU...

Newly weaned pigs have some special considerations when it comes to heating. In wean-to-finish facilities, groups are maintained from arrival, shortly after weaning, through...

Manure Pumping and Agitation Guidelines By: Nick Fitzgerald, Business Development of Pipestone System

As the harvest season approaches, fall field work and manure application will follow closely thereafter. During the manure removal process, our primary objective is...

Are You a Responsible User of Antibiotics?By: Dr. Cara Haden, Swine Veterinarian

As an industry, we have set guidelines for ourselves through the PQA program on what responsible antibiotic use looks like. If your interaction with...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, ASF Germany – One Pig Turns Pig World Upside Down

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week one wild boar was found in Germany with African Swine Fever. This one dead pig has...

Business Strategies for Periods of Low Prices, By Jim Marzolf Vice President – Pipestone...

In commodity production, high prices are the result of more demand than supply. In the past 20 years, the pork industry has been fortunate to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producer Exits, August 10th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday it was announced that Goldsboro Milling – Maxwell Foods would be exiting the Swine Industry. A...
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