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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. July Net Pork Exports Up 35.6%, September 9th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Some positive news for the U.S. pork industry is the increase in the Pork Exports and decrease in...

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....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Pig Herd Continues Massive Decline, August 19th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week China’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that July’s pig inventory had shrunk 32.2% and sow inventory had...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Market Freefall, April 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog futures continued to be the pox on our house, creating fear and financial calamity in the...

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, 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...

Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Topsy Turvy Week, August 12th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was another topsy turvy week for the Swine Industry. Our observations.  Lean hogs average Last Thursday 53-54% U.S....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Gets Boost, July 22nd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics There was some life in the U.S. hog market last week with October Lean Hog Futures gaining $5.71....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why So Many Empty Finishers?December 7th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One thing there seems to be an agreement on with people we talk to is the number of...
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