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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Lean Hog Prices Continue to Increase! June 25th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week some U.S. lean hog prices reached 86¢ getting even closer to the 90¢ lean which we...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March USDA Hog and Pigs Report, April 1st 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics March USDA Hog and Pigs Report   No real surprises in the March USDA Hogs and Pigs report. The Breeding...

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, African Swine Fever (ASF) China Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Genesus has been the largest exporter of swine breeding stock to China the last three years. Many industry contacts...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Projects Record Corn Yield, August 13th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is...

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....

What Would African Swine Fever Look Like if it Hit the U.S.? By ...

The incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among producers and regulatory officials about the threat the disease...

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, 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, Where we at? Where are we going? February 5th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past...
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