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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. and some other countries' pork markets is unprecedented. Coronavirus and what it has done to...
Source: AgUpdate.com Pat McGonegle is the chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, a position he has held since October 2015. McGonegle was formerly with the National Pork Producers Council for 19 years and had served as the vice president...
Shenzhen Kingsino Technology Company Limited (002548.SZ) reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday. While revenue jumped 104% year-over-year, its net profit dropped 72% unexpectedly, due to huge loss incurred in Hog Futures trading. Kingsino closed at RMB6.08 on Friday, down 4.1%....
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” -  The quote attributed to...
By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, April 8, 2022  GRAINS:  Upside breakout? After trading lower all night the corn market, May corn, looks poised to challenge key resistance defined as a close over 760. May bean oil is attempting to break out of a possible...
U.S. pig farmers continue to reduce environmental impact and are open to ideas to improve. They also ask for a seat at the table and a fair shake. I come from a long line of farmers. My great-grandparents homesteaded in South...
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 - Friday (May 8th) and Saturday (May 9th): Last week - 554,000; Prior week - 403,000; ...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, U.S. lean summer futures exceeded $1.00 a lb. They then fell Friday supposedly because of a “scare” that hogs won’t get slaughtered due to lack of labor. Latest weekly Iowa/S Minnesota...
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 survey compared to the Global Mega Producer list that Genesus sponsors which covers the world. What...
Source: Iowa Farmer Today Dave Stender has been an Extension swine specialist with Iowa State University since 1989, serving northwest Iowa. The Iowa native recently retired and began serving as a professor of animal science at Buena Vista University in...
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