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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Markets were rocked by Geopolitical issues this past week. Lean Hog Futures declined. Corn – Soybeans jumped. Oil – Gas jumped. Stock markets fell. Our Observations Despite Lean Hog Futures falling near $5, Friday...
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 Report:  Producers in General are less than enthusiastic. Losing money as most producers are is...
The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as ever!  In recent years, this industry has undergone PEDV, African Swine Fever, and now Covid-19. ...
For a production system, extra costs are something that can add up over time. You adopted processes over time, as your business grew. Some of these processes were using the best technology available at the time, but now these...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in Wisconsin. About 900 attendees from the USA. A good cross-section of producers and industry. NPIC event was well organized and the Kalahari...
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   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to U.S. pork exports the week of Christmas, decreasing about 10,000 tonnes from the previous few...
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...
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 empty finishers in the U.S. Of course, there are no real statistics on this but...
There are several ways to evaluate feed cost and feed performance in wean-to-market pigs. Each method can provide a very different answer for the producer on what is the “BEST” way to feed a pig. In a perfect world...
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