Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec 1st 2019 6471 Dec 1st 2020 6276 March 1st 2021 6215 The U.S. breeding stock peaked at 6,471,000 on the Dec 1, 2019 inventory....
Innovation in nutrition comes in many forms at PIPESTONE. From new technology, to better feed management, to improving the feed quality across our 40+ feed mills that feed sows managed by Pipestone Management, we are continually investigating ways to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics IowaSouthern Minnesota Lean Hog Price closed last Friday at 79.81₵ lb. It has risen from 63.97₵ lb. average in December. Last February IowaSouthern Minnesota averaged 58.33₵ lb. The last time IowaSouthern Minnesota was...
Highlights: DCE Hog Futures went up modestly with low trading volume on Monday; Three distinguish price patterns were observed since the contract debuted on January 8th; Lunar Chinese New Year is traditionally a peak season for pork consumption; Travel...
As African Swine Fever (ASF) spreads around the globe, pork industry and its partners all pulling together to prevent the entry of ASF into US pig herds. African Swine Fever is one of three Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD) that...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics 2020 was one of the most challenging if not the most challenging ever in the U.S. hog industry. The slowdown and closing of slaughter plants in the early parts of the pandemic collapsed...
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. ...
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...
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 The U.S. hog slaughter last week was over 2.7 million head, about the same as a year ago. Despite this big number U.S. pork cut-outs stayed in the mid 80’s (84.06¢ Friday). We...
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