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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Weights Continue to Baffle, June 1st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we observed that U.S. harvest weights were decreasing. This totally baffles us. There is no doubt...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP)

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Packing Plants Continue to Increase Harvest, May 19th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. Pork Packers started to recover some production capacity lost to Coronavirus plant issues. Weekly Harvests totals: ...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Packing Capacity Coming Back, May 11th 2020

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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Turbulent Times, May 4th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S harvested 1,545,000 hogs last week. At least 1 million heads less then it should have. No...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bad News becoming Worse News, April 27th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Bad news seems to be becoming worse news. Below some observations: At the time of writing, hog slaughter plants...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, 2008 Revisited?April 20th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The last great debacle the North American Industry had was in late 2008. Market Hogs got to 8₵...

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, 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, Let’s Deal with some Positives, March 23rd 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. 53-54% lean hogs increased from 58.47 to 61.78 - $6.00 plus a head. Last...
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