Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Set New Contract Highs, January 25th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Summer month lean hog futures hit new contract highs last Friday at 87.20₵/lb. Significantly up from last June...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork Cut-Outs Hold Over 80₵ lb, January 18th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week there was chatter about pork demand. The bears attacked the market. When the dust settled Friday,...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs push past 80₵, January 11th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Holidays are over, packers got working to get hogs killed. Last week, 2,849,000. We aren’t sure but we...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, 2020 Good Bye, January 4th 2021

 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....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA December 1 Hogs and Pigs Report, December 28th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics USDA December 1 Hogs and Pigs Report (1,000 head)December 1201920202020 as percent of 2019Kept for Breeding6,4716,27697Market71,75771,22699Market Hogs and...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Holidays always hard on Hog Producers Pricing, December 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics  Coming up to the holidays is usually never a good time for hog producers. Shortened work weeks at...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Slaughter Numbers Continue Strong, December 14th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus GeneticsThe U.S. market continues to maintain weekly hog marketings similar to a year ago with last week at...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why So Many Empty Finishers?December 7th 2020

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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork in Cold Storage Huge Decline, November 30th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus GeneticsLast week the USDA released the inventory of Pork in Cold Storage at the end of October. A...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Sow Herd Expansion Feedback November 23rd 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In last week’s commentary we wrote:“We will send out a challenge. If you know of a new sow...
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