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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 27th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Every January the Iowa Pork Congress is held in Des Moines Iowa. It is the premier winter trade...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market – Roller Coaster, August 6th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog market continued a roller coaster year with a dramatic decline in lean hog futures last...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Continue to Strengthen, July 20th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Pork Cut-outs Continue to Strengthen This past week we saw some improvement once again in pork cut-outs. A...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork – Observations In Not Any Particular Order, October 12th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics No Chicken While we were in Spain it was interesting that there was virtually no chicken on restaurant...

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.D.A December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S.D.A released the December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report. DECEMBER 1st, 2019 (x1,000 head) Item 2018 2019 2019 as % of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork-Cuts over $1.20 lb! May 25th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday U.S. Pork Cut-out value closed at $1.2086 /lb. First time we have gone over $1.20 in...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Where are the Market Hogs? August 9th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. marketed 2,327,000 market hogs, a year ago same week 2,559,000. That’s close to 10%...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, The best things happen unexpectedly! October 5th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A month ago, the U.S. hog price had crawled up from the low 40’s to reach 57¢ lean...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Lean Hog Futures – Big Drop, September 13th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week lean hog futures decreased an average of $7 Friday to Friday. A big drop. Our observations: USDA...
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