Jim Long Pork Commentary, What’s in a Name? March 2nd 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We all can remember that the Swine Flu outbreak had nothing to do with Swine, but it certainly...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Coronavirus- China Agriculture, Tuesday February 18th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The China Agriculture Industry and particularly the Swine Industry have been greatly affected by African Swine Fever (ASF)...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Rebound – Somewhat, February 10th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The Wild Gyrations in the lean hog futures are best illustrated by the following: June Lean Hog Futures January 23  ...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bad Week for Pork Producers, February 3rd 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics To say last week was bad seems like an understatement. When you get to the spot to rationalising...

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, U.S. Trade Deals Effect on Pork, January 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was Trade Deal week in the U.S.: with both USMEF* and China Phase 1 signed. *USMEF is...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

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...

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...
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