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Mexico: U.S. Pork’s Leading Volume Market, by Clay Eastwood, Manager of International Marketing

Monthly Market Highlight Amid recent trade tensions with the U.S. and Mexico, the Mexican market remains U.S. pork’s top market by volume through September 2018....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar, October 22nd 2018

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar   Last week the U.S. marketed 2,589,000 hogs, up from 120,000 a year ago. We expect...

Improving Resiliency in Pork Production, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

Last week, I shared a post on LinkedIn that discussed the need to improve resiliency in businesses and supply chains. I mentioned in my...

Swine Industry in need of Agility throughout the Unexpected, By Kent Bang from Compeer...

It has been about seven months since the U.S. started feeling the impacts of COVID-19. The country has yet to fully understand the impacts...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, July 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics "There are no problems, there is just a lot of little problems." -Henry Ford- Henry Ford was a man who went...

Wanda Patsche Pork Producer Blog, Why You Need to Visit Fair Oaks Farms, May...

If you ever plan on traveling through Indiana, stop at Fair Oaks Farm. No, really, stop there and better yet, make your trip into...

Nutritional Advancements for Pig Health, By Jon De Jong, PhD, nutritionist for Pipestone Nutrition.

Advancements in swine nutrition have led to strong gains in pig health and productivity over the years, and research is continuing to identify ways...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Why Pig Farmers Are Audited, August 15th 2019

Audits are very common in business. When we think of audits, we think of banks, taxes, businesses for sales tax, etc. Especially anything that...

Don’t Sweat Heat Stress, By Brent Sexton, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Heat stress is an economically important issue and can have severe consequences if proper precautions are not taken. Through a variety of management techniques,...

Taking a look at African Swine Fever one year later, By Diane DeWitte, University...

A year ago, on August 3, 2018, the Chinese government reported an occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in their country. At that time,...
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