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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 “It’s not that bad, I am not living in Syria”. It appears for some reason lean...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the midst of record slaughter (last week 2,749,000).  Pork isn’t 90₵ because buyers want to pay more....
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Mid-West Swine Conference that was held in Danville Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. Our Report:  Producers in General are less than enthusiastic. Losing money as most producers are is...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended and exhibited at the VIV-China. Take home message- If you have pigs in China, Prices are very Good! 13 lb. isowean: 1100 rmb or $150 U.S. 36 lb. feeder pig:...
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 week. It’s been a chaotic year with dramatic ups and downs. It’s stressful. It’s baffling...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Price Makes Strong Move Last week the average 53-54% lean market hog in USA went from 71.79 to 77.96¢ lb. A 6¢ lb. increase or $12.00 per head. Certainly, going in the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. Pork Export Sales soared last week with 351,000 metric tons purchased. Of that number 152,600 tonnes were by China combined with the week before’s 142,200. China purchased 294,800 metric tonnes the last two...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A year ago 53-54% U.S. market hogs were 44.60₵ lb. this year last week 69.62₵ lb. This year market hogs are bringing $50 more per head. Last week U.S. cash feeder pigs averaged $37.02....
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    88.175 January 31    75.625 February 7    81.555 The insane drop in a week of over $25 per head...
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 doubt a real calamity. Too many packing plants closed and others not running at full capacity....
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