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Everyone likes a deal! Who doesn’t? If there is an opportunity to buy something at a “good” price most people jump at the opportunity. But sometimes the deal isn’t as good as what we thought and is not figured...
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...
Money. The driving factor at the end of the day to make sure bills are paid and food is on the table. Everything comes at a cost, especially change within your family farm operation. Suggested changes are often quickly...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week Lean Hogs increased from $103.0₵ / lb. to $106.5₵ / lb. There appears to be a relentless ongoing price increase driven by tight supplies and good demand. Our Observations Weekly slaughter last week...
There are three drivers influencing cost of production today; facilities, weaned pigs and feed, with feed cost accounting for over 60% of the total cost of production. In the last 90 days, we have seen feed cost per pig...
MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Monday, October 11, 2021  CORN AND SOYBEANS:  Not much happening in the grain market overnight. The crop report will be released tomorrow at 11:00. The trade guesses were provided in Friday’s evening livestock wire. My buy zone in the Dec...
The pork industry is a buzz with carbon reduction goals and even carbon neutrality. Two questions often asked are what is a carbon neutral pig and what can farmers do? A carbon neutral pig has net zero carbon dioxide...
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....
312-242-7905  Tuesday, March 22, 2022  GRAINS:  As the war continues reports are indicating that spring acreage in Ukraine devoted to crops will be down at least 30% from normal. Yield, regardless of weather, will be down with fertilizer in very short supply....
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....
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