Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, June 23rd 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday June 23, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash is still called steady to lower. However, perhaps this will change...

Hogs on downward path

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

U.S. hog futures continue to face headwinds over demand questions

U.S. lean hog futures traded choppy on Wednesday, amid ongoing pressure from large domestic supplies and rebounding pork production, analysts said. Meanwhile, concerns over a...

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Over the last several months, efficiency has all of a sudden gotten a bad reputation. As global supply chains broke down around the world...

Does phytase release less phosphorus than we think, and are we under-feeding phosphorus to...

A large portion of sows removed from commercial breeding herds in the U.S. are due to lameness. Previous data suggest levels of P fed...

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Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) continues to uncover dietary options to help manage market hog growth rate and weight gain to help keep pigs at...

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Livestock producers have many daily responsibilities when it comes to caring for and protecting their animals. One responsibility is to remain vigilant regarding individuals...

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There are some phases of the production cycle that are so important that it’s basically mandatory that you get it right. When you get...

Feed pigs less fat, more fiber to slow growth

As work at meat processing plants slows during COVID-19, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer. University of Missouri...

USDA: Growth In Pork Sales To China Led Record U.S. Pork Exports In First...

Significantly larger pork sales to China boosted U.S. pork exports during first-quarter 2020 to a record-high volume of over 2 million pounds. Sales to China...
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