A New Era for the Pork Industry, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

I joined the swine industry on a full-time basis for the first time in 1999. It was an interesting time in the swine industry....

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Weekly Pork Export Shipments Rise

Weekly Pork Export Shipments Rise  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Thursday October 22, 2020  LEAN HOGS:  Cash was quoted sharply lower at noon yesterday but the late cash report...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 20th 2020

Rumors That A Large Fund Blew Out of Cattle/Hog Spreads  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Tuesday October 20, 2020  CORN AND SOYBEANS  As clearly documented in my special report,...

Wean-To-Finish Production Systems Evolve for Healthy Pigs, By Ryan Samuel South Dakota State University

Around the same time as the world was pondering Y2K, the swine industry was pondering a new production system for feeder pigs. Traditionally, producers...

Why Telemedicine is to the Swine Veterinarian What the Tractor was to Crop Farmers,...

In 1890, John Froelich and the local blacksmith invented the first gas-powered tractor in the United States. Granted, it could catch the field on...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 15th 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  October 15, 2020  LEAN HOGS:  Pork packers improved their margin nicely yesterday with cash lower and cutout higher...

The Positive Pig, By Christine Snowden: Gilt Selection Officer at Heimerl Farms

Introduction (Christine is going to write a series of Industry blogs on Swineweb.com.) In her first blog she tells her story and her journey in...

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...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, Where are the Hogs? October 13th 2020

Where Are The Hogs?  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  October 13, 2020  CORN AND SOYBEANS  My buy zone in the Dec corn is 382-377. With harvest in full swing...

Wean-To-Finish Heating for Newly Weaned Pigs, Ryan Samuel Assistant Professor & SDSU...

Newly weaned pigs have some special considerations when it comes to heating. In wean-to-finish facilities, groups are maintained from arrival, shortly after weaning, through...
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