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If there is one term I am most frustrated with hearing people say, it is Factory Farms. Why? You may find this a little crazy coming from a hog farmer, but I really don’t know what a factory farm...
Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday March 18, 2021 LEAN HOGS: Weekly pork export sales were solid at 39,700 MT, up 5% from the 4-week average. The largest buyers were Mexico, China and Japan. Shipments were stellar at 40,600 MT, also up...
1.Todd Thurman, March 10, 2021 I have been working on a renewable energy related project recently, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the environment and sustainability. I believe there is a major disconnect between the agriculture industry and the...
Highlights: DCE hog futures moved sideways with modest trading; In the cash market, hog price weakened but weaned pig shot up due to supply shortage; Publicly traded hog firms announced strong sales data for Jan/Feb period; China’s impact on...
Innovation in nutrition comes in many forms at PIPESTONE. From new technology, to better feed management, to improving the feed quality across our 40+ feed mills that feed sows managed by Pipestone Management, we are continually investigating ways to...
The mycotoxin Fumonisin is an emerging issue in animal feed production. Fumonisin can reduce growth performance and is also capable of disrupting the metabolism of sphingolipids sphinganine (SA) to sphingosine (SO). Sphingolipids are commonly believed to protect the cell...
LEAN HOGS: Cash was sharply higher with the cutout slightly lower. Packer margins took a hit and they’re estimated to be only about $8 per head for open hogs. The vertically integrated hog guy is still making huge profits. The...
Highlights: DCE Hog Futures lower in the first week of March with reduced trading activities; Hog futures price shows a pattern of negative correlation with cash hog price; Correlation between hog price and stock price of large hog firms...
Influenza is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in both pigs and people on a worldwide basis. Swine Influenza Virus (SwIV) are swine host adapted viruses that can infect both pigs and people. These SwIV are commonly found...
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