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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week there was chatter about pork demand. The bears attacked the market. When the dust settled Friday, U.S. pork cut-outs were still over 80₵. The market held - a positive sign. We expect...
Daniel Columbus, Michael Wellington, and Jade Sands Prairie Swine Centre, Inc. Creep Feeding Inconsistencies Creep feeding is a common practice throughout the pork industry. There are a number of perceived benefits, including provision of nutrients, higher weaning weight, and improved transition at...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics No Chicken While we were in Spain it was interesting that there was virtually no chicken on restaurant menus. Seems to us a good plan. U.S. Pork exports to Mexico continue at record pace. Year...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In conjunction with the World Pork Expo, today Genesus announces the 2021 WORLD MEGA PRODUCER The 2021 World Mega Producer list clearly indicates the Rise of China, with an increase of almost five...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Slaughter Numbers Keep Low This past week U.S. slaughter numbers came in 210,000 head less than a year ago. The fourth week in a row that U.S. slaughter has been considerably lower year...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec 1st 2019 6471 Dec 1st 2020 6276 March 1st 2021 6215 The U.S. breeding stock peaked at 6,471,000 on the Dec 1, 2019 inventory....
This research deals with the impact of "social cues" on biosecurity in livestock facilities. The discussion about social cues seems timely as we deal with COVID 19. I have heard people indicate that they intellectually understood that wearing personal...
We have been following reports about novel Porcine Circovirus 3 (PCV3) for some time and the jury is still out on its importance to the industry. This virus is genetically distinct from but is related to PCV2. PCV3 has...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At the end of last week some more details were announced re hogs. Hogs Eligible Unit of Measure ACT...
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...
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