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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog Futures June, July, August and October reached new contract highs last Friday. June - $117 July - $119 August - $116 October - $94 Long ways from the prediction of the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Global Market Round-up China The hog price in China is 96¢ U.S. lb. (14.2 RMB/kg). Losses continue for China's pork producers. The Financial Times estimates that publicly owned swine companies have lost over...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics If Misery loves company, we have a real hootenanny* going. (*Scottish word, meaning party) The Utter Collapse of the U.S. and some other countries' pork markets is unprecedented. Coronavirus and what it has done to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the USDA released the inventory of Pork in Cold Storage at the end of October. A year ago 611 million pounds in cold storage, this year, 448 million pounds. A drop...
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...
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of processing fluid as a means of PRRSV surveillance. Because these samples are easily collected by farm staff they provide the ability to test a broader cross section of the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We have been commenting for several months about European record low sow cull prices, low feeder pig prices, and low slaughter hog prices. All leading to massive losses throughout when coupled with high...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a holiday to give thanks but for pig producers it’s a time where hog prices plummet as seasonal maximum supply collides with holiday...
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is generally accepted to be our number 1 problem in swine health in Ontario. Susutained control of the virus has been elusive in large part due to the continuing genetic evolution of...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Today we are on the way to the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It’s a major annual swine industry event with close to 1,000 participants. Tonight, Genesus will hold...
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