Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week’s U.S. slaughter was 2,645,000, a year ago 2.8 million. Down 5.8% in line with USDA projection of 6% fewer hogs. Iowa – Minnesota Slaughter weight (lbs) 12/11/2020 290.8 12/4/2021 291.8 12/12/2021 290.4 Weights lower than a year ago. Weights declined...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The USDA reported 6% less pigs in U.S. inventory under 120 lbs. on September 1st count. Those are the pigs that are going to market now 100 days later. Last week the U.S....
D.A. Columbus, M.A. Bosompem, and K. Engele Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatoon, SK What’s the problem? Mycotoxin contamination of feedstuffs used in swine diets continues to be a problem for producers.  Research recently conducted at the Prairie Swine Centre has specifically focused...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Pork Cut-outs last Friday closed at 81.47¢ lb., down to the lowest level for quite a while. Last week's U.S. slaughter 2,667,000, down from a year ago 786,000 (-4%). U.S. slaughter continues to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The September 1st USDA Hogs and Pigs Report projected 1% fewer Hogs in the 120 lb. and over weight category. Actual slaughter has been less than the 1% projected. In our estimation, in...
Source: PigHealthToday.com The latest disease outbreaks fueled by new disease variants are good reminders that the best biosecurity plans must include strategies to keep disease contained within a barn as well as ways to prevent new disease outbreaks. “We have to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. Cash hog price is having trouble getting traction with the National Hog Price weighted average dipping below a year previously for the first time this year. DTN calculates U.S. Packer Gross Margin. The...
Lucas A. Rodrigues1,2, and Daniel A. Columbus1,2* 1Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatoon, SK 2Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK *dan.columbus@usask.ca Highlights Average daily gain and feed efficiency were improved by feeding functional amino acids above requirements for growth...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. (Canada) needs continued pork exports to hold hog prices strong. Latest week report brought some good news: Pork Sales 45,700 metric tonnes (MT) - the highest week since May, led by...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. slaughter last week 2,551,000; a year ago 2,694,000. That’s 5.5% less. U.S. Iowa – S. Minnesota slaughter weights are 2 lbs. higher year over year. Certainly, appears to us less hogs around. The USDA...
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