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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices slide lower
Over the last week US 53-54% lean hogs, decreased from 74.25c / lb to 71.63c / lb. In our mind this is mostly attributed to Pork Cut-Outs that declined from 82-83c/lb range, to 77-79c/lb last week. ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - a strange marriage
The ties that bind. The marriage I am referring to is the increasingly strong one between the Quebec and Ontario pork industries. ...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Mexico trip report
Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output....
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Breaking €1 billion for the first time, Ceva Santé Animale consolidates its position as the leading French player in the global animal health market
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time with sales of €1.1 billion. This performance consolidates...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA
Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming....
Monday, February 05, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Where we at? Where are we going?
This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb - 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good....
Strategies to maximise long-term genetic gain in the genomic era
Genomic selection (GS) is a new method for improving economic traits in animal populations by utilising information from molecular markers, phenotypes and pedigree....
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: China
As we welcome 2018, the year of the dog, the Chinese pork producer should be fairly optimistic. ...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Pork price for the Spanish market has ended 2017 at € 1,015 / kg live weight, above 1€ but bordering this. 2018 has already come down from the psychological barrier of 1€ to 0.995 / kg live weight....
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations....
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Real productivity
There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector....
Friday, January 12, 2018
Influence Feed: New Year, New Perspectives
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
Friday, January 05, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia 2018
This is the week that Russia celebrate the New Year and then Orthodox Christmas on 7th January. It means most of Russia is on holiday. For slaughter plant’s it is a very short week and for some also...
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: 2018 - Profits?
2017 was a good year for swine producers. How does it look for 2018? Our observations....
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Influence Feed: Harassment in the spotlight
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - the challenges of labour
As I visit with producers the conversation, sooner or later, and mostly sooner, turns to labour. The challenge of finding employees, motivating them, retaining them etc. There seems to be an ever-dwindling...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A Hog and pigs report more pigs!
Last Friday the U.S.D.A released an inventory report for the U.S....
Friday, December 22, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico has experienced a good year 2017 in the swine industry. The national herd has expanded but at the same time pork prices keep working very well. ...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. small pig market on fire
The cash price for U.S. early weans and feeder pigs is on fire. Last week the U.S. cash feeder price for a 40lb pig averaged $73.37 each....
Friday, December 15, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: USA
I have been reading articles about corn markets and the question that everyone wants an answer to, is:“ Will we see higher prices?”...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Hog markets shows profits for next 12 months
Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: China - 8 December 2017
Last month a load of Genesus Purebred pigs arrived in North East China for Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co. Ltd. One of eight large companies that have made this region the growth hot spot for China....
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Spain December
It has been 14 weeks in a row with pork price decreasing. Finally, this week the live-weight price had stopped to fall. These strong decreases in the price have been due to the greater supply of hogs in...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia November 2017
The current pig Price in Russia is 94 Roubles ($1.58) per kg, this is back a little from the highs of the summer, which is typical in Russia. However, with good producers having a cost of production between...
Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe
For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as...
Friday, November 10, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Powerhouses and Profits
Successful Farming (agriculture.com) recently released its Pork Powerhouses, which included the top five Canadian producers. As seen on the table below, the top five have 308,500 sows, up by 37,500 compared...
 
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