Jim Long Pork Commentary: Global Mega Producers List 2019

Last week the 2019 Global Mega Producers List was announced during a virtual conference done by National Hog Farmer. Genesus is the founding sponsor of the Global Mega Producer Program.
calendar icon 12 June 2019
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Silver lining

Every year for the last thirty or so, we have spent the first full week of June at the World Pork Expo. This year World Pork Expo was cancelled in fear that African Swine Fever (ASF) might be carried in by a few hundred people visiting from China-Vietnam.

The Silver Lining; Spencer Long is one of my sons. He has travelled to many countries over the last few years visiting swine producers. Three months ago he realised that his graduation convocation from Queens University was June 6th which would be during the World Pork Expo. Without discussing it with me he told his mother that he wasn’t going to his graduation ceremony, he was going to the World Pork Expo as it was more important and interesting. My wife Sarah was not overly happy: My thought- Spencer was my son.

When the World Pork Expo was cancelled, I wouldn’t say Sarah was ecstatic but let’s just say she was happy as now we could all go to Spencer’s Graduation.

On June 6th we were there at Queens, not Des Moines. I am glad to have been able to be at his graduation, it was a special day.

A milestone for Spencer and our family. It was the Silver Lining!

Summary of Mega Producers List for 2019
Summary of Mega Producers List for 2019
Jim Long, with wife Sarah and sons Spencer and Aidan at Spencer's graduation convocation from Queen's University
Jim Long, with wife Sarah and sons Spencer and Aidan at Spencer's graduation convocation from Queen's University

Jim Long

President - CEO at Genesus Genetics
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