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Swine it #35: global economy right now and how that affects pig producers – Jim Long

Márcio Gonçalves speaks to Genesus President and CEO Jim Long about the current global economy how it is affecting pig producers.

8 May 2020, at 10:08am

Our guest this episode is Jim Long. Jim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for the direction of Genesus, drives change and sets the strategy and vision for the company, overseeing day to day business of running and managing the company. Genesus is one of the major swine genetic companies globally with production in North America Europe and Asia.

What you will learn:

  • What is going on with the global economy.
  • Packing plant closures.
  • Where will we be 12 months from now.
  • Issues and challenges for the swine industry.
  • What separates successful swine professionals from those that are not.

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Part of what I understand is happening is the food service buy bellies at 40 lb boxes. That stops. Retail goes in 1-lb packages. The system isn’t geared up to do all those 1-lb packages. It’s a redistribution. And that’s is just an example of the challenge we have.

Jim Long
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