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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market shows Strength, October 16th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week the US hog price moved up, each and every day, going from 54c to 58c lean for 53-54% hogs. The real strength shows when compared to last year. Last year the US marketed 2,305,000 hogs in this weekly time frame, and hogs 53-54% lean were

Greg Wideman from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, AMR from Farm to Fork?: Is There A Smoking Gun?

Some stakeholders have indicated that the linkages between the use of antimicrobials in food producing animals and the exposure of humans to antimicrobial resistant organisms is well documented. On the other hand, the United States Department of Agriculture has stated that there is little scientific evidence that supports these linkages. This sort of cause and

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 16th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week’s market recap: Cash hogs are up $1.60 for the week. December lean hogs ended the week up $1.50 with weakness on Friday. The hog market saw strength this week despite another large slaughter run this week. Pork cutout ended the week unchanged and near

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, October 10th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed. Was held at a large complex in downtown Moscow; the site was

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Clean Water: A Prerequisite for Pig Health

Dr. Susan Watkins works at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Watkins was invited to share her insights on water line sanitation during an AASV preconference seminar that focused on Raised Without Antibiotic production in pigs. This paper certainly had me thinking that in the pig industry we

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Hogs and Pigs Report More Pigs! October 3rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year.     The breeding herd is up 2% from last September, but what’s interesting is the breeding

Kevin Vilaca from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Local Anaesthetic and NSAID Reduce but Do Not Eliminate Pain in Tail Docking.

The European Tail Docking Directive 2008/120/EC prohibits the use of tail docking on a “routine” basis. The current reality of pig production in the European Union, however, is that there continues to be a high percentage of pigs that are tail docked. Tail docking is still allowed on farms where tail biting is not well

Jim Long Pork Commentary, New Genesus Video, September 25 2017

Pork Commentary, September 25th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc. New Genesus Video   We just finished a corporate video for Genesus. Doing it, we learned to appreciate the time and effort it takes to write and make a real Hollywood movie. Lots of time, lots of film, lots of editing, and lots of critics. In

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Can We Learn From HPAI Experiences?

Dr. Jill Nezworski is a veterinarian with Blue House Veterinary in Hector Minnesota. Dr. Nezworski is a poultry practitioner that was at ground zero for the 2015 High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak that affected turkeys and then layers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Nebraska. This HPAI outbreak resulted in the loss of about

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Packer Capacity, September 18 2017

Pork Commentary, September 18th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.   US Packer Capacity   Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day. This reflects not only hog supply, but also the recent start-ups of the new Coldwater Michigan and Sioux City Iowa harvesting plants. For months

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