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Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...

Tess Faulkner, from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services,Ranking The Effectiveness Of Toys Used As...

The incidence of tail biting continues to be an important indicator of animal welfare in pork  production.  In  some  countries  the incidence  of  residual...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to...

George Charbonneau from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services,PRRSV Genetic Comparisons: The Devil Is...

The investigation of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) outbreaks routinely involves PRRSV gene sequencing and comparison to other local strains. Considerable effort...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S.D.A December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S.D.A released the December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report. DECEMBER 1st, 2019 (x1,000 head) Item 2018 2019 2019 as % of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary,Christmas is a coming! December 23rd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Christmas is almost here. North American pork producers are looking for some nice Christmas cheer in the Swine...

George Charbonneau from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Farrowing Crates vs Pens: “Sometimes The Good...

Confinement  of  sows  in  farrowing  crates continues  to  be  challenged  because  sows are not able to express their full range of potential  behaviours  given ...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, CHINA-U.S.A. PHASE 1 TRADE DEAL Good for U.S. Pork Producers,...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday China and the United States agreed to a phase 1 trade deal with lots of details....

George Charbonneau from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Dietary Soy Alternatives: Improvement Or Drawback?

Food  wastage  is  a  world  wide  problem and an important problem that needs to be fixed  if  we  are  to  feed  a  growing  world...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mid-West Swine Conference Report, December 9th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Mid-West Swine Conference that was held in Danville Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. Our...
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