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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why is African Swine Fever a Reportable Disease?

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Over the last while there has been much discussion about African Swine Fever (ASF). Every meeting we attend...

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Lowered Tails Signal An Increased Risk Of...

The Farewelldock program in the European Union is a part of the big push to eliminate tail docking in Europe. Simply following the recommendations...

Brachyspira 2.0: Novel Disease Needs Novel Approach By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

The last thing you want to hear when visiting the doctor is “wow, we’ve never seen anything like this before”. So imagine how swine...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Euro Tier, November 6th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In a week the massive Euro tier Livestock and Poultry Exhibition will be held in Hannover Germany. An...

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Does Layering Of Biosecurity Improve The Odds...

We are well aware of the benefits of bench entry systems and pass through shower entry systems in preventing the entry of disease causing...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, The Future Looks Brighter! October 30th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The Future Looks Brighter! In mid-August the U.S. had lean hogs in the mid 40’s. Losses were $40 per...

Brent Jones from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Extra Floor Space Is Not Always Better...

The  recommendations  for  floor  space allowance   of   gestating   sows   are sometimes based on negotiations between various  industry  stakeholders.  Scientific studies with objective measures of...

Got Milk? Mammary Research Yielding Results By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

Until they grow opposable thumbs and get milk from the fridge like the rest of us, piglets rely on sows for their daily supply....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar, October 22nd 2018

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar   Last week the U.S. marketed 2,589,000 hogs, up from 120,000 a year ago. We expect...

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, NSAIDS Do Not Appear To Be Beneficial...

Giving birth is well known by women as being  one  of  the  most  painful  events  a woman will ever experience. In pigs, pain at...