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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers, Think Globally, Act Locally, June 18 2019

    Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program.  The Mega Producer initiative recognizes the 26 Global producers with over 100,000 sows.  As our industry consolidates and becomes more Global with

Lee Whittington of Prairie Swine Centre, Technology provides unlimited opportunity for data collection, June 19 2017

  Precision farming is now a commonly accepted term. In a decade, it has become the standard in pursuit of best management practice. Precision agriculture is a way of thinking about your farm and it is raising the bar for the whole industry on what is possible to measure and thus manage. It includes all

Greg Wideman from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, When Are We Justified In Pushing The Treatment Button?

Because of the risk of antimicrobial resistance, the judicious use of antimicrobials in production animals and humans is continuing to move towards the center of the spot light of political and public attention. Denmark is already well along the path towards measurement of antimicrobial use with the goal of optimizing  and gradually reducing antimicrobial use

Jim Long Commentary, World Pork Expo Report, June 12 2017

  Last week the World Pork Expo was held in Des Moines, Iowa.  The World Pork Expo is the largest Global Swine Event held annually.  Our WPX report.   The WPX benefited from great weather, sunny and warm.  Perfect weather for the outside tent set up many companies use.   There were reported 20,000 visitors

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo, June 6 2017

Pork Commentary Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is the premier annual Pork Expo held in the World.  The who’s who of the American and Global Swine Industry will be represented.  The Expo is a showcase of what’s new in the

Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Choosing an Antimicrobial Treatment Plan

Antimicrobial stewardship will undoubtedly involve increased scrutiny of disease treatment protocols where there is variation in duration of treatment or dosage rates as possible responses to the same disease. Oral treatment with antimicrobials is widely used in pig production for the control of gastrointestinal infections. Treatment of diarrhea in nursery pigs is the most common

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Summer Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs, May 29th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   May 29, 2017 U.S Summer Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs     The bullish run of summer Lean Hog Contracts continued last week with the CME Friday close reaching new life of contract highs.  June 81.85, July 81.900, August 81.300.  On April 21 just over a

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Salmonella Well Controlled in Pork Processing

Salmonella continues to be one of the most common food borne infections in people. Canadian researchers wanted to investigate the frequency of Salmonella on pig carcasses at various stages of processing. The study was carried out over a one year period at two pork processing plants in Alberta, Canada. The salmonella isolates were characterized for

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 22nd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle were down for the week coming off of very high prices a couple of weeks ago. We are down for the week on feeder cattle $1 to $4 , feeder calves were steady to $3 lower. Choice beef cutout was up over $4 this

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