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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Brazil – Glass House Syndrome, March 26 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications.   The gist of the event is that allegedly some meat packers in Brazil bribed food sanitation inspectors to approve sales to domestic and foreign buyers.   The same allegations include details of smelling

Christine Pelland, DVM from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, – Use of Recreational Straw Common in Sweden, March 27th 2017

Tail biting is a common problem in pig farming and has a direct effect on the welfare of the pig. Infectious arthritis, lung abscess, carcass abscess and pleuritis that result from tail biting can be the cause of significant economic loss to the producer. The lesions of tail biting and the sequelae are easily detected

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Market Update, March 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54% lean hogs.   Other Observations Iowa-Minnesota Average Hog Weight a week ago 281.9 lbs liveweight, down 1.5 lbs from a year ago (283.4 lbs). Tells us hogs are moving about

Brent Jones from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Selecting for Feed Efficiency in Maternal Lines: Are We Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water

There was a time when genetic selection for feed efficiency and average daily gain was primarily focused on terminal sire lines. As profit margins tighten and farm overhead costs continue to increase the relentless search for additional genetic improvement in growth and feed efficiency has resulted in more selection within maternal lines for these traits.

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

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 Pork Commentary, United States and Canada Inventory Up 3% March 13th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Twice a year, the United and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a virtually integrated continental market. Last week, the latest report was released.   United States and Canadian

Jim Long Pork Commentary, European Swine Inventory, March 6th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week, Eurostat released inventories of the breeding herd and pigs in inventory in the 28 countries in the European Union.   The latest E.U. census shows a fall of the EU pig population of 1.0% to 147.3 million and a drop of 1.6% of the sow

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, March 5th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •For the first time this year, cash hog prices were down.  They ended about $3 a week. Feeder cattle ended the week steady to $4 lower. •Wholesale beef cutout values were up almost $11.  University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says that is largely drive by middle meat. •The

Kevin Vilaca from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Discontinuing Tail Docking Is Not Always Easy, February 27th 2017

Tail docking has been banned in the European Union for several years. If there are problems with tail biting, producers are allowed to dock tails under the direction of a veterinarian. Tail docking continues to be widespread in the EU because of this provision. Some stakeholders argue that as long as producers follow the recommended

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S.D.A Pork in Storage Report, February 27th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Record Low Belly Inventory   Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957. This is down significantly from a year ago, when it was 60,698 (1,000 pounds). Record

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