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Genesus Global Market Report, Russia, June 14 2017

Russia Market Report  Simon Grey General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe simongrey@genesus.com   The Russian pig Price continues to remain high at 115 Roubles ($2.01) per live kg. Good producers have a cost of production that should be 65 Roubles per kg (all costs). On a 125kg live-weight pig at slaughter means profits of over

Study Shows Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Infections from Pigs in Denmark

  A recent study in Denmark titled: Emergency of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Stpahylococcus Auerus, shows that antibiotic-resistant MRSA in pigs was causing infections in people that had no contact with animals.   The study collected information on antibiotic-resistant infections during 2010 to 2015, and found that an increasing number of bloodstream infections were caused by MRSA

Creep Feed Provision in the Farrowing Room Provides Benefits to Piglets Showing Evidence of Intake

Author(s): Bandara, N., J. Shea, D. Gillis and A. D. Beaulieu Publication Date: May 19, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada   Summary: Previous studies done by the PSC found that creep feeding had no effect on litter performance. Although a  new study looked at creep feed disappearance and found that only about

Genesus Global Technical Report, Does Meat Quality Really Matter?

Does Meat Quality Really Matter? Derek Petry, Ph.D. dpetry@genesus.com   The conversation about meat quality in pork is not necessarily a new topic, however the momentum of the discussion and action by packers is.  Most producers seem to have little interest in meat quality because there is no financial incentive to have better quality so

Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigs

Source:American Association for the Advancement of Science Summary:Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and

How to manage difficult farrowings

Singleton, SF Amass, LK Clark, LJ Runnels   Fortunately, difficult farrowings are not very common in present swine production systems. The sow will need help in less than 1% of all farrowings. Sows about to farrow should be observed approximately every 30 to 60 minutes. Familiarizing yourself with the normal birthing process is the first

Genesus Global Technical Report, Selection Intensity and Genetic Improvement

Dinesh Thekkoot, PhD University of Alberta and Genesus Inc.     Animal breeding aims to improve livestock populations by utilizing the genetic differences among individuals. Genetic improvement is achieved by selecting superior animals as parents, and this determines the genetic value of the next generation. The basic mechanism underlying this process is to increase the

Pre- and post-purchase tips: Adding animals to the herd made easy

Adding animals to existing herds poses a certain amount of risk. Make sure to check off the important information prior to purchasing. Springtime is an exciting time when many 4-H families are adding new animals to their farms. Bringing new animals home also means potentially bringing home new diseases, too. You can make sure you’re

Genesus Global Technical Support, Biosecurity – Bio-Management

Biosecurity – Bio-Management Joe Rogowsky DVM   When someone mentions biosecurity, the first thought that comes to mind is preventing the entry of a new pathogen or “bio-exclusion.” However, biosecurity also includes managing the pathogens already on the farm or “bio-management,” and here are some thoughts on that topic.   When sorting out a health

Michigan State University research and extension teams focus on pig aggression – Part 2

Michigan State University research and extension teams focus on pig aggression – Part 2 to the nature of pig production systems, pigs may have to be re-grouped at various stages, for example, entering the nursery stage, the feeder/finisher stage, at transport and/or immediately before slaughter. Vigorous fighting associated with re-grouping events can cause injury, stress,

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