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Dr. Bob Thompson Receives the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Bob Thompson, DVM, MS, has been named the recipient of this year’s Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, which is given on behalf of the University of Minnesota through the sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). BI presented Dr. Thompson with the award at the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota,

Genesus Technical Report: What Does Optimal FCR Really Mean?

  What does optimal FCR really mean? Derek Petry, Ph.D. – Genesus Inc.    As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR).  While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability. There are numerous factors that

Genesus Global Market Report: Canada––Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

  Canada – Slow and Steady wins the Race? Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario  bfraser@genesus.com   StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow

Genesus Global Market Report: Mexican Pork Market

  Global Market Report ​Mexican Pork Market Fernando Ortiz-Hermida – Genesus Ibero-American Business Development fortiz@genesus.com   The Mexican pork market has been strengthened over the course of the current year. Despite having a slight decrease in the Easter season, which is normal due to a lower red meat consumption, the market has recovered its pace

Study Identifies Candidate Genes for Piglet Splay Leg Syndrome in Different Populations

By: Xingjie Hao, Graham Plastow, Chunyan Zhang, Sutong Xu, Zhiqiu Hu, Tianfu Yang, Kai Wang, Huawei Yang, Xiaoxue Yin, Shili Liu, Zhenghua Wang, Zhiquan Wang Shujun Zhang Background Piglet splay leg syndrome (PSL) is one of the most frequent genetic defects, and can cause considerable economic loss in pig production. The present understanding of etiology and pathogenesis of PSL is poor. The current study focused on identifying loci

Topigs Norsvin USA announces new Veterinarian

Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin health and biosecurity announced today that Dr. Kristine Harms has joined its staff as Veterinarian.  Dr. Harms will be based out of Topigs Norsvin’s Burnsville, MN office.  In her new role, Kristine’s responsibilities will encompass multiplication veterinary support, health and biosecurity auditing and training, veterinary responsibilities related to the import/export

Hypor Partners with Biotronics to Improve Accuracy and Safety in Ultrasound Scanning

  Hypor has signed a cooperation agreement with ultrasound technology company, Biotronics, in the research testing of the new BioQStation to improve the speed and animal safety of ultrasound scanning. The BioQStation Concept, introduced by Biotronics at the 2016 World Pork Expo, is a new product under development that integrates the BioSoft Toolbox II with

Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. Announces New Manitoba Business Development Representative

  Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin Business Development team Topigs Norsvin Canada announced today that Russ Penner has joined its staff as Manitoba Business Development Representative, based out of the Winnipeg head office. In his new role, Russ will be focused on Business Development in Manitoba. Russ grew up on hog farm and continued in

Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market

  USA Market Allen Bentley, Genesus Inc. abentley@genesus.com   Seaboard Triumph Foods new Sioux City Plant is open for business. As with any start-up it will have a bumpy start. We need to pay attention to exports as we are ramping up production and slaughter 10-12%.   That is a large step and the only

Hypor Increases Genetic Progress with New Testing Station in Sichamps, France

  Hypor is investing in a new facility in Sichamps, France with 72 Nedap Pig Performance testing (PPT) stations to track the daily growth and feed intake of the Hypor Maxter and Magnus boar. The new state-of-the-art facility that is constructed by companies CME, ROSE Eludis, Anders Beton – (Picto slats), Hotraco, Maison Blue, Vereijken-Hooijer

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