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Genesus Global Market Report, May 25th 2017

Global Market Report  Allan Bentley abentley@genesus.com   The cull sow market does not get a lot of attention. Along with the cash hog market the price of cull sows has increased.  We have doubled the price in the last few weeks. It is grilling season and the brats we love so much will keep the

Less boar taint with breeding

Topigs Norsvin has achieved significant results in its breeding efforts to reduce boar taint. The graph shows the genetic trend for the percentage of progeny with boar taint for the Top Pi, Talent and Tempo terminal boar lines of Topigs Norsvin. Less boar taint In the case of Tempo, offspring shows a decrease of almost

Hypor Partners with Nugeporc to Supply Genetics to Producers in the Dominican Republic

Hypor is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Nugeporc to supply quality genetics to pork producers in the Dominican Republic as well as for the rest of the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Nugeporc, a company that was formed by leading pork producers, is currently building a 200 boar AI stud to exclusively house

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spain

Global Market Report – EU and Spain Mercedes Vega General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com   Between supply and demand in Spain a balance has been struck, although punctual, after a month of repeating the prices of live hogs. The slaughterhouses have been sacrificing everything they have been able to do throughout the

Hypor Customers Honored at Le Porc Show for Improving the Industry

Congratulations to Hypor customers, Ferme Équiporc Inc., and Shur-Gain for receiving the Prix de reconnaissance de la filière porcine at Le Porc Show in Québec, Canada in December 2016. The awards are given to people, companies or organizations in Québec that have outperformed in their sector and have seized the opportunity to improve results for

Genesus Global Market Report, South East Asia

Global Market Report – South East Asia Paul Anderson  General Manager South East Asia  paulanderson@genesus.com   Vietnam   The difference 12 months and the closure of the Chinese border to live Vietnamese pigs in November, pig prices have melted from May 2016 US $1.07 per pound live weight to the current pig price of US

Genesus Global Russia Pork Market Report, May 3rd 2017

Russia Pork Market Report Simon Grey General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe simongrey@genesus.com   Pig price currently is currently 110 Roubles per live kg ($1,92). For good farmers, pigs continue to be very profitable, but for many not! Some are even losing money (incredible though it seems). I was asked a week or so ago,

Gilt management: key for succes

It is crucial to know, monitor, and manage the weight of sows. Weight is the key factor in models to predict feed intake, protein deposition, and requirements for energy and protein needed for maintenance and/or litter gain. To maximize sow herd production and as a result the TFE, it is important to have the sows

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Land & Hogs Company

Canada – Land & Hogs Company Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com     Although it may not sound as exotic as the Bar X Land & Cattle Company as I’ve commented before the Ontario Land & Hogs Company has proven once again to be a very sustainable model. I draw from

Launch of New Hypor Libra* at Successful Hypor Japan Seminar

More than 300 pork producers and industry professionals attended the Hypor Japan seminar in Tokyo and Kagoshima on February 7 and 9. These seminars are part of the launch of the new Hypor sow: the Hypor Libra*. “The seminars were very successful,” says Hypor Area Manager of Asia Geert Rutten. Attendees gleaned management tips as

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