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Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Is the Party Over?

Canada – Is the Party Over? Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Inc bfraser@genesus.com The recent NASS semi-annual pig crop for both the USA and Canada places the sow herds at 6.18 million head and 1.27 million head respectively. Inventories of all hogs and pigs are 73.2 million USA and 14.3 million head in

Genesus Global Market Report, Mexican Market, April 19th 2018

Global Market Report – Mexican Market Fernando Ortiz, Ibero-America Business Development – ‎Genesus Inc. There are three health related events that had affected the Mexican Pork Market over the last decade. The first two occurred in 2009. H1N1 happened early 2009 and Classical Swine Fever at the end of the same year, causing a lot

Magapor International Technical Meetingl ITM 2018

As in the 12 previous years, Magapor is holding its ITM International Technical Meeting, which hosts the auditorium of the World Trade Center of Zaragoza (Spain) from the 25th to the 26th of April 2018. The event will be opened by Javier Lamban, president of Aragon, at 9:00 on Wednesday. Since the first Meeting, the

Genesus Global Market Report, Spanish Markets April 5 2018

  EU and Spanish Pork Markets Mercedes Vega,General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com After more than a month in the live price was in the psychological border of the euro, the prices have been rising from the month of February little by little to put at 1.156 € / kg live weight at

AGC Refresher – G x E Interactions

– G × E Interactions –   The last AGC Refresher article ended with a warning to consider system interactions when pursuing the “best” animal. Before we explore this further, let’s first go back and make sure we understand some key concepts. Phenotype is a term that geneticists often use, but isn’t very common in

Genesus Global Market Report China, March 26th 2018

  Genesus Global Market Report China Lorne Tannas, General Manager China, Genesus Inc. As we enter the second Quarter of this year we have seen a real drop in pricing from the beginning of this year.  Some producers are losing between 300 and 400 RMB per Market hog.  This comes a bit of surprise as

Genesus Global Market Report – South East Asia

Global Market Report South Asia Paul Anderson – General Manager South East and International Sales Manager, Gensus Inc.   Vietnam   According to the report from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the average pig price in February is stable: In the North 32,000 – 36,000vnd/kg; in the centre of Vietnam 32,000 – 34,000vnd/kg

Bryce Martin joins Choice Genetics USA

Choice Genetics is happy to announce that Bryce Martin will join Choice Genetics on March 26, 2018 as Director for USA & Canada. Bryce earned a Master Degree in animal science (Breeding and Genetics and Genetics of Meat Quality in Swine) at Iowa State University in 2008 after which he worked in the North American

AGC Nucleus Herd Profile: BMR Genetics

Rod de Wolde and his family took over his parents purebred swine herd in 1999 and moved the business, known as BMR Genetics, to Millbrook, Ontario. Rod is extremely proud with the production of his herd, which includes raising an excellent number of good quality pigs per sow with large weaning weights. Looking forward, Rod

Choice Genetics USA completes another successful export to China

On March 1, 2018 Choice Genetics USA exported 1,200 head of superior genetic merit GGP stock to Guangxi Providence.     This is the first of two shipments to populate a new 3,000 head GGP multiplier farm producing GPs for the Hanswine system. Hanswine currently has 160,000 sows in production with Choice Genetics.    

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