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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Rockets Higher, March 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. hog futures jumped almost 10₵ lb. A phenomenal increase triggered by the realization that we...

Worried About Pig Stress? Research Offers Reassurance By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

If you think rush hour is stressful, you’ve never seen a pig pen at feeding time. In fact, pigs face a range of stressors...

Dr. Kevin Vilaca from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Stopping Tail Docking: Still Not A...

European Union Council Directive 2008/120/EC of December 18 2008 set out the minimum standards for tail docking . Despite legislation on the books in...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Some Good News, March 11th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. hog industry got a sliver of good news. April lean hog futures increased $4.15...

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, NSAIDS: How Much Pain Relief Do They...

Surgical castration of piglets continues to be a routine procedure in Canada. Production of intact males has been a nonstarter in Canada. The use of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues to Lose Money, March 4th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week was much of the Same with U.S. markets continuing to be soft and slaughter hog...

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Sows Pass Vomitoxin To Their Piglets

We know that Deoxynivalenol (DON) or vomitoxin contamination of feed may result in reduced growth, reduced feed intake, immunosuppression, and subsequent health problems in pigs....

Just Say No to Drug Resistance By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

If antibiotics can treat infection by killing or slowing microbial growth, why not use more and more of them? What could possibly go wrong?...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, African Swine Fever (ASF) China Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Genesus has been the largest exporter of swine breeding stock to China the last three years. Many industry contacts...

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, February 25th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets – Live cash cattle are steady for the week...