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Cooling Systems for Pigs a Hot Topic By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

Like opposable thumbs, working sweat glands are something pigs can only dream about. But for pigs during transportation, the lack of functional sweat glands can be a nightmare and is often fatal in the absence of proper ventilation. That was the impetus for research evaluating the impact of ventilation in warm conditions on the behaviour,

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mexico Trip Report, February 12th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output. Our Observations:   Mexico’s hog price is very good at significantly higher price than US

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, FEbruary 12th 2018

Market Commentary: Friday, February 9/18 Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading lower in all months. Moderate selling activity has developed at midday, breaking away from the mixed trade seen over the last two days. Prices have quickly seen moderate price erosion as the softness in cash and

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Where we at? Where are we going? February 5th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb – 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good.   A year ago, U.S. cash 40lb feeder pig were averaging $72; this week, this year

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, February 5th 2018

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are lower in all months but February, pressured by a light round of non-commercial selling. Commercial interests as a whole have moved to the sidelines, indicated by mixed futures spreads. Some of the non-commercial pressure could be tied to outside markets, most notably

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 29th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the number one hog producing state in the US. Our Observations.   The Congress was well attended. The first day was quite busy. The number of exhibitors increased from last year, probably as a

Dr Bill Moore from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, – Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:- Emerging As A Multidrug Resistant Zoonotic Pathogen

Salmonella sp. continue to be one of the most common foodborne bacterial pathogens. Salmonella 4,,12:i:- is emerging as a more significant player in foodborne outbreaks in people associated with pig and pig products on a world wide basis.  Salmonella 4,,12:i:- is increasingly detected in swine in both Canada and the USA. These US researchers wanted

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Minnesota Pork Congress Report, January 22nd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations.   There was a Taste of Elegance reception that featured Chefs and Pork. A

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 22nd 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading lower in all months with traders focusing on the overall lack of buyer support willing to move into the market. There is growing support for market stability in deferred contracts, while the weakness that has moved into the cattle trade is

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Real Productivity, January 15th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector.   To do this, we need to use the combined US-Canada breeding herd inventory

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