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Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Will ASF Start With A Wimper And...

The Estonian wild boar population was infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) in September 2014 and the first domestic pig farm was affected in...

Can Micro-Nutrients make a Macro Difference for Piglets? By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation...

Given how piglets scramble for a teat like Boxing Day shoppers at Best Buy, they clearly need their nutrients. Yet in light of the...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with David Anderson, December 3rd 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets – Texas A&M University’s David Anderson says the overriding theme...

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services,Atypical Porcine Pestivirus (APPV): Quantifying The Severity!

For the longest time we did not know that most of the cases of Congenital Tremor or “Shaky  Pig”  were  caused  by  Atypical Porcine...

Researchers Have a Ball Helping Pigs Play, By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

In theory, entertaining pigs should be easy: Put Charlotte’s Web and Babe on the big screen and break out the popcorn. But with animals...

Health Studies Proceeding at Fever Pitch By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

For humans, an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but keeping your pigs disease-free is a bit more involved. The research community...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 28th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended and participated at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines Iowa. Our Observations: Iowa Pork...

Marty Misener from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services:Drilling Down On PRRS Biosecurity Risks

The  Swine  Health  Information  Center (SHIC) recently funded a study describing key  differences  in  the biosecurity  aspects of breeding herds with relative low PRRS...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Markets have had Big Jump, April 22nd 2019

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Global Markets have had Big Jump   The Global Hog Market has changed significantly since late February. All Countries converted to...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, June 3thd 2019

•This week in the Markets - Live cattle were unchanged for the week, while feeder cattle were $1 to $3 lower. June live cattle...
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