High Fiber Diets for Swine

Feed cost represents more than 60% of the variable cost of swine production and a major part of the feed cost is to ensure that pigs have adequate energy and protein supply to reach their optimum potential in terms of the production goals. Corn, wheat, barley, and soybean meal have been the most widely used

Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound, April 23rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢. A year ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 59.99¢. Market seems to be next to terrible (losses $30 per head) But put in context of

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, PED pelleting

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) continues to be a problem in both the USA and Canada. PEDV elimination projects routinely make use of supplemental heat as a means of enhancing virus neutralization. Because of this heat sensitivity, these US researchers hypothesized that a steam conditioner and pellet mill that mimicked traditional commercial thermal processing could

June hogs in sideways mode

Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines and channels – these long lines outline an established

Genesus Technical Report – New Research in Population Health

  New Research in Population Health Nick Boddicker, PhD In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to attend. The conference covers many different topics, including genetics of disease. Genesus is an

Jim Long Pork Road Commentary Trip – Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark, April 17th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report.   Great Britain   We had been invited to speak to the producer owned marketing group named, Thames Valley Cambac. The group began 26 years ago, it now markets just under 3 million head per year to

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Sanitation Reduces Salmonella Prevalence at Slaughter

Salmonella continues to be one of the most important zoonotic infections. A reduction of Salmonella at the farm level helps to mininimise the contamination pressure at the slaughterhouse. Although this is not the entire answer when it comes to preventing |Salmonella infection in pork consumers it is expected that pork producers will do their part

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetics and the Pig’s Gut

Genetics and the Pig’s Gut Bob Kemp VP Genetic Programs and R&D   A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest. The initial and still important reason for this has been the pig’s use as a model for human gastrointestinal tract (GI) microbiome research on topics

Family Farm Sizes Increase but Values Remain Constant

Farmscape for April 13, 2018 Full Interview 9:39 Listen The Communications and Special Events Manager with Farm and Food Care says, while farms have become bigger, the values of what it means to be part of a  family farm have not changed.Farm and Food Care was created to sp eak on behalf of the two

Expected New Export Opportunities in Japan Cause for Increased Optimism

Farmscape for April 12, 2018 Full Interview 7:31 Listen The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says the confidence Japanese customers have in the quality of Canadian pork combined with greater freedom to move product into that country creates new o pportunities for growth in that market.Last month, in recognition of Canada and Japan’s particip