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Two-Year Transition-Period granted under Transportation Regulations for Livestock Sector

Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association In December 2019, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie Claude Bibeau addressed beef cattle producers regarding livestock transportation regulations at the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Trade Deals Effect on Pork, January 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was Trade Deal week in the U.S.: with both USMEF* and China Phase 1 signed. *USMEF is...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Climate Change Identified as Key Market Influencer

Farmscape for January 15, 2020 Full Interview 15:23 Listen The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada encourages agriculture sector stakeholders to consider climate change...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...

Tess Faulkner, from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services,Ranking The Effectiveness Of Toys Used As...

The incidence of tail biting continues to be an important indicator of animal welfare in pork  production.  In  some  countries  the incidence  of  residual...

Research into the Human Microbiome Applicable to Pigs

A Microbiology Professor with the University of Guelph says many of the discoveries related to the gut microbiome of humans can be applied to...

Influence of Feed Flavour on Preweaning Pig Performance

A flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the senses of taste and smell. Feed...

Three disruptors to watch in 2020, say FCC economists

Climate change, protectionism and automation – three forces Bloomberg identifies as major disruptors to the global economic outlook – also appear among the most...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to...

George Charbonneau from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services,PRRSV Genetic Comparisons: The Devil Is...

The investigation of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) outbreaks routinely involves PRRSV gene sequencing and comparison to other local strains. Considerable effort...

The AGC Outlook- Winter 2019

Download the complete newsletter What a whirlwind 2019 has been! We started the year fearful of what would happen if African Swine Fever (ASF) entered...

Enhanced Gut Health Offers Opportunity to Improve Health, Productivity, Profitability

Farmscape for January 2, 2020 Full Interview 14:17 Listen A Microbiology Professor with the University of Guelph suggests, by taking action to promote a healthy...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S.D.A December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S.D.A released the December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report. DECEMBER 1st, 2019 (x1,000 head) Item 2018 2019 2019 as % of...

Genesus Global Market Report Canada- December 2019

Genesus Global Market Report  Canada- December 2019  Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com   I read recently that The Queen had another Annus Horribilis (horrible year)....