Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, May 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $4.43/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $6.14/pig at Aggressive Levels. To illustrate the cost-savings of incorporating DDGS in swine diets, Gowans Feed Consulting has collected the most up to date regional ingredient costs from the U.S. Grains Council and formulated examples of optimized diets with and

Weaned pigs fed various classes of wheat performed equally

Author(s): Ruurd T. Zijlstra, David Overend, David R. Hickling, P. Howard Simmins, and John F. Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre 2002 Annual Research Report Country: Canada   Summary: Summary Feed processing and nutritional quality for CPS and Durum wheats have traditionally been expected to be lower than for Hard Red

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 22nd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle were down for the week coming off of very high prices a couple of weeks ago. We are down for the week on feeder cattle $1 to $4 , feeder calves were steady to $3 lower. Choice beef cutout was up over $4 this

Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigs

Source:American Association for the Advancement of Science Summary:Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and

Joint Canada U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity and Biocontainment

Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Centre: Full Interview 9:01 Listen There’s a lot of trade and a lot of movement between Canada and the U.S. It is a North American production system so there are common interests and common goals. Each country is separate and there are separate interests and separate goals as well but,

Loading Facilities for Market Hogs

Author(s): H. Gonyou, J. Brown Publication Date: April 18, 2012 Reference: Centred on Swine 17-2 Country: Canada   Summary: For swine producers, loading pigs at marketing can be one of the most stressful and time-consuming experiences. Problems at loading also affect the welfare of animals and have a significant economic impact as they may cause

Food Processing Offers Potential for Added Strengthening of Canada’s Economy

Farmscape for May 16, 2017 Full Interview 12:09 Listen Farm Credit Canada’s Chief Agricultural Economist says the food processing sector has the opportunity to contribute even more than it already is to Canada’s economic well being. Farm Credit Canada has analyzed the importance of Canada’s food and beverage exports to the Canadian economy. J.P. Gervais,

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Cash Hog Price Continues to Rise, May 15th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S Hog Producers are getting the benefit of rapidly rising prices.  In the last week 53-54% hogs went from 62.50 to 69.94.  A gain of $15 U.S per head.  The market has added nearly $25 a head in the last two weeks.  We expect lean hogs continue to

Multiple Options Available for Enriching Living Space of Pigs

Farmscape for May 15, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers have a wide range of available options for meeting requirements under Canada’s Pig Code of Practice calling for enrichment of the living space. As part of Canada’s revised Code of Practice for the Care