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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Prairie Livestock Expo Winnipeg, December 17th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we participated at the Prairie Livestock Expo that was held in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Our Observations: Manitoba is...

New Veterinary Tool Available to Assist in Antimicrobial Decision Making

Farmscape for December 17, 2018 Full Interview 4:51 Listen Canadian Veterinarians have a new tool to help them in decision making when prescribing antimicrobials....

Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Not All P. multocida Are Created Equal

Pasteurella  multocida  type  A  (PmA)  has usually been considered to be a secondary agent  of  pneumonia  in  pigs.  The  general assumption  was  that  unless ...

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the...

Canadian Government Helps Improve Swine Health Surveillance

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada news release Canada's hog sector, which includes over 8000 hog farms, is a key driver of the Canadian economy, accounting...

Effects of Large Group Size on Productivity of Grower-Finisher Pigs

Author(s): T. Samarakone and H. Gonyou Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2002 pp. 19 Country: Canada   Summary: A study was conducted to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Weights continue to surprise? December 11th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It appears that weekly U.S. hog marketing’s are tracking very similar to a year ago. This past week...

Preventing ASF Depends on All

Farmscape for December 10, 2018 Dr. Christa Arsenault 5:48 Listen The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says all pork producers have...

Greg Wideman from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Revisiting The Role Of Sow Anemia In...

Stillborn  piglets  continue  to  comprise  a significant   biological   loss   in   pig production.  There  are  many  important viral,  bacterial  and  toxicological  diseases  that  can  increase ...

Fed Up With High Feed Costs? Chew On This By Geoff Geddes, for Swine...

Producers view feed costs as most Canadians view winter: something to complain about that never goes away. While we do get a short break...

Antibiotic Use Reduction Possible Without Compromising Productivity

Farmscape for December 6, 2018 Full Interview 7:31 Listen The coordinator of the CDPQ Swine Health Team is confident the swine sector can substantially...

Genesus Global Market Report – Canada, December 5th 2018

Canada – Challenging Harvest  Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com In Ontario (as in many parts of Canada) it has been one of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Small Pig Price Surges, December 3rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Small Pig Price Surges Both U.S. Cash Early weans and feeder pigs surged higher last week as the...

Auditing Nursery Facilities

The requirements and management of weaned pigs seem quite simple on the surface. Providing a good environment that is dry and free of drafts,...

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...