Jim Long Pork Commentary, Brazil – Glass House Syndrome, March 26 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications.   The gist of the event is that allegedly some meat packers in Brazil bribed food sanitation inspectors to approve sales to domestic and foreign buyers.   The same allegations include details of smelling

Christine Pelland, DVM from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, – Use of Recreational Straw Common in Sweden, March 27th 2017

Tail biting is a common problem in pig farming and has a direct effect on the welfare of the pig. Infectious arthritis, lung abscess, carcass abscess and pleuritis that result from tail biting can be the cause of significant economic loss to the producer. The lesions of tail biting and the sequelae are easily detected

Genesus Global Technical Support, Biosecurity – Bio-Management

Biosecurity – Bio-Management Joe Rogowsky DVM   When someone mentions biosecurity, the first thought that comes to mind is preventing the entry of a new pathogen or “bio-exclusion.” However, biosecurity also includes managing the pathogens already on the farm or “bio-management,” and here are some thoughts on that topic.   When sorting out a health

Hypor and Gène-Alliance Celebrate Decades Together As Business Partners Offering Quebec Pork Producers the Best in Genetics

Hypor’s largest genetic distributor in Canada, Gène-Alliance Inc., is celebrating 20 years of genetic service in the Quebec pork market—home to more than 300,000 sows.  “Our lines are tailor made to meet the “Quebec Quality” classification grid, which enables our  producers to maximize their revenue,” says Gène-Alliance CEO Christian Blais.   Gène-Alliance runs its business under

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, March 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $5.13/pig at Conservative Levels and Over $7/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 without

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Market Update, March 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54% lean hogs.   Other Observations Iowa-Minnesota Average Hog Weight a week ago 281.9 lbs liveweight, down 1.5 lbs from a year ago (283.4 lbs). Tells us hogs are moving about

Brent Jones from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Selecting for Feed Efficiency in Maternal Lines: Are We Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water

There was a time when genetic selection for feed efficiency and average daily gain was primarily focused on terminal sire lines. As profit margins tighten and farm overhead costs continue to increase the relentless search for additional genetic improvement in growth and feed efficiency has resulted in more selection within maternal lines for these traits.

Remarkable Bonds of Canada and United States Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol

Farmscape for March 20, 2017 Andrew Leslie Iowa Senate Address 12:12 Listen Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States. Last week the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate passed resolutions declaring March 15 as Canada Day at

Elanco launches Component® TE-G with Tylan® In Canada!

Elanco Canada recently announced the launch of Component TE-G with Tylan to its extensive range of implant products available in Canada. Product has arrived and is now available for sale. “With the addition of TE-G with Tylan to our Component product portfolio, all Elanco implants now have the Tylan pellet.  It is our Tylan pellet

Saskatchewan Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada U.S. Trade

Farmscape for March 14, 2017 Brad Wall Scrum 15:09 Listen Saskatchewan’s Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the U.S. federal administration and within the state capitals. As part of Canada Day at the Capitol organized by the Consulate