Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Shows Profits for Next Twelve Months, December 12th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s a very positive number, considering the industry noise, that expansion is happening.   A real

Dr. Kevin Vilaca from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Is PCV3 One of the Infectious Causes of PDNS?

Next generation sequencing is making it easier to find novel viruses in diseased pigs. It is not quite so easy to know if these novel viruses are causing disease or just happen to be “innocent bystanders”. We know all too well from past experience that Porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) is clinically manifested by postweaning multisystemic

Genesus Global Technical Report, Whole Carcass Pork Quality

Whole Carcass Pork Quality Bob Kemp, VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc   As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/23/2017-22934/united-states-standards-for-grades-of-pork-carcasses) . There will be different opinions on the value of these proposed changes, especially as it

Canadian Meat Council Applauds Agreement with China to Expand Canadian Pork and Beef Exports

Farmscape for December 5, 2017 Full Interview 7:16 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is applauding news that Canada and China have agreed to a deal that will allow Canadian meat producers to export bone-in beef and fresh chilled beef and pork products to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday from China an agreement that

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Le PORCSHOW – Quebec, December 4th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Le PORCSHOW – Quebec   Last week we attended the Quebec PORCSHOW that was held in Quebec City. Over 1,000 people registered for the conference, expo and festivities.  We have travelled and attended Pork events all over the world; Le Porcshow, we have to say was one of

Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services – Disinfection Programs: “Getting More Bang For The Buck!”

The gradual move towards reducing the use of antimicrobials has forced us to reload on a number of “best management practices” that help to prevent disease in the first place. One of the best management practices that is often overlooked is the proper application of disinfection techniques following washing.  It should be noted that there

Hypor Exports Excellence in Partnership with Nugeporc

When you’re the best at what you do, how can you improve on that? One way is to do it in more places for more clients, and that’s exactly what Hypor is doing by partnering with Nugeporc in the Dominican Republic. “We decided to associate with Nugeporc two years ago because it is a serious

U.S. Quality Based Pork Grading Announcement Accelerates Need for Canadian Quality Based Grading

Farmscape for December 1, 2017 Full Interview 10:07 Listen The Vice President Technical Programs and Marketing Services, with Canada Pork International, says U.S. pork industry plans to introduce a quality based grading system for pork accelerates the need for a Canadian quality based grading system. Canada Pork International, in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc, has

Expanded Production Needed to Capture Full Market Potential for Pork in China

Farmscape for November 30, 2017 Full Interview 12:46 Listen The Canadian Pork Council suggests, for Canada’s pork industry to take full advantage of the market potential offered in China, it will need to be prepared to expand and modernize its current production capacity. Representatives of the Canadian pork industry accompanied federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence McCauley

Full Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Expected by 2021

Farmscape for November 28, 2017 Full Interview 9:31 Listen The Canadian Pork Council expects all of Canada’s pork producers to be operating under its new on farm food safety and animal care program by the end of 2021. The Canadian Pork Council is completing the final updates of its new on farm food safety and