Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound, April 23rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢. A year ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 59.99¢. Market seems to be next to terrible (losses $30 per head) But put in context of

What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. This includes if and how antimicrobial-resistant organisms move through groundwater following manure application. Among the researchers looking for answers is Michelle Soupir, PhD, associate professor of agricultural and bioengineering at Iowa State University.   “I’ve

Genesus Technical Report – New Research in Population Health

  New Research in Population Health Nick Boddicker, PhD In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to attend. The conference covers many different topics, including genetics of disease. Genesus is an

Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: April 2018

The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for April 2018 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report on domestic and international markets for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. View the complete report

Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead to elimination of a devastating disease, researchers say.  In their study, the researchers demonstrated that the absence of CD163 in the sow is sufficient to protect the fetus from PRRS. Piglets from these sows may still be susceptible

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, April 12th 2018

………………………………………………………… THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE IPIC leading industry-wide collaborative effort to address sow mortality Healthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. In turn, maintaining this type of herd assists in providing financial stability to producers and the industry in general. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ prolapse started

APC, Inc. Expands Technical Services Expertise with Dr. Laura Batista

APC, Inc. is pleased to announce that Laura Batista, MVZ, PhD has joined the team as a part-time technical consultant for Latin America, the United States and Canada. Dr. Batista will work with the technical and sales teams on a continuous training program, offering our customers innovative nutrition and biosecurity programs that allow the expression

Genesus Global Technical Report, Inbreeding: Not all Gloom and Doom

Pius B. Mwansa, PhD, Genesus Inc.   As a process, mating of individuals that are related is defined as inbreeding.   Strictly speaking, all animals in a breed or population are related since most breeds were founded by a small number of animals. However, in practice inbreeding is thought of as mating of animals that

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center – Iowa Swine Day 2018 registration is now open

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University Registration for the 2018 Iowa Swine Day event is open. Now in its seventh year of providing top-notch speakers addressing important issues relevant to today’s pork producers, the event is set for Thursday, June 28 on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The morning