Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market

New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.).   The advances come as Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, launches

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

Genomic Selection Offers Promise for Identifying Disease Resilience

Farmscape for April 23, 2018 Full Interview 18:01 Listen A professor of livestock genomics with the University of Alberta says the elusive trait of disease resilience in livestock can be more easily identified by through th e use of genomics.Scientists  working in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc are developing new tools which use genomics enable

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, PED pelleting

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) continues to be a problem in both the USA and Canada. PEDV elimination projects routinely make use of supplemental heat as a means of enhancing virus neutralization. Because of this heat sensitivity, these US researchers hypothesized that a steam conditioner and pellet mill that mimicked traditional commercial thermal processing could

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

Farmers Encouraged to Engage Consumers with Conversation Rather then Data

Farmscape for April 20, 2018 Full Interview 9:29 Listen The Director of Public and Industry Affairs with Monsanto Canada suggests those involved in food production need to focus mo re on conversation and less on data when engaging with the non farming public.The tools used by modern agriculture to meet an expanding demand for food

Jim Long Pork Road Commentary Trip – Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark, April 17th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report.   Great Britain   We had been invited to speak to the producer owned marketing group named, Thames Valley Cambac. The group began 26 years ago, it now markets just under 3 million head per year to

Federal Provincial Funding Contributes to Improved Animal Welfare

Farmscape for April 17, 2018 Full Interview 8:43 Listen The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports over 100 Saskatchewan swine operations took advantage of finding made available under Growing Forward 2 to purchase equ ipment to improve swine welfare.Under the Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Program Sask atchewan pork producers were eligible to receive up to four thousand

Pork Producers Expected to Accelerate Transition to Canadian Pork Excellence

Farmscape for April 16, 2018 Full Interview 5:45 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork expects many of Canada’s pork producers to accelerate their transition to Canadian Pork Excellence.Producer manua ls for the PigSAFE and PigCARE components of Canad ian Pork Excellence are now being printed and will be

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Sanitation Reduces Salmonella Prevalence at Slaughter

Salmonella continues to be one of the most important zoonotic infections. A reduction of Salmonella at the farm level helps to mininimise the contamination pressure at the slaughterhouse. Although this is not the entire answer when it comes to preventing |Salmonella infection in pork consumers it is expected that pork producers will do their part