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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Markets have had Big Jump, April 22nd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Global Markets have had Big Jump   The Global Hog Market has changed significantly since late February. All Countries converted to...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, April 22nd 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets – Fed cattle were unchanged for the week. June live...

Warm Spring Helps Ward Off Flu

Farmscape for April 18, 2019 Full Interview 18:06 Listen A Veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says this year's warm spring...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. has Record Weekly Pork Export Sales to China, April...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week USDA reported net weekly pork export sales to China of 77,732 metric tonnes, by far a...

Piglet Nutrition Research Feeds Hunger for Knowledge By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

What do toddlers and pigs have in common? Apart from an appetite for destruction, they both depend on proper nutrition for a strong start...

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Animal Aggression: Do We Get Desensitized To...

  Aggressive behaviour is a natural occurrence in pigs. Even though aggression it is a natural behaviour it does not make it desirable behaviour when...

Swine Nutritionists Strive to Lower Feed Costs, Improve Productivity, Reduce Environmental Impact

Farmscape for April 12, 2019 Full Interview 7:45 Listen By characterizing the nutritive value of feed ingredients, swine nutritionists hope to lower feed costs...

Weaning Sows Directly in Group Housing

Social stress from mixing sows has the potential to negatively affect sow production and welfare. Housing sows in stalls from weaning until five weeks after breeding...

Alternative Feed Ingredients Save Feed Costs When Used Effectively

Farmscape for April 11, 2019 Full Interview 5:43 Listen A swine nutritionist with the University of Saskatchewan says the use of alternative feed ingredients...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March 1 U.S. Hog Report Irrelevant, April 8th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Amazing what happened in the last week. The U.S. March 1 Hogs and Pigs Report released Thursday March 28...

Feeding Management – $how Me the Money

In order to be competitive in the pork industry, producers need to have a firm grasp of their cost of production. Since feed costs...

Developing Vaccine for Strep Suis Proves Challenging

Farmscape for April 4, 2019 Full Interview 11:11 Listen Although several groups are working on the development of vaccines to protect pigs from Strep...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March USDA Hog and Pigs Report, April 1st 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics March USDA Hog and Pigs Report   No real surprises in the March USDA Hogs and Pigs report. The Breeding...

Brent Jones from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Managing The Mycotoxin Challenge

Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by fungi that grow on plants. These toxins have the potential to cause liver and kidney damage, feed refusal,...

The Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy on Performance

Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. The objective of this experiment was to assess the...