Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased U.S. Slaughter Capacity

Farmscape for October 19, 2017 Full Interview 7:35 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased U.S. hog slaughter capacity that’s been ramping up over the past couple of months. The USDA’s latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, released at the end

Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 11:33 Listen Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows. “Increasing Profitability of the Livestock Sector Through Feed Processing” will be discussed when Sask Pork hosts Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium November 14 and 15 in Saskatoon. As part of research

Spray Dried Plasma for Nursery Diets

Mycotoxins have become an increasingly growing concern among livestock and crop producers.  Mycotoxins can induce a variety of detrimental effects in swine such as reduced average daily gain, feed intake, immunosuppression in addition to negative effects on intestinal health and impairment of reproductive functions ultimately reducing animal performance and the livestock producer’s profit. One of

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market shows Strength, October 16th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week the US hog price moved up, each and every day, going from 54c to 58c lean for 53-54% hogs. The real strength shows when compared to last year. Last year the US marketed 2,305,000 hogs in this weekly time frame, and hogs 53-54% lean were

Feeding canola meal or soy expeller at two dietary net energy levels to growing-finishing barrows and gilts

Source: Alberta Agriculture & Forestry Download the complete article Miranda N. Smit, José L. Landero, Malachy G. Young, Eduardo Beltranena •Solvent -extracted canola meal (CM) has relatively low energy value due to high dietary fibre content. • Soy expeller (SE) is now locally produced in Canada and has greater energy value than imported soybean meal.

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 16th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week’s market recap: Cash hogs are up $1.60 for the week. December lean hogs ended the week up $1.50 with weakness on Friday. The hog market saw strength this week despite another large slaughter run this week. Pork cutout ended the week unchanged and near

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister to Discuss Value of Trade at Tri-National Accord

Farmscape for October 12, 2017 Full Interview 9:59 Listen Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Minister will take his province’s message of the value of trade to Denver next week when he attends the Tri-National accord. The Tri-National Accord, an annual event which has brought together representatives of Canada, the United States and Mexico since 1992, is set for

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, October 10th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed. Was held at a large complex in downtown Moscow; the site was

New grain management technology helps ensure safe, high quality feed

New feed science solutions are emerging to protect swine, poultry and ruminant industries from the growing risk of contaminants that threaten the integrity of safe, wholesome feed and food production. “Grain management is a rising concern that affects everyone involved in animal agriculture,” says Sabrina Zettell, Nutrition and Technical Service Manager with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, October 9th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading lower in all months as firm pressure has developed with traders focusing on the lack of support in cash hog markets during the day as well as overall sluggish market interest seen through the end of the week. The inability