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Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Pig Herd Continues Massive Decline, August 19th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week China’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that July’s pig inventory had shrunk 32.2% and sow inventory had...

Pork Industry has Appetite for Feed Options By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

Without feed costs, pork production would be highly profitable, but that’s like saying “without in-laws, marriage would be stress-free”. Just as your spouse’s parents...

Hogs break out of bearish triangle

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic improvement for resilience to PRRS

Dr Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com  Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), is a disease affecting both reproduction and growth, and is a very costly viral...

Water Requirements for Livestock

Download the complete article Water is the main constituent of the animal’s body,constituting 50 to 80 percent of the live weight,depending on age and degree...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Topsy Turvy Week, August 12th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was another topsy turvy week for the Swine Industry. Our observations.  Lean hogs average Last Thursday 53-54% U.S....

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, “Masked Mycotoxins”: A Diagnostic Challenge!

  Some years are certainly worse than others for   mycotoxins.   When   mycotoxins   are expected to be the “tipping point” that sets off  a  health  issues ...

Mental Health First Aid Training Program Extended and Expanded

Farmscape for August 12, 2019 Full Interview 6:01 Listen Farm Credit Canada has extended and expanded its support for a program that provides rural...

Scientists Work to Address Challenges Related to Transporting Weaned Pigs

Farmscape for August 7, 2019 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Canadian scientists are conducting research aimed at improving the comfort of weaned pigs during transport. To...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market – Roller Coaster, August 6th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog market continued a roller coaster year with a dramatic decline in lean hog futures last...

Organic Fertilizer Opportunity Offers Added Incentive for Hog Sector Expansion

Farmscape for August 6, 2019 Full Interview 4:55 Listen The Chair of Sask Pork says the organization will be focusing on the value of...

Marty Misener from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Dexamethasone Reduces Frequency Of Sickness Behaviour

Improving animal welfare is a continuous process that requires that we evaluate the various  treatment  strategies  that  we  use. Often  our  collective  field  experience ...

Prairie Hog Country August 2019 Edition

I am happy to report that the fourth edition in 2019 was sent to press this week, it will be in the hands of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Price Makes Strong Move, July 30th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Price Makes Strong Move Last week the average 53-54% lean market hog in USA went from 71.79...

Research Demonstrates Pork Sector Commitment to Animal Welfare

Farmscape for July 30, 2019 Full Interview 8:58 Listen The president and CEO of Transport Genie says research being conducted to develop systems to...