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Kerry Houlahan, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. Sow longevity is favorably associated with an increase in both profit and animal welfare. Generally, a sow with increased longevity stays in production longer and produces more piglets in total. However, sow longevity can...
This week we are sharing a recent publication from the Torremorell lab in the Preventive Veterinary Medicine journal, looking at the impact of internal biosecurity measures such as cross-fostering and sow parity on influenza infections in piglets. Methods Three influenza-positive...
It is well known that animals make use of chemical communication to exchange information within their environment. This chemical communication involves the production, emission and detection of these chemicals. Pigs are able to produce chemical messages (odours) from digital,...
Farmscape for November 25, 2022 Full Interview 7:58 Listen A new cull sow slaughtering facility under development in Saskatchewan is expected to reduce shipping distances and costs for western Canadian pork producers while reducing the risk of the cross-border...
Farmscape for November 24, 2022 Full Interview 10:22 Listen The Director of Research with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization says having access to in-house pilot scale vaccine manufacturing will help speed up and streamline the development of new...
On this episode, Sjouke Van Poucke reminds us of the importance of this old and, sometimes forgotten pathogen, Porcine Parvovirus. She reviews when it should be included in our differential diagnosis, which reproductive indicators can be altered by a...
Farmscape for November 23, 2022 Full Interview 6:38 Listen The CEO of OPTIfarm expects the adoption of technology on livestock operations to accelerate in response to shortages of labor. "Is Technology the Answer for Improved Animal Care?" was discussed last...
Source: CTV News Saskatoon rendering plant is apologizing for a pile of pigs that were left outside its business on Monday. West Coast Reduction, based in Vancouver, recycles food waste and by-products from farmers and restaurants. The pigs left outside the Miner's...
Globally, USMEF partners with key opinion leaders to build awareness, share meal ideas and stimulate interest in high-quality red meat  A recent campaign in Mexico validated the power of social media in reaching consumers with new ideas for meals at...
About the Guest Tara is a New Mexico native, 5th generation dairy farmer, an environmental scientist, and mom of two girls. Daniel, her husband, manages all day-to-day on his family dairy farm while Tara has her own career as an...
Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia - International Sales Manager Genesus Inc. Philippines Dubbed as the longest Christmas-celebrating country, Filipinos take Christmas celebrations seriously. Christmas carols start to play as early as September and last till January of the following...
Seven Iowa high school football players took home awards recognizing their play during the 2022 Iowa high school football state championships last week at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Hog of the Game (HOG) awards went to the outstanding offensive lineman in each...
Source: Reuters Demand for cheaper bacon among Britons facing a cost of living squeeze has prompted Danish Crown to plan a new plant in northern England, Europe's biggest pork producer said. "Bacon is a basic commodity for most British consumers. This...
Dr. Ken Stalder was a legend and an icon in the swine industry. He dedicated much of his life to bettering the lives of pigs and the lives of the people working with pigs. Just as he dedicated his...
The widow of a Smithfield Foods’ employee who died of COVID-19 is appealing South Dakota’s decision to deny her worker’s compensation benefits related to his death. Lawyers for Karen Franken on Monday argued in a Minnehaha County courtroom that Craig Franken’s death...

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