Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics On Thursday just after the USDA September 1st Hogs and Pigs Report was released, I was talking on the phone discussing the report. After the call, my son Spencer who was near and...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A month ago, the U.S. hog price had crawled up from the low 40’s to reach 57¢ lean a lb. If we had written we expected 53-54% lean hogs to be 76.52¢ lb....
Central exhaust systems are a commonly used ventilation method in pig barns. But how do they work and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these systems? We will elaborate on this in this article. What is a central exhaust...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One thing there seems to be an agreement on with people we talk to is the number of empty finishers in the U.S. Of course, there are no real statistics on this but...
Gauvreau1, H.; DeGroot*2, M.; Boix3, O.; Ballarà3, I. 1 Warman Veterinary Services / 2 HIPRA ANIMAL HEALTH Canada Inc. / 3 HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain. *Corresponding author: mike.degroot@hipra.com Introduction Sow mortality is a growing concern for pig farms in Canada. Clostridium novyi (C....
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week lean hog futures reached $1.10 lb. Friday, June – July months closed over $1.09 lb. It’s been inevitable that the lean hog price would go higher up 20¢ lb. from the...
You may recall, New Standard Ag recently remodeled a hog barn at Greenwald Colony. However, you might not know the family connection the Kurbis’ have with Greenwald Colony. We recently had a chance to visit more with the folks...
-Manny Araullo, Swine Consultant Western Canada. Swine production managers continue to face issues with stillborn and pre weaning mortality despite advancements in genetics, nutrition and facility improvements. Farrowing is a critical time in pig production, as success at this stage of the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec 1st 2019 6471 Dec 1st 2020 6276 March 1st 2021 6215 The U.S. breeding stock peaked at 6,471,000 on the Dec 1, 2019 inventory....
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We are at a New Year. Like most in our industry, we are optimistic. Our industry has by its very nature evolved into a collection of optimistic participants. We are all the survivors...
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