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DeGroot*1, M.; Boix2, O.; Ballarà2, I. 1 HIPRA ANIMAL HEALTH Canada Inc. / 2 HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain. *Corresponding author: mike.degroot@hipra.com INTRODUCTION Sow mortality is a growing concern for pig farms in Canada. Many causes contribute to sow mortality including lameness, reproductive disorders,...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Holidays are over, packers got working to get hogs killed. Last week, 2,849,000. We aren’t sure but we believe the largest weekly kill in a long time. Despite this big slaughter week U.S....
Farmscape for January 5, 2021 Full Interview 12:53 Listen Research being conducted by the University of Saskatchewan shows pork producers can reduce their feed costs without increasing the carbon footprint of their operations by selecting low cost high fibre feed...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics 2020 was one of the most challenging if not the most challenging ever in the U.S. hog industry. The slowdown and closing of slaughter plants in the early parts of the pandemic collapsed...
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is generally accepted to be our number 1 problem in swine health in Ontario. Susutained control of the virus has been elusive in large part due to the continuing genetic evolution of...
Land application of livestock wastewater is creating challenges for producers due to costs and environmental impacts. Finding alternatives is of great interest in order to have safe disposal with reduced costs. Wastewater contains nitrogenous and organic compounds that can...
Farmscape for December 29, 2020 Full Interview 17:32 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, despite the challenges caused by COVID-19, public outreach will remain a top priority during 2021. Public Affairs accounts for about 800 thousand dollars of Manitoba Pork's...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   USDA December 1 Hogs and Pigs Report (1,000 head) December 1 2019 2020 2020 as percent of 2019 Kept for Breeding 6,471 6,276 97 Market 71,757 71,226 99 Market Hogs and Pigs by weight groups Under 50 pounds 22,048 21,739 99 50-119 pounds 20,648 20,260 98 120-179 pounds 15,256 15,246 100 180 pounds and over 13,816 13,980 101 Fig Crop 71,829 71,030 99 Dec 2019-Nov2020 (12-Months) (1,000 head) Sows...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics     Coming up to the holidays is usually never a good time for hog producers. Shortened work weeks at slaughter plants always give more leverage to packers. The best part of holidays for swine...
Previously, low levels of antibiotics were supplied in feed so that post-weaning diarrhea was reduced. Feed additives may be able to help replace antibiotics and decrease the incidence of post-weaning diarrhea. Three types of prebiotics and an organic acid...
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