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Jim Long Pork Commentary, July 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics "There are no problems, there is just a lot of little problems." -Henry Ford- Henry Ford was a man who went...

Gut Health Issues not a Pretty Picture By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

If you think your job is tough, try sifting through a sick pig’s fecal matter all day. Both literally and financially, it’s not a...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, June 1 U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Glass Half...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The June 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report had what in our opinion some interesting numbers Some Observations The breeding...

Ed Metzger from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Ergot Toxins Can Stop Milk...

When sows start drying up (agalactia) after farrowing and then piglets start dying from starvation the cause of the shortage of milk is not...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Continues to Suffer, June 22 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. hog market harvest reached 2,587,000, about 130,000 more than a week ago and a...

Brent Jones from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Moving Non-ambulatory Pigs: Finding The Better...

In the USA, humane swine handling is directed through the Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance programs. These standards require that sick or...

Research Targets Sow Mortality By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

There are many conditions from which sows can recover, but death isn't one of them. Apart from the psychological toll that sow losses place...

Jim Long Pork Commentary,More Hogs Marketed! Lower Weights! Big Financial Losses! No Fun in...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics For the second week in a row, U.S. market hog harvest was higher than a year ago. 2,457,000...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Finally U.S. Weekly Harvest Surpasses a Year Ago, June 8th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics After several weeks of hog harvests significantly below a year ago, this past week the U.S. got to...

George Charbonneau from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Looking Upstream For Salmonella Infection

Human Salmonellosis caused by Salmonella typhimurium and monophasic Salmonella continue to be a food safety concern on a world wide basis. There is a...
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