Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Our Observations As usual, well-organized event, a reflection of the professionalism of the organizers. We observed fewer attendees than in past years. Probably a reflection of Covid issues and maybe biosecurity concerns related to PRRS...
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the primary agent of enzootic pneumonia in pigs. M. hyopneumoniae elimination programs have been used for many decades and the improved production and economic performance of the growing pig makes elimination very attractive. This is especially...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It appears U.S. lean hog futures are finally moving closer to the reality that will be the spring-summer prices of 2022. For several weeks we have been speaking to the fact that from...
Daniel Columbus, Michael Wellington, and Jade Sands Prairie Swine Centre, Inc. Creep Feeding Inconsistencies Creep feeding is a common practice throughout the pork industry. There are a number of perceived benefits, including provision of nutrients, higher weaning weight, and improved transition at...
Influenza  A  viruses  (IAVs)  are  recognized as  one  of  the  most  common  respiratory disease  agents  in  pigs.  There  was  a  time prior to the early 1980’s when IAV was not present  in  Ontario.  The  classic  H1N1  IAV  strain made...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week’s U.S. slaughter was 2,645,000, a year ago 2.8 million. Down 5.8% in line with USDA projection of 6% fewer hogs. Iowa – Minnesota Slaughter weight (lbs) 12/11/2020 290.8 12/4/2021 291.8 12/12/2021 290.4 Weights lower than a year ago. Weights declined...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The USDA reported 6% less pigs in U.S. inventory under 120 lbs. on September 1st count. Those are the pigs that are going to market now 100 days later. Last week the U.S....
D.A. Columbus, M.A. Bosompem, and K. Engele Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatoon, SK What’s the problem? Mycotoxin contamination of feedstuffs used in swine diets continues to be a problem for producers.  Research recently conducted at the Prairie Swine Centre has specifically focused...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Pork Cut-outs last Friday closed at 81.47¢ lb., down to the lowest level for quite a while. Last week's U.S. slaughter 2,667,000, down from a year ago 786,000 (-4%). U.S. slaughter continues to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The September 1st USDA Hogs and Pigs Report projected 1% fewer Hogs in the 120 lb. and over weight category. Actual slaughter has been less than the 1% projected. In our estimation, in...
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