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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At the end of last week some more details were announced re hogs. Hogs Eligible Unit of Measure ACT...
Everywhere you go, California’s Proposition 12 is on the minds of the pork industry. As of now, we do not have a lot of answers when it comes to this new legislation, as the rules by the state of...
Source: PigHealthToday.com New gilts entering a farrowing room face some big demands for animals still maturing while supporting their first litters. “We can be pretty demanding as far as what we ask from gilts, especially once they get ramped up in...
The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as ever!  In recent years, this industry has undergone PEDV, African Swine Fever, and now Covid-19. ...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We do expect weekly hog marketings to drop soon and/or hog weights to decline rapidly. U.S. average...
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...
Source: PigHealthToday.com When a sow doesn’t reach her full potential, the cost to the farm and the cost to the income stream of the sow herd is often “grossly underestimated,” said John Deen, DVM, PhD a professor at the University...
Managing intestinal parasites in organic pigs continues to be a challenge because there is a lack of organically approved options for controlling parasites. A survey across fives states in the United States indicates that parasite infection is so common...
Right in the middle of Minnesota’s agriculture community is Martin County. Located in south-central Minnesota, Martin County is rich in agriculture resources. In fact, the county is the largest pork-producing county in Minnesota. We celebrate our strong agriculture community...
On-farm events are a great way to connect the agricultural community with consumers. For many consumers, this may be their only exposure to agriculture. These events are fun, educational, and a great way to network and make connections for...
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