The pork industry is wrapping up a pretty good year for most producers financially. For most of the year, and particularly in the summer of 2022, market hog prices were strong. They outpaced higher costs of feed and production....
Source: PigHealthToday.com Regular biosecurity checks with a close look at filtration and ventilation systems will help prevent the spread of airborne pathogens like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), according to Jeff Feder, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter,...
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...
Originally printed in The LAND - as October 15/October 22, 2021 Swine & U column October is a busy and favorite time of year for all of us in agriculture. Harvest is happening and there’s a lot to be done...
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...
Swine Production Data Data has driven the swine production business for several decades. We have learned that if we collect data and measure results we can affect change for the positive. The impacts can be seen in improvement in performance...
  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics China's financial losses are high. We took the last quarterly reports of four publicly traded swine companies and then divided the amount to what they report as their sow numbers. The four companies...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Our first week, as we reported last week, was at Figan the major livestock exhibition in Spain. The second week we spent traveling to customers and prospects throughout Spain. Our observations: Many if not...
It is hard to believe we will soon put a close to 2021. It was just a year ago that the industry faced some difficult decisions regarding inventories as numerous plants closed or scaled back on harvest numbers. What...
I have reported and read many reports about the robust demand growth in the U.S. in 2021. Demand is being fueled by more spending capacity of consumers, a rebounding economy and opening up of more foods service in the...
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