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...
Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) continues to plague US swine herds. The pathogen is especially troublesome in cases of co-infection with other diseases on a farm. The first step to controlling and eliminating M. hyo is to classify...
Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Sow reproductive performance drops off in the summer, and this year will be no different, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota. “We typically see reproductive performance drop off as we get to week...
The cause of high sow-mortality rates may be tough to determine, but producers can take steps to address the problems and lower rates, according to Randy Jones, DVM, with Four Star Veterinary Service, Kinston, North Carolina. Sow mortality didn’t used...
We all know that nutrition is a key component to successful pig performance. So, what takes nutrition from good to better to best? A combination of formulation, ingredient procurement, and nutrition partnerships will set your farm up for a...
Money. The driving factor at the end of the day to make sure bills are paid and food is on the table. Everything comes at a cost, especially change within your family farm operation. Suggested changes are often quickly...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Today we are on the way to the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It’s a major annual swine industry event with close to 1,000 participants. Tonight, Genesus will hold...
Pork demand has been growing stronger every month and has been phenomenal so far this year. Consumer demand for pork products has helped drive cutout prices higher. There is a lot of talk about short live hog supplies in...
The pork industry is a buzz with carbon reduction goals and even carbon neutrality. Two questions often asked are what is a carbon neutral pig and what can farmers do? A carbon neutral pig has net zero carbon dioxide...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week Lean Hogs increased from $103.0₵ / lb. to $106.5₵ / lb. There appears to be a relentless ongoing price increase driven by tight supplies and good demand. Our Observations Weekly slaughter last week...
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