Lessons from the African Swine Fever and COVID-19 Outbreaks,By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

In August of 2018, we began receiving the first reports of an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China. I ended up spending...

Principles of Body Condition Scoring in Swine

Body condition scoring is a useful tool for improving herd productivity. In this video, you will learn to conduct body condition scoring on your...

Elanco Announces the Approval of Prevacent Use in Sows

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) today announced that Prevacent® PRRS has been licensed for use in sows and gilts against the reproductive form of...

Gruel Feeding Recently-Weaned Pigs, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

There are some phases of the production cycle that are so important that it’s basically mandatory that you get it right. When you get...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, NPIC Observations, August 24th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was held last week as a virtual event. Not an ideal way...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Continue to Strengthen, July 20th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Pork Cut-outs Continue to Strengthen This past week we saw some improvement once again in pork cut-outs. A...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Slaughter Weights Continue to Decrease, May 17th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. slaughter weights continue to decrease. A week ago Iowa/South Minnesota live weight market hogs were 283.9 lbs.,...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, PRRS Ripping U.S. Hog Production, July 5th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Everyday we hear about new PRRS breaks. The latest is that 4 - 6,000 sow units being depopulated....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cold Storage, October 26th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   At the end of September, Pork in U.S. Cold Storage was down 22% from a year ago, 466,674...

The different ventilation options for pig barns

Basically, you have the choice between two ventilation principles in pig farming: natural and mechanical. One advantage of natural ventilation is the low investment...
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