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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Market Freefall, April 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog futures continued to be the pox on our house, creating fear and financial calamity in the...

Can Livestock Utilize Moldy Grain? By Russ Daly Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian,...

The record-breaking wet conditions across South Dakota last year have resulted in a significant amount of corn still remaining in fields. Soggy fields this...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Sow Herd Liquidation, March 30th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. Sow Herd Liquidation The U.S. Sow herd certainly showed significant liquidation in the March 1st Hogs and Pigs...

Paisley Canning from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Oral Fluids For Monitoring In Suckling...

The use of oral fluids as a diagnostic sample in  group-housed  nursery,  grow-finish,  and breeding  stock  has  been  quite  rapid.  Oral fluids  from  due-to-wean...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Let’s Deal with some Positives, March 23rd 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. 53-54% lean hogs increased from 58.47 to 61.78 - $6.00 plus a head. Last...

Focus on the Impactful, Not the Easy to Measure, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting...

Photo: @helloquence via unsplash.com Todd Thurman, Consultant SwineTex Consulting Services, LLC As a consultant, I’m often asked by clients to help them solve specific problems. New or...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Swine Industry Random Observations, March 16th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We have to scour for anything to write up about other than the Coronavirus.  Not much we know,...

Phase Feeding Research Offers Food for Thought By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

If you think teenagers eat you out of house and home, try feeding a pen of hungry hogs. As feed costs eat up an...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Spain – Riding High, March 9th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Spain last week reached a record high in hog prices at 1.54 euro a kilogram liveweight (79₵ U.S....

Clint Lichty from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Are All Serotype 9 S. suis...

Recent research in North America indicated that there is a wide diversity of Streptococcus suis (S. suis) strains that can be identified as pathogenic,...
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