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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Production Reality, May 3rd 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Harsh reality or the inconvenient truth is a factor in many of our lives. In the swine industry...

Brent Jones from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, PRRSV Recombination Can Result In...

In July 2019, a PRRSV-negative boar station in Demark was infected with a PRRSV recombinant that involved two PRRSV vaccine strains. At the time...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Tumble! April 19th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog Futures Tumble!   This past week we saw a major adjustment down on the Lean Hog Futures Market....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, A Year Later How much has changed! April 12th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last year at this time we were at the start of the Covid crisis in our industry. A...

Christine Pelland from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Does a High Fiber Diet...

We know that having some straw in the pen with growing pigs can reduce the incidence and severity of tail biting. Certainly the pigs...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Bullish But Not...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec...

Shaky Pig APPVirus Remains Genetically Stable Over Time , By Doug MacDougald South West...

Congenital tremor or "Shaky Pig" was identified in Canada in the 1950's. The exact cause of  Congenital Tremor Type AII remained a bit of...

Clint Lichty from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Measuring the Effects of Fumonisin...

The mycotoxin Fumonisin is an emerging issue in animal feed production. Fumonisin can reduce growth performance and is also capable of disrupting the metabolism...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Export Sales Highest Week Since September, March 8th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The most recent week U.S. Pork Export Sales were 59,600 metric tonnes. Of that 28,200 were to China....
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