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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Europe Market thoughts, October 18th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As our readers know, we spent a couple weeks in Spain, the world’s third-largest sow herd country. At...

Feed formulation strategies to reduce feed costs, By Dan Columbus Prairie Swine Centre

Feed economics With feed costs making up 70% of total costs of production on average, it is not surprising that ways to reduce the cost...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork – Observations In Not Any Particular Order, October 12th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics No Chicken While we were in Spain it was interesting that there was virtually no chicken on restaurant...

Importance of non-essential amino acids and dietary nitrogen in swine diets, By Daniel...

An increased understanding of essential amino acid requirements has led to the ability to reduce dietary protein content while maintaining animal performance.  However, it...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Road Trip Spain Week 2, October 4th 2021

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...

Marty Misener from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Prefarrowing Vaccination Provides Immunity In Piglets...

Glaesserella (Haemophilus) parasuis, is the bacterial cause of fibrinous polyserositis that we refer to as Glässer's disease. This common bacteria is normally an early...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA September Hogs and Pigs Report Bullish, September 27th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The USDA September Hogs and Pigs Report is Bullish. Why? Year over year almost 3 million hogs less...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Road Trip to Spain, September 20th 2021

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As I write, we are somewhere over the Atlantic heading to Spain. This week the Genesus team will...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Lean Hog Futures – Big Drop, September 13th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week lean hog futures decreased an average of $7 Friday to Friday. A big drop. Our observations: USDA...

Christine Pelland from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Using Oxytocin Judiciously: Too Much...

Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the brain of the gilt or sow. The production of oxytocin is stimulated by the suckling process. Oxytocin...
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