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Amy Lidster from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Hemoglobin in Sows Affects Stillbirth Risk

The occurrence of stillbirths in piglets is an economic, welfare and ethical problem. Generally speaking, the risk of stillbirths increases with increased numbers born....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Export Sales Explode, October 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. sold 60,200 metric tonnes of pork. The highest amount this year and the highest...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Projects Record Corn Yield, August 13th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Prices Gain Strength, August 4th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics When you are an optimist you look for the positive. Last week, Thursday to Thursday U.S. National Base...

Jim Long, Pork Commentary, No Joy in Hog Town, November 4, 2019

Pork Commentary,  November 4th, 2019 Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus Inc. Our sense is that the U.S.-Canada swine production sector is getting worn out by the markets...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Exports Soar, October 21st 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. Pork Export Sales soared last week with 351,000 metric tons purchased. Of that number 152,600 tonnes were...

George Charbonneau from South West Ontario Veterinary Services,Hungary’s PRRS Elimination Effort Shows Some Success

In 2005, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians declared the big hairy audatious goal of achieving North American PRRS Eradication by 2025. Some 15 years later...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, March 27th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we spent in Russia. Arrived on the weekend in the midst of Russia elections. Sunday afternoon...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. has Record Weekly Pork Export Sales to China, April...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week USDA reported net weekly pork export sales to China of 77,732 metric tonnes, by far a...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...
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