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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....

Kevin Vilaca from South West Ontario Veterinary Services,Does IAV Sow Vaccination Affect Infection In...

Vaccination is the cornerstone of control of Influenza   A   Virus   (IAV)   in   swine populations.  The  control  of  IAV  in  the growing pig population starts...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP)

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At...

Manitoba Pork Raises Alarm Over Non-Native Invasive Species

Farmscape for July 30, 2021 Full Interview 8:22 Listen The General Manager of Manitoba Pork is calling for action to address the invasion of Manitoba...

George Charbonneau from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, ASFV : Surviving In The...

African swine fever (ASF) is highly contagious and virulent disease with very high mortality in both domestic pigs and wild boar. Normally having a...

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....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market – Roller Coaster, August 6th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog market continued a roller coaster year with a dramatic decline in lean hog futures last...

Recombinant PRRS Involved in High Morbidity and Mortality Outbreaks, By Doug MacDougald South West...

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is generally accepted to be our number 1 problem in swine health in Ontario. Susutained control of...

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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork Cut-Outs Hold Over 80₵ lb, January 18th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week there was chatter about pork demand. The bears attacked the market. When the dust settled Friday,...
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