Swine ear-tip necrosis (ETN) is a disease found in most pig producing areas of the world. The lesions can range from mild to severe with almost complete loss of the ear. The lesions are quite ugly looking and certainly...
U.S. Lean Hog Price – Up, Up, Up Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The reality of the market tells the story. Iowa – Southern Minnesota Lean Hog Prices February 16, 2021 69.71 February 21, 2022 97.61   Lean hog prices up 28 from a year ago...
Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV-3) has been detected in both diseased and healthy pigs of different ages. PCV-3 has been associated with reproductive failure and mummified and stillborn piglets. In Ontario, the viral agent PCV-3 and pathological changes consistent with...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Go figure, less hogs leads to higher prices! For months we suggested lean hog prices would surpass 2021, seems we are on track. Observations U.S. Pork Cut-outs closed $1.0996 on Friday. Year to date...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week lean hog futures reached $1.10 lb. Friday, June – July months closed over $1.09 lb. It’s been inevitable that the lean hog price would go higher up 20¢ lb. from the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Our Observations As usual, well-organized event, a reflection of the professionalism of the organizers. We observed fewer attendees than in past years. Probably a reflection of Covid issues and maybe biosecurity concerns related to PRRS...
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the primary agent of enzootic pneumonia in pigs. M. hyopneumoniae elimination programs have been used for many decades and the improved production and economic performance of the growing pig makes elimination very attractive. This is especially...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It appears U.S. lean hog futures are finally moving closer to the reality that will be the spring-summer prices of 2022. For several weeks we have been speaking to the fact that from...
Daniel Columbus, Michael Wellington, and Jade Sands Prairie Swine Centre, Inc. Creep Feeding Inconsistencies Creep feeding is a common practice throughout the pork industry. There are a number of perceived benefits, including provision of nutrients, higher weaning weight, and improved transition at...
Influenza  A  viruses  (IAVs)  are  recognized as  one  of  the  most  common  respiratory disease  agents  in  pigs.  There  was  a  time prior to the early 1980’s when IAV was not present  in  Ontario.  The  classic  H1N1  IAV  strain made...
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