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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Holidays always hard on Hog Producers Pricing, December 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics     Coming up to the holidays is usually never a good time for hog producers. Shortened work weeks at...

Brent Jones from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, How Long Before Marketing Should We...

In most supply chains there is a recognition that the system as a whole needs to be optimized. Having said that, there are still...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Supercharged Profits, September 23rd 2019

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended and exhibited at the VIV-China. Take home message- If you have pigs in China, Prices...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, NPIC Observations, August 24th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was held last week as a virtual event. Not an ideal way...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, 2008 Revisited?April 20th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The last great debacle the North American Industry had was in late 2008. Market Hogs got to 8₵...

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, February 5th 2018

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are lower in all months but February, pressured by a light round of non-commercial selling....

Greg Wideman from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Modelling Influenza Transmission Rates: Dose...

Influenza is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in both pigs and people on a worldwide basis. Swine Influenza Virus (SwIV) are swine...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, A few Market Observations, September 3rd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A year ago 53-54% U.S. market hogs were 44.60₵ lb. this year last week 69.62₵ lb. This year...
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