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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...

Olymel announces the permanent closure of its pork further processing plant in Henryville –...

Olymel management has announced the permanent closure of its Henryville, pork further processing plant in the Montérégie region. This decision will take effect on...

Hydrogen Sulphide in Swine Barns

Introduction Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) awareness for liquid manure handling systems is needed to ensure worker and swine safety. Hydrogen Sulphide is created from decomposing biological...

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...

Pork Sector Stakeholders Advised to Think Biosecurity Entering Fall and Winter

Farmscape for September 13, 2021 Full Interview 12:37 Listen The Swine Health Information Center is advising the pork sector to be thinking biosecurity as we...

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, Global Market Round-up, September 6th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Global Market Round-up China The hog price in China is 96¢ U.S. lb. (14.2 RMB/kg). Losses continue for...

Clint Lichty from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Can We Predict Outcomes For Pigs...

Previous studies have revealed that what we traditionally describe as an “umbilical hernia” may be a true abdominal herniation of abdominal contents into a...

Microbial Fermentation Expected to Improve Nutritional Value of Soybean Meal

Farmscape for September 2, 2021 Full Interview 8:13 Listen The application of microbial fermentation is expected to improve the nutritional value of soybean meal and...

Olymel workers’ union reaches agreement with employer at Quebec plant

Source: CBC Deal reached after 4-month strike at pork processor in Quebec's Beauce region Workers at the Olymel pork processing-plant in Quebec's Beauce region have voted in...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Another Interesting Week In the World of Hog Production, August...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Our Observations: U.S. hog slaughter last week 2,444,000 - a year ago 2,653,000. Down 8% year-over-year. USDA projected 2%...

Towards Objective Assessment of Analgesia for Surgical Castration, By Dr. Brad DeWolf from ...

Regulation with respect to piglet castration in Europe has gradually increased over the last decade. The marketing of entire males or the use of...

Agreement in Principle Between Olymel and the Union of Olymel Workers in Vallée-Jonction

Olymel management announces that an agreement in principle has been reached between the company and the Olymel Workers Union in Vallée-Jonction (CSN), as part...

WEANED PIGLET MORTALITY AND ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT REDUCTION IN A BELGIAN PIG FARM BY...

Van Poucke1*, S.; Michiels1, A.; Galé2, I.; Angelats2, D.; Nodar2, L. 1HIPRA Benelux, Ghent, Belgium. / 2HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain. *Corresponding author (sjouke.vanpoucke@hipra.com) BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Oedema...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, CFAP 1 Top-Up, August 23rd 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As of August 15, 2021, USDA website shows payments of CFAP 1 Total Disbursed. Cattle $4.37 billion Milk $1.79 billion Corn $1.78 billion Hogs $ 624...