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When Quality Counts, Count on Technology, By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

As a marketing slogan, “quality is overrated” never caught on, and for good reason. To pork consumers and producers, quality is king. As science...

Backlog of Hogs Ready for Slaughter: Olymel and its Employees at the St-Esprit, Yamachiche...

Olymel management announced that more than 800 employees at its hog slaughterhouse and cutting plants in Yamachiche (Mauricie), St-Esprit (Lanaudière), and Ange-Gardien (Montérégie) have...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Weights Continue to Baffle, June 1st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we observed that U.S. harvest weights were decreasing. This totally baffles us. There is no doubt...

Loading and Unloading Animals Properly

Source: Temple Grandin This truck loading/unloading facility has the dock elevated to truck height. For all species, a plant should have sufficient unloading ramp capacity so...

Gut Check: Why the Microbiome MattersBy Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

Like humans, pigs are complex creatures. The more we understand our animals, the better we can support them, and healthier pigs mean healthier profits....

Cargill’s Protein Business Partners With Nonprofits To Ensure Canada’s Resilience Amidst COVID-19

Cargill is working with nonprofit and NGO partners around the globe to help address food security, health and safety needs and agriculture and industry...

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...

PodCast: Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider

Listen to the complete Podcast here Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider Summary Dr. Schneider received a DVM from Iowa...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Dietary Energy Considerations For Genesus Full Program Pigs Part 1:...

By: Clarence Froese, MSc., P.Ag., Director of Nutrition, Genesus Inc.   Energy is the most expensive component of a pig's diets, comprising about 50% of the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Packing Plants Continue to Increase Harvest, May 19th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. Pork Packers started to recover some production capacity lost to Coronavirus plant issues. Weekly Harvests totals: ...

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, May 15th 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 14, 2020 CORN: China appears committed to purchasing large quantities of U.S. ag goods as part of the phase...

New ‘CBS Yeast Bioactives’ unlocks health power for Asia Pacific livestock

New ‘CBS Yeast Bioactives’ unlocks health power for Asia Pacific livestock Livestock industries across the Asia Pacific region now have access to a brand new...

Sow Feeding Considerations

As the prices of feed grains creep upward pork producers are searching for ways to reduce feed costs. In the area of feeding gestating...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Packing Capacity Coming Back, May 11th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. Pork Packers started to recover some production capacity lost to Coronavirus plant issues. U.S. 2-day Harvest...

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....