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Lean Sows Need to “Pig Out” Prior to Lactation

A sow's performance during lactation is pre-determined by her genotype. Large, late-maturing animals are traditionally better milkers. In sows, milk yield is determined by...

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...

Best Practices: How Do You Measure Up? By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

Just when you think you have all the answers, someone changes the questions. That’s true of the rapidly evolving pork business, where keeping up...

Greg Wideman from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, AMU Reduction : Tailor Fitting The...

The efforts to reduce antimicrobial usage (AMU) in pig production are continuing. Reducing AMU at an individual herd level may not work best with...

Swine veterinarian shares lessons learned from COVID-19 disruptions

Nothing in his lifetime could have prepared Paul Yeske, DVM, of Swine Vet Center, for the painful fallout from COVID-19 that hit the clinic...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Powerhouses- October 19th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Successful Farming yearly does a list of the Top 40 swine producers in the U.S. It’s a regional...

New Tests Added to SHIC Diagnostic Assay Catalog

Farmscape for October 19, 2020 Full Interview 8:20 Listen The Swine Health Information Center has added new tests for identifying specific strains of porcine sapovirus...

Genomic selection for disease resilience using measures of antibody (Ab) response

Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Disease is a major contributor to increased costs in the swine industry. For example, the cost estimated from the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Export Sales Explode, October 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. sold 60,200 metric tonnes of pork. The highest amount this year and the highest...

Genesus Global Technical Report- Data Integrity and Genetic Evaluation Systems

By: Everestus Akanno, PhD., Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   The success of pig genetic improvement programs depends heavily on the continued generation, collection, and analysis of industry-wide...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, The best things happen unexpectedly! October 5th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A month ago, the U.S. hog price had crawled up from the low 40’s to reach 57¢ lean...

Kevin Vilaca from South West Ontario Veterinary Services,The Role Of PCV3: Stillborn, Mummified ,...

Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) was first detected in the investigation of a reproduction disease outbreak in North Carolina in 2015. Retrospective analysis of save...

Nitrogen in manure and its forms

Nitrogen, essential element Nitrogen, which is abundant in nature in its gaseous form N2, makes up about 78% of the atmosphere. It is an essential...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, September 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Defies Logic, September...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics On Thursday just after the USDA September 1st Hogs and Pigs Report was released, I was talking on...

Incursion of ASF into Germany Highlights Importance of Biosecurity

Farmscape for September 25, 2020 Full Interview 9:18 Listen The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the spread of African Swine Fever into...