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Preventing the spread of wild pigs in Ontario is an important opportunity for Ontario. Wild pigs are considered one of the most damaging invasive species in North America and have been called an ‘ecological train wreck’ for the sheer damage...
Farmscape for May 20, 2022 Full Interview 14:20 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says, for the first time, we can see the prospects on the horizon for a commercially available African Swine Fever vaccine....
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics British Pig & Poultry Fair Report Last week we attended the British Pig & Poultry Fair held in Stoneleigh Park, England. Our report: This was the first Pig & Poultry Fair in four years due...
There are a number of zoonotic infectious diseases that have the ability to cross from animals to humans and humans to animals. “Zoonotic spillover” describes the transmission of a pathogen from a vertebrate animal to a human. Examples of Zoonotic...
Market showing signs of a change of direction.  Outside days, reversals, & breaking trend lines could contribute evidence of the turn.  Increasing volume would confirm the change whereas decreasing volume would indicate the move is temporary. Walt Breitinger, Breitinger & Sons, ...
Last week we attended the National Swine Congress of Mexico held at Barceló Maya Riviera a grand resort located south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya. This coming week we will be at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in...
Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (Strep zoo) is most commonly identified as a commensal bacterium of horses. Strep zoo was first reported as a severe clinical disease in swine in Canada in the spring of 2019.  This Manitoba case occurred...
Abstract The goal of this study was to evaluate survival of important viral pathogens of livestock in animal feed ingredients imported daily into the United States under simulated transboundary conditions. Eleven viruses were selected based on global significance and impact to...
Genesus Global Market Report Canada April 2022 Spencer Long, Genesus Inc. The pig price remains strong, with the current price in Ontario right around 67¢ U.S. liveweight a lb. This is positive as we head into the summer months, as total...
Full Interview 10:35 Listen Farmscape for April 28, 2022 The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is encouraging a continued focus on biosecurity on Canadian hog farms amid a later than normal peak in cases of influenza. Typically, the number...
Farmscape for April 26, 2022 Full Interview 12:11 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates the naturally occurring bacteria in the gut of the pig play a role in health and productivity. The Universities of Alberta,...
Introduction The transition in the swine industry to confinement production, where extensive mechanical systems are used automate many routine processes, has created new management needs and challenges. These mechanical systems wear and are prone to failures; therefore, they must be...
Regardless of the work you do, or the job that you're in, networking is a key determining factor that really levels up your success. In this two parts episode,  networking expert Ashley Owens from Ashley Assists will teach us the...
Farmscape for April 1, 2022 Full Interview 9:22 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc suggests the infectivity of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea contaminated manure in lagoons dissipates more quickly than previously suspected. On behalf of Swine Innovation...
Source: The Record Across nature, invasive or non-native species are a problem wherever they turn up. From house cats to dandelions, when human activity introduces a novel species into a landscape, it throws the ecosystem out of balance, threatening native...