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Research Targets Nutritional Strategies for Low Birth Weight Piglets

Farmscape for July 8, 2020 Full Interview 14:42 Listen By improving nutritional strategies scientists hope to reduce mortality and improve the performance of low birth...

Reduced Stress Offers Defense Against Streptococcus Zooepidemicus

Farmscape for July 7, 2020 Full Interview 11:04 Listen A scientist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says minimising stress appears to reduce the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, July 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics "There are no problems, there is just a lot of little problems." -Henry Ford- Henry Ford was a man who went...

Adenoviral Vaccines Offer Safest Approach to ASF Vaccine Development

Farmscape for July 2, 2020 Full Interview 10:31 Listen The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac says the use of a virus that's harmless to pigs...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, June 1 U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Glass Half...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The June 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report had what in our opinion some interesting numbers Some Observations The breeding...

Ed Metzger from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Ergot Toxins Can Stop Milk...

When sows start drying up (agalactia) after farrowing and then piglets start dying from starvation the cause of the shortage of milk is not...

Manitoba Pork Applauds Pork Sector PED Elimination Efforts

Farmscape for June 26, 2020 Full Interview 14:35 Listen The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says the dramatic reduction in the number...

Proposed Moose Jaw Cull Sow Slaughter Plant Offers Opportunity for Improved Food Security

Farmscape for June 24, 2020 Full Interview 8:35 Listen A partner in Polar Pork Farms says a cull sow slaughtering plant in Moose Jaw would...

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey Ready for Launch

Farmscape for June 22, 2020 Full Interview 21:21 Listen Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are planning to launch a survey that help...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Continues to Suffer, June 22 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. hog market harvest reached 2,587,000, about 130,000 more than a week ago and a...

Brent Jones from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Moving Non-ambulatory Pigs: Finding The Better...

In the USA, humane swine handling is directed through the Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance programs. These standards require that sick or...

Lessons Learned from PED Improve Biosecurity Protocols

Farmscape for June 19, 2020 Full Interview 14:35 Listen The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says the lessons learned from Porcine Epidemic...

Engineering Controls Reduce Hydrogen Sulphide Exposure in Swine Barns

Three engineering control measures were developed and tested for effectiveness in protecting swine barn workers from exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas during manure handling events. A...

COVID-19 Precautions Expected to Reduce Fall Flu Pressure

Farmscape for June 18, 2020 Full Interview 16:12 Listen A Veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine expects precautions being taken to minimise...

Research Targets Sow Mortality By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

There are many conditions from which sows can recover, but death isn't one of them. Apart from the psychological toll that sow losses place...