Featured Stories

Latest Content

CWSHIN Advises Pork Producers to be Aware of Aujeszky’s Disease

Farmscape for September 16, 2020 Full Interview 21:40 Listen The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to be aware of the...

FCC Releases Farmland Values Mid-Year Review

Farmscape for September 15, 2020 Full Interview 10:48 Listen The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada suggests a moderate increase in the average value...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, ASF Germany – One Pig Turns Pig World Upside Down

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week one wild boar was found in Germany with African Swine Fever. This one dead pig has...

Can the processing-fluid toolbox expand beyond PRRS?

Piglet processing fluids have been shown to be a practical, time-efficient and affordable diagnostic tool for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), and some...

Genesus Global Technical Report ,Factors Affecting Pre-weaning Piglet Mortality Part 2

By: Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc. Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality Part 1 Generally, it’s difficult to attribute a single cause to preweaning mortality (PWM). Various predisposing...

Truck Wash Project Aims to End Bioinsecurity By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

They say that "cleanliness is next to godliness", but for trailers hauling hundreds of hogs, it can be next to impossible. Since "dirty" and...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Yes, A Vested Interest! September 8th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics For weeks we have strongly questioned the reported “3 million hogs backed up” opinion of Ag. Economists and...

New Initiative Focuses on Early ASF Detection

Farmscape for September 8, 2020 Full Interview 15:08 Listen A new foreign animal disease surveillance effort will help speed up the detection of African Swine...

Time to invest in market-transport biosecurity

Grow-finish farms are the last segment of hog production to enact strict biosecurity protocols. That needs to change, reports Mike Eisenmenger, DVM, Swine Vet...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Slaughter Numbers Remain Strong, August 31st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. Packing Industry continues to ramp up slaughter numbers. Last week 2,664,000 up almost 200,000 head from...

Science Taking Bite out of Feed Costs By Geoff Geddes, for Swine Innovation Porc

As your pigs will attest, feeding them is pretty important. Yet with ever rising feed costs, keeping your animals well nourished without starving your...

Various Strategies Help Minimize Impact of COVID-19 Related Pork Processing Plant Slowdowns

Farmscape for August 26, 2020 Full Interview 10:42 Listen The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services says a range of strategies are helping...

Shut down Maple Leaf Foods for a 2-week clean, say workers at Brandon plant

Single mom cries every day over worries she'll bring COVID-19 home to her son Diwa Marcelino, an organizer with Migrante Manitoba, says Maple Leaf workers...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, NPIC Observations, August 24th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was held last week as a virtual event. Not an ideal way...

George Charbonneau from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, IAV Diagnostics: They Did What???

At one time transmission of Influenza Type A from pigs to people was a very rare event. Transmission from live pigs to people is...