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Thursday, December 13, 2018
SHIC establishes diagnostic strategies to get ahead of disease
If knowledge is power, being prepared is security. Both are drivers behind the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) program to share information among the nation’s four major swine veterinary diagnostic...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: hog weights continue to surprise
It appears that weekly US hog marketing's are tracking very similar to a year ago. This past week 2,558,000 last year same week 2,541,000 a 17,000 head difference....
Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressures
After 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily reducing...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – challenging harvest
In Ontario (as in many parts of Canada) it has been one of the most challenging harvests in recent memory. It has been a particularly wet fall resulting in considerable corn still in the field and including...
Castration alternative boosting efficiency, quality and welfare in Brazil
Pig producers in Brazil are improving efficiency, quality and welfare standards thanks to a novel alternative to physical castration, says a prominent swine veterinarian and meat scientist....
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US small pig price surges
Both US cash early weans and feeder pigs surged higher last week as the market moved from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market...
Erin Brenneman of Brenneman Pork: ‘Have conversations about what’s going on at the farm’
The pork industry needs to do a better job telling its story — particularly about how it is improving, evolving and serving the best interests of consumers, producer Erin Brenneman told Pig Health Today....
Introducing Smart Vaccination at Hipra Thailand
On 7th November 2018, Hipra Thailand organised an event entitled “Introducing Smart Vaccination for Swine and Poultry” in the Mandarin Hotel in Bangkok (Thailand) with the participation of over 200...
Hipra launches UNISTRAIN®PRRS, a new live PRRS vaccine for Vietnam
On 9th and 13th November, Hipra brought together over 100 swine vets and farmers from Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, for the launch of UNISTRAIN®PRRS....
Monday, December 03, 2018
North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
Call for submissions: MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, which will grant one recent doctoral graduate the opportunity to present their research at an upcoming MSD Animal Health...
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico is a net importer of pig meat (pork), with a self-sufficiency rate of about 60%. ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Applications open for MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Scientist ‘pops the hood’ on US pork industry’s newest vaccine for PCV2
What is “cell-mediated immunity” and how does it affect vaccine performance? Are two PCV2 genotypes necessarily better than one? And what does a monster from Greek mythology have to do with building...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the need
Producers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD, a professor and swine nutrition specialist...
Monday, November 26, 2018
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Friday, November 23, 2018
“At The Meeting” goes in-depth on African Swine Fever in new episode
The ongoing discussion about African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe has many in the swine industry on edge. ...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA November 2018
I have always contended that there are opportunities if you look hard enough....
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: EuroTier report
Jim Long discusses the EuroTier trade show in Hanover Germany and investigates the comments he received after his last commentary on African swine fever...
Genesus Global Mega Producers: The Hanor Company
The Hanor Company celebrates another year on the Global Mega Producer list. This is not surprising as the management team has been together since the start (1996)....
Veterinarians in best position to be ‘ambassadors’ for antimicrobials in pork production
Veterinarians can leverage their credibility to help consumers understand the complexity of the decision-making process for antimicrobials used in pork production, said Locke Karriker, DVM, a professor...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
ASF threat: Three US swine vets share insights from the frontline
The rapid spread of African swine fever (ASF) throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Hog Slat’s E-Z Clean Corner enables efficiency in chain feeding systems
Enable quick visual inspection and easy removal of accumulated feed in chain feeding systems....
Friday, November 16, 2018
Evaporative media test chamber
Evaporative pads, used on poultry or livestock buildings, require scheduled routine maintenance to remain effective. A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Flies ‘possible route’ of African swine fever spread
Flies that have been in contact with swine infected with African swine fever (ASF) could be responsible for spreading the disease between herds...
Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Spain
Pork price in Spain will continue with a similar trend to 2015 fall prices, except that this year Spain will have lighter pigs going to the market....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: why is African swine fever a notifiable disease?
African swine fever continues to dominate conversation in the pig industry, but why is it a notifiable disease? ...
 
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