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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
Monday, November 20, 2017
New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed
Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book....
Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff
Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location....
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
Meeting with CIQA regarding the situation of swine animal welfare in Europe
A meeting between Zoetis and CIQA (China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association) took place on Thursday September 21, 2017 at the 3rd China International Food and Meat Exhibition in Guangzhou....
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia November 2017
The current pig Price in Russia is 94 Roubles ($1.58) per kg, this is back a little from the highs of the summer, which is typical in Russia. However, with good producers having a cost of production between...
Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have...
Genesus acquires PORC-EX France and becomes Genesus SARL
We are excited to announce Genesus has purchased Porc-Ex France....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe
For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as...
Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations
It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes...
Novus International selects Calhoun County, Texas for manufacturing expansion
Novus International, Inc., a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, announced today the site selected for a new manufacturing facility proposed to be built in Calhoun County,...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Biomin launches Digestarom DC: the feed converter
BIOMIN has recently introduced its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, to the Indian feed and livestock sectors as the animal nutrition firm continues its global ambition...
Friday, November 10, 2017
Nutriad sponsor 6th Leman China Swine Conference & World Swine Industry Expo
The 6th Leman China Swine Conference & World Swine Industry Expo was held in Nanjing City, China on November 2-4. As an industry leader for feed additives, NUTRIAD was proud to be one of the sponsors of...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Powerhouses and Profits
Successful Farming (agriculture.com) recently released its Pork Powerhouses, which included the top five Canadian producers. As seen on the table below, the top five have 308,500 sows, up by 37,500 compared...
Employee training improves piglet-survival rates
In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences,...
How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era
The pork industry has adapted to the new rules nicely, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, swine veterinarian at Iowa State University Extension. Still, feed medications will continue to play an important...
PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study* equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
AASV Research:Oral Fluid Sample Extraction, Shipping
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid sampling is growing in popularity around the world. New research is showing an even easier way to extract and ship the sample. ...
VEPURED®, the new purified vaccine against edema disease from HIPRA
On 19th October last, HIPRA launched the new VEPURED® vaccine against edema disease. The event, which took place in Germany, was attended by over 200 specialist veterinarians from Europe and Russia....
Smithfield Foods No.1 Global Mega Producer
Program sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer...
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health
Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Pig...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Hog market continues strong
Another week of strong seasonal prices in the United States. 53-54% lean hogs 68¢ lb; a year ago, they were 50¢ lb. That’s almost $40 dollars per head higher! Who would have thought....
Monday, November 06, 2017
Nutriad partners with research insiitutes in Brazil
Belgium headquartered multinational NUTRIAD, manufacturer of specialty feed additives for livestock and aquaculture, announced it engaged into strategic partnerships with leading universities in Brazil:...
European Swine Nutrition roundtable takes aim at the challenges of the Hyperprolific Sow
Modern sows are now more productive than ever before due to tremendous advancements in the industry, but this new generation of sows brings a new set of challenges that require innovative nutrition and...
Friday, November 03, 2017
Global Market Report: Mexican pork market
Last week we attended Mexican Pork Producers Congress organized by one of the Mexican Pork Producers Association OPORPA....
Is your hog farm prepared to navigate quarantines in a FAD outbreak?
Each year, approximately 25% of all the pork produced in the US is exported to other countries. Imagine if access to those markets closed abruptly. That’s the scenario pork producers would face if a...
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Game changer!
We were extremely happy this week, when we read the new proposed Standards for Grades of Pork Carcass from U.S.D.A. Why so happy?...
 
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