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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 1 General Farm Review
This section provides checklists on key performance indicators related to general sow farm processes and performance. ...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Hog Market in Europe and Spain
Since last report, from August to date the price has fallen by 0.252 € / Kg, to 1,183 € / kg live weight. While weights have risen to 110.17 kg, is 5.83 kg more than then....
Friday, October 13, 2017
Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The...
Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure...
What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No...
PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen,...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip
Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest...
Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption
Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according to swine nutritionist...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
Friday, October 06, 2017
Efficacy of one dose vaccination against experimental infection with two Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains
This study assessed the efficacy of vaccination against experimental infection with two genetically different M. hyopneumoniae strains in weaned piglets....
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...
Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia market
Pig price in Thailand is THB 58/kg (USD 1.7) in early October. The price is forecast to get lower. Consumption is slow in the month because of school vacation and the vegetable festival later in the month....
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Study shows that reducing the number of strains of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae reduces lung lesions
The importance of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) strains is not yet fully known. This study investigated the genetic diversity of M. hyopneumoniae strains in ten pig herds, and...
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian....
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs report - More Pigs!
Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year....
Why PRRS elimination doesn’t work in some herds
Over the years, there’s been considerable progress in the development of strategies aimed at eliminating porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV). I define successful PRRSV elimination...
PIC China makes milestone shipment to Shennong
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group (Shennong) has recently imported more than 1,000 elite, high-health great grandparent (GGP) from The PIG Improvement Company (PIC)....
Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been...
Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfare
Pork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016....
And now you need to clean the water
The second part of our series on treating the drinking water in finishing houses....
Swine tagging... why and how?
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement....
Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to...
Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating...
Genesus Global Market Report: Markets in Russia
Current Price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.77) per kg. Despite some increased production and increased imports from Brazil, consumer demand is increasing....
Monday, October 02, 2017
Animal welfare key to sustainability
Hendrix Genetics believes that setting the highest possible animal welfare standards at the beginning of the chain is vitally important to contribute to a sustainable future. Today, one third of Hendrix...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genesus new video
We just finished a corporate video for Genesus. Doing it, we learned to appreciate the time and effort it takes to write and make a real Hollywood movie. Lots of time, lots of film, lots of editing, and...
ADM announces new product registrations for PROPLEX DY in Philippines and Vietnam
ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), announced today that PROPLEX® DY, a high-quality protein source for swine, poultry and aquaculture, has been approved...
 
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