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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018
This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:...
PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China....
Monday, June 11, 2018
PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
PIC and Giastar continue their multiyear agreement to support the development of a 50,000 sow breeding system...
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs
Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Genesus Global Technical Report: Another genomic tool for improving litter size
Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic loss that occurs during the 2nd to 3rd week of gestation (Geisert and Schmitt,...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Markets
For the U.S lean hog price to go up it must be led by USDA Pork Carcass cut-out. A week ago the cut-out averaged 68.61¢ lb, last Friday it was 73.47¢ lb. Its going in right direction, we expect cash...
Genesus global technical report: Selection indexes – Possibilities in the genomic era
Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and we have been doing this since domestication. The important question is not whether selection is practiced...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia May 2018
At the time of my last report 7 weeks ago pig price was in the low 80’s Roubles per live kg. At that level some producers are losing money. At a result, imports of pigmeat from Brazil were stopped. ...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: France, May 2018
Beginning of April 2018 price for a piglet was €25.44 compared to €36.91 same period last year. The average price for a 25 kg feeder pig was €1.64 per kg compared to €2.32 same period last year...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Is the party over?
The recent NASS semi-annual pig crop for both the USA and Canada places the sow herds at 6.18 million head and 1.27 million head respectively. Inventories of all hogs and pigs are 73.2 million USA and...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US hog market shows some rebound
Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢....
Monday, April 23, 2018
What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
Genesus Global Technical Report: New research in population health
In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Genesus global technical report: Genetics and the pig's gut
A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest....
Monday, April 09, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets April 2018
After more than a month in the live price was in the psychological border of the euro, the prices have been rising from the month of February little by little to put at 1.156 € / kg live weight at this...
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Inbreeding: not all gloom and doom
In general, the greater the degree of inbreeding, the greater the reduction in performance of the pig. However, Genesus experts say that inbreeding in pig populations is not all gloom and doom. ...
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip March 2018
Last week we spent in Russia. Arrived on the weekend in the midst of Russia elections. ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before....
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Can your boar ensure quality? Hypor Kanto can
These days, quality can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. And if you’re seeking a boar that offers exceptional meat quality, look no further than the Hypor Kanto. ...
Hypor Libra*: Greater gains with less labour
The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypor...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Hypor's commitment to quality attracts top breeder
Last month, Hypor signed a long-term breeding contract with their new Great Grandparent (GGP) nucleus farm in France for their Hypor Large White. The farm (SCEA du Bois de Thiouzée) is owned by Bertrand...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Hypor Libra* raises interest, lowers feed cost
As the world’s most “prolificient” sow - the sum of prolific and efficient – the Libra* balances traits in feed conversion and mothering ability to lower the feed cost per pig. “Producing more...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Hypor Magnus earns top marks in Hickory Ridge trial
Best pork; lowest cost. In any recipe for Total System Profitability, those are key ingredients. That may explain why the Hypor Magnus stole the show in a recent terminal sire trial at Hickory Ridge Research...
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Genesus global technical report: Adding customer value with genotype information
Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values...
Friday, January 12, 2018
How does Hypor spell carcass quality? S-T-A-R
If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging the...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
 
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