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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book
"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine
Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets...
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...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Pork Checkoff to be featured at World Meat Congress
The biennial global event is to be held in Dallas, 30 May to 1 June 2018 and will bring together the world’s major red meat industry leaders ...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Maximising colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance
Pig Health Today discuss how colostrum intake can impact upon finishing performance and how to increase colostrum intake....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market report
Last week the US cash hog market continued its recent advance, with 22 days in a row of increased prices. ...
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. ...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The impacts of marbling on production traits and carcass composition
Swine breeding programs have traditionally been focused on production efficiencies (i.e. growth rate and feed conversion) and leanness of the carcass. This focus has led to dramatic improvement in production...
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....
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....
Friday, December 08, 2017
Genesus global technical report: whole carcass pork quality
As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades....
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genetics - pork quality
We understand there is some push back from some Swine Genetic Companies regarding the new proposed grade system. They are saying, that to produce Prime or Choice Pork will increase cost of swine production....
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
Thursday, June 08, 2017
World Pork Expo: Infection/Prevention Chain Helps Control PRRS
ANALYSIS - The Infection/Prevention Chain™ concept relies on a simple disease management equation: to control disease producers need to minimize disease exposure and maximize immunity....
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Growing Pig Population Is Reservoir for PRRSv
ANALYSIS - The growing pig population can be a reservoir for Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome virus (PRRSv), and it's costing producers plenty, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite. ...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Pork Commentary: Brazil - Glass House Syndrome
BRAZIL - The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
PROVENIA Feed Supplement for More Potent Piglets
GLOBAL - PROVENIA feed supplement is a unique protected source of flavouring compounds, including benzoic acid. ...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Copper is Essential for Piglet Performance
GLOBAL - The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. ...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hypor Kanto Boars Shipped to Spain, Japan to Meet Strong Demand for Premium Pork
GLOBAL - Hypor Kanto pigs have been shipped to both Spain and Japan to meet the demand for a Duroc boar that is capable of producing premium pork for both the fresh meat and the processed meat markets....
Friday, October 07, 2016
National Panel Ranks Hypor Maxter Pork First for Flavour and Quality
GLOBAL - A new pork product line launched in October 2015, that is produced nearly exclusively by the Hypor Maxter sire and sow lines has ranked first in a national consumer trial that compares hams for...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hypor Boars Score a Cut Above the Competition for Meat Quality
US - Both of Hypor’s Duroc boars made the final cut at MoonRidge Foods (MRF), based on their exceptional meat quality. MRF recently invested $52 million into a new, niche pork processing plant in Pleasant...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Safer, Cleaner Method to Test Swine Carcasses for Trichinella
SWITZERLAND - Abattoirs and meat packers have a cleaner, safer way to test swine carcasses for potentially dangerous Trichinella at meat inspection – new PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher...
 
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