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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...
Saturday, June 10, 2017
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Expects Strong '17 Pig Prices in US, China & EU
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics, shares expectations for 2017 pig prices in the US, Canada, Russia, China and the EU, as well as global drivers of the swine industry....
Friday, February 24, 2017
Genus's PIC Enters Strategic Partnership with Hermitage
GLOBAL - Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting
US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council....
Monday, January 30, 2017
Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Feeding Sows for Successful Offspring
GLOBAL - The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits, writes...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Reduce PRRS, Improve Health With Vaccination Programme Change
NETHERLANDS - A change in vaccination programme has been shown to help improve health and reduce PRRS on farms in the Netherlands....
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Genesus Sends Two Planes Full of Pigs to China
CHINA - Recently, Genesus completed the successful export of two 747’s of registered purebred breeding stock to COFCO Meats. This is the largest single order to one company ever sent to China....
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Pork Commentary: EuroTier 2016
GERMANY - Writing this on the plane returning from Eurotier, held in Hannover, Germany. Massive is the best word to describe Eurotier. 2200 Exhibitors – swine, poultry, and dairy. Held every two years,...
Thursday, November 03, 2016
EstrusControl: New Tool Reliably Analyses the Heat Cycle of Sows
GERMANY - Checking gilts for heat is time-consuming and therefore often an issue on pig farms....
Monday, October 31, 2016
PIC China's 2016 Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary
CHINA - Since 1996, PIC has had a strong presence within the Chinese swine industry. Since that time, the company has been committed to delivering the best genetics and providing technical services throughout...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hutterite Colony Sees Drastic Improvement in Production After Switching to Hypor Sows
US - The Millerdale Hutterite colony in South Dakota has made significant improvements in production on their 1,900-head hog operation after switching to the Hypor sow in 2015....
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...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Hypor and Hyvar Cooperate to Better Serve Belgium Pork Producers
BELGIUM - In a move forward that will increase genetic progress in Belgium, Hyvar Select is transitioning Hypor’s parent stock business back to Hypor....
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Hypor Magnus Scores Higher than Leading US Boar in Feed Efficiency and Meat Quality
US - Recent research at the University of Missouri shows that the Hypor Magnus Duroc boar is more feed efficient than the current leading boar in the US....
Friday, August 12, 2016
Focus on Milking Ability – Maternal Line Index 2
IRELAND - Over the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in the prolificacy of sows resulting in increased litter size, writes Dr Patrick Varley....
Monday, August 08, 2016
CZ Veterinaria, Boehringer Ingelheim Bring Innovative Sow Vaccine to Europe
SPAIN - CZ Veterinaria (CZV) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health have entered into a cooperation to provide Entericolix®, an innovative sow vaccine, to the European swine vaccine market....
Monday, August 01, 2016
Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip
MALAYSIA - We are currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on our first leg on out Asian road trip that will also take us to Singapore, Thailand and China, writes Jim Long President –CEO Genesus....
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Maximizing Crossbred Pig Performance
GLOBAL - Crossbreeding is the most widely used production system in the swine industry, and thus the genetic improvement goal is to improve crossbred performance under commercial conditions....
Thursday, May 19, 2016
New Partnership with Tempel Genetics to Expand Hypor's US Breeding Programme
US - Hypor has entered into an agreement with Tempel Genetics to execute and expand Hypor genetics in the US market....
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
French Pork Producer Focuses on Sustainability to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands
FRANCE - In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map....
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Genus Wins PLC Award for 'Best Technology
PIC's parent company, Genus plc, has been named 'Best Technology' company at the prestigious PLC awards, which were held in London, UK, on evening March 3rd....
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
GLOBAL - Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made within a pure breeding nucleus and the final slaughter pigs are produced from crossbreeding...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
PIC Imports Next Generation Breeders to Stock New Nucleus Facility
PHILIPPINES - PIC Philippines chartered a B747 in November to import 862 top-indexing breeders from the US to populate its new Sire and Dam line Nucleus facility on the main island of Luzon. ...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Genus Produces First Pigs Resistant to PRRS Virus
US - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has developed the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv), through a long-standing collaboration with the University...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Exciting Research Featured at North American PPRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Innovative research to help stop the spread of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRS) and tools to identify outbreaks of PRRS and other emerging diseases were the focus of...
 
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