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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
Friday, July 21, 2017
Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working
GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system. ...
What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
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...
Pork Commentary: US Market Update
US - The US lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54 per cent lean hogs, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
Friday, March 17, 2017
Pig Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Pig Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. ...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market....
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Jim Long’s Pork Commentary: US and Canada Inventory Up 3%
US & CANADA - Twice a year, the United States and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base....
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Pork Commentary: USDA Pork in Storage Report
US - Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957, writes Jim Long President – CEO...
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 23, 2017
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Getting Stronger
US - On October 21, April Lean Hog Futures were at $0.56/lb. Last Friday, April lean hog futures closed at $0.7075/lb. That’s over $30 USD per head increase. It’s about the difference between losing...
Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - I am writing this having just arrived in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, having already held business meetings in Thailand and Viet Nam over the last couple of weeks with...
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - The pig price this week in Russia is averaging 98 Roubles ($1.66) per live kg., writes Simon Grey, General Manager of Genesus Russia....
Friday, February 03, 2017
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork prices have shown a slight negative trend over the last four weeks, decreasing about 2.50 MXN pesos/kg liveweight. However, over a longer period of time (last 8 weeks), the decrease...
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Dr Derek Petry Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Derek Petry as Chief Development Officer. Dr Petry joins Genesus from Choice Genetics USA, where he served as the CEO and Global Director of R&D....
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress Report
US - Last week, we attended the Iowa Pork Congress, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the largest hog producing state and has been for decades. The Iowa Pork Congress is the largest of all state...
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. ...
Friday, January 27, 2017
Canada Hog Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love
CANADA - All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ceva Completes Deal to Acquire Merial Swine From Boehringer Ingelheim
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products, including swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal antiinflammatories from Boehringer...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Continues Rebound
US - In November, US market hogs touched $0.45 lean/lb. By the end of last week, 53-54 per cent lean hogs were $0.66/lb. A month ago and a year ago, they were $0.57. Pork demand is strong. The extra money...
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...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
China Hog Market
CHINA - A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pork Commentary: New Year Musings - Russia and USA
RUSSIA and US - One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Monday, January 16, 2017
USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
Friday, January 13, 2017
South East Asia Hog Market Report
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam...
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....
 
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