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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pork Commentary: US dollar Index and Canadian Dollar
GLOBAL - One of the factors affecting US pork export sales is the increase in value of the US dollar reflected in the US Dollar Index – a benchmark relative to other major currencies, writes Jim Long...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Measuring Lactation Feed Intake
CANADA - One of the most important farm inputs is Lactation Feed Intake, write Lorne and Vick Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in China....
Monday, August 10, 2015
Mexico Hog Markets - And the Road Still Winding...
MEXICO - In July, the farm grain prices finished as follow: i) corn at $235 vs $246 USD/MT previous month ($3,900 vs. $3,860 Mx/MT), -4.4 per cent previous month in USD and 1 per cent above in Mexican...
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Pork Commentary: Some Sign of Life?
US - Last Friday the USDA pork cut–outs closed at 87.48¢ a pound. We expect this reflects an increase in demand for pork, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
China Hog Markets
CHINA - China is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific....
Registration Open for 2016 International Production & Processing Expo
US - Attendee and exhibitor registration and hotel registration for the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open....
Monday, August 03, 2015
How Can Diagnostics Help a Sick Farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the US National Pork Board, explains how diagnostics can help a "sick" farm and fit into a producer's overall herd health management program....
AB Vista Opens First Office in India to Serve Growing Customer Base
INDIA - AB Vista has opened its first office in India, following extensive growth in the region during the past eight years....
Friday, July 31, 2015
Pig Equipment and Feeding Systems at the "End of the Earth"
FRANCE - Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Big Dutchman Attracts a Multitude of Visitors in Bangkok
THAILAND - Big Dutchman looks back on a successful VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On a 432 m2 stand, the pig equipment supplier presented many new products and innovative developments of existing...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Pork Commentary: Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential
CANADA - Last week Rabobank, the world’s largest Ag-Bank released their third quarter perspective on Global Pork Markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Informative Leaflet on Housing Equipment for Piglet Rearing and Pig Finishing
GERMANY - Modern penning systems have to be animal-friendly and easy to clean and they should facilitate everyday work. Big Dutchman offers the respective solutions which can be implemented independent...
Why Select Pigs Based on Indexes?
CANADA - Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and is driven by maximizing profitability of our commercial customers. Identifying the best animal...
Monday, July 27, 2015
What to Do If I Suspect a Foreign Animal Disease On-farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, explains the steps that a producer or veterinarian should take if he/she sees symptoms of a foreign animal disease...
MagixX-Pig+ Exhaust Air Treatment System Passes DLG Test
GERMANY - With a dust separation rate of up to 94 per cent in the summer and an average ammonia separation rate of 84 per cent, the Big Dutchman exhaust air treatment system MagixX-Pig+ recently successfully...
Outstanding Weaned Piglet Results for Xuanwei Farm of Shennong
CHINA - PIC China congratulates the Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group in setting a new milestone in China by attaining 30 pigs weaned per sow per year....
French Prime Minister visits Ceva Santé Animale
FRANCE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Ceva’s headquarters in Libourne, to meet Dr Marc Prikazsky and other business leaders from the local Aquitaine region....
USA Pork Market
US - The announcement of JBS purchasing Cargill is behind us. That should put JBS in the #2 spot for packers, which is above Tyson. This also means that, between Brazil and China, they have control of...
Friday, July 24, 2015
AB Vista Appoints New Business Manager for South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - AB Vista has appointed Paul Han Sun Gun as business manager for Korea, a new position created to strengthen the team in the growing Asia region....
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Strong Double-Digit Growth for Ceva in First Semester 2015
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €424 million at the end of June 2015, representing growth of 16 per cent and +12 per cent at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NIPC) held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Monday, July 20, 2015
Diagnostics Can Pinpoint Type of Swine Influenza Virus
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) can present itself like a lot of other diseases, and diagnostics can identify...
Friday, July 17, 2015
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Biosecurity for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong PRRS control programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued an educational video focusing on the importance of strict biosecurity...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Pork Commentary: US Meats Supply and Use
US - Last Friday the USDA released their July Meats and Supply Use, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
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...
Sow Removal: An Important Component of Profitability
CANADA - A breeding herd’s economic efficiency is known to have a direct relationship with sow removal or culling rates. High culling rates can be a concern to modern commercial herds because a smaller...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 27.2 million pigs on the farms (up 2.9 per cent from last year at this time), writes Ron Lane, Business Director for...
Monday, July 13, 2015
Diagnotics Play Critical Role in Herd Health Management
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said diagnostics play a critical role in the total herd health program by helping to identify, manage and treat disease challenges....
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Russia Hog Market - Russian Pig Business a Good Business to Be In
RUSSIA - Current live-weight price is 113 Roubles/kg ($2.09). Current grain prices put cost of food per kg for the efficient producers at 47 Roubles / kg ($0.87). Assuming feed at 60 per cent of cost for...
SowMAX Eliminates Guesswork of Sow Feeding
ANALYSIS - Feeding lactating sows is a tough job - feed her too much, and the feed can spoil and must be discarded. Feed her too little, and she will not get all the nutrients she needs to produce milk...
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