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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research
Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive....
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifeline
One of the most important yet often overlooked segments of the sow herd is the gilt-developer unit. Gilts are the lifeline of a sow herd, and their quality often predicts the future production of the entire...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference report
Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Our report:...
Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negative
Collecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus, Will...
PIC is introducing the PIC®800
PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, is pleased to announce the introduction of the PIC800, the new gold standard for Duroc terminal sires. ...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2018 Leman Conference features ‘science-based solutions’ for pork production
Nearly a thousand swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from the US and 20 other countries are expected to attend the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 15-18....
Friday, July 13, 2018
Avimatrix® product approved as zootechnical feed additive in the European Union
The European Commission has published the official regulation approving the AVIMATRIX® feed additive preparation as a zootechnical feed additive in the European Union....
Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia
Thai farmers urge retailers to stop discounting pork price....
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plant
Employees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation....
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia July 2018
Current pig Price is 114 Roubles per kg $1.81 (with VAT) per kg live-weight. As has been the case for the past years pig production in Russia remains very profitable for the good an efficient farmers....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
This week we are attending the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held annually (22 years) in the Kalahari Resort Hotel in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. ...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it’s important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing...
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Technology from Hesse for organic enjoyment from Bavaria
The organic sector is booming, and at Packlhof, about 35 kilometres south of Munich, the reason for this is immediately clear to everyone...
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US June hogs and pigs report no doubt more pigs!
There is no doubt that the USDA is showing significantly more pigs in inventory. There will be no lack of pork in the near future....
New DanBred breeding goals released
Since LP5 (Living Piglets on day 5 after farrowing) was introduced as a breeding goal, it has contributed to a significant and positive genetic gain and corresponding reproductive ability in the commercial...
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter July 2018
In the second edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look forward to IPVS and share insight on the importance of water measurement in swine production. ...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, one of Denmark’s leading pig breeding companies, and PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, are pleased to announce that, effective today, the two companies have entered into a strategic...
Nutriad host traditional herring party at VIV Europe
At the VIV in Utrecht (Netherlands) multinational feed additives producer Nutriad once more hosted a traditional herring party. A large group of industry professionals and academics joined the Nutriad...
Monday, July 02, 2018
Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Joint donation from Novus International and INEOS Nitriles funds local safety project
Novus International, Inc. and INEOS Nitriles, LLC announced donations to fully fund a proposed street safety enhancement project in Bloomington, Texas, USA. The companies made the announcement at a community...
Genesus Global Market Report: France, June 2018
On June 15 the general assembly of the Breton Pork Market (MPB) occurred in Plérin. This was an opportunity to appraise achievements made in 2017 and make a first observation for the beginning of 2018....
New Hypor hire brings wealth of experience
As a company renowned for its experience and expertise, Hypor is adding a pork industry veteran to its sales force....
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Lean Hog prices continue to increase!
Last week some U.S. lean hog prices reached 86¢ getting even closer to the 90¢ lean which we have predicted and expected....
PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virus
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge. PCV2 ranks among the top three infectious agents in the...
Monday, June 25, 2018
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter June 2018
It is with great excitement we now share this first edition of our newsletter with a focus on swine production and the industry....
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle....
Friday, June 22, 2018
Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2
In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢...
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