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Monday, April 09, 2018
Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds
Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic...
Nutriad presents research data at World Mycotoxin Forum
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leading expert in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, sponsored the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands....
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Thoughts of a PRRS specialist
Zoetis speaks to three PRRS scientists about the new European PRRS vaccine, Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV...
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. ...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig production
Although antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly are putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their responsible-sourcing...
Zoetis launches Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in the European Union
Zoetis announce the launch of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in most European Union countries, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus strain,...
Saturday, March 31, 2018
When diseases cross borders
Around the world, farmers depend on their animals to provide food, milk and a source of income, but when disease threatens a herd or flock, the health and welfare of humans are in danger too....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip March 2018
Last week we spent in Russia. Arrived on the weekend in the midst of Russia elections. ...
Friday, March 30, 2018
How close are we to having a Strep suis vaccine for pigs?
Although antibiotics provide a treatment option for Streptococcus suis — a common, widespread bacterium in swine — long-term management hinges on an effective vaccine....
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Global Market Report: China
As we enter the second Quarter of this year we have seen a real drop in pricing from the beginning of this year. Some producers are losing between 300 and 400 RMB per Market hog....
Nutriad presents at PP&DFA Asia
Belgium headquartered Nutriad, global leader in feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture participated with species -and product application experts in the Pig, Poultry and Dairy Focus Asia...
Three leading animal health companies join hands to launch world-class vaccine joint venture targeting foot-and-mouth disease in China
Shaanxi Meili Omni-Honesty Animal Health Co., Ltd., China’s world-class vaccine company targeting foot-and-mouth disease in swine, was launched on March 24th with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the...
Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk
Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine reproductive...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms
Cost-benefit analyses may be conducted prospectively to decide whether to implement an intervention or retrospectively to determine if an animal-health intervention was successful. Either way, they’re...
Influence Feed: Bracing for trade retaliation
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some market observations
Are US hog weights starting to go down?...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: South Asia
Market analysis for Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. ...
More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January...
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...
The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption - and production
Today, almost any product in the world is at your fingertips - literally. A mouse click or screen tap is all you need for access. And often you can get the item you covet delivered the next day - at no...
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....
Quality feedstuff for healthy livestock and quality food
Interview with Dr. Erich Erber, Founder and President, Erber AG of which Biomin is a part, Dr. Jan Vanbrabant, Chairman of Executive Board and CEO, Erber AG, Dr. Hannes Binder, Managing Director, Biomin...
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: December United States and Canadian hog inventory report
The USA-Canadian market is linked in many aspects: pork trades both ways, Canadian Feeder Pigs, market hogs, sows are sent from Canada to USA. Both countries chase similar export markets. Last week United...
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia March 2018
Pig Price is 84 Roubles per live kg ($1.47). Average cost of production quoted at about 65 Roubles ($1.14) and with some of the top companies quoting costs in the 50’s average - profitability remains...
Cull-sow market endangers foreign animal-disease prevention
The US cull-sow market could threaten containment plans if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurred in the US, according to Jim Lowe, DVM, associate professor at the University of Illinois....
Monday, March 12, 2018
Announcing 2018 recipients of the Award for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease
The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease give out more than $100,000 each year for research into infectious porcine respiratory diseases. This year, three outstanding proposals were selected...
Injection syringes – your reliable choice
The Swiss made Socorex® self-refilling syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for serial precision animal injections. ...
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
The concept of One Health represents very new terminology, but there is nothing new about the interaction between animals, humans and the environment. The interactions between these three areas are increasingly...
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