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Friday, January 12, 2018
How does Hypor spell carcass quality? S-T-A-R
If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging the...
See the benefits of cross protection against swine influenza
Can you see swine influenza in your operation right away? Often, we can’t answer this question just by looking because clinical signs aren’t always visible, even when disease is present.[1]...
Success stories: Cross-protection makes a big difference
Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had...
Influence Feed: New Year, New Perspectives
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...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
Monday, January 08, 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
Friday, January 05, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia 2018
This is the week that Russia celebrate the New Year and then Orthodox Christmas on 7th January. It means most of Russia is on holiday. For slaughter plant’s it is a very short week and for some also...
Farmers encouraged to look beyond antibiotics
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is today asking farmers to look beyond antibiotics at a fringe event during the Oxford Farming Conference....
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: 2018 - Profits?
2017 was a good year for swine producers. How does it look for 2018? Our observations....
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Influence Feed: Harassment in the spotlight
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...
Nutriad hosts layer and swine technical forum in Indonesia
Belgium headquartered feed additives producer NUTRIAD hosted a technical seminar on alternatives for Antibiotic Growth Promoter Alternatives for the National Layer Farmers Association (Pinsar Petilur Nasional)...
Nutriad hosts seminars on AGP alternatives in Malaysia
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, together with its’ local distribution partner Pahang Pharmacy, hosted a series of technical seminars on Antibiotic Growth Promoter Alternatives and Mycotoxin...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - the challenges of labour
As I visit with producers the conversation, sooner or later, and mostly sooner, turns to labour. The challenge of finding employees, motivating them, retaining them etc. There seems to be an ever-dwindling...
Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption
Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according to swine nutritionist...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A Hog and pigs report more pigs!
Last Friday the U.S.D.A released an inventory report for the U.S....
Friday, December 22, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico has experienced a good year 2017 in the swine industry. The national herd has expanded but at the same time pork prices keep working very well. ...
Boar stud requires high health status, zero tolerance for biosecurity errors
A boar stud producing semen for thousands of sows needs to maintain excellent health with the highest level of biosecurity possible....
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Genesus global technical report: The impact of selecting on FCR on pork quality
The discussion around pork quality has been going on for years, yet little has been done to do anything about it, genetically speaking....
Nutriad concludes maize mycotoxin survey Spain
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in solutions for Mycotoxin Management, continues to invest in mycotoxin surveys across the world. The annual surveys, which are shared with industry...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. small pig market on fire
The cash price for U.S. early weans and feeder pigs is on fire. Last week the U.S. cash feeder price for a 40lb pig averaged $73.37 each....
Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: USA
I have been reading articles about corn markets and the question that everyone wants an answer to, is:“ Will we see higher prices?”...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
What to expect during an on-farm CSI audit
An on-farm visit by an auditor will likely be routine for pork producers in the future. Knowing what an auditor expects and what pork producers can do during the audit will help prepare for a positive...
Hypor's new facility opens doors to the future
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
AASV: Improving Surveillance Keeps Emerging Diseases at Bay
ANALYSIS - The Province of Ontario is focused on emerging swine diseases and developing surveillance systems by bringing all the stakeholders together, including the government and private industry, to...
Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation
For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Hog markets shows profits for next 12 months
Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Pig Health Today launches mobile app
Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices....
Genesus Global Market Report: China - 8 December 2017
Last month a load of Genesus Purebred pigs arrived in North East China for Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co. Ltd. One of eight large companies that have made this region the growth hot spot for China....
Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)....
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