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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
PCV3: A challenge independent from PCV2
Anyone involved in raising pigs is aware of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), but new on the scene is porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3). Although the two viruses are both circular DNA viruses in the same...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA projects record corn yield
Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is correct it will be a record yield....
Monday, August 13, 2018
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter August 2018
In the third edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look why age and bodyweight are the most important indicators for economic success. ...
Thursday, August 09, 2018
New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
Treating swine drinking water
Adjusting pH: Part three in the Hogslat series on proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection...
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: USA August 2018
The 4th quarter in the hog production business has always been a challenge....
Market not looking very shiny?
Jim Long commentary: A year ago, US 53-54 percent lean hogs were 86¢ lb but last week they were near 66¢ lb. That’s $40 per head less. A huge difference. Pushing close to $100 million less per week...
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Gu Yaping joins Genesus as General Manager for China
Genesus is proud to announce that Gu Yaping has joined our team as General Manager for China....
What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds...
Sunday, August 05, 2018
First ASF case reaches China
China has encountered its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to reports from animal health officials in the country....
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
New research confirms flies can spread diseases to pigs
Central Life Sciences has confirmed a ground-breaking revelation for the swine industry – flies can infect pigs with diseases including PEDV and Senecavirus A...
Culbertson joins Osborne sales staff
Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries Inc, is pleased to announce that Cory Culbertson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment...
EU court rules gene editing = GMO
Jim Long provides commentary on the recent changes regarding gene editing as GMO and how this could affect pork demand from consumers...
Monday, July 30, 2018
China Market Report
Genesus provides a market update for the China hog market...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market update
The future of U.S. markets especially this fall looks far from optimistic. December hogs in the 40’s would mean lots of people losing upwards of $30-40 per head....
Genesus and Kaiyong Group form a strategic alliance
Genesus is very proud to announce a strategic alliance with Kaiyong Group in Gaoping City, Shanxi Province, P.R. of China....
MSD Animal Health teams with Penn Vet to host swine university to educate young veterinary professionals
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. is proud to host Swine University, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), to help educate...
PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity
Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds. But reliable tests to confirm biosecurity compliance...
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish Pork markets
With 49.6 million market hogs and about 4.25 million tons of pork produced in 2017, Spain is the fourth largest producer of pork in the world....
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. ...
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