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Monday, August 14, 2017
World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip week 2
This past week we were in France, Paris for a bit, but most of our time was in Brittany, where about 70% of Frances pig production is located....
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia Global Market Report August 08th 2017.
The live pig price in Russia is 118 Roubles ($1.96) per kg. With only a small number of new farms coming on line at the moment and sanctions in place until at least January 2019 there is little to considerably...
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois....
Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
Dedication to research and students wins professor Novus Teaching Honor
Dr. Gregoy Bédécarrats, professor at the University of Guelph, Canada is the 2017 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. A successful academic career, innovative research and his dedication to encouraging...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – summertime & the living is easy
Always reluctant to reference anything to do with the pork industry as easy; this is a game of inches and not for the faint of heart. One needs to fight for the nickels and dimes because all too often...
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip, England, Netherlands and Germany
This past week we met producers from England, Netherlands and Germany. Our Observations:...
Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow health
Urine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.1...
First shipment of Hypor genetic stock imported to distributor San Martin de Porres in Peru
Hypor recently exported 270 purebred pigs to distributor Huerta San Martin de Porres in Peru as part of Hypor’s expansion in Latin America. The great-grandparent (GGP) Landrace and Large White sows...
How to breed a robust pig
Developments in pig breeding have led to considerable positive genetic changes in production traits due to direct selective pressure on traits such as growth rate and feed efficiency. These genetic improvements...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Want better biosecurity? Start with your pig trailers
Improving transportation biosecurity may be the last frontier the swine industry needs to conquer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases....
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Global Market Report: Russia Market Report August 2017
The pig Price in Russia continues to remain high at 116 Roubles ($1.93) per live kg. High profits of up to $100 per pig for effective producers continue!...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Summer market continues to be lucrative
The summer hog market continues to provide strong profits. Lean Hogs over 90¢ lb. Last year same time U.S lean hogs were averaging 72¢ lb. The difference at least $36 per head to the better. Huge profit...
Feed biosecurity must address risk of PEDV transmission
The biosecurity of swine feed is important for producing healthy animals and safe pork. But until 2013, feed was considered a low-risk vehicle for transmitting viral pathogens to swine....
Monday, July 24, 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: July 17 USA Market Report
We have increased packing capacity coming up and that has been the talk of the industry. There has been sow expansion and will continue to see more as we fill this new capacity....
Ceva continues to deliver double-digit growth, sales up 20% versus S1 2016 driven by organic growth and acquisitions
Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €546m at the end of June 2017, representing growth of 20% versus last year and +6.6% at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Friday, July 21, 2017
Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
IAV-S Elimination in Breed-to-Wean Herds is Challenging - but Possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations....
Precision delivery coated butyrate: tackling Salmonella in pigs while increasing performance
When Salmonella is present in the gastro intestinal tract (GIT) of pigs, it might contaminate carcasses during the slaughter process, and become a source of food poisoning and bacterial gastro-enteritis...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
New Hypor Libra* meets the growing global demand for carcass quality
Hypor has combined the top genetics from Canada, France and Spain to improve the carcass quality of the new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star), the world’s most ‘prolificient’ sow: the sum of prolific...
Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra*
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Veterinarian offers tips for surviving CSI audits
While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Pork Commentary by Jim Long: National Pork Industry Conference Report July 17, 2017
Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held at Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Their were approximately 950 registrants for the four day conference. NPIC had many...
New Technology wins the Future!
The Animal Husbandry Innovation and Development Summit hosted by Big Dutchman, the world-leading supplier of livestock equipment, was successfully held at Grand Metropark Ocean Spring Resort Qingdao, China,...
Ceva Phylaxia inaugurates state of the art vaccine plant to support “Innovation with Impact” growth plan
7,8 billion forint (€ 25m) investment will significantly increase production at its Budapest Campus....
Hypor Magnus Boar scores high on Maple Leaf Foods’ monthly index ranking
Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016....
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jim Long - Pork Commentary : National Pork Industry Conference
This week the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin has 950 attendees. We were fortunate to speak. Here are some of the text of our talk: ...
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