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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¢...
How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance....
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book
"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018,...
Strict biosecurity recommended in the fight against African Swine Fever
With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its spread through Eastern and Central Europe and industry leaders warning pig producers about an increased risk of ASF reaching the UK, speciality chemicals company...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates....
Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?
In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets....
Friday, June 15, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico pork market
Current Mexico pork market facts...
Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks
The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs)....
Thursday, June 14, 2018
CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms
Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms ...
Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018
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...
ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today...
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