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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A. September Hogs and Pigs Report
The U.S.D.A. released the September Hogs and Pigs report last Thursday. The market reaction was about a $2.00 average jump in lean hog futures on Friday. Obviously, traders saw the report as neutral to...
Monday, October 01, 2018
CBS launches new Feed Science Platforms for optimising pig production
Canadian Bio-Systems Inc (CBS Inc) has launched the main phase rollout of its new Feed Science Platforms (FSPs), offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced bio-based feed technology solutions to benefit...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
What's all that gunk on my cool cell pads?
Allowing mineral deposits and algae to accumulate on evaporative pads will eventually clog the pad openings causing a restriction of the airflow into the building....
Friday, September 28, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market Report, Sept 2018
African Swine Fever….I am a little surprised this is not bigger news all over the hog industry....
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog market rebound
Last Friday the to US lean hog price averaged 60.24¢ lb. A huge jump over the last few weeks of close to $30 per head from market lows....
Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitability
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, but it still damages the bottom line, according to Lynn Pavlovic, DVM, Iowa Select Farms....
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
Modern agriculture embraces many new technologies-Smartphones, wireless climate sensors, GPS crop monitoring, whole-house climate controls, and robotic cow milkers....
Monday, September 24, 2018
Merck Animal Health introduces new vaccine for PRRS
The total cost of productivity losses due to PRRS in the U.S. national breeding and growing-pig herds is an estimated $638 million annually....
Nutriad pursuing growth in China
Global feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in palatability; mycotoxin management and gut health solutions, was present at VIV China in Nanjing to interact with customers, distributors and key opinion...
Genesus global technical report: Large litters and piglet quality a necessary tradeoff?
Litter size at birth has been considered one of the most important traits for evaluating sow prolificacy for the past few decades. Genetic selection for highly prolific sows has resulted in notable improvement...
You can't afford a cheap motor
Replacing motors on feed systems and ventilation fans is maintenance cost familiar to all hog and poultry growers....
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: China Market Report, Sept 2018
We just returned from 2 weeks of travel within China. ...
CID Lines joins forces with Meratech in Russia, affirming its leading position in the hygiene chemicals sector
CID Lines, the leading Belgium-based manufacturer of cleaning and disinfection products for the agricultural, food processing and vehicle care markets, have announced the closing of its agreement with...
Biomin launches Spectrum Top 50® advanced mycotoxin detection service
The new LC-MS/MS method for multi-mycotoxin analysis can determine over 50 different mycotoxins and metabolites in a single run, making it the most advanced mycotoxin detection commercially available....
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Nutriad obtains ISO certifications in China
Feed Flavor International (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd (FFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, is a leading Chinese producer of palatability solutions for animal feed....
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
New software streamlines custom-vaccine management for livestock veterinarians
Newport Laboratories, Inc., a leader in livestock custom-made vaccines (CMVs), today launches HerdPoint,™ a new solution for veterinarians that streamlines the nonadjacent-herd approval process and ongoing...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Where we at? Some observations
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or ag. economist to see that USA-Canada hog market sucks....
Dee: African swine fever outbreak in China major threat to US pork
News that China broke with African swine fever (ASF) generated great concern for many in the US swine industry, including Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services....
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
New 5-Quart presentation of Triamulox™ liquid concentrate eases medication storage, handling for pork producers
A water-soluble antibiotic used widely in the pork industry to treat herds for respiratory and enteric disease is now available in a five-quart bottle for easier storage and handling with less waste....
Genesus global technical report: Feed intake, growth and health
All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for about 55-65% of the total cost. So improvement of feed efficiency has always been a priority in pig breeding and selection...
Nutriad opens refurbished UK office
Global feed additive leader Nutriad, recently opened its refurbished and renovated offices in Chester (UK), home of the paltability centre of excellence for the global group. ...
Friday, September 07, 2018
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter September 2018
In the fourth edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we present the findings of a recent field trial of our latest vaccine Hyogen and reveal 5 common biosecurity mistakes to avoid....
Thursday, September 06, 2018
BigFarmNet bundles flow of digital data under one single roof
Mike Brade from the British Big Dutchman agency Newquip on BigFarmNet, the future-oriented Big Dutchman management software for pig units from one single source....
Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia
Pig price jumps in Thailand. ...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Eastern Europe road trip – Week 2
Last week Spencer, Aidan and I continued our trip trough Eastern Europe visiting both Poland and Ukraine....
Friday, August 31, 2018
Tips for proper selection of cleaning, disinfection products
Proper cleaning and disinfection are requisites to achieving effective disease prevention and world-class swine production. Unfortunately, I’ve found some swine operations occasionally cut corners in...
Genesus Global Market Report: Russian market report, August 2018
The Russian pig price remains strong at 123 Roubles (US$1.81) per kg live-weight including VAT....
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip
This past week we spent in Russia. I visited several customers and prospects with two of my sons Spencer and Aidan....
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