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Monday, January 29, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Pork price for the Spanish market has ended 2017 at € 1,015 / kg live weight, above 1€ but bordering this. 2018 has already come down from the psychological barrier of 1€ to 0.995 / kg live weight....
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations....
Giantstar and PIC China enter into a long term partnership
Giantstar and PIC have recently signed a multi-year agreement to support the development of a new 50,000 sow breeding system. This agreement will significantly expand the Giantstar business and strengthen...
Individual pig care offers path to better health, uniformity
When sorting pigs for market, one priority is to keep variation to a minimum, as a more uniform group is more likely to receive top dollar. But making pig uniformity part of the management strategy from...
Hypor expands US presence with new hire
Hypor continues to grow throughout the US, and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that....
Friday, January 19, 2018
Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialogue
Pork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director of...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Genesus global technical report: Adding customer value with genotype information
Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values...
Nutriad announce the appointment of Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico.
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, announced the appointment of Juan Carlos Bello as Technical Sales Manager Swine and Poultry in Mexico. The local Nutriad team is based out of Irapuato (Guanajuato)...
In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Zoetis Launches Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV In the European Union
Zoetis today announced the launch of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV in most European Union countries, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Real productivity
There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector....
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health looks to the future with appointment of David Strachan as head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health....
New swine claim for Lincomix® provides flexible dosing for M. hyo
Pork producers battling swine respiratory disease associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) now have more flexibility when using Lincomix® (lincomycin hydrochloride) Type A medicated article,...
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....
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