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02 November 2018
University of Missouri receives $7.2 million to continue swine research
The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC)...
01 November 2018
Hypor announces birth of first batch of Maxter piglets
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, at the beginning of this year Hypor opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France....
20 October 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: France October 2018
This summer the average pork price has been much lower than summer from the previous year and reached a maximum price of 1.296 €/kg (1,498 $/ kg carcass) at the beginning of September....
19 October 2018
US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
02 October 2018
Are we breeding our sows to death?
Reports have emerged that sow death rates in the US are rising at an alarming rate, causing concern for intensive farming methods. Researchers believe the rise in mortality could be linked to a rise in...
24 September 2018
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...
31 August 2018
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....
16 August 2018
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15 August 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Party’s over, now what?
Two months ago Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at $10.35 per pig and producer profitability levels $13.29 per pig average producer and $34.30 per pig excellent...
Hypor building for the future
With Hypors’ continued growth in the Americas and around the world, we are enlarging our global nucleus population and reinvesting in our production assets....
08 August 2018
Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA August 2018
The 4th quarter in the hog production business has always been a challenge....
07 August 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....
01 August 2018
Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility
The Pig Site speaks to Karl Kerns, fertility researcher at the University of Missouri and author of a recently published study investigating the true function of zinc in sperm maturation and swine fertility...
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...
30 July 2018
China Market Report
Genesus provides a market update for the China hog market...
24 July 2018
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....
20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
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. ...
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:...
09 July 2018
Pirbright lead €5.6 million consortium to DEFEND against ASF
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute are spearheading a 31 member consortium named ‘DEFEND’ which has been awarded €5.6 million by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme to study two viral...
04 July 2018
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...
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....
03 July 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...
02 July 2018
Do you know your tech? Innovations in swine management could change the way you farm forever
Aidan Connolly is Alltech's chief innovation officer who has a keen interest in developing innovative, nutrition-based technologies. The Pig Site spoke to Aidan to get his expert opinion on emerging technology...
26 June 2018
Uganda pork producers to benefit from improved pig breeds
Uganda is one of the best pork consuming countries in Africa; it has per capita consumption estimated at more than 3.4kg per person per year according to FAO estimates of 2011 and is the highest in the...
13 June 2018
The mousetrap: customising vaccines for your herd
World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in vaccine technology with Joe Roder, DVM, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health...
12 June 2018
PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China....
 
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