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26 September 2017
New Livestock Model for Stroke Could Speed Discovery
US - It is well-known in the medical field that the pig brain shares certain physiological and anatomical similarities with the human brain. So similar are the two that researchers at the University of...
06 September 2017
Nutrition Key to Improved Reproductive Performance, Longevity of Sows
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal suggests a greater focus on nutrition in the sow herd can result in better conception rates, improved milk production during lactation, reduce re-breeding intervals...
25 August 2017
Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
14 August 2017
China-born Clones Bring Pig Organs Closer for Human Transplants
CHINA - Scientists have cloned genetically modified piglets that may prove a safe source of organs for transplants into humans....
28 July 2017
Manitoba Swine Vets Apply PED Strategies to Address PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says swine veterinarian in Manitoba have stepped up their focus on addressing a new more virulent strain of Porcine Reproductive...
24 July 2017
Using Pig Model to Study Chronic Diseases May Help Minimise Drug Failure Rate
GLOBAL - Scientists may be able to minimise the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according...
21 July 2017
Human in Vitro Fertilisation Could Evolve Thanks to Piglet Study
US - It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and $15,000 each session plus the cost of medications, which could average between...
05 July 2017
World's First Pigs Cloned by Robotic Instrument Born in Tianjin
CHINA - Recently, China proved its success in cloning pigs, as test results show the new-born pigs and their surrogate sows are unrelated....
22 June 2017
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
15 June 2017
World Pork Expo: PIC Advances Swine Nutrition with Manual, New Tools
ANALYSIS - At PIC, they are providing genetics as well as the technical expertise to producers to help realize the genetic potential at the slat level. One of those areas of technical expertise that PIC...
10 June 2017
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Expects Strong '17 Pig Prices in US, China & EU
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics, shares expectations for 2017 pig prices in the US, Canada, Russia, China and the EU, as well as global drivers of the swine industry....
25 May 2017
Scientists Develop New Device to Overcome Pig Genome Flaw
UK - Scientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry[1], have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding....
08 May 2017
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Pig price currently is currently 110 Roubles per live kg ($1,92). For good farmers, pigs continue to be very profitable, but for many not! according to Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS,...
05 May 2017
Pork Commentary: Lean Hog Futures Show Some Life!
US - In the last week US summer lean hog futures have jumped 6¢ lb. or about $12.00 a head. ...
24 April 2017
Selection Intensity and Genetic Improvement
CANADA - Animal breeding aims to improve livestock populations by utilizing the genetic differences among individuals, writes Dinesh Thekkoot, PhD, University of Alberta and Genesus Inc....
21 April 2017
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork exports grew 9.5 per cent in 2016, compared to the previous year, writes Fernando Ortiz....
19 April 2017
Pork Commentary: China, China, China
CHINA - China’s current hog price liveweight is 16.49 CNY/kg, or US$1.08 liveweight/lb. The USA liveweight price is $0.47/lb and Spain $0.62/lb. It doesn’t take an ag-economist sitting in a university...
13 April 2017
US Hog Market
US - Outside influences on markets always seem to be that black swan event we never saw coming, writes Allan Bentley....
12 April 2017
Pork Commentary: Global Arable Acres
GLOBAL - Since 2006, a record increase of 179 million acres (82 million hectares) of crop production has been brought in worldwide. This increase was brought on by two main drivers. US corn Ethanol subsidisation...
06 April 2017
EU and Spain Hog Markets
EU - The price of pork continues to recover in these first months of 2017, and last week has closed at 1,310 € / kg / live, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
28 March 2017
Pork Commentary: Brazil - Glass House Syndrome
BRAZIL - The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
23 March 2017
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production...
21 March 2017
Pork Commentary: US Market Update
US - The US lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54 per cent lean hogs, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
16 March 2017
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market....
15 March 2017
Jim Long’s Pork Commentary: US and Canada Inventory Up 3%
US & CANADA - Twice a year, the United States and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base....
13 March 2017
The Key Elements of Genotype Panels
CANADA - Genomics has become commonplace for any serious swine genetics company and it is used to improve genetic gain, which directly affects profitability for the customer, writes Nick Boddicker, PhD....
09 March 2017
Mexico Hog Market Report
MEXICO - Mexico, as a price taker from US prices, has experienced relatively unusual behavior over the last few months, with higher prices compared to its North American counterpart. However, during recent...
08 March 2017
Pork Commentary: European Swine Inventory
EU - Last week, Eurostat released inventories of the breeding herd and pigs in inventory in the 28 countries in the European Union, writes Jim Long, President – CEO Genesus Inc....
02 March 2017
Unique Structure of ASF Virus Enzyme May Allow Drug Development
CHINA - A DNA-copying protein from a lethal pig virus has a unique structure that may offer a target for drugs designed to combat this important agricultural disease, according to a study published 28...
USA Hog Market Report
US - I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount, writes Allan Bentley....
 
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