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18 January 2018
DanAvl now DanBred
DanBred will market, sell and advise on pig genetics worldwide....
17 January 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...
12 January 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...
11 January 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
09 January 2018
Danish research presents TN70 sow’s superior mothering ability
The Topigs Norsvin TN70 has better mothering skills than the DanAvl LY sow. She produces the same number of weaned pigs per litter with fewer resources. ...
The end of surgical castration?
The new alliance between Recombinetics and DNA Genetics is working towards breeding of sterile male pigs through genetic manipulation, with the primary aim being to end surgical castrations....
08 January 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...
04 January 2018
Combatting PRRSV: the new oral fluid IgM-IgA ELISA
Swine producers and veterinarians need both nucleic acid- and antibody-based tests to monitor PRRSV. PRRSV RT-PCR reflects virus circulation at the time of sample collection, whereas antibodies reveal...
19 December 2017
Genesus global technical report: The impact of selecting on FCR on pork quality
The discussion around pork quality has been going on for years, yet little has been done to do anything about it, genetically speaking....
14 December 2017
Hypor's new facility opens doors to the future
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. ...
13 December 2017
Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation
For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative...
08 December 2017
Norwegian legislative debate opens doors for gene editing in the pork industry
In a move that could have huge implications for global pork production, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board this week....
06 December 2017
Hypor exports excellence in partnership with Nugeporc
When you’re the best at what you do, how can you improve on that? One way is to do it in more places for more clients, and that’s exactly what Hypor is doing by partnering with Nugeporc in the Dominican...
New Hypor managing director brings wealth of experience
If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class. ...
05 December 2017
AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different...
29 November 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genetics - pork quality
We understand there is some push back from some Swine Genetic Companies regarding the new proposed grade system. They are saying, that to produce Prime or Choice Pork will increase cost of swine production....
Genesus Technical Report: Big data
Data collection and interpretation is a critical part to a swine genetics breeding program. Without data and its interpretation, genetic progress cannot be made. As technology evolves the ability to collect...
27 November 2017
Sow management tips: total preparation for top performance
Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round....
16 November 2017
Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
25 October 2017
FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
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...
 
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