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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...
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...
 
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