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22 September 2017
Nutriad appoints business development manager
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. Around the world, the Belgium headquartered...
What does optimal FCR really mean?
As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR). While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability....
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - slow and steady wins the race?
StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow inventory...
PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis....
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21 September 2017
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
Continente Promotes Portuguese Pork in Stores
PORTUGAL - Portuguese hypermarket chain Continente is promoting national pork meat under its private label brand in all of its 255 stores....
19 September 2017
Taking oral-fluid samples for PRRS: How many and when?
Oral-fluid sampling can provide a simple, reliable way to surveil for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Marisa Rotolo, DVM, of Iowa State University, reported at the 2017 American...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Packer Capacity
Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day....
18 September 2017
Cargill Expands Animal Nutrition Business in Thailand
THAILAND - Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand....
15 September 2017
Can we find the ‘next PED’ before it finds us?
Paul Sundberg, DVM, recalls sitting around a conference table in San Diego in spring 2013, talking with other swine veterinarians about a new pig disease burning through China at the time. “We all said,...
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexican pork market
The Mexican pork market has been strengthened over the course of the current year. Despite having a slight decrease in the Easter season, which is normal due to a lower red meat consumption, the market...
14 September 2017
Hypor partners with Biotronics to improve accuracy and safety in ultrasound scanning
Hypor has signed a cooperation agreement with ultrasound technology company, Biotronics, in the research testing of the new BioQStation to improve the speed and animal safety of ultrasound scanning....
12 September 2017
Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
Can’t we just let boars be boars?
Growing up on a small pig farm in the 1960s, we castrated boar pigs to remove taint, the odor that emanated if you fried pork from an intact boar in the skillet. Boar taint is the primary reason farmers...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices have rapid decline
A month ago US 53-54% lean hog were 84c lb; last Thursday they were 67c lb. A drop of 17c or about $35 per head. Amazing what a few more hogs coming to the market and expectations of even lower prices...
Hypor Increases Genetic Progress with New Testing Station in Sichamps, France
Hypor is investing in a new facility in Sichamps, France with 72 Nedap Pig Performance testing (PPT) stations to track the daily growth and feed intake of the Hypor Maxter and Magnus boar....
11 September 2017
Cherkizovo Ranks First Among Russia's Meat Producers
RUSSIA - PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, last week announced that it has come first in the 2016 Agroinvestors ranking of Russia’s top meat producers....
07 September 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Gene edited pork, will anyone buy?
According to the Pew Research Center nearly 40% of the Americans believe Genetically Modified foods are bad for their health. In Europe we expect the percentage is higher....
Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market
Seaboard Triumph Foods new Sioux City Plant is open for business. As with any start-up it will have a bumpy start. We need to pay attention to exports as we are ramping up production and slaughter 10-12%....
04 September 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: China
China Pork prices were 14.36 CNY ($2.15 USD) per Kilogram as of August 23rd 2017. Although this seems like a real decrease from the 20 CNY ($3.00 USD) from a year ago this is more the average price over...
31 August 2017
A commercial porcince circovirus (PCV) type 2a- based vaccine reduces PCV2d viremia and shedding and prevents PCV2d transmission to naïve pigs under experimental conditions.
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccination has been effective in protecting pigs from clinical disease and today is used extensively. Recent studies in vaccinated populations indicate a major PCV2 genotype...
Evaluation of natural porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) subclinical infection and seroconversion dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages
This study aimed to determine the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) serological and virological dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages in a PCV2 subclinical infection (PCV2‑SI) scenario. ...
New Hypor Libra sow reduces feed costs from farrow to finish
The new Hypor Libra* sow meets today’s demands to produce more pork with less feed by reducing the amount of feed it takes to raise a pig from farrow to finish....
So far, so good: Pork producers adjusting well to new VFD rules
Implementation of the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) in swine has gone smoothly in the field, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, Iowa State University Extension....
30 August 2017
World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Spanish market started January with a live weight of 113,45Kg (86.68 kg carcass weight) has been the peak this year and with a selling price of 1,129 € / kg live weight, the lowest so far this year....
‘Secure Pork’ plan aims to ensure pig flow from uninfected farms during FAD outbreak
If a foreign animal disease (FAD) were to hit the US pork industry, the impact could be dramatic and widespread — most likely resulting in government-mandated quarantines around the affected areas to...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Midwest Road Trip
Last week went with two of my boys on a tour of the U.S Midwest. A few weeks ago we were in England and Europe, now my sons go to travel and see a different place, the countryside farmed by the families...
28 August 2017
Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
 
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