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Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. Disease challenges in swine production continue to reduce output and temper profitability potential (VanderWaal and Deen, 2018). Treatments are expensive and vaccines are not fully effective. Moreover, existing pathogens can transform into new variants, and there is a continued risk for new infectious agents (Fournie et al., 2015). New […] The post Genesus Global Technical Report, Indicator traits and their application to selection for disease resilience appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. ”more
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
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Read our list of practical steps to add to your weekly checklist to prevent longer term repairs and make overall maintenance easier. Part of a successful strategy involves spreading hog facility maintenance tasks across different timelines to keep them from becoming overwhelming. While some hog facility maintenance steps should be part of your daily routine, […] The post Weekly Hog Facility Maintenance appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. ”more
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
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Farmscape for June 17, 2021 Full Interview 15:48 Listen   A Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, as liter sizes increase, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to ensure each piglet receives enough milk for optimal growth. Over the past 40 years the average number of piglets born per litter in the […] The post Genetic Companies Stepping Up Focus on Sow Milk Production Research appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. ”more
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
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Farmscape for June 18, 2021 Full Interview 11:41 Listen An Associate Professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is encouraging pork producers to apply the lessons learned from the COVID pandemic to the prevention of Influenza on the farm. Reduced travel, social distancing and the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, […] The post Pork Producers Encouraged to Apply Lessons learned from COVID to Preventing Influenza Spread appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. ”more
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
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Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures fell by an exchange-imposed limit for a second consecutive session on Thursday as commodities declined broadly. Selling by index funds fueled losses in markets from hogs to cattle and corn, after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it might raise interest rates sooner than expected, said Dennis Smith, a […] The post LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures drop by daily limit for second consecutive day appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. ”more
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
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