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Wednesday, August 30, 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?...
Thursday, June 08, 2017
World Pork Expo: Infection/Prevention Chain Helps Control PRRS
ANALYSIS - The Infection/Prevention Chain™ concept relies on a simple disease management equation: to control disease producers need to minimize disease exposure and maximize immunity....
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Growing Pig Population Is Reservoir for PRRSv
ANALYSIS - The growing pig population can be a reservoir for Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome virus (PRRSv), and it's costing producers plenty, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite. ...
Tuesday, March 28, 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....
Thursday, March 23, 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...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
PROVENIA Feed Supplement for More Potent Piglets
GLOBAL - PROVENIA feed supplement is a unique protected source of flavouring compounds, including benzoic acid. ...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Copper is Essential for Piglet Performance
GLOBAL - The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. ...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hypor Kanto Boars Shipped to Spain, Japan to Meet Strong Demand for Premium Pork
GLOBAL - Hypor Kanto pigs have been shipped to both Spain and Japan to meet the demand for a Duroc boar that is capable of producing premium pork for both the fresh meat and the processed meat markets....
Friday, October 07, 2016
National Panel Ranks Hypor Maxter Pork First for Flavour and Quality
GLOBAL - A new pork product line launched in October 2015, that is produced nearly exclusively by the Hypor Maxter sire and sow lines has ranked first in a national consumer trial that compares hams for...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hypor Boars Score a Cut Above the Competition for Meat Quality
US - Both of Hypor’s Duroc boars made the final cut at MoonRidge Foods (MRF), based on their exceptional meat quality. MRF recently invested $52 million into a new, niche pork processing plant in Pleasant...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Safer, Cleaner Method to Test Swine Carcasses for Trichinella
SWITZERLAND - Abattoirs and meat packers have a cleaner, safer way to test swine carcasses for potentially dangerous Trichinella at meat inspection – new PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Prescription Vaccines Offer Rapid Response Solutions to Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - New USDA regulations will allow producers access to more herd-specific or prescription vaccines, so a farmer can customize their vaccine portfolio to their herd that can be validated by USDA,...
Monday, May 04, 2015
Diagnostics at Work: Tissue Sampling
US - Tissue samples can be tested for the presence of a range of pathogens, according to Life Technologies. ...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
High-quality Antioxidant Improves Pig Growth, Meat Quality
US - New research shows supplementing pig diets with a high-quality antioxidant optimises growth and meat quality, reports Novus....
Monday, March 30, 2015
Genesus Discusses the Intricacies of Carcass and Meat Quality
CANADA - Raising pigs is all about feeding a rapidly growing human population and profitability. It is easy to identify the key components to a successful and profitable operation: sow productivity, growth...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tackle Boar Taint and Control Unpleasant Odours
THE NETHERLANDS - With regulations ahead restricting castration of male pigs in a number of countries, Hypor is working on the selection of boars with a reduced incidence of boar taint....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the 'Pork 101' education workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
More Convenient Gletvax Six for Protecting Piglets
UK - A larger multi-dose bottle of Gletvax® 6, the vaccine against E. coli and clostridial scours, will now make it more convenient to protect large numbers of piglets....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Pork Commentary: Russian Road Trip - Week 3
RUSSIA - We just spent our third week in Russia, writes Jim Long. It is a big country and we have seen much of it, he says, and as we all know, swine farms are not in cities so we have been much of our...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Better Meat Quality with Duroc Genetics
GLOBAL - Duroc genetics contribute towards improved meat quality, according to Lorne and Vicki Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in China....
Monday, January 20, 2014
Zoetis Breaks New Ground in Sustainable Pork Production
US - IMPROVEST® life cycle assessment and Environmental Product Declaration represents the first to be awarded to an animal health company, according to Zoetis....
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Economic Analysis Reveals How Pork Producers Can Profit from Intact Boars
US - Experts point to cost savings and increased revenue potential from intact males using Improvest, according to Zoetis....
Friday, November 01, 2013
Improvest Implementation Programme Earns FSIS Status Upgrade
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a Directive regarding on-farm protocols for using IMPROVEST (gonadotropin releasing factor analogue - diphtheria...
Monday, June 03, 2013
Innovation Drives Zoetis
ANALYSIS - Gloria Basse, Group Director - US Pork, discusses two innovations from Zoetis - a vaccine for swine flu and their introduction of a product that is an alternative to physical castration in male...
 
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