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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
VIV Europe Exhibitors Look Ahead, Present Product Trends
THE NETHERLANDS - Companies that will be exhibiting at VIV Europe 2014 have been describing the products and systems that they will unveil at the animal protein agribusiness show taking place in Utrecht...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Sustainable Intensification: Theme for VIV Europe 2014
THE NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe 2014 - the most prestigious trade show for innovative livestock farming, the production of meat, poultry, eggs, animal feed production, breeding stock, animal health and food...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Feed Forms a Focus of VIV Europe 2014
THE NETHERLANDS - In May 2014, professionals from the world of feed finally have the chance to return to their favourite Dutch city for a global expo - VIV Europe....
Monday, October 28, 2013
VIV Europe 2014: Back to Business
NETHERLANDS - Exhibition manager Ruwan Berculo said VIV Europe 2014 will be back to business when the world expo for poultry and livestock husbandry and processing returns in May 2014....
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
TOPIGS Adds Profit to Each Finisher Pig
NETHERLANDS - Genetic progress at TOPIGS adds €2.64 profit per finisher pig per year....
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hypor Extends Genomic Selection to Customer Level
NETHERLANDS - Global pig genetics specialist, Hypor, is leading the way forward in pig breeding by standardizing the use of Genomic Selection in its breeding program. ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
First Hendrix Genetics Academy Connects Science, Industry
THE NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics has launched a new initiative to help connect academic research in animal genetics and commercial breeding. A group of scientists, researchers, students and geneticists...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
TOPIGS Finds SNPs for Litter Birthweight and Litter Uniformity
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS has found several SNPs which explain genetic variation in litter birthweight and litter uniformity and can be used to breed sows that farrow large, heavy and uniform litters....
Monday, November 12, 2012
Hypor Moves Into a New Era of Genomic Selection
NETHERLANDS - Hypor’s first-to-market Genomic Selection breeding program enhances precision for genetic selection in pig breeding. ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
New Breeding Programme Manager for TOPIGS
NETHERLANDS - Javier Corchero will be the new breeding programme manager at the TOPIGS head office in Vught (Holland) with effect from 1 November....
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Hypor Publishes First Expert Articles
NETHERLANDS - MAX’ing Capacity concentrates on total system profitability, maximising the bottom line instead of focusing on a single trait or phase....
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Netherlands Reinforces Position in Innovative Livestock Breeding
NETHERLANDS - Four Netherlands-based international companies - CRV (beef cattle), Hendrix Genetics (poultry and pigs), TOPIGS (pigs) and Cobb Europe (poultry) and Wageningen University & Research have...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Hypor Works with Genomics Lab to Create Industry First
NETHERLANDS - Lead scientists in Hypor, the pig breeding division of Hendrix Genetics, have teamed up with Hendrix Genetics’ new Genomics Laboratory to develop an innovative and effective programme of...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
VIV Europe 2014 Kicks off Full Force
NETHERLANDS - In spring 2014, VNU Exhibitions will hold its flagship-event, VIV Europe. As world expo for animal husbandry and processing, VIV Europe 2014 will welcome feed-to-meat professionals from all...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Genomic Selection Now Used in TOPIGS Dam Lines
NETHERLANDS - At the beginning of June, TOPIGS started to use genomic selection in dam line breeding as well. This means that sows and boars for breeding are now partly selected on the basis of information...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Key Success Factors for the Pork Value Chain
NETHERLANDS - Hypor communicates the first three of nine key success factors from their MAX’ing Capacity philosophy for maximizing total system profitability MAX’ing Capacity is about MAX’imizing...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
FCR TOPIGS Finishers Improves by 0.07
NETHERLANDS - Dutch pig farms with TOPIGS finishers realised an FCR of 2.55 in 2011....
Friday, June 15, 2012
TOPIGS Sows: 28.8 Weaned Piglets Per Year
NETHERLANDS - Pig farms with TOPIGS sows produced an average of 28.8 weaned piglets per sow per year in 2011. The top 10 per cent of farms achieved 31.6 weaned piglets per sow per year. This was revealed...
Friday, February 24, 2012
BIG Challenge: Fight Against Cancer
NETHERLANDS - BIG Challenge is an initiative by the pig breeding industry against cancer. ...
Monday, February 20, 2012
New Structure for TOPIGS Departments
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS has given its research, support and development department a new structure....
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Trainee Says Foreign Internship was Worthwhile
NETHERLANDS - "Every trainee who gets offered such a chance should take it!" Carolin Schlömer was absolutely thrilled when she recently returned to the Netherlands from Malaysia where she completed a...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Westerhof Appointed Director of TOPIGS Nederland
NETHERLANDS - Michiel Westerhof has been appointed as the new director of TOPIGS Nederland. ...
Friday, December 09, 2011
SNPs for More Uniform and Bigger Litters Found
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS researchers have found a series of SNPs that define the region of the genome that explains genetic variation for litter size and uniformity between litters. ...
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Swine Dewormer Receives Positive Opinion in EU
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) yesterday announced that it has received positive opinion from the CVMP in the European Union for PANACUR® AquaSol...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
TOPIGS and Schothorst Feed Research to Collaborate
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS and Schothorst Feed Research are going to collaborate. In its stalls, Schothorst Feed Research will do research for TOPIGS. The information obtained will be used for TOPIGS’ breeding...
Thursday, October 06, 2011
TOPIGS Introduces New Feeding Advice for Sows
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS is introducing a new feeding advice for their sows. Nowadays, highly productive sows have different nutritional needs compared to sows a few years ago. Sow feeding guidelines therefore...
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Average Gain TOPIGS Finishers 806 Grams/Day
NETHERLANDS - TOPIGS finishers realised an average daily gain of 806 gram in 2010. ...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Merck Breaks Ground for Vaccine Plant Expansion
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, has announced that it has embarked on the expansion of a vaccine manufacturing unit at its Biosciences Center...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Better Piglets and Stronger Sows
NETHERLANDS - Extra balanced breeding can result in sows producing stronger and heavier piglets concludes TOPIGS’ researcher, Rob Bergsma, in his PhD research....
Friday, June 17, 2011
New CTO Appointed for Pigture Group
NETHERLANDS - Hans Olijslagers has been appointed as the new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Pigture Group. He will assume his responsibilities with effect from 1 September 2011. ...
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