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Friday, May 09, 2014
Viet Nam: Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus Viet Nam and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Viet Nam, provide the latest update on the Vietnamese hog market....
Thursday, May 08, 2014
New Respiratory Health Programmes Allow Swine Experts to “Breathe Easy”
GLOBAL - With 90 per cent of swine farms worldwide affected by respiratory disease and an urgent need to preserve the future of antibiotics by reducing their widespread prophylactic use, Ceva says that...
Gain Time by Cleaning
BELGIUM - After the animals are moved out of their pens, it’s time to start the cleaning protocol, says CID Lines. The sooner you start the better!...
EU Registration - A Worldwide Quality Benchmark
EU - The EU registration for mycotoxin deactivation products is not only the legal basis for official mycotoxin claims, according to Biomin. It is also a detailed evaluation with high standards for the...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Positive EFSA Opinion on FUMzyme Mycotoxin Biotransformation
EU - Biomin reports that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a positive Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of FUMzyme® — the first purified enzyme to biotransform fumonisins...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Pork Commentary: Canadian Packer Saga Continues?
CANADA - It was reported last week that a judge in Toronto, Ontario, will be asked to appoint a receiver to sell the assets of Quality Meat Packers and Toronto Abattoirs Ltd., two related companies, writes...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Novus Manufacturing Receives Outstanding Performance Award
CHINA - The Novus International, Inc., manufacturing plant in Shanghai has been awarded the 2013 Annual Agricultural Product Quality Safety Supervision Outstanding Performance Award and recognised as 'Class...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
ACMC Tip: Transport Hygiene Vital
UK - The role of transport in the potential spread of diseases such as swine dysentery, and PED in the United States, emphasises the need to pay very close attention to vehicle hygiene, advises ACMC veterinary...
Ceva Hosts Second Biotech Innovation Day in the US
US - Ceva’s Global Biology Industrial Team recently held its second 'Together, Creative Innovation-Day' at its US biology campus, in Kansas City. Developing partnerships is a key part of Ceva’s 'Together,...
JSR Genetics Appoints Meat Science Director
UK - Affirming their strong commitment to improving the eating quality of pork, JSR Genetics has appointed Caroline Mitchell as Director of Meat Science....
Circovac® Delivers Clear Economic Gain
UK - An economic gain of around £3.33 per pig can result from vaccinating piglets with Circovac according to research presented by Merial at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)...
MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 6th ESPHM
ITALY - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) will present results from more than 20 studies at the 6th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Sorrento...
Russia Hog Markets
RUSSIA - Russia is experiencing the same high prices for pork as in North America – for some of the same reasons and also for political reasons. This week market prices are at 120 rubles/kg, average...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Zoetis Demonstration Farm Showcases Improvest
US - Zoetis has opened a demonstration farm in Greensburg, Indiana, to broaden understanding on the use of immunological castration (IC) in US pork production systems. ...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Pork Commentary: March Pork Production, Cold Storage Lower
US - US pork production of 1.85 billion pounds was down four per cent in March compared to last year. Hog slaughter was down seven per cent from March 2013. The average live weight was up 8 pounds from...
Monday, April 28, 2014
ACMC Announces Efficiency Improvements Worth £220 Million
UK - There is still plenty of scope for pig farmers to improve their efficiency — that’s the message that national genetics company, ACMC, will be delivering at the British Pig & Poultry Fair....
Boehringer Ingelheim Launches 3FLEX 50 Doses HSB Vaccine for Swine
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) introduces the 3FLEX® 50 Doses HSB (head space bottle) vaccine for swine veterinarians and producers to control three of the most common respiratory...
Biomin, BOKU Awarded First Place for Fumonisin Research
AUSTRIA - In the latest acknowledgement for pioneering research in mycotoxins at Biomin, the Vienna-based B&C Foundation has awarded the first place in the Houska Prize for the fumonisin-degrading enzyme...
'Spy in the Sty' Research Yields Big Benefits
UK - A product heralding a major breakthrough in pig management will be launched at the British Pig and Poultry Fair. The In-pen Voluntary Access Scale — a growth sensor — will enable farmers to ‘see’...
JSR Signs Deal to Supply Stock to Establish Nucleus Herd in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - One of Viet Nam’s leading farming companies has invested in JSR’s world-class genetics alongside the consultancy services of Checkfarm, to establish a nucleus farm and develop their business...
Importance of Host Genetics to Population Health
CANADA - Population health is one of the most important factors to swine production and overall profitability. No matter how superior the genetics, a dead animal is a financial loss to the producer, writes...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Sow Management: Bongdong Trumpets Stellar Production
SOUTH KOREA - The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
New Title Shows David Brown Was a Global Leader
GLOBAL - The international importance of a Yorkshire-based tractor company is being detailed in a new publication to be released next month....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Zoetis Announces Appointment of Glenn David as Acting CFO
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced that Glenn David, senior vice president of Finance Operations, has been named acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and will assume responsibility for the oversight of the...
Less Invasive Diagnostic Sampling Using Oral Fluids To Be Main Topic of Special Seminar at ESPHM Congress
ITALY - A free, educational seminar about the benefits of collecting and testing oral fluids for diseases in swine will be held just before the 2014 European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Stage Set for World Pork Expo’s MusicFest
US - World Pork Expo takes a festive turn on Thursday, 5 June, as the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presents MusicFest. This year’s lineup of performers features country music newcomer Jake...
Vega Joins Genesus Team in Western Europe
EU - Genesus has announced that Mercedes Vega has joined Genesus in Western Europe as General Director, with initial sales responsibilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. ...
Pork Commentary: US Hog Supply Drops
US - It was good to see US hog marketings at 2,007,000 last week down even per cent from a year ago, writes Jim Long....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Comparison of Swine AI Procedures Between Traditional Cervical Catheters and a New Model of Hydraulic IUI under Field Conditions
An experiment in Thailand reveals better results for artificial insemination of sows using a new catheter from Absolute Swine Insemination Co. than a conventional foam-tipped catheter; more sows were bred...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Altresyn: Making Good Sow Productivity Even Better
DENMARK - Ceva’s expertise in the field of swine reproduction was put to the test with the introduction of Altresyn® in Denmark. With an average of 28.8 sold pigs per sow each year, Danish producers...
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