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Monday, April 28, 2014
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....
Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
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...
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Continues to Run Higher than a Year Ago
US - The US hog market continues to run over $100 per head higher than last year. It is unprecedented, with weekly US hog marketings of over two million a week and pork production just fractionally lower...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Novartis Launches Strenzen for Treatment of Respiratory, Enteric Diseases in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Novartis Animal Health (NAH) has announced the launch of Strenzen® (amoxicillin, clavulanic acid), an oral water medication for pigs containing a combination of amoxicillin trihydrate (500mg/g)...
Sow Pregnancy Rates Compared: ASIC versus Foam Catheters
THAILAND - Sow pregnancy rates were higher using a catheter from Absolute Swine Insemination Company (ASIC) than a conventional foam-tip catheter, according to K. Kaeoket, D. Laohasinnarong and P Chanapiwat...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI),...
Govt Invests in Strategy to Make UK Farming Competitive, Sustainable
UK - The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, resilient and sustainable. The British Pig &...
Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - What else can one say when market hog price is near double from the same week a year ago ($260.45 vs $142.32), writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service at Genesus Ontario....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced their successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond Publishing....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
New Pig Sector Website for Spanish Readers
GLOBAL - A new website covering the pig sector for Spanish readers has been launched by 5m Publishing....
Pork Commentary: Hog Market Continues to Defy Gravity
US - We have to say the level of current cash hog prices baffles us. Last week US Hog Marketings – 2,030,000 – 53–54 per cent lean hogs. $129.31/lb.; average weight 217.15 lbs, writes Jim Long President...
Can AIAO Breeding Practices Break the Lifecycle of PEDV?
US - With the aim to break the lifecycle of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus in breeding units without the use of drugs or non-existent vaccines, Mark Anderson of Absolute Swine Insemination Co....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Ramon Jimenez Appointed New Manager of TOPIGS Philippines
PHILIPPINES - TOPIGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramon Jimenez as General Manager of TOPIGS Philippines with effect from 12 February 2014....
New, Unrelated Virus Strains Invade US Swine
US - At the recent American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) meeting, an important topic was confirmation of the presence of multiple strains of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) and Swine...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Mexico Hog Markets
MEXICO - April farm grain prices forecasted were: a) corn at $3,410 /Ton ($256 USD), b) sorghum $3,160 /Ton ($238 USD) and c) soybean meal $8,500/Ton ($ 640 USD), write Dr Carlos Peralta, President and...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pig Producers Urged to Vaccinate against Swine Influenza
UK - Following an announcement by the AHVLA at the end of 2013 regarding an increase in swine influenza diagnoses in the UK, Merial Animal Health is urging pig farmers to consider vaccination against the...
Tips on Hospital Pen Management
UK - The purpose of a hospital pen on the pig farm, as its name implies, is to provide a comfortable environment in which to treat ill pigs and give them a good chance of recovery, says ACMC veterinary...
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...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Testimonial from Maple Creek Lane on Absolute Swine Catheters
US - The site manager of Maple Creek Lane describes his experiences of using Absolute AI catheters from the Absolute Swine Insemination Company, LLC (ASIC)....
Pork Commentary: USA - 1 March Hog and Pigs Report
US - The USDA released the 1 March "Hogs and Pigs" report last Friday, writes Jim Long....
Genesus Announces Opening of Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer
CANADA - Garth Braun General Manager has announced the opening of the Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer. ...
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