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Friday, December 20, 2013
Zoetis Board Approves Payment Increase
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis Inc. has declared a first quarter dividend payable to holders of the company’s common stock of $0.072 per share, an increase of 11 per cent from the quarterly dividend...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
New Version of Easy-to-use Recording System
UK - A new version of PigCom, the popular electronic pig recording and herd management system, is available from ACMC....
Brazil: Hog Markets
BRAZIL - Although hog prices started to decline slowly in October, since the beginning of December they have recovered. In the south of Brazil, the spot price is around US$1.62 per kg live weight, while...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Dark Side of Evolution
UK - In an exclusive interview for 5m Retail, author David Soulsby talks about his new book "Animal Cannibalism" and the impetus for his research which resulted in this book. ...
Pork Commentary: Manitoba Hog Days Report
CANADA - Last week we attended Manitoba Hog Days which was held in Brandon, Manitoba, writes Jim Long....
Monday, December 16, 2013
Zoetis Supports FDA Efforts to Phase out Antibiotics
US - The US Food and Drug Administration finalised Guidance #213 establishing the procedures for voluntarily phasing out growth promotion indications in food-producing animals for medically important antibiotics...
Friday, December 13, 2013
Mintrex: More Than a Mineral; More to Come
US - While extensive research demonstrating the benefits of trace mineral use in animal feed has already been done, one R&D specialist at Novus believes in some ways the company has only just scratched...
Benefits for all Herds in Moving to Early M. hyopneumonia Vaccination
UK - Early vaccination of pig herds against enzootic pneumonia - as young as seven days of age - is recommended by veterinary surgeon John Hayden, who is seeing the benefits of this among his clients in...
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....
US, EU Swine Experts Exchange on Best Practice
US & EU - As Senior Partner at Carthage Veterinary Service (CVS), Illinois, USA, Dr Bill Hollis and his team oversee 27 farms representing approximately 118,000 sows....
Viet Nam: Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China and Meggie Vo, Research Assistant, provide the latest update on the Vietnamese hog market....
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Zoetis to Participate in 2013 Animal Health Summit
US - Zoetis Inc. will participate in the 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Animal Health Summit on Monday, 16 December, at the Bank of America Conference Center in Boston, MA. ...
Novus to Launch Customised Version of Global Corporate Website
GLOBAL - Novus launched its new global corporate website – www.novusint.com – in May of this year. The website was designed with Novus customers top-of-mind, incorporating features and content specifically...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Ceva, Sogeval in Exclusive Negotiations to Create Global Leader in Animal Health
GLOBAL - Ceva and Sogeval (a subsidiary of Sofiprotéol), based in Laval, announce the opening of exclusive negotiations to create a future alliance....
Pork Commentary: US PED Continues to Have Ramifications
US - This past week the spread of PED continued with it now in Nebraska. PED is cutting production, leading to greater demand for cash early wean and feeder pigs, according to Genesus CEO Jim Long....
Monday, December 09, 2013
Efficiently Filtering PRRS Viruses from Incoming Air
GLOBAL - Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) confronts pig producers throughout the world with big problems, says Big Dutchman: the pandemic disease severely affects the health of their...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Temple Joins Genesus Team
CANADA - Genesus has announced the appointment of Xavier Temple in the role as a Business Development Representative....
Russia: Hog Markets
RUSSIA - The first week of December sees the prices for pork holding steady in Russia as this region heads into the Christmas holidays. In the southern region, price of pork is about 90 rubles per kilo,...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Erber Group Campus
AUSTRIA - Biomin, as part of the Erber Group, began its move to a new campus location in Getzersdorf with a groundbreaking ceremony on 13 November 2013....
Informed Caregivers Can Help Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality Rates
US - As you prepare to turn the calendar to 2014, the end of the year is a great time to review your protocols, records and finances to look for ways to improve your operation. Zoetis says taking a closer...
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....
Pork Commentary: US Pork Cutouts Remain Strong
US - The Thanksgiving week although great for the family is not usually good for hog producers, as the holiday shortened week leads to fewer hours that packers operate. Many a year the Thanksgiving week...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Pig Health, Farm Management, Feed & Nutrition to be Discussed at 2014 Expo
US - The VIV International Pork Production Summit will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January 2014, during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress...
Spain: Hog Markets
SPAIN - The grain situation has created a better financial environment in Spain, just like almost everywhere else. However if we look at the ingredients used for feeding pigs in Spain, we can see that...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Commission Clears Acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher
EU - The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pork Commentary: Snapshot US Industry
US - Nothing like a few months (seemed forever) to get a huge correction in the swine economic equation, writes Jim Long....
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sow Longevity in the Swine Industry
CANADA - Sow longevity in the commercial swine industry, like in many other livestock industries, has long been recognised as an economically important but complex trait, writes Genesus geneticist, Dr...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Cold Weather Semen Storage
UK - As the weather turns colder pig farmers should review their storage of semen, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson. ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
3.2 Piglets Per Sow More Than National Average in Brazil
BRAZIL - In 2012, Brazilian farms with TOPIGS genetics weaned 29.5 piglets per sow per year. This is 3.2 piglets more than the national average....
China: Hog Markets
CHINA - Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for September, 2013-breeding stock was around 50.68 million sows and total on farm inventory was around 455.10 million (as compared to August...
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