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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...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Apple App Help Pork Producers Measure Farm Risk Level for Violative Residues
US - Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app from Zoetis. The free app is available in the...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
China Hog Market
CHINA - It is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Fostera™ PCV MH Licensed for Industry-leading 23-week Duration of Immunity Against PCV Combination Vaccine
US - The US Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the extended label claim of at least 23 weeks of protection against PCV2, which is three weeks longer than any other PCV2 vaccine...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Pork Commentary: Russian Road Trip - Week 2
RUSSIA - This past week was spent in Russia, an interesting place right now with sanctions against several countries on different foods including pork. As we wrote last week producers are making about...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - On 16 July, 2014 South West Vets (the preeminent and largest all swine practice in Ontario) hosted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Summit in Stratford, Ontario with some 250+ producers and industry...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pork Commentary: Russian Road Trip
RUSSIA - This past week we were in Russia when sanctions were announced stopping many food products from being imported. Included on the banned list was pork from many countries including European Union,...
World Nutrition Forum: Exploring Sustain:Ability and Limits to Growth
GERMANY - Author and sought-after expert in climate issues, energy and scenario modeling, Professor Jorgen Randers will set the tone for discussions on the planet’s sustainability and what this means...
VIV China and China International Summit Team Up
CHINA - An outstanding business opportunity for professionals persons and enterprises engaged in the animal protein production in China and abroad is being arranged in Beijing, from 20 – 25 September...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mexico Hog Markets
MEXICO - Mexico continues with the production holes due to old Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks and new PED outbreaks in Central Eastern Mexico, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Retracts
US - In the last week cash US lean hog prices declined from 130.19 to 125.17, a drop of over $10 per head. It appears to us that some people’s notion that lean hogs would reach $1.40 this summer will...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Clavijo Named to PIC Technical Services Team
US - PIC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Maria Jose Clavijo to the Technical Services Team as a Technical Services Specialist....
Osborne FIRE Feeders Advance Boar Testing at DNA Genetics
US - DNA™ Genetics recently completed the installation of 80 FIRE® (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) Pig Performance Testing Feeders to advance their swine genetic tests at a new, state-of-the-art facility...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Effects of Heat Stress on Breeding Pigs
UK - While the recent hot weather is welcomed by many, the effects of heat stress on pigs can be profound and can compound the effects of seasonal infertility, warns ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson....
Viet Nam: Hog Market
VIET NAM - Agricultural production for the first six months of 2014 experienced some difficulties mainly with livestock feed prices being higher and the always present disease challenges: especially Foot...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Mérieux Développement Becomes Shareholder of Ceva Santé Animale
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale, the global veterinary pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aquitaine, (Libourne -33-) has announced the arrival of a new shareholder, Mérieux Développement, the investment...
JapfaHypor Genetics Company
VIET NAM - Hypor has established a successful joint venture with Japfa, an Asian feed company in Viet Nam....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture- and livestock-oriented web sites....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Novus International Launches Website for Customers in China
US - Novus International officially launched a new version of its global website tailored to the needs of the China market....
Pork Commentary: Hog Profits – As Good as It Gets!
US - We continue to marvel at the profits the swine industry is enjoying. Never did we ever in our wildest delusions ever believe North American profits per head could reach over $1.00 per head and $1.30...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Today's Heavier Market Weights Pose Pig Health Challenges
US - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) is having a significant impact on swine operations across the country, and producers and packers are scrambling to identify ways to make up for losses from...
Swine Influenza in a Third of Pig Herds in Scotland, Northern Ireland
UK - Aggregated data from surveys in Scotland and Northern Ireland show that more than a third of herds surveyed are positive for swine influenza, according to Merial Animal Health....
Use of Genomics to Improve Growth
CANADA - Growth is one of the most economically important traits in swine production, and has been for decades. Through traditional genetic selection, along with improved feed and production management,...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ceva Returns to Double-digit Growth During First Half of 2014
FRANCE - Consolidated first semester sales of Ceva Group reached €366.5m at the end of June representing growth of 18.3 per cent versus last year. ...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Report
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long....
IPPE Selected for 2015 International Buyer Programme
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme. ...
Monday, July 21, 2014
France Gènes, Hypor Expand Distribution Partnership in France
FRANCE - France Gènes and Hypor will merge gilt distribution activities from 1 September 2014....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Feed Enzyme Makes Sorghum an Attractive Alternative Ingredient
US - Supplementing feed for pigs and poultry with protease enzymes helps break down complex protein structures in sorghum, making it a more viable feed component for these species, according to Novus....
Sow's Influence on Total Herd Feed Conversion
SPAIN - With feed accounting for the major cost of pig production - over 70 per cent in some countries - the relationship between feed usage and productivity was highlighted at an international conference...
PIC Adds Relationship-based Genomic Selection to Crossbred Products
US - PIC will implement Relationship Based Genomic Selection in all crossbred boar products, effective August 2014....
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