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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
BIOMIN Commits to New Project Aimed at €3B in EU Crop Losses Due to Mycotoxins
EU - Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites that afflict cereals and other crops, cost the European agriculture industry around €3 billion each year and pose harm to human and animal health through the feed...
Making Room for Feed Additives in Piglet Diets
GLOBAL - Organic acid use in piglet diets can be considered routine nowadays. Yet, high levels of organic acids in feed formulation take up a lot of otherwise useful space in the feed. Replacing a portion...
Hypor Invests in New Technology for Canadian and US Swine
CANADA - Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25 percent with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan....
Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Nutriad Appoints Area Managers China
CHINA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Eric Han and Hans Bai as Area Managers for the Northern and Central Region....
Monday, April 25, 2016
CEVA Enters North American Swine Market with New Approach
ANALYSIS - Veterinarians have told CEVA that in today's market they need to be extremely responsive, and CEVA is ready to delivery. ...
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Worldwide Rights to Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health inside the United States and Canada) today announced plans to acquire worldwide rights for the Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System from Minnesota-based...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Italian Meat Company Balances Tradition, Quality with Need for Greater Sustainability
ITALY - A century-old salumi maker says sustainable and welfare-friendly processes are key to keeping its traditional products relevant to today’s consumers....
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants....
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
AB Vista Video Sheds New Light on the Positive Effects of Complete Phytate Destruction on animal nutrition
GLOBAL - A new video from AB Vista reveals details about why complete phytate destruction in the digestive tract may lead to increased growth efficiency in swine and poultry....
Pork Commentary: China Market Sizzling
This past week we had visitors from China. The industry there is currently making fantastic money with China hog price of 19.54 rmb/kg liveweight calculating to $1.37 US lb. liveweight. A 250 lb market...
Hypor Names Graydon Bell as General Manager for USA
US - Former Hypor Sales and Marketing Manager and industry expert, Graydon Bell, will return to the Hypor team as General Manager, USA...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Canada Pork Markets
CANADA - Last commentary I showed the significant numbers of SEW/feeder pigs and market hogs making the trek to the US Midwest from Canada in the first six weeks of 2016, writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service...
Nutriad Hosts Technical Symposium Brazil
BRAZIL - On March 30th Nutriad organized its third annual Technical Symposium in Florianopolis (SC, Brazil). At the event Nutriad experts and external speakers introduced new insights and novel solutions...
Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants....
AB Vista Appoints Dr Eckel as Distributor in Germany and Austria
GLOBAL - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has announced an alliance with German-based distributor Dr Eckel, a global provider of animal feed additives....
Friday, April 15, 2016
AB Vista Appoints New Technical Services and Sales Coordinator for North American Market
NORTH AMERICA - The newest addition to the AB Vista team, Kendre Stringfellow, has been appointed as North America Technical Services and Sales Coordinator....
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
Thursday, April 14, 2016
China Pork Markets
CHINA - After the huge culling of sows in China in 2015 due to consistent low pork price, by as many as 10 million sows (according to RaboBank) the price slaughterhouses have been paying for animals has...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Pork Commentary: London Swine Conference Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the London Swine Conference held in London Ontario, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Friday, April 08, 2016
Sustainable Pork Production: What Does it Really Mean?
GLOBAL - You can’t pick up a business or food publication these days without coming across the word sustainability. It’s the buzz word of the decade, but what exactly does it mean to pork production?...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
How Do US Biosurveillance Efforts Impact the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - When you hear the word "biosurveillance", you may wonder who's watching who? In this case, the team at Iowa State University's Diagnostic Laboratory is playing the important role of surveilling...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
AB Vista Appoints Two New Staff to Enhance Its Global Technical Services
GLOBAL - AB Vista has welcomed two new staff to its UK headquarters, as the company strengthens its technical services to the global feed industry....
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pork Commentary: Prestage Foods to Build New Pork Plant
US - The race to add more packing space in the United States continues. Last week Ron Prestage DVM announced on behalf of the Prestage family, their plan to build a 650,000 sq. foot $240 million pork processing...
Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Employers
US - Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), the global leader in animal health, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 by Forbes Magazine. ...
Combined Mycotoxin Threat to Livestock Rated High in the US, According to BIOMIN Survey
US - Increased occurrence and co-occurrence levels in the 2015 corn harvested in the United States pose a higher risk to livestock production in 2016, according to the latest BIOMIN Corn Survey....
Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Over 350 Veterinary Students
US - Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced this year’s winners of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its sixth year, this program...
New Website to Focus on Sustainable Pork Production
GLOBAL - A new website focused entirely on sustainable, responsible and successful pork production was launched this week to bring news, trends, research updates and commentary to all links of the global...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Pork Commentary: European Union Continues to Produce More Hogs
EU - The European Union continues to have hog marketings increase despite financial losses of $20 - $25 per head, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
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