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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Harrisvaccines Receives Production Platform Vaccine Licensure
US - Merck Animal Health has announced that its recent acquisition, Harrisvaccines, has been granted licensure of its Prescription Product, RNA Particle (RP) vaccine platform from the US Department of...
Pork Commentary: June Lean Hog Contracts Reach New High
US - Last Friday, US June lean hog contracts closed at 83.075¢ per pound a life of contract high. ...
Monday, March 14, 2016
Vietnam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - The National TET holiday for the Lunar New Year officially seems to last about 10 days from February 4th to February 14th. However, the business was slowed down a week before and after the official...
Opportunities to Improve Pig Feeding Precision and Reduce Costs with the Latest NIR Technology
THAILAND - Recent developments in near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy have the potential to substantially improve feed formulation precision and reduce losses associated with feed ingredient variability....
Friday, March 11, 2016
Zoetis Announces the 2016 Nomination Period for its ‘Honoring Caregivers’ Award Program
US - Zoetis is kicking off the 2016 nomination period for its Honoring Caregivers award program. Now in its fourth year, this annual program shares the stories of exemplary pig caregivers and celebrates...
Internal Positive Control Reagent Improves Accuracy of Veterinary Diagnostic Tests
US - Veterinary diagnostic laboratories now have access to an internal positive control (IPC) reagent that is designed to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their test results....
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Pork Commentary: New Sow Barn – Faith In The Future
CANADA - This past week we had the honour of attending the new sow barn open house of long time Genesus customer Suncrest Colony in the province of Manitoba, Canada....
Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine...
Diagnostics Critical in New Norm of Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - Diagnostics are the most critical element in detecting and differentiating emerging diseases from endemic or already occurring domestic disease, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Research to Develop a Digestible Calcium System for Pigs to be Presented at Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok
THAILAND - The latest data to be published from research to determine the digestible calcium (Ca) requirements for pigs and corresponding digestible Ca availability in feeds will be presented at the upcoming...
Mycotoxin Testing and Survey Results: Biomin Webinar
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about monitoring mycotoxins using available detection methods. ...
Ceva Reports Annual Growth of 12% and Reaffirms Ambition to Enter the Global Top 5 by 2020
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has today posted growth of 11.9% constant perimeter and 10.4% at constant exchange rates for 2015 on turnover of 857 million euros. Its performance moves it up the table of...
Monday, March 07, 2016
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Last commentary I started a fool’s errand (which I’ve done before) of commenting on the future. I suggested for Canada that we might be heading back to the future, writes Bob Fraser, Sales...
Friday, March 04, 2016
AB Vista to Reveal New Research into Mineral Utilisation in Piglet diets at Pig Focus Asia
THAILAND - New research into optimising piglet performance and trace mineral nutrition will be presented by AB Vista at this year’s Pig Focus Asia conference in Bangkok, March 21-23....
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Comprehensive Technical Manual for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MH) Management Now Available From Zoetis
US - In collaboration with a team of seven Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MH) experts, Zoetis is providing veterinarians with proven strategies and protocols for managing this costly disease through a new resource...
Diagnosing Swine Diseases Requires Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Many swine diseases, including Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), can "look" the same, making it difficult to diagnose, so veterinarians regularly rely on diagnostics to help...
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Supports Independent PCV2 Research
GERMANY - For the ninth time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has funded independent European research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. Over the...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Pork Commentary: China Pork Imports Up 37%
CHINA - For the last few months, we have discussed the huge decline in the Chinese swine breeding herd of over 11 million sows. This led to the hog price in China to increase to $1.25 USD liveweight per...
Monday, February 29, 2016
New Lung Programme Helps Pig Farmers Review Respiratory Diseases
GLOBAL - Two organisms that can cause serious respiratory diseases in pigs are the bacteria Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia. Vaccination is used to help farmers prevent infections...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Pork Commentary: Total Meat Protein Supply Growing
US - The USDA reports that they expect in 2016 that the US will produce 97,352 million pounds of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey which is up a whopping 5,100 million pounds from 2014. We are far from creating...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Polish Maize Mycotoxin Survey
POLAND - Poland is one of Europe’s biggest grain producers and the farming sector has changed dramatically since it joined the European Union (EU) more than 10 years ago. ...
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - The average slaughter price during the first weeks of 2016 is still going down, which started at $23.50MXP/Kg and at the end of last week (February 12th.) finished at $22.67 MXP/Kg (-3.53%), writes...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Delacon Joins New Partnership to Meet Challenges in Animal Nutrition
US - Delacon announces that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses, including the new business unit, PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for phytogenic...
Alexander Kovachevich Joins Genesus
CHINA - As of the 15th of February 2016 Alexander Kovachevich has joined Genesus Genetics, as the General Manager for the China area....
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Genus Wins PLC Award for 'Best Technology
PIC's parent company, Genus plc, has been named 'Best Technology' company at the prestigious PLC awards, which were held in London, UK, on evening March 3rd....
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
New Novus Video Commemorates 25th Business Anniversary
US - GLOBAL - Novus International Inc. has released a new video that celebrates the silver anniversary of the company. The video, a compilation of employee interviews from earliest employees to new hires,...
Pork Commentary: US Lean Exceeds Price a Year Ago
US - There was some welcome news this past week when 53-54 per cent lean hogs averaged 65¢ per pound, while a year ago the same week they averaged 63¢ per pound. It’s been a long time since we have...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
AB Vista Plans for Continued Growth in Former Soviet Union
GLOBAL - AB Vista has appointed a new Technical Sales Manager to its Former Soviet Union region, as it continues to expand its product and service offering in the emerging market....
MSD Launches First Intradermal Vaccine Against PCV2
PORTUGAL – MSD Animal Health held the High Quality Pork Congress on 4th and 5th February in order to present the lastest state-of-the-art intradermal vaccine against PCV2: PORCILIS PCV ID....
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Pork Commentary: Manitoba Swine Seminar Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the Manitoba Swine Seminar held in Winnipeg Manitoba, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
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