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Friday, November 04, 2016
Boost Swine Performance on Energy-Reduced Diets
GLOBAL - New research shows that BioPlus® YC - Chr. Hansen’s dual-strain probiotic feed supplement for swine - can help pig producers reduce feed costs, without compromising performance....
Free Webinar: PRRSV Testing Choice Can Impact Herd Health, Economics
GLOBAL - Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infections can contribute to significant economic loss, but those risks can be greatly minimized when reliable diagnostic tools are used...
Russia Hog Market Report
RUSSIA - The current pig price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.61) per kg live. This means good producers are making in the region of $50 for a 120kg pig, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and...
Thursday, November 03, 2016
EstrusControl: New Tool Reliably Analyses the Heat Cycle of Sows
GERMANY - Checking gilts for heat is time-consuming and therefore often an issue on pig farms....
Special Focus on Latin American and Caribbean 2017 IPPE Attendees
GLOBAL - In addition to encouraging domestic attendance, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) actively seeks to bring in a diverse international audience from around the world. ...
Pork Commentary: Entrepreneurial Journey
CANADA - Many of us are entrepreneurs. Every day, we stake our future on managing people, capital, and production. Most (if not all) of us have borrowed money and staked the destiny of our families and...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
OptiSec: New Slurry Drying Procedure Shows Convincing Results
GERMANY - On the occasion of EuroTier 2016, Big Dutchman presents a new procedure for residue treatment in pig production called OptiSec slurry drying system. ...
Porc-Ex Breeding to Market Genesus Swine Genetics
DENMARK - Porc-Ex Breeding and Genesus Inc. are pleased to announce that Porc-Ex Breeding will begin marketing Genesus Swine Genetics....
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Two Kinds of Diarrhea, One Solution
It is often assumed that if an animal has diarrhea, it’s caused by a pathogen. E. coli, Salmo­nella, Rotavirus and other bacteria can and do cause many intestinal infections. However, sometimes nutrition...
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis Canada
CANADA - Zoetis has announced the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine...
Big Dutchman Innovation Sets New Hygiene Standards for the Feeding of Suckling Pigs
GERMANY - Big Dutchman has enhanced the well-known CulinaCup system for the feeding of suckling pigs and developed an automatic feeding system. ...
Monday, October 31, 2016
PIC China's 2016 Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary
CHINA - Since 1996, PIC has had a strong presence within the Chinese swine industry. Since that time, the company has been committed to delivering the best genetics and providing technical services throughout...
Canada Hog Market - No Joy In Mudville
CANADA - For most hog producers in the small patch that is Southwestern Ontario, those that are also dirt farmers have had harvests that have gone quite well, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
Friday, October 28, 2016
WNF 2016 - Conference Day 2
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 2 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
WNF 2016 - Conference Day 1
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 1 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
EuroTier Seminar: Healthy Guts, Healthy Piglets
GERMANY - Join the EuroTier 2016 seminar & webinar in cooperation with Pig Progress, on 16 November from 12:45-14:15 CET....
Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
What is the Future of Oral Fluid Testing in Pigs?
GLOBAL - Oral fluid testing is often carried out as it is a welfare friendly, convenient and cost-effective tool for disease monitoring in pigs....
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Pork Commentary: Canada Update
CANADA - Canada is our home, and like most people, our home is where our heart is, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
WaveFeeder Trough for Foraging Promotes Typical Drive to Explore During Feeding
GLOBAL - Foraging for feed is a natural behaviour for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive...
Most Successful Animal Health Vaccine of All Time Reaches Milestone of Two Billion Pigs Being Protected
GERMANY - Worldwide over two billion pigs have been protected against Porcine Circovirus Disease using Ingelvac CircoFLEX®; the vaccine contributes to sustainable production and supply of healthy, nutritious...
Kelly Coulson Joins Merck Animal Health’s Food Animal Marketing Team
US - Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce that Kelly Coulson has joined the company as Swine Marketing Manager, U.S. Food Animal Marketing. ...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
PowerBox: First Off-Grid Power Supply for Livestock Farmers
GERMANY - At this year’s EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, BD PowerSystems will present a trendsetting innovation for the energy supply of livestock buildings: With the PowerBox, farmers gain complete self-sufficiency...
Friday, October 21, 2016
Merck Animal Health to Acquire Brazilian Animal Health Company Vallée
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced it has executed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Vallée S.A., a leading privately-held...
Three Projects Win 2016 European PRRS Research Award
EUROPE - The winners of the 2016 European PRRS Research Award have been announced at this year’s international swine veterinary assembly by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health....
Mexico Pork Market
MEXICO - Over the last four weeks, liveweight hog prices in Mexico showed an average of 27.6 MXN pesos/kg (67¢/lb USD), up 14 per cent compared to the same period of time in 2015, writes Fernando Ortiz,...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Zoetis Free Personal Wellness Course Reinforces Ongoing Commitment to Veterinarians
GLOBAL - Zoetis has announced the addition of seven new Personal Wellness Modules to VETVANCE, its free, web-based learning resource for the veterinary community. The new 2-3-minute video modules, part...
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