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Friday, January 15, 2016
MSD Animal Health at 2016 IPPE
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) has announced its renewed commitment to the poultry industry with several programs at the 2016 International Production...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Canada Market Report
CANADA - As we close the books on 2015 it is always good to review. Then I will attempt the “fool’s errand” of what 2016 may hold, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario....
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Pork Commentary: Surge in Small Pig Prices
US - Last week US cash early weans averaged $57.54 and 40 pound feeder pigs were up to $64.52. A jump of almost $20 per head in the last few weeks and up $7.00 from a week ago. We believe cash small pigs...
The Roxell Sow Concept: Feeding Process Tailored to the Needs of the Animals
GLOBAL - Modern pig farms operate on a larger scale and sell their products in a very competitive market. To be successful they need top performing, automated feeding and drinking systems....
Monday, January 11, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Merial
GLOBAL - On 15 December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced that it had entered an agreement with Sanofi to swap businesses. The deal will see Boehringer acquire Merial, making the combined company...
Nutriad Expands in China
CHINA - Global producer of feed additive solutions Nutriad is expanding its commercial team in China, as it announced the appointment of Mr Jim Zeng as National Sales Manager. ...
Pig Population Health Research Update
CANADA - Population health and the role genetics plays is a fascinating area of research and its implications for the industry can be substantial. New technology and computing power has allowed advancement...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
2016 Begins – Our Observations
CANADA - As we begin 2016 and look towards the New Year, we find ourselves wondering what the future is in hog markets and profitability. 2 years ago now we predicted 2014 – The Year of the Pig Farmer....
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Pork Commentary: Good News – Pig Crop Smaller than Last Year
CANADA - The USDA December 1st Hogs and Pig Report had a very surprising statistic. In the three months of September–November the US pig crop was smaller, compared to the same time last year. This in...
Monday, January 04, 2016
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - The Slaughter price in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area during 2015 has had important fluctuations, starting the year with an average slaughter price of $0.8053 USD/Lb ($27.05 Mx/kg), and ending...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Pork Commentary: Country of Origin Labelling Repealed by US Senate
US - The big news for North American Swine Producers was the US Senate vote last week to repeal US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). The legislation now only needs a signature from President Obama to...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Award-winning Equipment for Pig and Poultry Production
FRANCE - Upon their return from the SPACE 2015 international trade show in Rennes (France), the Big Dutchman team brought an impressive number of four awards with them....
Monday, December 21, 2015
USA Market Report
US - I have been receiving numerous calls about low sow prices and if there is any relief in sight. My response has been, “You can count on death, taxes, and poor sow prices in December!” Demand and...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Chris Fleming Joins Genesus
US - Chris Fleming has joined Genesus Genetics, as a Sales and Technical Representative in the Eastern United States....
Pig Respiratory Research Award Application Deadline Extended to January 15
UK - The deadline for submitting proposals to the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (formerly PRRS Research Awards) has been extended through January 15, 2016. The awards are open to...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Pork Commentary: Country of Origin Retaliation Amount $1.1 Billion
CANADA - Last week the World Trade Organization (WTO) set the retaliation amount that Canada and Mexico can place on American products in response to US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) law at $1.1 billion....
Monday, December 14, 2015
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU and SPAIN - This is the Sixteenth week in Spain that the pork price has been going down, reaching values not seen in the Spanish market since 2009, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain,...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
PIC Imports Next Generation Breeders to Stock New Nucleus Facility
PHILIPPINES - PIC Philippines chartered a B747 in November to import 862 top-indexing breeders from the US to populate its new Sire and Dam line Nucleus facility on the main island of Luzon. ...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Genus Produces First Pigs Resistant to PRRS Virus
US - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has developed the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv), through a long-standing collaboration with the University...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Exciting Research Featured at North American PPRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Innovative research to help stop the spread of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRS) and tools to identify outbreaks of PRRS and other emerging diseases were the focus of...
Novus Employees Donate One Million Dollars to Local Charities
US - Since 2010, Novus and its employees have supported local charities through the United Way’s Annual Giving Campaign...
Pork Commentary: Huge Marketings Last Week
CANADA and US - Well, we found out how many hogs can be marketed in a week in the US when 2.424 million were handled last week. Big, big number, almost 200,000 more than the same week a year ago....
Monday, December 07, 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIETNAM - At the end of October and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam had about 3.0 to 4.0 per cent more pigs on farm as compared to last year at this time (farmers are beginning to expand...
Friday, December 04, 2015
Novus International’s Scott Hine Recognised Amongst Top 100 STEM Leaders
US - Novus International, Inc., a leader in animal nutrition through health, announced today their VP of Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer has been recognised as one of the top 100 CIO/CTO...
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Gilt Management for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers most effectively prevent the spread of PRRS into their breeding herds, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the fourth of its recent series of educational...
US PEDv Update: Expected to Worsen in Winter 2015-2016
ANALYSIS - Winter 2015/2016 could be worse than last year for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the United States. ...
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Genesus's Genetics Win Maple Leaf Lethbridge Customer Awards
CANADA - The Swine Team of David, Will and Joe Wipf who run Elmspring Colony’s 600 sow farrow to finish unit have won the Maple Leaf Foods High Index award for 3rd time in 4 years....
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Pork Commentary: Thanksgiving – A Good Week for Family Not So Good for Hog Markets
US - This past week was Thanksgiving and a time for family and reflection of the past and future....
Monday, November 30, 2015
Russia Market Report
RUSSIA - Since my last report there has been a drop in price which is today at 91 Rubles or $1.38 per live kg, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe....
Friday, November 27, 2015
Mycotoxin UK & Ireland Wheat Survey 2015
UK - Mycotoxins are highly toxic secondary metabolic products of moulds. Mycotoxin producing moulds damage crops and can cause great economic losses at all levels of food and feed production. Moreover,...
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