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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Big Dutchman Takes Over Distribution, Development of CulinaCupLine
GERMANY - The successful piglet feeding system CulinaCupLine, devised by the feed producer Bröring from Dinklage, Germany, will be distributed and developed by the world market leader for piglet equipment,...
Monday, October 17, 2016
BIOMIN Recognizes B.R.A.I.N. Award Winner Rudolf Krska at 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - To the applause of 800 delegates, Dr Rudolf Krska of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the scientific...
Saturday, October 15, 2016
BIOMIN Aims to Be Phytogenic Feed Additive Market Leader by 2020
CANADA - The World Nutrition Forum 2016 starts today. Over 800 industry professionals, researchers and academics from across the world have travelled to Vancouver, Canada to attend this BIOMIN-hosted event,...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Agreement with Ceva Santé Animale for Sale of Certain Merial Assets
GLOBAL - Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) have announced that Boehringer Ingelheim and Ceva, a leading global animal health company headquartered in Libourne, France, with vaccine...
Five Steps to Better Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control
GLOBAL - Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s...
AB Vista Reveals Phytase Superdosing Strategies to Help European Producers Maximise Mineral Release
GLOBAL - The latest advances in phytase, to be showcased by AB Vista at EuroTier 2016, could play a key role in transforming feed and nutrition strategies, a topic currently in the spotlight following...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Nutriad Continues to Invest in USA
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, that opened its’ new USA production facility in Hampshire (IL) less than one year ago, continues to invest in the American market....
China Hog Market Report
CHINA - The first 7 days of October are known in China as the Golden Week. Except for the Spring Festival, it is now China’s longest holiday. The government uses these holidays to encourage people to...
Free Your Pig Farm of Mange with the ARPEGE Programme
FRANCE - Mange (Sarcoptes Scabiei var. suis) is an important disease impacting pig herd productivity but, thanks to the ARPEGE eradication programme, pig farms can now be mange free....
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Pork Commentary: USA-Canada Hog Market a Mess
NORTH AMERICA - It doesn’t take an Excel spreadsheet to understand that the US-Canada hog market is a mess. With 53-54 per cent cash lean hogs last week around 52 cents a pound, writes Jim Long President...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Understanding Dietary Fibre to Boost Animal Feed and Digestion
GLOBAL - The addition of fibre-degrading enzymes to feed delivers significant benefits for animal digestion, explains Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista....
Monday, October 10, 2016
Most Complete Respiratory Vaccine Leads to Superior Pig Health and Performance
US - When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates,...
PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
Friday, October 07, 2016
Zoetis Calls on Veterinary Students to Apply for 2017 Scholarships
US - Zoetis Inc. is partnering with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) to invite second- and third-year veterinary students in the US and Caribbean to apply for the 2017 Zoetis...
Hog Market Report - USA
US - The week ending Sept 24th was the 3rd largest weekly kill ever in the United States, followed by week ending Oct 1, which was the 4th largest weekly kill. I think that says a lot about prices, both...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
What is the Prevalence of PRRS in Brittany?
FRANCE - A recent survey shows 60-70 per cent of farms in Brittany, France, test positive for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS). ...
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Lifetime Nutrition Key to Optimising Pig Performance
GLOBAL - Continuing to improve nutrient utilisation and performance through in-feed applications is a key focus for modern swine production systems....
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Pork Commentary: US September Hogs and Pigs Report
US - The US Hog Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report is stating the obvious. There are more pigs. We can see this every day in the marketplace, with lean hogs in the low 50’s and some early weans under $10,...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Spain Hog Market
SPAIN - At the beginning of the year, market prices for hogs were below 1 euro/kg liveweight. However, after 20 weeks of consistent price rises, the current price of 1.325 euro/kg liveweight has been maintained...
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Nutriad Strengthens Mexican Organization
MEXICO - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Dr. Jorge Enrique Cruz as Technical/Commercial Manager. Dr. Cruz will be responsible for sales- and technical support to Nutriad’s commercial...
Friday, September 30, 2016
Bigger Not Always Better in Quest for Sustainable Pork
UK - Striving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned....
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 4
GLOBAL - Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (App) is a bacteria which can cause severe respiratory disease in pigs. As one of the most dangerous pig killers, it is important that pig farmers have effective...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Call for Entries: Awards for Advancing Swine Respiratory Disease Research
US - The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2017 research...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Swine Flu: Selecting Optimized Diagnostic Tools
GLOBAL - A free on-demand webinar explores the importance of finding an optimal set of diagnostic tools for the ongoing identification, surveillance and characterization of swine influenza virus (SIV)....
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Pig Producers can Maximise Xylanase Benefits Through Understanding its Mechanisms
GLOBAL - Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance....
Pork Commentary: Road Trip to Spain
SPAIN - Last week, we were in Spain. Spain has the third largest sow herd in the world with 2.374 million sows and 27.541 million in market inventory, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc. ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Dr Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award
US - Deborah Murray, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr Murray at the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference which is...
Global Market Report – South East Asia
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia, discusses the current hog market situation in South East Asia....
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?
GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its...
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