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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale Announce the Creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017
GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations. ...
Pig Climate Control: New Sensor is a Milestone for Pig Production
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration...
Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion
GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC....
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
United States and Canada Inventory Up 3%
GLOBAL - Twice a year, the United and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a...
Monday, March 13, 2017
The Key Elements of Genotype Panels
CANADA - Genomics has become commonplace for any serious swine genetics company and it is used to improve genetic gain, which directly affects profitability for the customer, writes Nick Boddicker, PhD....
Mark Your Calendar for the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) Launch
CHINA - Since its introduction in China, the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) has been held successfully for 11 years by Novus International, Inc., and this year's launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan...
Friday, March 10, 2017
China Swine Industry Science Report
CHINA - In 2016, China Swine Industry Science jointly conducted a data comparison of purebred performance among five selected breeding programs in the period of January to December 2016. ...
Nutriad Showcasing Health and Nutrition Solutions at VIV BKK
THAILAND - With over 1,000 international exhibitors from 53 countries, this year’s VIV Asia in Bangkok promises to be one of the largest and most exciting shows in the industry....
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Needle-free Vaccination Lifts Performance on Longford Pig Farm
IRELAND - Improved weight gains in both weaners and finishers, as well as easier application and less stress on the pigs are among the benefits noted by the owners after the switch to an intradermal vaccine...
Mexico Hog Market Report
MEXICO - Mexico, as a price taker from US prices, has experienced relatively unusual behavior over the last few months, with higher prices compared to its North American counterpart. However, during recent...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Pork Commentary: European Swine Inventory
EU - Last week, Eurostat released inventories of the breeding herd and pigs in inventory in the 28 countries in the European Union, writes Jim Long, President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Ceva Focuses on Regional Swine Industry
THAILAND - At VIV Asia 2017 Ceva Animal Health will showcase its leading animal health products....
Nutriad Appoints Business Manager Poland
POLAND - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Mr Przemyslaw Przeor as Business Manager of its Polish branch, Nutriad Polska....
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
BIOMIN Launches Digestarom® DC: The Feed Converter
GLOBAL - BIOMIN has launched its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, as it fulfills its ambition to become the PFA market leader by 2020....
Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
Monday, March 06, 2017
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Has been Supporting Independent Research on PCV2 for One Decade
GLOBAL - For the tenth time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has funded independent European research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. Over the...
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Innovative Solutions for Central Topics in Pig Production
THAILAND - Efficiency and smart farming: Big Dutchman will present a great number of innovative solutions for topics that are of central importance for pig farmers the world over in hall H098 booth 3036...
BIOMIN Releases Global Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey Results
GLOBAL - 1140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe provided their views on the use of phytogenic feed additives (PFAs, or botanicals) as part of the 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey....
Thursday, March 02, 2017
USA Hog Market Report
US - I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount, writes Allan Bentley....
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Pork Commentary: USDA Pork in Storage Report
US - Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957, writes Jim Long President – CEO...
Dr. Bob Thompson Named the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award Recipient
US - Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is proud to be the new sponsor of the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award. ...
Monday, February 27, 2017
Optimum Boar Life: Improving Market Pig Profit Through the Terminal Sire
GLOBAL - PIC terminal sires are selected based on the performance-potential of their progeny in commercial grow-finish flows. ...
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results for Swine Feed
GLOBAL - Mycotoxins are known to have a broad range of negative effects on animals. These secondary metabolites produced by fungi infect all types of grains, and are produced either on the field following...
Friday, February 24, 2017
Driving Savings From Handling & Transporting Pigs
GLOBAL - In the increasingly competitive global swine industry we must continue to look for any and all opportunities to maximize efficiency and deliver on profit potential. ...
Genus's PIC Enters Strategic Partnership with Hermitage
GLOBAL - Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
Big Dutchman Acquires Agricultural Building Business from Betco
CHINA - The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that it has acquired Qingdao Betco Asia Co., Ltd. (Betco Qingdao), which is the livestock building business of the North Carolina-based...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Getting Stronger
US - On October 21, April Lean Hog Futures were at $0.56/lb. Last Friday, April lean hog futures closed at $0.7075/lb. That’s over $30 USD per head increase. It’s about the difference between losing...
PIC Helps to Improve Your Profit Per Sow
GLOBAL - At the end of last year, PIC conducted a series of road shows in the US. During two weeks, a team of technical experts went to various locations across the Midwest to meet with over 800 people...
Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
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