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Friday, July 25, 2014
Cherkizovo Witnesses Rise in Sales
RUSSIA - Russian meat and fodder producer, Cherkizovo Group has seen sales rise across its poultry, pork and grain divisions in the first half of the current financial year....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nutreco Reports Higher First Half Year Results
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
Norway's NorgesGruppen Expresses Concerns over Danish Pork
NORWAY - Norway's biggest grocery retailer and wholesaler is considering putting a halt to the import of Danish pork over MRSA concerns. ...
Kazakhstan Launches Genetic Hybrid Centre at Pig-breeding Farm
KAZAKHSTAN - A pig-breeding farm and selection hybrid centre for 1,800 breeding pigs were opened in the Almaty region, the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry said....
Ceva Returns to Double-digit Growth During First Half of 2014
FRANCE - Consolidated first semester sales of Ceva Group reached €366.5m at the end of June representing growth of 18.3 per cent versus last year. ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Leaner IPO for Pork Giant
HONG KONG - WH Group is set to raise up to HK$16 billion in a scaled-down initial public offering, a person with direct knowledge said yesterday (Wednesday, 23 July), marking the mainland pork producer's...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Report
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long....
Monday, July 21, 2014
France Gènes, Hypor Expand Distribution Partnership in France
FRANCE - France Gènes and Hypor will merge gilt distribution activities from 1 September 2014....
Dunbia Earns Visit from International Expert on Animal Welfare
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
Chinese Fast Food Supplier Hit by Meat Safety Issue
CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and...
Yum Brands' Results Helped by Higher Sales in China, India
GLOBAL - In its latest quarterly results, Yum! Brands - which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - reported a strong recovery in its business in China following previous food safety concerns, with sales...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Feed Enzyme Makes Sorghum an Attractive Alternative Ingredient
US - Supplementing feed for pigs and poultry with protease enzymes helps break down complex protein structures in sorghum, making it a more viable feed component for these species, according to Novus....
Sow's Influence on Total Herd Feed Conversion
SPAIN - With feed accounting for the major cost of pig production - over 70 per cent in some countries - the relationship between feed usage and productivity was highlighted at an international conference...
Tyson Starts Purchasing Process of Hillshire Brands
US - Tyson Foods has started the process to buy Hillshire Brands....
PIC Adds Relationship-based Genomic Selection to Crossbred Products
US - PIC will implement Relationship Based Genomic Selection in all crossbred boar products, effective August 2014....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Spain Hog Market
SPAIN - As every year at this time, Spain becomes a pork price front-runner in Europe, writes Mercedes Vega....
AveSui, Tecno Food Brazil Join Forces to Launch FIPPPA
BRAZIL - FIPPPA, the Animal Protein Production and Processing Expo, will have its launch from 28 to 30 April 2015 at the Expo Trade Convention Center in Curitiba (PR), Brazil....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
German Sausage Companies Face Fines
GERMANY - The federal cartel authority has imposed fines on 21 sausage companies and a number of individuals following an investigation into price-fixing....
World Pork New Product Award for PED Vaccine
US - Animal vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2014 World Pork Expo New Product Tour Producer’s Choice Award for its vaccine against porcine epidemic diarrhoea...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Maple Leaf Brandon Continues to Operate Below Capacity
CANADA - The Manager of Maple Leaf Brandon says, in order for the company's Brandon pork processing plant to reach full double shift capacity it will need to access another 20 thousand hogs per week, writes...
Return to US by Absolute Swine for Key Manufacturing
US - Absolute Swine Insemination Company (ASIC) is doing its part to help create jobs in America, by bringing its core 'membrane' technology manufacturing back to the United States....
Pork Commentary: Global Markets
GLOBAL - This week, Genesus is speaking at the National Pork Producers Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Genesus is a major sponsor of the always well organized and attended event. The following...
Vion Food Restructures
EU - As part of a new strategy, Vion Food Group is to focus on cost reduction and investment in its operating sites....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Bob Evans Farms Hit by Weather, Sow Prices
US - US meat processor and restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms saw 2014 operating profit fall by $41.6 million compared to the previous year....
AI, IUI or DIUI: Which One is Right for My Farm?
US - An artificial insemination (AI) device could give you a 5,000-per cent Return on Investment (ROI), according to Absolute Swine Insemination Company (ASIC)....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Topigs Forms Joint Venture with Ruibang
CHINA - Ruibang, a private Chinese company in Hebei province and TOPIGS China have agreed to a strategic joint venture....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Alberta Barn Fire Kills 4,200 Pigs
CANADA - A fire at a Hutterite farm in Alberta earlier this week destroyed a building and killed around 4,200 pigs....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pork Commentary: Bullish Results Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last week the bullish June Hogs and Pigs Report resulted in lean hog futures rocketing higher. October up $6 per pound, December $7 per pound, and February was 8? per pound. The move up in just 4...
Monday, July 07, 2014
First Exome Sequence Completed in Pigs
GLOBAL - PIC, a division of Genus plc, in collaboration with Edinburgh Genomics and The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, UK, are the first to complete exome sequencing in pigs....
UK Pig Industry Award Nominations Still Open
UK - There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the pig industry’s highest honour, the David Black Award....
 
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