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Thursday, July 31, 2014
District Court Strikes Down Injunction Against Country of Origin Labelling
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforce Country-of-Origin...
NFU: Mergers Leave Small Businesses Helpless
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President, Roger Johnson, took his argument directly to consumers in a 'Huffington Post' op-ed explaining why the proposed merger between Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands...
Mérieux Développement Becomes Shareholder of Ceva Santé Animale
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale, the global veterinary pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aquitaine, France (Libourne -33-) announces the arrival of a new shareholder, Mérieux Développement, the...
JapfaHypor Genetics Company
VIET NAM - Hypor has established a successful joint venture with Japfa, an Asian feed company in Viet Nam....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture and livestock oriented websites....
UK Pork Export Drive Gathers Pace
UK - BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Novus International Launches Website for Customers in China
US - Novus International officially launched a new version of its global website tailored to the needs of the China market....
Pork Commentary: Hog Profits – As Good as It Gets!
US - We continue to marvel at the profits the swine industry is enjoying. Never did we ever in our wildest delusions ever believe North American profits per head could reach over $1.00 per head and $1.30...
Strong Line-up for Agricultural Industry Conference
UK - The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced a strong line-up for its annual conference....
The Maschhoffs Acquires Two Sow Farms from JBS
US - Carlyle, Illinois pig company, The Maschhoffs, has acquired two sow farms from affiliates of JBS United....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Today's Heavier Market Weights Pose Pig Health Challenges
US - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) is having a significant impact on swine operations across the country, and producers and packers are scrambling to identify ways to make up for losses from...
Swine Influenza in a Third of Pig Herds in Scotland, Northern Ireland
UK - Aggregated data from surveys in Scotland and Northern Ireland show that more than a third of herds surveyed are positive for swine influenza, according to Merial Animal Health....
Use of Genomics to Improve Growth
CANADA - Growth is one of the most economically important traits in swine production, and has been for decades. Through traditional genetic selection, along with improved feed and production management,...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Cherkizovo Witnesses Rise in Sales
RUSSIA - Russian meat and animal feed 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....
 
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