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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Danish Pork Chops at the Top of the World
DENMARK - The Danish Crown group exports meat to more than 130 countries around the world but until now it has been impossible to buy fresh pork meat from the group in the mountainous state Nepal in Himalaya. ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
JBS Sees Continued Growth
BRAZIL - JBS’ improving financial performance financial performance in 2014 continued through the second quarter of the year with a net income of R$29 billion....
Victory in Lawsuit Challenging Massive Minnesota Gestation Crate Pig Factory
US - The Minnesota Court of Appeals has sided with The Humane Society of the United States and neighbours of a massive new gestation crate pig factory, who challenged the Minnesota Department of Natural...
Interest in Maintaining CSHB Programming Remains Strong
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board says interest among Canadian pork industry stakeholders in continuing the efforts of the organisation remains strong, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Ireland to Export Beef, Pork and Lamb to the Philippines
IRELAND - On the 14 August The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD welcomed the agreement which has been reached with the veterinary authorities in the Republic of the Philippines...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Restructuring in the UK to Accommodate Faaborg Production
UK - Following an in-depth analysis, the Board of Directors of Danish Crown approved the plan to move the production in Faaborg to one of Tulip Ltd's production facilities in Cornwall, England. ...
HKScan Shows Weak Result Despite Strong Balance Sheet
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan saw net sales reach €967.1 million for the first half of the year compared to €1,038.4 million for the same period last year....
National Pork Board Examines International Marketing Opportunities
US - The National Pork Board has started a study that will explore alternatives for promoting pork's quality and sustainability benefits with international consumers....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Maple Leaf Food Announces New Leader of Animal Wellness
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods today announced that Dr Stephanie Cottee will be joining the Company in the new position of Leader, Animal Wellness effective 11 August, 2014. ...
Senator Urges Justice Department to Scrutinise Tyson-Hillshire Deal
US - Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing the Justice Department to heavily scrutinise the proposed acquisition by Tyson Foods of Hillshire Brands....
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pork Commentary: Russian Road Trip
RUSSIA - This past week we were in Russia when sanctions were announced stopping many food products from being imported. Included on the banned list was pork from many countries including European Union,...
World Nutrition Forum: Exploring Sustain:Ability and Limits to Growth
GERMANY - Author and sought-after expert in climate issues, energy and scenario modeling, Professor Jorgen Randers will set the tone for discussions on the planet’s sustainability and what this means...
Cherkizovsky: Change in Name Not Quality
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group’s flagship brand in the meat processing received an updated name and logo as of August 2014. ...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Smithfield Reports Strong Growth in All Sectors, Achieves Record Sales
US - Smithfield Foods has reported record second-quarter and first-half year results, based on positive industry fundamentals, organic growth and ongoing collaboration with the WH Group and resulting in...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Land O'Lakes Reports Record Sales
US - Animal feed, crop, egg and dairy company, Land O’Lakes, Inc., has posted record second-quarter (Q2) and first half-year sales and earnings....
New Senior Notes Offerings by Tyson Foods
US - Tyson Foods has announced offerings of senior notes with the view to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands....
Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements
US - Stuart Products has introduced new vitamin supplements for sows and newborn piglets offer a new unique source of vitamins A, D and E with proven benefits in breeding and weaning performance, the company...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mexico Hog Markets
MEXICO - Mexico continues with the production holes due to old Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks and new PED outbreaks in Central Eastern Mexico, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Retracts
US - In the last week cash US lean hog prices declined from 130.19 to 125.17, a drop of over $10 per head. It appears to us that some people’s notion that lean hogs would reach $1.40 this summer will...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
WH Group Shares Start Trading on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
HONG KONG - WH Group Limited, one of the world’s largest pork companies, commenced trading on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 5 August....
Decrease in Sales for CJ CheilJedang in First Half of 2014
SOUTH KOREA - CJ CheilJedang reported on 1 August that its first-half sales revenue (excluding those of CJ Korea Express) were 3,563.5 billion won, down 0.1 per cent from the same period last year....
Clavijo Named to PIC Technical Services Team
US - PIC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Maria Jose Clavijo to the Technical Services Team as a Technical Services Specialist....
Osborne FIRE Feeders Advance Boar Testing at DNA Genetics
US - DNA™ Genetics recently completed the installation of 80 FIRE® (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) Pig Performance Testing Feeders to advance their swine genetic tests at a new, state-of-the-art facility...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Effects of Heat Stress on Breeding Pigs
UK - While the recent hot weather is welcomed by many, the effects of heat stress on pigs can be profound and can compound the effects of seasonal infertility, warns ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson....
Cost of Change for Maple Leaf Foods
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales from continuing operations of C$831.8 million for the second quarter....
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, (Libourne -33-) has announced the arrival of a new shareholder, Mérieux Développement, the investment...
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 web sites....
 
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