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Friday, October 17, 2014
BRF at Top of Sustainability Rankings
BRAZIL - Brazilian food processing giant BRF has been placed among the five best performers in the management of sustainability with a focus on low carbon technologies....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
HKScan Plans Major Investments in Finland and Estonia
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor HKScan is actively restructuring its production with two major investment projects....
Applications Open for New British Pig Executive Chairman
UK - BPEX Chairman, Stewart Houston, is coming to the end of his allowed term and his successor is being sought....
Monday, October 13, 2014
Novus CEO Sums up Sustainability
US - Francois Fraudeau, President and CEO of Novus International, talks about the company's latest sustainability report....
Friday, October 10, 2014
New Aspects of the Impact of Fumonisin on Pig Health
GLOBAL - Results from the latest Biomin Mycotoxin Survey 2014 (January – September) confirm that fumonisins are globally most common in corn (maize)....
UK to Create Centre of Excellence for Pigs and Poultry
UK - The pig and poultry industries have joined forces to draw up a concept note for the creation of world-class centre of excellence....
Profit Growth by PIC Helps Genus Annual Results
GLOBAL - PIC's parent, Genus, has published its annual report for 2014, with the acquisition and successful integration of Génétiporc hleping to strengthen PIC leadership as one of the business highlights...
Intermarché Takes over GAD Pig Slaughterhouse
FRANCE - The retailer group Intermarché, through its subsidiary Société Vitréenne d'Abattage (SVA) Jean-Rozé is to take over part of the pig slaughterhouses GAD, which was placed in liquidation in...
New Members Appointed to UK Agriculture Board
UK - The Government has appointed three new members to the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 October 2014. Applications are invited for another four...
Novus International Releases Sixth Annual Sustainability Report
US - Novus International, Inc. has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which documents and measures the company’s comprehensive social, environmental and economic sustainability programme....
One Week Until VietStock Expo
VIET NAM - The organisers of VietStock 2014 remind visitors to prepare for the show, which takes place next week in Ho Chi Minh City....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Robertson Leads Newly Created Ceva Swine Division
US - Gary Robertson has joined Ceva Animal Health as Director of the newly formed swine business unit. ...
New Producer How-To Guide for Sow Group Housing
US – As the global industry moves to a sow open housing system, Hog Slat reveals new information about the types of group housing available in an effort to assist producers who are implementing this...
Ceva Santé Animale Reinforces Its Production Capacity
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale has invested €18 million in renovating and extending its sterile products plant in Libourne. The new industrial facility was inaugurated on 3 October and will increase injectable...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Next Era Probiotic Solutions on Show at EuroTier
EUROPE – Pioneering scientists have submitted research on a new generation of probiotic applications, to be unveiled at Europe’s leading animal production trade fair, EuroTier, in November....
Cranswick's Half-year Results in Line with Expectations
UK - Food producer, Cranswick, has provided an update on trading for the six months ended 30 September 2014, indicating that trading has been in line with expectations....
Quarterly Earnings Down for Cargill
US - Cargill has reported earnings down sharply for the latest quarter but its animal nutrition group reported a moderate increase and the meat division performed strongly, according to the company's CEO....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
NFU Prepares for the Next Generation of British Farmers
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for the industry and the next...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Stewardship of New Technologies Embraced by US Meat Industry
US - For the past several months, a diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the US beef, pork and lamb industries has tackled a critical question related to global access for US...
Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health by Eli Lilly Approved
EU - The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Novartis Animal Health business ("NAH") of Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company ("Eli Lilly") of the...
Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardise Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at those plants...
Friday, October 03, 2014
ACMC Tip: Importance of Colostrum
UK - The importance of colostrum cannot be underestimated. It is almost impossible to rear piglets which have received no colostrum, points out ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson. ...
Financial Experts Appointed to Vion Supervisory Board
NETHERLANDS - A former director of Rabobank and the former chief financial officer of Nutreco are to join the supervisory board of the troubled Vion Food Group....
South African Retail Chain Commits to Sow Stall-free Supply Chain
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's second largest supermarket chain - Pick n Pay - has committed to source all of its pork from farmers who do not use sow stalls by December 2016, according to Compassion in...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Pork Commentary: USDA September 1 Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last Friday the USDA released the September 1st Hogs and Pigs Report....
Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honouring Caregivers Award
US - Zoetis is honouring five exemplary pig caregivers - selected from more than 130 nominations - for their contributions to the pork industry with the Honoring Caregivers Award....
Gujarat Fertilizers, EcoPhos JV to Set Up Animal Feed Plant
INDIA - Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) and Belgium based EcoPhos have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture company for setting up animal feed plant...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
BPEX: Plant Breeders and Pig Producers Should Work Together
UK - Breeding cereals specifically for pig production will be the focus of a meeting to be held in November....
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
SPACE 2014: A Business-Oriented Expo Promoting the Livestock Industry
FRANCE - SPACE 2014, held from 16 to 19 September at the Rennes Exhibition Centre, surpassed the records set in 2013....
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive...
 
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