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Monday, January 26, 2015
What Makes Hog Slat's Grow-Disk Chain Superior?
GLOBAL - Hog Slat's Grow-Disk system offers a superior feed chain, and its molded plastic disks physically move feed to a feeder or sow drop, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Spain Hog Markets
SPAIN - The price of hog in Spain, this week, is €1.03/kilo of live weight (54¢$/lb.), against the €0.99/kilo (52¢$/lb.) of Germany, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
Nutriad Launches New Website
BELGIUM - Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives....
Aherne Prize Winners Announced at Banff Pork Seminar 2015
CANADA - The F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Aberta was shared this year, recognising two impressive hog innovations....
Friday, January 23, 2015
2015 World Pork Expo Set for 3-5 June
US - The dates are set for the 2015 World Pork Expo — 3-5 June — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. World Pork Expo is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and...
Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi in Contract Manufacturing Alliance
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi have entered into an alliance to extend Sanofi’s manufacturing capacity network for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies....
Vion Foods' CEO Steps Down
NETHERLANDS - Michiel Herkemij will be leaving his position as CEO of meat producer Vion Food. ...
Erich Erber Honoured by Receiving PhD hc from Kasetsart University
THAILAND - In a dignified ceremony graced by the presence of HRH Princess Chulabhorn, 2,450 students of Kasetsart University (Bangkok) received their degrees, and Erich Erber, the founder of Biomin and...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Big Dutchman Acquires Controlling Interest in Proline Group
ASIA & OCEANIA - The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, has acquired a controlling interest of the Canada-based Proline Group to strengthen further its position in Asia....
Novus Highlights Mineral Solutions at IPPE 2015
US - Novus is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its highly-effective chelated trace minerals, MINTREX, and will host several events at IPPE to commemorate the occasion....
Chipotle Pulls Pork off Menus
US – US restaurant chain, Chipotle, last week took pork off the menu of about one-third of its 1,700 restaurants because a supplier was not following the company’s strict welfare standards....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
High-protein Soybean Aimed at Feed Market Released
US - A new high-yield, high-protein conventional soybean variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is being tipped as an ideal choice for the animal feed market....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Weekly Overview: Already Too Late to Conserve Precious Resources?
GLOBAL - With a growing human population, we need to use natural resources very carefully in order to maintain - let alone improve - the quality of life for future generations. A new study shows meat output,...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - Viet Nam currently has about 26.80 million pigs (up 1.90 per cent from this time last year)....
Sales in US of Animal Health Products $7.5 Billion in 2013
US - Sales of animal health products for livestock and pets were similar in 2013 to the year before, according to new figures from the industry body....
AFIA Pork Programme Plays Up Pig Presence at IPPE
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day Pork Tech Theater seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cargill Expands Animal Nutrition Innovation Centre
NETHERLANDS - Cargill has expanded its Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Velddriel....
French Abattoirs in Crisis as AIM Goes into Receivership
FRANCE - The Normandy abattoirs of the company AIM were placed in receivership this week with the hopes of finding a buyer....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chris Hodges Joins National Pork Board as CEO
US - Chris Hodges, a pork industry leader with substantial senior management experience in agriculture, will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on 16 February....
Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Changes to Swine Marketing Team
US - In an ongoing effort to better provide customers with technical swine health information and recognise outstanding performance, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) announces several personnel...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
University of Nottingham Collaborates with Zoetis to Improve Feed Efficiency
UK - The University of Nottingham has secured funding from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to undertake a four-year project with Zoetis, the leading global animal health...
BIVI FLEXcombo Swine Vaccine Now Available in 50-Dose Presentation
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection...
Fostera PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Pig Herd
US - Additional label claims for Fostera PRRS help to protect pigs from PRRS at every production stage, Zoetis has announced....
Friday, January 09, 2015
Cargill Starts Anniversary Year with Strong Sales Growth
GLOBAL - January 2015 marks the beginning of the 150th year in business for US-based Cargill, with second-quarter earnings up 41 per cent contributing to a seven per cent increase for the first six months...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
OFC: Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young DLG....
Producer Says SowMAX Reduces Feed Waste
GLOBAL - Interest in SowMAX was high at EuroTier 2014 in Hannover, Germany, and one producer has seen a reduction in feed waste, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck....
Canada's Pork Output Needs to Match Processing Capacity
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says that, despite record profits in 2014, the number of hogs produced within Manitoba, is still about a million hogs per year short of what the province's packing plants...
IPPE Offers Free Cuttin' up, Cookin' Demonstrations
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will host a variety of cooking demonstrations and a student culinary arts competition in the Cuttin’ Up & Cookin’ Booth, B8641....
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Smithfield Pig Producer Freed 20 Per Cent of Sows from Stalls
US - Smithfield Foods reports that more than 70 per cent of the sows on its own US farms are now group-housed, and increase of 20 per cent from 2013....
Corbett Named Vice President of Osborne Industries
US - Osborne Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of pig production equipment and thermoset-molded plastics, has named Vicki Corbett as Vice President, CSM, by the company’s Board of Directors....
 
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