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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
ESPHM Congress to Focus on Less Invasive Diagnostic Sampling
ITALY - A free, educational seminar about the benefits of collecting and testing oral fluids for diseases in swine will be held just before the 2014 European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)....
TopJet Gravity Insulated Shutter with Counterweighted Louvers
US - Double L’s New TopJet Gravity Insulated Shutter minimizes air leakage and seals up tight with no cracks or spaces for air to come through....
Belgian Pig Association Registers Antibiotic Use for Pig Producers
BELGIUM - The Belgian pig association Belpork NPI has launched a monitoring programme to ensure the ethical use of antibiotics in Certus quality label companies....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Vega Joins Genesus Team in Western Europe
EU - Genesus has announced that Mercedes Vega has joined Genesus in Western Europe as General Director, with initial sales responsibilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Dr Vega currently lives in Madrid,...
Pork Commentary: US Hog Supply Drops
US - It was good to see US hog marketings at 2,007,000 last week down even per cent from a year ago, writes Jim Long....
Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
Monday, April 21, 2014
WH Group Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
HONG KONG - An application has been made by the Joint Sponsors on behalf of the WH Group. Formerly Shuanghui International and the owners of the Shuanghui and Smithfield pig meat processing groups to the...
Friday, April 18, 2014
China Hog Markets
CHINA - China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Comparison of Swine AI Procedures Between Traditional Cervical Catheters and a New Model of Hydraulic IUI under Field Conditions
An experiment in Thailand reveals better results for artificial insemination of sows using a new catheter from Absolute Swine Insemination Co. than a conventional foam-tipped catheter; more sows were bred...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Altresyn: Making Good Sow Productivity Even Better
DENMARK - Ceva’s expertise in the field of swine reproduction was put to the test with the introduction of Altresyn® in Denmark. With an average of 28.8 sold pigs per sow each year, Danish producers...
HK Rypsiporsas Rapeseed Pork to be GMO-free
FINLAND - HK Scan’s HK Rypsiporsas rapeseed pork will be completely GMO-free from September, following long-term research and development work....
Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Continues to Run Higher than a Year Ago
US - The US hog market continues to run over $100 per head higher than last year. It is unprecedented, with weekly US hog marketings of over two million a week and pork production just fractionally lower...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Novartis Launches Strenzen for Treatment of Respiratory, Enteric Diseases in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Novartis Animal Health (NAH) has announced the launch of Strenzen® (amoxicillin, clavulanic acid), an oral water medication for pigs containing a combination of amoxicillin trihydrate (500mg/g)...
Freedom Food Launches New Online Suppliers Directory
UK - It is often easy to over-engineer the solution to a problem or a challenge, but for Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated solely to improving farm animal welfare...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Chinese Pork Firm Launched $5.3-Billion IPO in Hong Kong
CHINA - China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company which took over Smithfield Foods, has launched a Hong Kong initial public offering of as much as $5.3 billion in the second-largest ever IPO...
Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - What else can one say when market hog price is near double from the same week a year ago ($260.45 vs $142.32), writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service at Genesus Ontario....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cargill Sees Earnings Dip
US - US agrifoods giant Cargill has shown net earnings of $319 million in the third quarter of the financial year, down 28 per cent from $445 million in the same quarter a year ago....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced their successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond Publishing....
Sales Increase of 12 Per Cent for Cranswick
UK - Underlying sales for Cranswick have increased by 12 per cent in the year ended 31 March 2014....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
New Pig Sector Website for Spanish Readers
GLOBAL - A new website covering the pig sector for Spanish readers has been launched by 5m Publishing....
Can AIAO Breeding Practices Break the Lifecycle of PEDV?
US - With the aim to break the lifecycle of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus in breeding units without the use of drugs or non-existent vaccines, Mark Anderson of Absolute Swine Insemination Co....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Ramon Jimenez Appointed New Manager of TOPIGS Philippines
PHILIPPINES - TOPIGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramon Jimenez as General Manager of TOPIGS Philippines with effect from 12 February 2014....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pig Producers Urged to Vaccinate against Swine Influenza
UK - Following an announcement by the AHVLA at the end of 2013 regarding an increase in swine influenza diagnoses in the UK, Merial Animal Health is urging pig farmers to consider vaccination against the...
Tips on Hospital Pen Management
UK - The purpose of a hospital pen on the pig farm, as its name implies, is to provide a comfortable environment in which to treat ill pigs and give them a good chance of recovery, says ACMC veterinary...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
VIV Europe Exhibitors Look Ahead, Present Product Trends
THE NETHERLANDS - Companies that will be exhibiting at VIV Europe 2014 have been describing the products and systems that they will unveil at the animal protein agribusiness show taking place in Utrecht...
HKScan Commits to Use of Responsibly Produced Soy
FINLAND - HKScan has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) and thereby committed itself to continuously promoting greater ethical responsibility in the supply chain...
Shortage of Land Challenges UK's Outdoor Pig Farmers
UK - Some outdoor pig producers are quitting because they cannot find suitable land to rent, according to the National Pig Association (NPA)....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Testimonial from Maple Creek Lane on Absolute Swine Catheters
US - The site manager of Maple Creek Lane describes his experiences of using Absolute AI catheters from the Absolute Swine Insemination Company, LLC (ASIC)....
Pork Commentary: USA - 1 March Hog and Pigs Report
US - The USDA released the 1 March "Hogs and Pigs" report last Friday, writes Jim Long....
World Feed Enzyme Market Value Estimated at US$1 Billion
GLOBAL - According to recent analysis carried out by AB Vista, the global market for non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) and protease enzymes is considerably larger than previously recognised - at around US$550...
 
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