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03 September 2015
Nutreco Renames Animal Nutrition Research Division, Doubles Investment
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco announces that its global animal nutrition research centres will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities...
2016 IPPE Surpasses 1040 Exhibitors
US - With five months remaining until the trade show, the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 1,040 exhibitors. ...
02 September 2015
Pork Commentary: European Road Trip Week 2 - Russia
RUSSIA - After Lithuania a week ago, we flew to Russia, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
01 September 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - At the end of July and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 26.76 million pigs on the farms (up 2.5 to 3.0 per cent from last year at this time). The hog market...
28 August 2015
Nutriad Opens New USA Plant
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad officially opened its new facility in Hampshire (IL) – USA. The 50,000+ square foot facility includes offices, laboratory, warehouse and 3,000 Mt production...
More Top Scholars for the Pig Industry
UK - The pig industry scholarship scheme, run by AHDB Pork and Harper Adams, is as popular as ever with eight firms taking part this year....
25 August 2015
Pork Commentary: European Road Trip
EUROPE - his past week we were in England, Netherlands, Germany, and Lithuania, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. ...
24 August 2015
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Current average live weight price remains strong at 116 Roubles/kg ($1.79/live kg) With corn currently at 10,540 Roubles/tonne ($213/metric tonne), profitability remains very high at between 3,479...
23 August 2015
Genesus Seeks a General Manager (China)
CHINA - Genesus is looking for a General Manager to lead Genesus China Sales, existing production and business development within a major joint venture project....
21 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers....
19 August 2015
Ceva Appoints New Swine Product and Field Trial Officer
UK - Nigel Bennet has been appointed Product and Project Field Trial Officer for Swine at Ceva Animal Health. ...
18 August 2015
Pork Commentary: Road Trip Starts
US - As we write this week’s commentary, we are flying over the mid-Atlantic, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
17 August 2015
Canada Hog Markets: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Fall
CANADA - As we work through the “dog days” of summer it is often a time of anticipation for farmers. Is the crop going to be good, fair to middling or a disaster? This is considered in the context...
14 August 2015
Nomad Foods Expands Reach with Findus Sverige Acquisition
EUROPE - Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it plans to buy Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries for approximately £500 million. ...
Are You Prepared for PEDv? Zoetis Ready to Bring Vaccine to Europe
EUROPE - Showing its commitment to supporting European pig farmers and veterinarians, Zoetis is making its Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus vaccine available to the European market....
13 August 2015
HarrisVaccines Ranks 867th on the INC. 5000 List
US - Inc. Magazine today ranked Harrisvaccines No. 867 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive...
Cut the Conflict on in Your Pig Operation
US - The people working on your operation are essential to your success. So when conflict interferes with their performance, are you prepared to lead them through it? writes Kerry Jones, consultant and...
Christensen Farms Takes Action Over Animal Abuse Claims
US - Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. has suspended seven of its employees and is conducting a full internal investigation after learning of possible improper animal care at one of the company’s Minnesota...
12 August 2015
Pork Commentary: US dollar Index and Canadian Dollar
GLOBAL - One of the factors affecting US pork export sales is the increase in value of the US dollar reflected in the US Dollar Index – a benchmark relative to other major currencies, writes Jim Long...
11 August 2015
Measuring Lactation Feed Intake
CANADA - One of the most important farm inputs is Lactation Feed Intake, write Lorne and Vick Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in China....
10 August 2015
Cargill Reports Fourth-Quarter Losses After Soft Beef Results
US - US meat producer Cargill has reported a net loss of $51 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended 31 May 2015....
Mexico Hog Markets - And the Road Still Winding...
MEXICO - In July, the farm grain prices finished as follow: i) corn at $235 vs $246 USD/MT previous month ($3,900 vs. $3,860 Mx/MT), -4.4 per cent previous month in USD and 1 per cent above in Mexican...
07 August 2015
Moose Jaw Pork Plant Adds to Western Canada Competition for Live Hogs
CANADA - A marketing rep with h@ms Marketing Services says the presence of Thunder Creek Pork has been an important factor in providing the competition necessary to improve live hog prices in western Canada,...
06 August 2015
Brazil Foods Reports Revenue Growth
BRAZIL - One of the world's largest poultry and pork exporters, Brazilian firm BRF, has reported a growth in net revenue of 12.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2015....
05 August 2015
Pork Commentary: Some Sign of Life?
US - Last Friday the USDA pork cut–outs closed at 87.48¢ a pound. We expect this reflects an increase in demand for pork, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Tyson Foods Reports Soft Pork Segment Results
US - US meat and poultry producer Tyson Foods reported a strong performance in their third quarter results, despite the beef market suffering from the US port disruptions....
04 August 2015
China Hog Markets
CHINA - China 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, Business Director Asia Pacific....
Registration Open for 2016 International Production & Processing Expo
US - Attendee and exhibitor registration and hotel registration for the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open....
03 August 2015
How Can Diagnostics Help a Sick Farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the US National Pork Board, explains how diagnostics can help a "sick" farm and fit into a producer's overall herd health management program....
31 July 2015
Farm, Consumer and Competition Groups Oppose JBS-Cargill Pork Merger
US - The American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union have demanded that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate...
 
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