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02 May 2016
Zoetis Champions Swine Health in Canada with Pigcare.Ca
CANADA - Zoetis is proud to announce the launch of PigCare.ca, the new online community for Canadian swine producers, designed to promote animal health and provide resources which respond to the varied...
27 April 2016
Pork Commentary: US Market in Swine Purgatory
US - The US Market is in what appear to be a swine purgatory. Week upon week of prices in the 65¢ lb lean range. Just above cost of production, 65¢ it's not hell but it's not heaven, it's purgatory,...
BIOMIN Commits to New Project Aimed at €3B in EU Crop Losses Due to Mycotoxins
EU - Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites that afflict cereals and other crops, cost the European agriculture industry around €3 billion each year and pose harm to human and animal health through the feed...
Hypor Invests in New Technology for Canadian and US Swine
CANADA - Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25 percent with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan....
Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
26 April 2016
Nutriad Appoints Area Managers China
CHINA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Eric Han and Hans Bai as Area Managers for the Northern and Central Region....
25 April 2016
CEVA Enters North American Swine Market with New Approach
ANALYSIS - Veterinarians have told CEVA that in today's market they need to be extremely responsive, and CEVA is ready to delivery. ...
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Worldwide Rights to Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health inside the United States and Canada) today announced plans to acquire worldwide rights for the Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System from Minnesota-based...
21 April 2016
Italian Meat Company Balances Tradition, Quality with Need for Greater Sustainability
ITALY - A century-old salumi maker says sustainable and welfare-friendly processes are key to keeping its traditional products relevant to today’s consumers....
20 April 2016
Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants....
19 April 2016
AB Vista Video Sheds New Light on the Positive Effects of Complete Phytate Destruction on animal nutrition
GLOBAL - A new video from AB Vista reveals details about why complete phytate destruction in the digestive tract may lead to increased growth efficiency in swine and poultry....
Pork Commentary: China Market Sizzling
This past week we had visitors from China. The industry there is currently making fantastic money with China hog price of 19.54 rmb/kg liveweight calculating to $1.37 US lb. liveweight. A 250 lb market...
Hypor Names Graydon Bell as General Manager for USA
US - Former Hypor Sales and Marketing Manager and industry expert, Graydon Bell, will return to the Hypor team as General Manager, USA...
18 April 2016
North American Producers Committed To Responsible Pork Production
CANADA, US and MEXICO - North American pork producer leaders meeting last week in Whistler, British Columbia, confirmed the industry’s common focus on producing nutritious, sustainable and affordable...
Nutriad Hosts Technical Symposium Brazil
BRAZIL - On March 30th Nutriad organized its third annual Technical Symposium in Florianopolis (SC, Brazil). At the event Nutriad experts and external speakers introduced new insights and novel solutions...
Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants....
AB Vista Appoints Dr Eckel as Distributor in Germany and Austria
GLOBAL - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has announced an alliance with German-based distributor Dr Eckel, a global provider of animal feed additives....
15 April 2016
AB Vista Appoints New Technical Services and Sales Coordinator for North American Market
NORTH AMERICA - The newest addition to the AB Vista team, Kendre Stringfellow, has been appointed as North America Technical Services and Sales Coordinator....
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
14 April 2016
Agricultural, Food Groups Urge Support For TPP
US - The National Pork Producers Council joined 225 other agricultural and food organisations in expressing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and in urging congressional lawmakers to...
China Pork Markets
CHINA - After the huge culling of sows in China in 2015 due to consistent low pork price, by as many as 10 million sows (according to RaboBank) the price slaughterhouses have been paying for animals has...
BRF to Acquire Globosuínos Agropecuária
BRAZIL - BRF has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Globosuínos Agropecuária S.A. for R$ 20.2 million....
12 April 2016
ASDA Pledge to Help British Pig Farmers
UK - A promise by ASDA that it will increase its fresh pork to 80 per cent British by next year has been welcomed by British pig farmers, who face losses of around £150m in 2016, as a result of low prices...
Pork Commentary: London Swine Conference Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the London Swine Conference held in London Ontario, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
11 April 2016
Weekly Overview: How Do We Achieve Sustainable Pork Production?
ANALYSIS - More intensified pork production is key to sustainability as it reduces the land and other natural resources needed to raise pigs, commented Marty Matlock, Executive director of the University...
10,000 Pigs Die in Dutch Factory Farm Fire
NETHERLANDS - At least 10,000 pigs have died in a fire at a massive pig farm in Oirschot near Eindhoven. The fire started in the early evening in one of three barns at the farm and quickly spread to a...
04 April 2016
AASV: Research on Euthanasia Offers Producers Humane Option
ANALYSIS - Modern pig production has an inherent need for the euthanasia of piglets for various reasons, and research from the University of Bristol shows a humane option to euthanize that includes no...
31 March 2016
Avril Pôle, Tönnies Joint Venture Approved
EU - The European Commission has now cleared the creation of a joint venture between the French company Avril Pôle Animal and the German company Tönnies....
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
AB Vista Appoints Two New Staff to Enhance Its Global Technical Services
GLOBAL - AB Vista has welcomed two new staff to its UK headquarters, as the company strengthens its technical services to the global feed industry....
 
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