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25 August 2016
New Prestage Foods Processing Facility gets Green Light in Iowa
US - Iowa pig farmers, especially those who raise and sell their own pigs, are celebrating the news that a new pork processing facility will be built near Eagle Grove in Wright County....
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 1
GLOBAL - There is now a new product available to treat respiratory diseases in swine....
The Next Step in Pig Genetic Improvement – Sequencing the PIC Genome
UK - In 2013, PIC was the first swine genetics company to utilise tens of thousands of genotypes per animal to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. ...
22 August 2016
USA Pork Market
US - Unfortunately, we lost $10- $12 in the futures market in just 6 weeks. Using the latest hogs and pigs report numbers we are probably going to set new weekly slaughter records this fall. With that...
Danish Crown Job Losses as Decline in Pigs for Slaughter
DENMARK - A renewed decline in the supply of pigs for slaughter means there are no longer enough pigs to justify an evening shift for slaughtering pigs at Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Ringsted....
19 August 2016
Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium...
Vaccine Solutions from AgriLabs Customized for Your Operation
ANALYSIS - The need for alternatives to antibiotics is growing, and AgriLabs is now working with producers and veterinarians to develop custom vaccine solutions that are critical to the long term health...
18 August 2016
Genesus Appoints New Sales Manager for Western Region
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Goelema as Sales Manager Western Region....
17 August 2016
Safer, More Reliable Method to Test for Trichinella in Pork
EU - Germany-based Gütersloh Veterinary Services recently shared its experience in routine Trichinella testing in swine carcasses with the validation and implementation of the PrioCHECK™ Trichinella...
Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip Week 3
ASIA - Our Asia road trip continued last week having already been to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and now to China, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
16 August 2016
Pig Producers Can Now Evaluate Herd Health While On the Go
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has launched its new free mobile apps that assist swine veterinarians and farmers in maintaining healthy herds and...
AB Vista Welcomes New Technical Sales Manager for Australasia
GLOBAL - AB Vista has expanded its global team with the appointment of nutrition expert Dr. Ken Greaney, who joins the company as technical sales manager for Australasia....
15 August 2016
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Urged to Phase Out Medically Important Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - This week, fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt, what it describes as, the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
Cutting Tail Biting, Without Cutting the Tail
GLOBAL - Research presented at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) conference shedded new light on how pig tail biting may be prevented, while avoiding the health and welfare risks associated...
12 August 2016
McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use
GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
11 August 2016
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU - After 15 weeks of sustained growth in Spain, the price has stalled over the past two weeks. The price came from 0.950 €/kg live weight in the first weeks of April (way below the production costs)...
First Mexican Restaurant Chain Commits to Crate-Free Pork
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
10 August 2016
Sustainability Commitment Brings Commercial Gains for Chilean Pig Firm
CHILE - Continuous improvement of sustainability standards has led to better yields and meat quality for one of Chile’s largest pig producers....
09 August 2016
Nutriad Appoints Sales Manager South America
GLOBAL - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Angela Maria Mejia Vargas as Area Manager for all South American countries outside Brazil....
Hypor Helps Facilitate Brazil's Swine Imports
BRAZIL - Hypor is partnering with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and a select number of global swine genetics companies to help renovate and expand Brazil’s exclusive...
Pork Commentary: Asia Road Trip Week Two
This past week we finished our time in Malaysia, went to Singapore and then Thailand, writes Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc....
08 August 2016
CZ Veterinaria, Boehringer Ingelheim Bring Innovative Sow Vaccine to Europe
SPAIN - CZ Veterinaria (CZV) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health have entered into a cooperation to provide Entericolix®, an innovative sow vaccine, to the European swine vaccine market....
CEVA Progressing Path into US Swine Market
ANALYSIS - CEVA is continuing their path into the US market by building a team that brings swine industry expertise to the business, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
05 August 2016
Zoetis Introduces TRIAMULOX™
GLOBAL - Reliable formulation of tiamulin hydrogen fumarate available to swiftly treat swine dysentery and swine pneumonia...
Merck Animal Health Receives FDA Approval of Safe-Guard® AquaSol for Use in Swine
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada) today announced the introduction of Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension) for use in U.S. swine...
03 August 2016
Hypor Magnus Finishers Consistently Rank in Top 10 On Maple Leaf Foods’ Carcass Quality Index
CANADA - Five out of the top ten indexing producers supplying hogs to Maple Leaf Foods, in Brandon Manitoba, Canada, use Hypor Magnus Duroc semen, according to Hams Marketing Services’ Top 10 List for...
PIC Launches New Nutrient Specifications Manual
GLOBAL - PIC is excited to introduce the new Nutrient Specification Manual. This new manual provides detailed nutritional recommendations to help producers realise the most value from pigs with PIC genetics....
Nutriad Targeting Growth in Indonesia
INDONESIA - Indolivestock, which is one of the largest livestock tradeshows in the region, was held in Jakarta from 27-29 July 2016. For the first time species specific elements were incorporated; Indo...
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
01 August 2016
MSD Holds Industry Summit to Pioneer New Horizons in Preventative Healthcare
UK - An industry summit aimed at understanding current approaches to preventative healthcare in small animal practice – and opportunities for improvement – has been convened by MSD Animal Health (known...
 
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