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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...
Cherkizovo Pork Sales Volume Down Following ASF Outbreak
RUSSIA - Russia’s leading integrated meat and finished feed producer Cherkizovo Group has reported a decline in its pork sales volume following an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF)....
Pig Equipment and Feeding Systems at the "End of the Earth"
FRANCE - Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French...
30 July 2015
Cranswick Exports to Far East Continue Growth
UK - Cranswick's exports to Far Eastern markets is continuing to grow, according to the the company's first quarter trading statement....
Big Dutchman Attracts a Multitude of Visitors in Bangkok
THAILAND - Big Dutchman looks back on a successful VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On a 432 m2 stand, the pig equipment supplier presented many new products and innovative developments of existing...
Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples of using partnerships...
29 July 2015
Pork Commentary: Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential
CANADA - Last week Rabobank, the world’s largest Ag-Bank released their third quarter perspective on Global Pork Markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
28 July 2015
Informative Leaflet on Housing Equipment for Piglet Rearing and Pig Finishing
GERMANY - Modern penning systems have to be animal-friendly and easy to clean and they should facilitate everyday work. Big Dutchman offers the respective solutions which can be implemented independent...
Why Select Pigs Based on Indexes?
CANADA - Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and is driven by maximizing profitability of our commercial customers. Identifying the best animal...
27 July 2015
What to Do If I Suspect a Foreign Animal Disease On-farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, explains the steps that a producer or veterinarian should take if he/she sees symptoms of a foreign animal disease...
MagixX-Pig+ Exhaust Air Treatment System Passes DLG Test
GERMANY - With a dust separation rate of up to 94 per cent in the summer and an average ammonia separation rate of 84 per cent, the Big Dutchman exhaust air treatment system MagixX-Pig+ recently successfully...
Outstanding Weaned Piglet Results for Xuanwei Farm of Shennong
CHINA - PIC China congratulates the Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group in setting a new milestone in China by attaining 30 pigs weaned per sow per year....
Hormel Foods Buys Organic Brand
US - Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the closing of its acquisition of Applegate Farms....
French Prime Minister visits Ceva Santé Animale
FRANCE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Ceva’s headquarters in Libourne, to meet Dr Marc Prikazsky and other business leaders from the local Aquitaine region....
USA Pork Market
US - The announcement of JBS purchasing Cargill is behind us. That should put JBS in the #2 spot for packers, which is above Tyson. This also means that, between Brazil and China, they have control of...
24 July 2015
AB Vista Appoints New Business Manager for South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - AB Vista has appointed Paul Han Sun Gun as business manager for Korea, a new position created to strengthen the team in the growing Asia region....
23 July 2015
Strong Double-Digit Growth for Ceva in First Semester 2015
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €424 million at the end of June 2015, representing growth of 16 per cent and +12 per cent at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
22 July 2015
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NIPC) held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
20 July 2015
Diagnostics Can Pinpoint Type of Swine Influenza Virus
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) can present itself like a lot of other diseases, and diagnostics can identify...
Weekly Overview: Combined Management Needed to Prevent Wild Boar ASF Spread
ANALYSIS - A new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified a combination of different management measures that should be used to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
Danish Competition Authority to Assess Danish Crown/Tican Merger
DENMARK - The European Commission has partially referred the proposed merger of Danish Crown and Tican to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) after a preliminary investigation found that...
17 July 2015
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Biosecurity for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong PRRS control programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued an educational video focusing on the importance of strict biosecurity...
15 July 2015
Safer, Cleaner Method to Test Swine Carcasses for Trichinella
SWITZERLAND - Abattoirs and meat packers have a cleaner, safer way to test swine carcasses for potentially dangerous Trichinella at meat inspection – new PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher...
Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
14 July 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 27.2 million pigs on the farms (up 2.9 per cent from last year at this time), writes Ron Lane, Business Director for...
US Pig Farm Sued Over Hazardous Pollutant Emissions
US - The Hanor Company of Wisconsin is facing a lawsuit for failing to report releases of hazardous amounts of ammonia from one of its North Carolina pig farms. ...
13 July 2015
Diagnotics Play Critical Role in Herd Health Management
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said diagnostics play a critical role in the total herd health program by helping to identify, manage and treat disease challenges....
10 July 2015
Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing its...
09 July 2015
Alltech Acquires Norwegian Agriculture Company
NORWAY - Alltech is expanding its European operations with acquisitions of two Norwegian companies with experience in the Norwegian agriculture and aquaculture industries....
 
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