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01 July 2015
Industry Trends, Like Animal Welfare, Drive Hog Slat's Global Business
ANALYSIS - David Herring, Vice President of Hog Slat, said global industry trends drive their business and domestic and international offering. ...
30 June 2015
Pork Commentary: USDA June Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last Friday the USDA released the June 1st Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pure Pig Genetics Takes Over ACMC
UK - Pure Pig Genetics Ltd, a new company owned by Matthew Curtis (pictured), former managing director of ACMC, has taken over major assets owned by ACMC, which went into administration in April this year....
29 June 2015
Canada Hog Markets: Lessons from Show Season
CANADA - I have had opportunity to participate in two pork shows in the month of June, the Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) in Stratford Ontario just last week and the World Pork Expo (WPE) in Des Moines Iowa...
Diagnostics Important to Identify Type of PRRS on Sick Farm
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said the role of diagnostics with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRS) is important in helping...
Experts Discuss Recent Findings in PEDv Monitoring, Risk Factors and Immunology
US - With the recent increase in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases reported this spring, the latest At The Meeting (ATM) with the Morrison Group audio program provides an update on developments...
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of...
24 June 2015
Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times
US - During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can best manage their herds...
First HIPRA SENG Vaccine Reaches China
CHINA - Last April, HIPRA presented RHINISENG®, the innovative vaccine for the prevention of Progressive and Non- progressive Swine Atrophic Rhinitis, in China. ...
23 June 2015
Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - This week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress in Canada, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
22 June 2015
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Monitoring Programme for PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong monitoring programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the second of a series of educational videos....
Hog Slat Opens 70th Store, Expands to Poland, Germany
GLOBAL - Alan Riley, National Retail Manager at Hog Slat, said Hog Slat has recently opened it's 70th store in the US and has expanded it's international retail locations to Germany and Poland....
Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
Genesus-Cofco Co-operation Agreement Announced
China - We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Cofco and Genesus for Swine Genetic co-operation and sales....
19 June 2015
Nutriad Developing Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kit
BELGIUM - Belgium based feed additive specialist Nutriad and Ghent University have been working for two years on a project developing a prototype rapid test kit for mycotoxins....
18 June 2015
Mexico Hog Markets - Slaughter Price Continues to Improve
MEXICO - The slaughter prices are continuing to improve, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos Rodríguez – Vice-president....
Knorr Commended for Commitment to Advancing Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Knorr has been presented with Compassion in World Farming’s first Special Recognition Award at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The award recognises the ambition of Unilever’s biggest...
16 June 2015
It's Construction Season - Hog Slat Delivers Turnkey Construction, Facility Upgrades
GLOBAL - With summer comes construction season, and turnkey construction is an area of expertise for the team at Hog Slat. ...
Pork Commentary: US Country of Origin Labeling – Canada gets a Win
CANADA - Canadian Swine Producers got some good news this past week when the US House of Representatives voted 300 – 131 to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), writes Jim Long President – CEO...
15 June 2015
New Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccine Protects Against Two Types of Salmonella
ANALYSIS - Salmonella has taken a back seat to other diseases like PEDv, SIV and even Avian Influenza, but Salmonella is an important disease to monitor and protect your herd against, reports ThePigSite's...
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
New Video Helps Pig Producers Control PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers control Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS), veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the first of a series of educational videos....
World Pork Expo 2015: Upbeat and Focused on the Future
US - World Pork Expo just completed its 27th year, drawing approximately 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 41 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, June 3-5....
12 June 2015
Harrisvaccines CEO is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner
US - EY has announced that Dr Hank Harris of Harrisvaccines, an Ames-Iowa based animal vaccine producer, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Award in the manufacturing category in the Upper...
Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors. ...
Merck Animal Health Supports Young Researchers at International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses
US - The 3rd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses (ISNIV) held in Athens, Georgia was an opportunity for young and upcoming scientists to be recognized. Two Junior Investigator Best Speaker...
China Hog Markets: Sow Inventories Fall, Prices Rise
CHINA - China is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised there, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific....
11 June 2015
Over 85,000 Pigs to Benefit from Welfare Awards
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming has celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June,...
CME: Latest RPCE Figures Barely Positive for Pork
US - Last week’s April trade data provided us with the last piece of information we needed to compute April per capita consumption figures and thus real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for the month and...
10 June 2015
New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
 
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