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28 May 2015
Pork Commentary: Russian Pork Industry Profitable
RUSSIA - The Russian pork industry is benefiting from global trade restrictions, with high profitability leading to expansion plans, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
26 May 2015
Nutriad Sponsors Swine Symposium in Poland
POLAND - Nutriad was a proud Silver Sponsor of the 13th Digestive Physiology in Pigs (DPP) conference, held in Kliczków (Poland) from May 19-21, 2015....
Nutriad Hosts Distributors Conference in Dubai
UAE - The 2nd Dubai MEA Distributors Conference took place from 5 to 7 May 2015 at Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai. Nutriad animal production experts presented their latest findings and provided information...
20 May 2015
Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Price Keeps Increasing
US - A month ago, the US lean hog price was 62.31, a week ago last Friday 77.14, while this past Friday closed at 81.85 cents per pound. That is a 20 cents per pound increase in the last four weeks. ...
Genesus is Expanding Their Team
GLOBAL - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of seven new employees and agents all formerly with JSR Group of Companies (Topigs-Norsvin)....
19 May 2015
JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Profits
BRAZIL – Brazilian based beef and food processing giant JBS has reported a 57.6 per cent rise in operating profit, EBIDTA, for the first quarter of the year reaching R$ 2.76 billion (reais)....
18 May 2015
Canada – The Sustainability of a Land-Based Operation
CANADA - The last commentary I wrote about the nightmare of the Olymel strike in Quebec raising havoc for the entire industry but particularly Ontario. Fortunately since that time the labour dispute has...
15 May 2015
House of Brands for Tyson Foods
US - Executives from Tyson Foods, told investors at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Staples Conference that the company is transforming from a protein processor with one brand to a protein-centric consumer...
Smithfield Named Top Performer in Meat Industry Water Management
US – US pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods has been ranked number one in water management among leading meat companies in a new report from business sustainability organisation Ceres....
14 May 2015
MSD Animal Health Announces Expanded ZUPREVO® Label to Include Metaphylactic Use in Swine
EU - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has announced the expansion of the ZUPREVO® (tildipirosin) label following approval from the Committee for Medicinal...
JSR Announces New Genetic Partnership
UK - JSR Genetics and Topigs Norsvin have reached an agreement to form a genetic partnership for Great Britain. JSR Genetics will become the exclusive distributor of Topigs Norsvin genetics in Great Britain...
Osborne Industries, Inc. to Present at VIV Russia International Summit
RUSSIA - Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced pig production equipment, is pleased to announce that company representatives are slated to present at the VIV Russia...
12 May 2015
Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Price Races Higher
US - The US hog price is racing higher. A month ago, lean hogs averaged 59.76¢ a lb. Last Friday Iowa – S. Minnesota lean hogs averaged 79.17, 20¢ a lb. increase in four weeks. More than $40.00...
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers into bankruptcy....
08 May 2015
World Pork Expo Offers More
US - Preparations are gathering pace for the World Pork Expo, which take place in Des Moines, Iowa from 3 to 5 June....
Strong Quarter for Tyson Foods
US - US meat and poultry processing giant, Tyson Foods, has seen sales increase by 10.5 per cent to approximately $10 billion in the second quarter of the year....
07 May 2015
Delacon Appoints Regional Manager for North America
NORTH AMERICA - To strengthen its operations in the US, Delacon has appointed Sonny Pusey as Regional Manager North America (USA, Canada)....
Novus to Sponsor International Food, Agribusiness Conference
US - Novus International, Inc. has announced its support as a Platinum Sponsor for the 25th Annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference held this year in...
Solid Quarterly Performance Reported by Zoetis
GLOBAL - The CEO of Zoetis Inc. describes the company's first-quarter performance as "solid", with a six per cent increase in operational revenue linked to the strong markets in the Americas....
Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
Renewed Focus into NSP Research a Year on from Inspire Forum
UK - While the feed industry is yet to fully understand non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes despite 25 years of research, AB Vista says renewed focus is seeing more exploration than ever before....
Pork Commentary: China’s Swine Sector Continues to Liquidate
CHINA - The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture’s Swine March Inventory Report indicates a decline of 700,000 sows in the last month....
06 May 2015
Smithfield See Sales Rise Income Slip
US - US based integrated pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods, part of the Chinese WH Group, saw sales for the first quarter of the year rise slightly....
05 May 2015
China Hog Markets
CHINA - China: it 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....
Maple Leaf Turns from Quarterly Loss to Profit
CANADA - Meat and agribusiness firm, Maple Leaf Foods, reports a positive results for its operating earning in the first quarter of 2015....
04 May 2015
Diagnostics at Work: Tissue Sampling
US - Tissue samples can be tested for the presence of a range of pathogens, according to Life Technologies. ...
01 May 2015
New Swine and Poultry Product Manager for Ceva
UK - Fiona Wright has been appointed Poultry and Swine Product Manager for Ceva Animal Health, to support the company’s rapidly growing Large Animal Business in the UK....
Zoetis Accepting Nominations for Pig Caregivers Award
US - Do you know a pig caregiver who goes above and beyond to consistently provide superior pig care? Nominate him or her for the Honoring Caregivers award from Zoetis....
30 April 2015
Harrisvaccines CEO Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Award
US - EY has announced that Founder and CEO, Hank Harris, of Harrisvaccines is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Upper Midwest. ...
ACMC in Administration
UK - Agricultural Contract and Marketing Company Ltd (ACMC) has been placed into administration. ...
 
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