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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pig Farming Conference Series Ends on a High
UK - A piece of the British pig sector's history came to an end yesterday with the 25th and final annual JSR Farming Conference, reports Jackie Linden. The event series went out on a high note with five...
Dufresne Honoured with Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award
US - Luc Dufresne, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, reports Zoetis. ...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
National Pork Board Selects Kincannon and Reed for CEO Search
US - The National Pork Board has selected Kincannon & Reed to assist in the search, screening and recruitment of the organisation's new chief executive officer....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Genesus Looking for New Director of Health & Biosecurity
CANADA - Genesus is looking for a Director of Health and Biosecurity to lead the Genesus Health and Biosecurity program and be responsible for its implementation and maintenance throughout North America....
EuroTier Offers Solutions for the Future
GERMANY - The world’s leading trade fair for animal husbandry professionals, EuroTier, will be presenting solutions for the future of agriculture at the Fairgrounds in Hanover from 11 to 14 November....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Danish Crown Aids Pig Producers to Boost Slaughter Numbers
DENMARK - Danish meat processing giant Danish Crown is to step in to help producers in a bid to stop the slide in the numbers of slaughter pigs that are available....
Viet Nam Hog Market
VIET NAM - The animal husbandry and poultry numbers were fairly stable during July and August, write Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific, Genesus Inc. and Meggie Vo, Marketing Representative, Genesus...
Govt Urged to Act on 'Unjustifiable' Prices of Pork, Chicken
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture alliance Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) on Thursday called on the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to immediately act on the continuing increase in retail...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Cano Named as PIC's North American Director of Health Assurance
US - PIC has announced the addition of Dr Jean Paul Cano as Director of Heath Assurance for North America....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pork Commentary: Price Gain Reported in US Hog Market
US - The US hog market gained in price strength this past week with October Lean Hogs on the CME up $7.50; on Friday Cash lean hogs were 98¢ per pound, a year ago 90¢ per pound, reports Jim Long...
Zoetis Study Tour Focuses on Tackling Emerging Infectious Diseases in Pigs
UK - The pig industry needs to be continually aware of the risk of emerging and re-emerging diseases, world-renowned expert Dr Joaquim Segalés told a Zoetis study tour in Spain recently. The study tour...
Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased 203,853...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Hog Outlook: Optimism About Cash Hog Prices Gaining
US - Zoetis announced this week they have a conditional license from USDA for a new PEDV vaccine, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Ceva Merges R&D Activity
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale has appointed Dr Steve Chu to its executive committee with responsibility for all R&D activities....
North Carolina Electricity Producers Generating Energy from Swine Waste
US - After two years of delays, North Carolina electricity producers will finally meet a state mandate for generating power from poultry waste in 2014. But the producers say they need to delay a similar...
CME Report: Zoetis Conditional Licensing for a New PED Vaccine
US - Zoetis (the independent company that is comprised of Pfizer’s former animal health business ) has received conditional licensing of a new vaccine available for PEDv. Deferred Lean Hogs futures reacted...
Smithfield's CEO Explains Role of Sustainability in Corporate Philosophy
US - In the first of a three 'Sustainability Stories', Smithfield Foods CEO outlines the role of sustainability in his corporate philosophy....
Global Hog Prices
GLOBAL - Genesus has updated its weekly comparison of pig prices in several key markets for the week of 18 August....
Real Welfare App Trial
UK - A member of the George Vet Practice, who works exclusively with pigs and has been using the new Real Welfare app for the last eight months....
Tican Setting New Standards in Cooling
DENMARK - Danish meat processor, Tican, is setting new standards in precision cooling, with a new cooling tunnel at the company’s Thisted plant....
Genesus Sends More Breeding Stock to Tecon in China
CHINA - Genesus has announced a successful shipment of high quality swine breeding stock to Tecon Group of Urumqi, Xianjiang province. ...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Zoetis Granted Conditional Licence for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Vaccine
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional licence for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in pigs....
Attendee Registration for 2015 IPPE Now Open
US - Attendee registration for the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open....
National Pork Board's CEO Steps Down
US - The National Pork Board announced on the 4 September 2014, that Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak will step down after six years of service to the pork industry and the Pork Checkoff. ...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Grandin Praises German Slaughterhouse over Pig Welfare
GERMANY - Temple Grandin, the world-renowned American expert on animal welfare and animal behaviour, has highly praised the slaughterhouse of Vion Food in Crailsheim during an animal welfare training exercise...
NFU President, Celebrity Food Critic Top Bill at JSR's Farming Conference
UK - NFU President, Meurig Raymond and celebrity food critic Jay Rayner will address delegates alongside Beth Hart of Sainbury’s, at JSR’s 25th Annual Farming Conference in York on Tuesday 16 September....
EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Big Dutchman Pig Equipment, Feeding Systems for Moldavian Sow Farm
MOLDOVA - Luis Juvinel is the owner of a large sow farm with 3,500 sows in Moldova, and produces piglets in a closed system....
Boehringer Ingelheim Sees Advantages of Freshly Mixed Vaccine
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has decided to remain focused on freshly mixed Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2)/ Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) vaccines and not follow the development of...
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