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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Alberta Barn Fire Kills 4,200 Pigs
CANADA - A fire at a Hutterite farm in Alberta earlier this week destroyed a building and killed around 4,200 pigs....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pork Commentary: Bullish Results Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last week the bullish June Hogs and Pigs Report resulted in lean hog futures rocketing higher. October up $6 per pound, December $7 per pound, and February was 8? per pound. The move up in just 4...
Monday, July 07, 2014
First Exome Sequence Completed in Pigs
GLOBAL - PIC, a division of Genus plc, in collaboration with Edinburgh Genomics and The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, UK, are the first to complete exome sequencing in pigs....
UK Pig Industry Award Nominations Still Open
UK - There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the pig industry’s highest honour, the David Black Award....
Memorial Service Arranged for UK Livestock Industry Supporter
UK - The memorial service to Sir Ben Gill is to take place at Hereford Cathedral at 12.30pm on Friday 18 July. He served as president of the National Farmers' Union and was a strong supporter of the British...
Friday, July 04, 2014
CEVA's CEO Says 2013 Was Fulfilling Year
FRANCE - Global veterinary health company, Ceva Sante Animale, which completed its fourth LBO deal on 30 June, published its annual report on the same day. The company's CEO describes 2013 as a "fulfilling...
UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
Changes and Opportunities at BPEX
UK - There have been some changes in responsibility for BPEX personnel, which take effect in the autumn....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
China Nearly Self-sufficient in Animal Vaccines
CHINA - The Chinese animal vaccine market grew by more than 26 per cent between 2004 and 2013, according to a new report....
Kick Salmonella off Your Premises
BELGIUM - Clean footware and clean hands are the best ways to keep Salmonella off your farm, says CID Lines....
Tyson Foods, Hillshire Brands Agree to Merger
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. and The Hillshire Brands Company have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands...
Novus 2014 Food Drive Offers Local Children Freedom from Summer Hunger
US - Novus International has last week honoured the generosity of itsr employees by matching donations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The company’s matching funds bring the 2014 Food and Funds Drive...
ForFarmers Expands in UK with Acquisition of Wheyfeed
UK - ForFarmers has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Wheyfeed Holdings Ltd, which owns Wheyfeed Ltd....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Timely Tip on Fly Control on Pig Farms
UK - Besides being unpleasant to work with, flies are a known vector of important pig diseases, including PCV2, PRRS, streptococci and E.coli, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson....
Emalyn Loudon Wins Award to Study Pig Welfare in Europe
AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited (APL) and the Pan Pacific Pork Expo (PPPE) Committee are proud to announce that Emalyn Loudon as the winner of the Ron Collins Memorial Travel Award for 2014....
New Polish Subsidiary for EW Nutrition
POLAND - German-based EW Nutrition GmbH has established a new subsidiary in Poland - EW Nutrition Polska SP.z.o.o. ...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Honouring Pig Caregivers Nominations: Deadline Extended
US - Zoetis has announced that nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award are being accepted until Monday 7 July 2014 — a one-week extension from the previous deadline. ...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Westfleisch Sees Sales Hit €2.5 Billion
GERMANY - German meat processor, Westfleisch, saw turnover rise by 1.3 per cent over the last financial year to €2.51 billion....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Covenant Signed for Grupo AgriMex-Holanda
NETHERLANDS/MEXICO - A Dutch consortium Grupo AgriMex-Holanda was officially formed on 20 June, through the signing of a covenant between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Danish Crown Rationalises Sow Slaughterings
DENMARK - After almost six months of negotiations, a solution has now been found for Danish Crown’s sow slaughterhouse in Skærbæk....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
South Korean Food Company Launches Lysine Production Facility in Iowa
US - A new lysine production facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA has been launched by CJ Cheiljedang Corp., South Korea's top food maker, as it seeks a bigger portion of the global biomarket. ...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mintrex Celebrates 10 Years in Global Trace Minerals Market
US - Novus International is proud to observe the 10th year of its highly-effective chelated trace mineral product, MINTREX®....
Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - Last week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress held annually in Stratford Ontario, Canada. Genesus Exhibited, writes Jim Long....
Friday, June 20, 2014
Engle Joins Merck's Swine Technical Services Team
US - Merck Animal Health has appointed Dr Mark Engle to the Swine Technical Services team....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BIVI PRRS Research Awards: Proposals Welcome
US - Swine veterinarians and researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for BIVI PRRS Research Awards as the Company provides $75,000 to fund three porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)...
Feed Enzymes Essential in Sustainability Development
US - Dr Nasser Odetallah, Global Product Champion Fermentation Products for Novus International, Inc., presented at the 11th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology last month. ...
HKScan's Prospects Hit by Russia's Ban on EU Pork, Weak Demand
FINLAND - Finnish-based meat processor, HKScan, has adjusted its full-year outlook as its operating profit is now below previous expectations....
Viet Nam Hog Market
VIET NAM - Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific, and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Viet Nam, provide the latest update on the Vietnamese hog market....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
First USDA Conditional Licence for PEDV Vaccine
US - Harrisvaccines has become the first company in the US to be granted a conditional licence from the USDA for a porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) vaccine....
Pork Commentary: Tyson to Buy Hillshire Farms
US - It appears Tyson Foods has won a bidding war with Pilgrims Pride to purchase Hillshire Farms. If everything transpires as proposed, the US$7.7-billion purchase would exceed Shuanghui’s purchase...
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