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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Zoetis to Participate in 2013 Animal Health Summit
US - Zoetis Inc. will participate in the 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Animal Health Summit on Monday, 16 December, at the Bank of America Conference Center in Boston, MA. ...
VION Admits to Selling Traditionally Farmed Pork as Organic
NETHERLANDS - VION, a Dutch meat processing company, has admitted that last year, traditionally farmed pig meat became mixed with organic meat in the production of organic ham at its Encebe Meat plant...
Novus to Launch Customised Version of Global Corporate Website
GLOBAL - Novus launched its new global corporate website – www.novusint.com – in May of this year. The website was designed with Novus customers top-of-mind, incorporating features and content specifically...
Prestigious Award to Plumrose USA
US - Long before breaking ground, the environmental impact of Plumrose’s new production facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was well thought through, and this has resulted in very low energy consumption...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Animal Welfare Climbing up Business Agenda
GLOBAL - The second report of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare has applauded Coop Group (Switzerland), Marks & Spencer, Arla, Marfrig, Royal FrieslandCampina, Sainsbury’s, VION and Waitrose...
Ceva, Sogeval in Exclusive Negotiations to Create Global Leader in Animal Health
GLOBAL - Ceva and Sogeval (a subsidiary of Sofiprotéol), based in Laval, announce the opening of exclusive negotiations to create a future alliance....
Pork Commentary: US PED Continues to Have Ramifications
US - This past week the spread of PED continued with it now in Nebraska. PED is cutting production, leading to greater demand for cash early wean and feeder pigs, according to Genesus CEO Jim Long....
Family Trust Holds Bachoco Share
MEXICO - The family trust has sold some of its shares in Industrias Bachoco....
Monday, December 09, 2013
Supermarkets Step up Support for British Pork, Ham, Sausages
UK - The latest Porkwatch figures show "British" shelf facings in supermarkets are up almost across the board, compared to this time last year....
Efficiently Filtering PRRS Viruses from Incoming Air
GLOBAL - Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) confronts pig producers throughout the world with big problems, says Big Dutchman: the pandemic disease severely affects the health of their...
Pig Company Goes into Administration
UK - Pig producer Dent Limited, based in Penrith, has gone into administration, causing uncertainty for those contract pig-keepers who are owed money....
Friday, December 06, 2013
Temple Joins Genesus Team
CANADA - Genesus has announced the appointment of Xavier Temple in the role as a Business Development Representative....
Russia: Hog Markets
RUSSIA - The first week of December sees the prices for pork holding steady in Russia as this region heads into the Christmas holidays. In the southern region, price of pork is about 90 rubles per kilo,...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
HKScan Acquires Associate Company Höglandsprodukter AB
SWEDEN - After many years of collaboration and co-ownership, HKScan has acquired Höglandsprodukter AB based in Halmstad, Sweden. ...
Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Erber Group Campus
AUSTRIA - Biomin, as part of the Erber Group, began its move to a new campus location in Getzersdorf with a groundbreaking ceremony on 13 November 2013....
Informed Caregivers Can Help Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality Rates
US - As you prepare to turn the calendar to 2014, the end of the year is a great time to review your protocols, records and finances to look for ways to improve your operation. Zoetis says taking a closer...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Pig Semen Deal with China Could Be Worth £45M to UK Firms
UK & CHINA - Britain has secured agreement from China to supply exports of pig semen for breeders, in a deal that could be worth as much as UK£45 million to the UK industry. Agreement is also being sought...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Economic Analysis Reveals How Pork Producers Can Profit from Intact Boars
US - Experts point to cost savings and increased revenue potential from intact males using Improvest, according to Zoetis....
Pork Commentary: US Pork Cutouts Remain Strong
US - The Thanksgiving week although great for the family is not usually good for hog producers, as the holiday shortened week leads to fewer hours that packers operate. Many a year the Thanksgiving week...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Ministry of Justice Opposes Foston Pig Farm
UK - The Ministry of Justice has written to Derbyshire County Council to oppose granting planning permission for a 25,000 unit pig farm at Foston....
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Pig Farm Future Bright Thanks to ADAS
UK - A family of pig farmers in Anglesey has received a major financial investment from their bank to upgrade their rearing enterprise, helped by the experts at a leading agricultural and environmental...
Spain: Hog Markets
SPAIN - The grain situation has created a better financial environment in Spain, just like almost everywhere else. However if we look at the ingredients used for feeding pigs in Spain, we can see that...
Hormel Reports Rise in Earnings
US - Hormel Foods, US-based food and meat processor, has reported net earnings of $157.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up 19 per cent from net earnings of $132.6 million a year earlier....
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Commission Clears Acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher
EU - The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pork Commentary: Snapshot US Industry
US - Nothing like a few months (seemed forever) to get a huge correction in the swine economic equation, writes Jim Long....
Cranswick Reports Rise in Profits
UK - British pig meat and food processor Cranswick has reported a 16 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the first half of the year....
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sow Longevity in the Swine Industry
CANADA - Sow longevity in the commercial swine industry, like in many other livestock industries, has long been recognised as an economically important but complex trait, writes Genesus geneticist, Dr...
The Maschhoffs Planning to Acquire Poultry Processing Company
US – US pork p[roducer, The Maschhoffs, is to acquire chicken processor GNP Company and its subsidiaries....
Friday, November 22, 2013
Cold Weather Semen Storage
UK - As the weather turns colder pig farmers should review their storage of semen, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson. ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
3.2 Piglets Per Sow More Than National Average in Brazil
BRAZIL - In 2012, Brazilian farms with TOPIGS genetics weaned 29.5 piglets per sow per year. This is 3.2 piglets more than the national average....
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