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Thursday, June 19, 2014
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...
Putting the Cargill Sow Housing Announcement in Perspective
US - Cargill announced last week that it intends to have all of its company-owned sows in group gestation by the end of 2015 and that contract growers must have Cargill-owned sows in group housing by the...
Progress in Tyson Foods' Acquisition of Hillshire
US - Hillshire Brands' Board of Directors has agreed not to recommend its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, thus removing one of the obstacles in Tyson's Foods' purchase of Hillshire....
Monday, June 16, 2014
Biosecurity = Bioexclusion + Biomanagement + Biocontainment
CANADA - One component of the biosecurity formula is bioexclusion, according to Genesus. Bioexclusion, also known as external biosecurity, involves preventing the introduction of new diseases into a population...
Friday, June 13, 2014
20 Years of Innovations Yield Big Gains in PRRS Control in Pigs Today
US - At World Pork Expo, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI, St. Joseph, MO) discussed the advancements made in combating PRRSV since the release of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV vaccine. ...
Animal Feed in Europe: Key to Performance, Health and Welfare
EUROPE - At its 57th General Assembly in Liège, Belgium, last week, the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC) published 'The Feed Chain in Action', a report revolving around three fundamental...
International Production & Processing Expo Grows Fast
US - Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has announced that the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is among the top 25 fastest-growing US trade shows in terms of net square footage....
Canada's First Stainless Steel Electronic Sow Feeding System
CANADA - A Canadian company has introduced Canada's first all stainless steel electronic sow feeding system, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Top Scores in UK Animal Health Certificate Exams Rewarded
UK - The highest scoring candidates that gained the National Office for Animal Health (NOAH) Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH) during 2013 received their prizes at the organisation's annual dinner in...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Area Regional Control, Bioportal Data Help in Swine Disease Management
US - Many of the key lessons gained from area regional control (ARC) programme targeted at PRRS virus over the last six years are now being used to help producers manage, monitor and share information...
Ceva Santé Animale Seeks to Bolster International Ambitions
FRANCE - The management of Ceva Santé Animale announces a reshaping of its capital structure through a new round of financing which strengthens its position as majority shareholder and welcomes new investors...
Novus Welcomes Summer Interns Around the World
US - The Novus internship programme kicked off last week with nearly 30 summer interns planned to join offices around the world, throughout the summer months....
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - This past week, while the majority of North American pork producers (and the allied fields) were in Des Moines for the annual Work Pork Expo, I was attending to the seventh delivery of 715 purebred...
Feed Fungal Profiles May Be Impacted by Climate Change
GLOBAL - We appear to be facing shifts in mycotoxin patterns as the world experiences climate change, according to Dr Paula Kovalsky, Biomin Product Manager....
New Boars Boost Slaughterweight
UK - Using higher quality boars is helping a Yorkshire farmer increase the slaughterweight of his finishing pigs by over 17 per cent while maintaining grading, thus improving returns without expanding...
Nutreco Halts Iberian Feed, Pork Divestment
EU - Nutreco has ended the process to explore a possible divestment of the compound feed and meat businesses in Spain and Portugal....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
NFU Calls for Department of Justice to Block Tyson’s Buyout of Hillshire
US - The US National Farmers’ Union has called on the Department of Justice to step in to block the proposed takeover of Hillshire Brands by Tyson Foods....
Partnership Formed Between COFCO Meat, Consortium of Investors
CHINA – Integrated pork company, COFCO Meat, has formed a strategic partnership with a consortium of investor....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Danisco Presented Advanced Solutions to Pork Industry Issues at World Pork Expo
US - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, showcased advanced phytase and natural betaine solutions at the World Pork Expo, which may help pig producers deal with...
Tyson Moves Ahead with Takeover as Pilgrim’s Pride Pulls Out
US – Tyson Foods officially submitted a unilaterally binding offer to acquire all outstanding shares of The Hillshire Brands Company for a price of $63 per share in cash on Monday....
Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report - Part 1
US - This past week we were at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, writes Jim Long. Held annually, the World Pork Expo (WPX) was well organized and was well attended. The weather was ideal with moderate...
Cargill Moves to Group Housing for Company’s Sows
US - Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the US, is continuing its commitment of moving to group housing for its sows that produce hogs for pork....
Choice Genetics USA Files Plan of Reorganisation to Exit Chapter 11
US – US pig and multi species genetics company Choice Genetics USA has jointly filed a plan of reorganisation with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the case....
Monday, June 09, 2014
New Developments in Swine Disease Management
US - Swine vets are seeing the benefits of tools such as Area Regional Control and Bioportal data to help manage spread of diseases, according to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI)....
Tyson Wins Battle for Hillshire Brands
US - Tyson Foods has won the battle to take over Hillshire Brands, according to US financial reports....
Friday, June 06, 2014
WORLD PORK EXPO: New Tools, Strategies Discussed against PED Virus
US - A news conference was held at the World Pork Expo this week, offering new insights into porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), which has been affecting the pig industry in the US for the past year. Jackie...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Rescue Plan for Slaughterhouse on Bornholm
DENMARK - The Danish Food and Allied Workers’ Union NNF and the Confederation of Danish Industry have presented a joint rescue plan for Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Rønne on the Danish island...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
HKScan and Lantmännen Join Forces
SWEDEN - HKScan and Sweden’s Lantmännen have initiated a strategic partnership offering innovative feed solutions and advisory services to Swedish pig producers....
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