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Thursday, June 12, 2014
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....
Drop in Value of Ruble Hits Cherkizovo’s Revenue
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, saw revenue fall by two per cent to US$376.6 million from $383.0 million in the first quarter of the year due mainly to the weakening...
ACMC Tip: Extract More from Records
UK - Many pig producers who use computerised records get into the habit of looking at a standardised set of reports, says ACMC veterinary consultant Paul Thompson....
New Biomin Website Offers Fresh User Experience, Optimised for Mobility
GLOBAL - In an age of increased user mobility, the new Biomin website presents a fresh look with ease of navigation on all technology platforms — desktop and laptop computers, and mobile devices such...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Virocid Proven Effective against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus
US - Virocid® has proven effective against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) at 1:400 (1/3 oz per gallon) at an EPA-accredited lab, says CID Lines....
DuPont Virkon S Effective for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV)
US - DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts has announced that leading farm biosecurity company Neogen can now offer swine producers a proven disinfectant for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) – DuPont...
Innovative Swine Health Solutions Focus of Boehringer Ingelheim IPVS Symposium 2014
MEXICO - Innovative swine health solutions to improve pig health and optimize pig production will be the key focus of the Boehringer Ingelheim IPVS Symposium 2014....
Danish Crown Unable to Save 190 Jobs at Bornholm
DENMARK - Given the unequivocal stand taken by the Danish Food and Allied Workers’ Union NNF, Danish Crown is now certain that it will not be possible to save the 190 jobs at the slaughterhouse on the...
Recent Media Reports Re-visit Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A new report from Zoetis explores the latest developments on antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production....
Friday, May 30, 2014
Merial Presented Research at Porcine Health Symposium
ITALY - The Merial team presented 17 papers and posters at the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Sorrento earlier this month....
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Update on Genus Shennong Joint Venture in China
CHINA - Genus and Shennong will not proceed with the establishment of a joint venture at the present time....
MSD Animal Health to Host Symposium on Emerging Diseases at IPVS Congress
MEXICO - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) will host a symposium, 'Emerging Diseases: Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future', during the 23rd International...
Zoetis to Participate in Annual Growth Stock Conference
US - Zoetis is to participate in the William Blair 34th Annual Growth Stock Conference on 12 June....
Hypor Gains Access to a High Performance Computing Cluster
THE NETHERLANDS - Via Hendrix Genetics, Hypor has gained access to a state-of-the-art computing facility for research and application of genomics information....
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Virocid® Tested Against PEDv at 1:400 (1/3 oz/gal) at an EPA Accredited Lab
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PED virus or PEDV) is a coronavirus that infects the cells lining the small intestine of a pig, causing porcine epidemic diarrhoea, a condition of severe diarrhoea...
Chr Hansen Offers Value Added Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis Service to Customers
DENMARK - Chr Hansen reducing-sugar release analysis quantifies the impact of BioPlus® YC dual strain bacillus on reducing-sugar content in grower-finisher diets....
Danish Crown Acquires Polish Pork Processor
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Polish meat processor, Sokolów, by Danish Crown....
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