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Monday, December 09, 2013
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....
Danish Crown Results Satisfactory in Difficult Market
DENMARK - In the past financial year, Danish Crown has increased revenue by almost DKK 2 billion from DKK 56.5 billion to DKK 58.2 billion, while the operating profit of DKK 2,018 million is slightly up...
DNA Results Confirm Half of Pig Meat Tested Not Irish, Says IFA
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President, John Bryan, said findings from the DNA-testing programme on pig meat carried out by IFA show that consumers continue to be misled and there is a disappointing...
Cracker Barrel Shareholders Vote to Support Eliminating Pig Cages
US - Shareholders of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store voted to support the restaurant outlet’s recently-adopted policy to eliminate gestation crates from its pork supply chain....
China: Hog Markets
CHINA - Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for September, 2013-breeding stock was around 50.68 million sows and total on farm inventory was around 455.10 million (as compared to August...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Osborne Introduces New Hog Feeder
US - Osborne Industries, Inc., has introduced all-new stainless steel, rectangular hog feeders to their quality line of swine management equipment. ...
Tyson Reports Rise in Sales and Profits
US - US-based meat processor Tyson Foods has witnessed a seven per cent rise in operating profit over the last year rising from $1.286 billion to $1.375 billion....
Tianli Reports Return to Profitability
CHINA - Tianli Agritech, Inc., a leading producer of breeder hogs, market hogs and black hogs headquartered in Wuhan City, China, has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September...
Genesus Appoints New Sales & Technical Representative
US - Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Newman as Sales & Technical Representative. ...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pork Commentary: Early Weaned Pigs Reach $82
US - The lack of pigs, lower feed costs and strong lean hog futures have pushed some cash early wean pigs to $82 last week according to the USDA. The average early wean last week was $73.69 - really high...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Mexican Processor Bids for Campofrio
SPAIN - Mexican food processing company, Sigma Alimentos has made a €675 million cash offer for the Spanish meat processor Campofrio....
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