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07 October 2015
Pork Commentary: Packer Margins Reflect Pork Demand
US - The US marketed 2,270,000 hogs last week up about 200,000 from the same week a year ago. The great news is US pork cut–outs are averaging in the 86¢ per pound range, which in our opinion is a powerful...
01 October 2015
Canada Hog Markets - The Black Cloud that Lingers
CANADA - As we close the 3rd QTR hog market margins continue to hold up very well with the this quarter being a tremendous reversal of fortunes with OMAFRA’s Ontario Monthly Hog Market Facts showing...
30 September 2015
BIOMIN Inaugurates New Global Headquarters in Austria
AUSTRIA - BIOMIN has just opened its new global headquarters in Getzersdorf, Austria....
29 September 2015
Pork Commentary: Lots of Pigs!
US - The US Department of Agriculture September 1 quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report says the US has reached a new record in the number of hogs and pigs on farm, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
28 September 2015
BIOMIN Opens New Panama Plant
PANAMA - BIOMIN has further expanded its global production network with the opening of a production plant in Panama. The inauguration marks the latest milestone in the firm’s local presence that stretches...
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Grain prices are still steady with the same decreasing trend in USD as it was mentioned in previous months. These prices have adjustments in Mexican Pesos, writes Carlos A. Peralta – President,...
25 September 2015
BIOMIN Hosts Biennial Asia Nutrition Forum Across Seven Cities
ASIA - BIOMIN, a leading global animal health and nutrition company, has announced the dates for the biennial BIOMIN Asia Nutrition Forum across seven countries in October....
24 September 2015
New Targeted Vaccine to Improve Control of Enzootic Pneumoniae Avialable in Europe
EU - A brand new vaccine, Hyogen, launched by global animal health company, Ceva Sante Animale will help to improve the welfare of European pigs. The vaccine which protects against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae,...
22 September 2015
Pig Health, a Sow’s Legacy – Part 2
CANADA - This report is the second of a series on the latest insights into four maternally derived factors that impact pig health: mitochondria, fetal programming, the microbiome and factors transferred...
21 September 2015
China Hog Markets
CHINA - China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific....
18 September 2015
Nutriad Hires Country Manager Poland
POLAND - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Dr Adrian Krzykawski as Country Manager Poland....
US Fast-Food Criticized for High Antibiotics Levels
US - With increasing pressure being placed on the industry to regulate antibiotic use, a report from Friends of the Earth highlights a distinct lack of policy and poor practice within many top American...
New Company Setting Good Example in Food Waste Battle
SWITZERLAND - A new start-up company in Switzerland is leading the way on helping to reduce our food waste, writes Lucy Towers....
17 September 2015
Thermo Fisher Introduces First-of-its-Kind USDA Approved Swine Flu Virus Subtype Detection Test
US - Pork producers now have access to a comprehensive diagnostic kit designed to test production animals for swine influenza virus (SIV) subtypes with the launch of the VetMAX™-Gold SIV Subtyping Kit,...
16 September 2015
Nutreco Opens New Indonesian Animal Nutrition Plant
INDONESIA - Nutreco continues its commitment to growth and investment in Asia with the opening of a new animal nutrition plant in East Java, Indonesia and the completion of the upgrade of its animal nutrition...
Pork Commentary: What a Year Makes
GLOBAL - We find travelling interesting and necessary. The last 18 days on the road were both. On the flip side, it is always good to get home. We believe most everyone appreciates the joy of getting home....
Competition Authorities Clear Danish Crown Slaughterhouse Acquisition
DENMARK - The Swedish competition authorities have finally approved the acquisition by KLS Ugglarps AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danish Crown, of a majority stake in the slaughterhouse Dalsjöfors...
15 September 2015
Trevor Elyk Joins Genesus
CANADA - Trevor Elyk has joined Genesus Inc., as General Manager – Canada. Trevor recently was a Farm Management Consultant with MNPLLP (formerly Meyers, Norris, Penny) a major tax, accounting and business...
14 September 2015
Pig Health, a Sow’s Legacy – Part 1
CANADA - This report is the first of a series on the latest insights into four maternally derived factors that impact pig health: mitochondria, fetal programming, the microbiome and factors transferred...
USA Hog Markets
USA - We have gained $8.00 in October hogs in about 10 days. We still have an inverted basis but I don’t think that will continue - it will widen. This is as sure as death and taxes, writes Allan Bentley,...
11 September 2015
Pork Commentary: European Road Trip - Week 3 Spain
SPAIN - After Russia, we travelled to Spain, the fourth largest swine producing country in the world, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Nutriad Monitoring Weather Impact on Mycotoxin Challenge
GLOBAL - Weather is the most important factor in determining whether aflatoxin contamination will be a problem....
10 September 2015
European Medicines Agency (EMA) Approves Use of Ingelvac CircoFLEX® During Pig Pregnancy, Lactation
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted the use of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ingelvac CircoFLEX® during pregnancy and lactation in sows. The vaccine is registered worldwide for the protection...
08 September 2015
Asia Food Giant to Set Up Processing Plant in Adelaide
AUSTRALIA - Thai food and farming business CP Group has signed an agreement to set up a new processing plant in South Australia....
07 September 2015
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU and SPAIN - According to data from ICEX-Estacom, the export market has broken a historic record in the export of pork in the first half of 2015 in Spain, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for...
03 September 2015
Nutreco Renames Animal Nutrition Research Division, Doubles Investment
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco announces that its global animal nutrition research centres will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities...
2016 IPPE Surpasses 1040 Exhibitors
US - With five months remaining until the trade show, the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 1,040 exhibitors. ...
02 September 2015
Pork Commentary: European Road Trip Week 2 - Russia
RUSSIA - After Lithuania a week ago, we flew to Russia, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
01 September 2015
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIET NAM - At the end of July and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 26.76 million pigs on the farms (up 2.5 to 3.0 per cent from last year at this time). The hog market...
28 August 2015
Nutriad Opens New USA Plant
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad officially opened its new facility in Hampshire (IL) – USA. The 50,000+ square foot facility includes offices, laboratory, warehouse and 3,000 Mt production...
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