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25 November 2015
2016 IPPE Offering Free Bus Service
US - Free bus service will be available for the upcoming 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
24 November 2015
Hog Slat Feed Bins Are Built Like a Tank
GLOBAL - Feed storage can be costly, so Hog Slat designs its feed bins to offer producers the longest-lasting feed storage product possible....
Pork Commentary: Our Week Was Interesting
US - This past week we had an interesting week travelling in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas....
23 November 2015
Canada Market Report
CANADA - Ontario producers are by and large coming off a marvelous fall for harvest. They have been blessed with mostly favourable weather for getting fall work done and a bountiful harvest, with lots...
20 November 2015
Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit Returning to 2016 IPPE
US - The eighth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia....
19 November 2015
ALDI Supporting Australian Pig Farmers this Christmas
AUSTRALIA - ALDI has become the first major supermarket to support Australian pig farmers by using the pink Australian Pork logo on its own branded BERG® Christmas hams....
PEDv Global Insights: Investment Being Made for Future
ANALYSIS - Joel Harris, Harrisvaccines Head of Sales and Marketing, shared insights regarding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) from his recent global travels. ...
18 November 2015
How to Avoid the 8 Big Mistakes When Selling to Supermarkets
UK - If you are like most Sales Directors, Marketing Directors and Account Managers, of a supplier you will be charged with sales growth for your business and frustrated by many of your interactions with...
Pork Commentary: Hog Market Train Wreck Continues
US - The collapse of the US Cash Hog Market continued last week with 53–54 per cent lean hogs dropping 7¢ (64.19 to 57.66) or about $14 per head, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. ...
17 November 2015
Market Intelligence Forum Returning to 2016 IPPE
US – Input costs, global competition and increasing regulatory requirements present ever-changing challenges for the poultry and egg industry....
Genesus Appoints General Manager for South East Asia
GLOBAL - Genesus, a leader in hyperprolific Yorkshire and Landrace maternal lines and Duroc Terminals and the world’s largest registrar of high health purebred genetics, has announced that Paul Anderson,...
16 November 2015
Weekly Overview: World Antibiotic Awareness Week Urges Farming Industry to Make a Difference
ANALYSIS - This week (16-22 November) marks the world's first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming...
IPPE Ranks in TSNN’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Shows, Based on Net Square Feet
US - The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was recently recognised by “Trade Show News Network” as being in their Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Shows, based on net square feet....
Mexico Market Report
MEXICO - FAO estimates higher meat production during the coming 10 years due to the trend of the low grain prices in terms of USD, as has happened during this year, writes Carlos A. Peralta, President...
13 November 2015
Undercover Investigation Reveals Abuse at a US Pig Slaughterhouse
US - Compassion Over Killing (COK) has released undercover footage showing cruelty to pigs at a Minnesota slaughterhouse supplying to Hormel....
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company that develops, manufactures and sells...
MSD Animal Health Honors New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research
VIET NAM - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is proud to announce the presentation of awards to four young scientists at the Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research...
12 November 2015
MSD Animal Health Announces European Commission Approval of First Intradermal Vaccine Against Porcine Circovirus Type 2
EU - Swine producers can now protect their piglets against three major swine diseases with a needle-free intradermal device from MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and...
11 November 2015
Romanian Meat Processor to Double Output Capacity by 2017
ROMANIA - Romanian meat processor Vascar has announced plans to double its output capacity by 2017 and reach sales revenues of some RON 130 million (€29.2 million). The company specialises in processed...
10 November 2015
Pork Commentary: Tough Week for Hog Markets
CANADA - December Lean Hog Futures fell $4.20 this past week. February declined $4.45. Cash hogs dropped 6¢ lb. or $13.00 per head. Sucks to be a pig farm as we now have the lowest hog prices in 6 years,...
Natural Gas from Pig Manure Project Underway in Missouri
US - A Missouri-based renewable energy company is hopeful that its Renewable Natural Gas system using manure from Smithfield Foods hog farms will be operational by 2016....
09 November 2015
China Market Report
CHINA - Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for August, 2015, the adjusted information from MOA is indicating 387.50 million on-farm pigs and a 38.63 million sow herd (as compared to...
07 November 2015
Novus International Releases Seventh Annual Sustainability Report
GLOBAL - Novus International, Inc. has released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which documents and measures the Company's comprehensive social, environmental and economic sustainability program....
06 November 2015
Research on Swine Respiratory Diseases Beyond PRRS Now Eligible for Funding
US - Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) continues to challenge the swine industry, both in management and profitability, but it’s not the only respiratory disease attacking producers’...
05 November 2015
NFU Calls JBS-Cargill Acquisition ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ for Family Farmers
US - Following the announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the purchase of Cargill by JBS, the National Farmers Union has commented that the approval puts family farmers and ranchers...
04 November 2015
Positive Sales Growth Marks Another Successful Year for AB Vista
GLOBAL - AB Vista has announced sales growth of more than 20% for the financial year ended 13 September 2015....
03 November 2015
Polish Meat Processor Eyes German Expansion
POLAND - Polish meat processor ZM Henryk Kania is aiming to significantly raise its output and revenues this year, with plans to reach annual sales of about PLN 1 billion, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski....
AHDB Pork to Hold Free Practical Pig Events
UK - AHDB Pork is holding a series of free events this autumn, aimed squarely at stockmen and farm managers....
Novus Secures Key Intermediate Plant for ALIMET® Production
US - Novus International, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Methylmercaptopropanal (MMP) plant from Union Carbide Corporation, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, in St Charles Parish,...
Pork Commentary: IV Congreso Nacional de Productuores Porcicolas
MEXICO - This past week we attended the OPORPA Swine Association of Mexico’s annual congress in Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This congress was held at the 5 star Paradise Village all-inclusive...
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