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16 February 2016
MSD Launches First Intradermal Vaccine Against PCV2
PORTUGAL – MSD Animal Health held the High Quality Pork Congress on 4th and 5th February in order to present the lastest state-of-the-art intradermal vaccine against PCV2: PORCILIS PCV ID....
AB Vista Plans for Continued Growth in Former Soviet Union
GLOBAL - AB Vista has appointed a new Technical Sales Manager to its Former Soviet Union region, as it continues to expand its product and service offering in the emerging market....
11 February 2016
Pork Commentary: Manitoba Swine Seminar Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the Manitoba Swine Seminar held in Winnipeg Manitoba, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
10 February 2016
Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
GLOBAL - Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made within a pure breeding nucleus and the final slaughter pigs are produced from crossbreeding...
09 February 2016
Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey Spain
SPAIN - Mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins are a constant concern for agriculture. Some weather patterns, such as were seen in Europea throughout 2015, have put the industry on high alert. ...
08 February 2016
USA Hog Market
US - We hear this term (Rewarding the Market), but having a marketing plan means we need to pull the trigger, writes Allan Bentley, Sales & Service, Genesus....
04 February 2016
Save the Dates for World Pork Expo 2016
US - It is not too early to plan to attend the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8-10, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), World...
Ingelvac PRRS® MLV 250-Dose Option Now Available
GLOBAL - Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer...
03 February 2016
Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress Report
US - This past week we were at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Novus International Releases CIBENZA® DP100 Video
Today, Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal nutrition, announced the release of a video highlighting the world’s leading protease feed enzyme, CIBENZA® DP100 feed additive. The video...
02 February 2016
Hog Outlook: Seaboard Foods to Buy Portion of Christensen Farms
US - This week Seaboard Foods announced an agreement to buy a portion of Christensen Farms hog operations, a feed mill and truck washes for approximately $71.1 million, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown,...
Vets Disappointed with Lack of Company Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only...
01 February 2016
Vietnam Hog Markets
VIETNAM - Pigs are of great importance in Vietnam because of their contribution to human nutrition, their role in agricultural production systems and their economic function. Vietnam’s pig herd is the...
29 January 2016
Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Lead in New Farm Animal Welfare Report
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
28 January 2016
What is Phytase Superdosing? AB Vista Explains the Science
GLOBAL - In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain...
27 January 2016
Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress
US - This past week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the Number 3 hog producing state....
26 January 2016
AB Vista Launches ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ Video Series at IPPE
US - AB Vista is launching a technical video series at this year’s International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January, aimed at sharing information on various key areas of development within...
25 January 2016
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
SPAIN and EU - Spain’s slaughter numbers went up 7 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014. Spain exported 45 per cent of its pork production (Germany and Spain have increased their exports, while other...
21 January 2016
Get More from Forage this Winter with Revolutionary Forage Pre-Treatment
UK - Despite good silage-making weather in some regions of the UK and Ireland last summer, many clamps still contain large volumes of low feed value silage made under less than favourable conditions. ...
20 January 2016
Russia Hog Market Report
The new year starts with a pig price of 96 Roubles per kg live ($1.28) meaning the majority of producers are making money, with some of the large integrators still making a lot of money, writes Simon Grey,...
Nutritionist Joins Pig and Poultry Team at AB Vista
US - AB Vista would like to announce that Dr Robert Van Wyhe has joined the North American technical team....
19 January 2016
Jais Valeur Takes Over as Danish Crown CEO
DENMARK - Having spent two months getting to know the Danish Crown Group, Jais Valeur has now taken over as Group CEO from Kjeld Johannesen, who has headed Danish Crown for the past 27 years....
Pork Commentary: Banff Pork Seminar Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the Banff Pork Seminar held in Banff Alberta at the Banff Springs Hotel and Convention Center, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
15 January 2016
MSD Animal Health at 2016 IPPE
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) has announced its renewed commitment to the poultry industry with several programs at the 2016 International Production...
13 January 2016
Canada Market Report
CANADA - As we close the books on 2015 it is always good to review. Then I will attempt the “fool’s errand” of what 2016 may hold, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario....
Chipotle Ordered to Submit Documents Following Norovirus Outbreak
US - Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.has been served with a federal subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a norovirus outbreak at one of its restaurants in California....
12 January 2016
The Roxell Sow Concept: Feeding Process Tailored to the Needs of the Animals
GLOBAL - Modern pig farms operate on a larger scale and sell their products in a very competitive market. To be successful they need top performing, automated feeding and drinking systems....
Aurora Alimentos Pledges to Eliminate Gestation Crates for Breeding Sows
BRAZIL - Cooperativa Central Aurora Alimentos, owner of Aurora brand and Brazil’s third largest pork producer, has announced it will completely phase out of the continuous use of gestation crates for...
Pork Commentary: Surge in Small Pig Prices
US - Last week US cash early weans averaged $57.54 and 40 pound feeder pigs were up to $64.52. A jump of almost $20 per head in the last few weeks and up $7.00 from a week ago. We believe cash small pigs...
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