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08 January 2015
OFC: Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young DLG....
Producer Says SowMAX Reduces Feed Waste
GLOBAL - Interest in SowMAX was high at EuroTier 2014 in Hannover, Germany, and one producer has seen a reduction in feed waste, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck....
Canada's Pork Output Needs to Match Processing Capacity
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says that, despite record profits in 2014, the number of hogs produced within Manitoba, is still about a million hogs per year short of what the province's packing plants...
IPPE Offers Free Cuttin' up, Cookin' Demonstrations
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will host a variety of cooking demonstrations and a student culinary arts competition in the Cuttin’ Up & Cookin’ Booth, B8641....
07 January 2015
Smithfield Pig Producer Freed 20 Per Cent of Sows from Stalls
US - Smithfield Foods reports that more than 70 per cent of the sows on its own US farms are now group-housed, and increase of 20 per cent from 2013....
Corbett Named Vice President of Osborne Industries
US - Osborne Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of pig production equipment and thermoset-molded plastics, has named Vicki Corbett as Vice President, CSM, by the company’s Board of Directors....
How Western Companies Can Navigate China’s Animal Protein Market
CHINA - China’s demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential....
06 January 2015
New Funding for Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. Those wishing to join the network must apply...
Pork Industry Responds to Canadian Labour Shortage
CANADA - The president of the Canadian Pork Council warns failure to address the chronic shortage of workers within the Canadian pork industry will result in lost opportunities throughout the pork value...
Agriculture Development Board Appoints New CEO
UK - Jane King has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
Canadian Food Processing Industry in Critical Shortage of Workers
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
Acquisition of Novartis Completed
GLOBAL - Elanco has finalised its acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....
05 January 2015
Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
02 January 2015
Optimising Commercial Value from Best Generation Enzymes
US - A recent webinar shows how to optimise performance with the inclusion of Best Generation enzymes in the diet, says Novus International....
01 January 2015
Nutriad Inc Celebrates 50th Anniversary
US - In November 2013, Nutriad, Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary as a company with friends, current and former employees, partners, venders and trade media. ...
31 December 2014
Biomin Web Site Now Available in Czech
CZECH REPUBLIC - Biomin has now launched a Czech version of the new corporate web site....
30 December 2014
Expanded Canadian Trade Needed to Maintain Pork Industry Profitability
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork remains hopeful expanded trade deals will help maintain profitability within the North American pork industry during the coming year, writes Bruce Cochrane....
US Feed Industry Official Set to Retire
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire on 31 December after nearly 40 years of service in the feed industry. ...
African Swine Fever Found in Russia
RUSSIA - Last week, African swine fever virus was revealed at two pig fattening facilities of Agroresurs Voronezh LLC and Orelselprom CJSC located in Voronezh and Orel Regions....
29 December 2014
Manitoba Assesses Pig Manure Separation Technology
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative plans to investigate the operating effectiveness and economics of air flotation and belt filter press manure separation technology, writes Bruce...
China: Hog Markets
CHINA - China, the pork powerhouse of the world, has over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China....
Denmark Sees Increase in Sales of Organic Pork for New Year
DENMARK - Sales of high grade cuts from organic livestock have been in high demand in Denmark running up to New Year's Eve....
24 December 2014
Cargill to Pursue Feed Acquisitions But Not Nutreco
GLOBAL - Cargill says it is no longer pursuing the acquisition of Nutreco. ...
Maple Leaf Nears Completion of Business Transition
CANADA - Meat processor, Maple Leaf Foods, based in Mississauga in Ontario, has provided an update on its network transition, including the sixth of eight plant closures due at the end of this month....
23 December 2014
Integration of CReSA into IRTA
SPAIN - On 16 December, the government approved the integration of the Centre for Animal Health Research (CReSA) Foundation into the Institute for Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA) from the Department...
Web Site Traffic Increased by Christmas Pork Promotion
CANADA - Manitoba Pork Reports this year's 12 Days of Christmas Christmas pork pack giveaway dramatically increased traffic to its web site, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
HKScan Sells Estonian Business
ESTONIA - Finnish based meat and poultry processor HKScan is to sell its Estonia’s egg business, OÜ Koks Munatootmine, to Danish DAVA Foods Holding A/S....
22 December 2014
Copper: an Essential Component for Pig Performance
US - Supplementing pig diets with copper significantly improved daily gain, according to Novus International, citing a recent meta-analysis of available study results. ...
Biomin Opens Research Centre in Thailand
THAILAND - Built with natural, functional and sustainable materials, the Erber Research Center was recently opened on the grounds of Kasetsart University at its Khamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom...
Zoetis Declares First Quarter 2015 Dividend
US - Zoetis has declared its first-quarter 2015 dividend, and the Board has approved a 15 per cent payment increase....
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