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22 June 2015
Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
Genesus-Cofco Co-operation Agreement Announced
China - We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Cofco and Genesus for Swine Genetic co-operation and sales....
19 June 2015
Nutriad Developing Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kit
BELGIUM - Belgium based feed additive specialist Nutriad and Ghent University have been working for two years on a project developing a prototype rapid test kit for mycotoxins....
18 June 2015
Mexico Hog Markets - Slaughter Price Continues to Improve
MEXICO - The slaughter prices are continuing to improve, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos Rodríguez – Vice-president....
Knorr Commended for Commitment to Advancing Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Knorr has been presented with Compassion in World Farming’s first Special Recognition Award at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The award recognises the ambition of Unilever’s biggest...
16 June 2015
It's Construction Season - Hog Slat Delivers Turnkey Construction, Facility Upgrades
GLOBAL - With summer comes construction season, and turnkey construction is an area of expertise for the team at Hog Slat. ...
Pork Commentary: US Country of Origin Labeling – Canada gets a Win
CANADA - Canadian Swine Producers got some good news this past week when the US House of Representatives voted 300 – 131 to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), writes Jim Long President – CEO...
15 June 2015
New Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccine Protects Against Two Types of Salmonella
ANALYSIS - Salmonella has taken a back seat to other diseases like PEDv, SIV and even Avian Influenza, but Salmonella is an important disease to monitor and protect your herd against, reports ThePigSite's...
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
New Video Helps Pig Producers Control PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers control Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS), veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the first of a series of educational videos....
World Pork Expo 2015: Upbeat and Focused on the Future
US - World Pork Expo just completed its 27th year, drawing approximately 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 41 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, June 3-5....
12 June 2015
Harrisvaccines CEO is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner
US - EY has announced that Dr Hank Harris of Harrisvaccines, an Ames-Iowa based animal vaccine producer, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Award in the manufacturing category in the Upper...
Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors. ...
Merck Animal Health Supports Young Researchers at International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses
US - The 3rd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses (ISNIV) held in Athens, Georgia was an opportunity for young and upcoming scientists to be recognized. Two Junior Investigator Best Speaker...
China Hog Markets: Sow Inventories Fall, Prices Rise
CHINA - China is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised there, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific....
11 June 2015
Over 85,000 Pigs to Benefit from Welfare Awards
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming has celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June,...
CME: Latest RPCE Figures Barely Positive for Pork
US - Last week’s April trade data provided us with the last piece of information we needed to compute April per capita consumption figures and thus real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for the month and...
10 June 2015
New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
09 June 2015
Hog Slat's GrowerSELECT Focuses on Quality, Value
GLOBAL - GrowerSELECT is a private label brand from Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry, initially created to supply repairs for the OEM brands that Hog Slat sells, and from there has been developed into a complete...
Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo
US - Last week we participated at the World Pork Expo, which is held annually in Des Moines Iowa....
HIPRA presents TRUE FUSION for Gilts
EUROPE - At the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) which took place last April in Nantes, HIPRA presented the new fusion ERYSENG® PARVO + UNISTRAIN® PRRS, the first choice for gilts....
08 June 2015
US Hog Markets: Pork Expected to Benefit from Strong Dollar
US - Country of Origin Labelling, The Bird Flu, and the rising US Dollar. These seem to be the newsworthy events shaping our hog markets, write Allan Bentley and Doug Hayes....
05 June 2015
AB Vista Re-Organises Sales Team to Embrace Market Growth
EUROPE - AB Vista is re-organising its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales team into four regions to support the continued expansion of its business across this critical region....
WH Group Sells Campofrio Stake for $354 Million
CHINA - Smithfield Foods, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group Limited, has announced the sale of its entire equity interest in Campofrio to Alfa for $354 million in cash....
First Commercial Quantitative PCR Test for Lawsonia Developed by BIVI
US - The Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) Health Management Center has developed and will offer, starting July 1, the industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain...
04 June 2015
First EuropeanPRRSpective Symposium Highlights PRRS Costs and Control
EUROPE - A major pig health conference took place in Nantes, France on April 21st with new evidence showing that the PRRS disease syndrome does more damage to the costs of pork producing herds across Europe...
03 June 2015
Boehringer Ingelheim Announces New PRRS Website
GLOBAL - Boehringer Ingelheim has announced its the new website on PRRS information....
02 June 2015
Ceva Swine Division Names Technical Specialist
US - Ceva Animal Health has announced Andrew J. Holtcamp, DVM, has joined Ceva’s swine business unit as technical service manager....
Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip Part 2
RUSSIA - This past week we spent in Russia meeting with customers and other industry participants, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
01 June 2015
Transferring Genetic Improvement
CANADA - The rate of genetic change in the nucleus population is the basis by which genetic improvement is measured and evaluated, writes Bob Kemp, PhD P.Ag, Vice President Genetic Programs and Research...
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