Hormel to buy privately-held Applegate Farms for about $775 million

Hormel to buy privately-held Applegate Farms for about $775 million

Hormel Foods Corp. HRL, -0.54% said it has agreed to buy privately-held Applegate Farms LLC for $775 million. Hormel said it expects the deal to be neutral to its 2015 per-share earnings, but to add 7 cents to 8...

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Canadian Bio-Systems announces Philippines market expansion during trade mission

Canadian Bio-Systems announces Philippines market expansion during trade mission

Delivering the leading edge in feed technology to livestock industry customers in the Philippines and other key parts of Southeast Asia is the focus of a new market expansion by Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.). The expansion was announced...

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AP to Launch New EDGE™ Controller For Fail-Safe Management of Pork Production Operations  Advanced New Technology to Debut at 2015 World Pork Expo

AP to Launch New EDGE™ Controller For Fail-Safe Management of Pork Production Operations Advanced New Technology to Debut at 2015 World Pork Expo

EDGE™, an advanced new control system and platform for handling all of the operational functions in a pork production environment, is being launched by AP (Automated Production Systems) at the 2015 World Pork Expo June 3-5 in Des Moines....

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HAMLET PROTEIN announces new expansion of its US factory

HAMLET PROTEIN announces new expansion of its US factory

Following the successful completion of its latest expansion in October 2014, soy protein manufacturer HAMLET PROTEIN announces the next expansion of its US facility in Findlay, OH, due to be commissioned during Q1, 2016. Since its first line in...

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Perception and Reality are very different. Things you need to know about 100% bovine plasma from APC

Perception and Reality are very different. Things you need to know about 100% bovine plasma from APC

PERCEPTION: There is not enough supply of bovine plasma for swine industry use. REALITY: APC has 2 plants in the United States dedicated to the production of 100% bovine AP920 and Appetein plasma products. There is enough production to...

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Iowa State Students Part of National Social Media Campaign

Iowa State Students Part of National Social Media Campaign

Two Iowa State University undergraduate students have spent the past 10 months actively participating in the National Pork Board’s social media campaign, #RealPigFarming. Their efforts help connect consumers with farmers who share their story of pork production on the...

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Cargill $29 million Hedrick, Iowa, pork business feed mill dedication set for May 12

Cargill $29 million Hedrick, Iowa, pork business feed mill dedication set for May 12

New facility is part of nearly $60 million in area investments by Cargill Pork, continuing 150 years of Cargill nourishing people, helping communities thrive; Ottumwa pork facility expands bacon production, doubles capacity Filling the tummies of one million hogs...

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Maximizing Growth Rate – Weaning to Market

Maximizing Growth Rate – Weaning to Market

Author(s): Dr. John Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2003 Reference: Proceedings of the 2003 Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium Country: Canada   Summary: Throughput is important for maximized production. Faster growth rates do not hinder the quality of the pork...

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World Pork Expo is set for June 3-5

World Pork Expo is set for June 3-5

Each year, 20,000 pork producers, their employees and other professionals attend World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — to experience three days of innovation. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the...

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Harrisvaccines Founder and CEO named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalist

Harrisvaccines Founder and CEO named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalist

Harrisvaccines Founder and CEO named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalist EY this week announced that Founder and CEO, Hank Harris, of Harrisvaccines is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Upper...

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AP to Introduce New EDGE™ Controller at 2015 World Pork Expo

AP to Introduce  New EDGE™ Controller at 2015 World Pork Expo

        Advanced Technology Provides Fail-Safe Management of Swine Production Operations   AP (Automated Production Systems), a division of GSI, will launch its new EDGE control system and platform for handling all of the operational functions in a swine production environment at the 2015 World Pork Expo June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spanish Pork Markets, May 27th 2015

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spanish Pork Markets, May 27th 2015

EU and Spanish Pork Markets Mercedes Vega General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com The hog market scenario in Europe continues to be difficult and complex. On one hand Europe is improving and getting better performances; as a result there are more pigs produced and therefore more meat. Grain prices are not too bad,

Topigs Norsvin Producer Profile – Crider Farms

Topigs Norsvin Producer Profile – Crider Farms

The Crider Family (left-to-right) – Lawson, Sonya, Dallas, and Kevin Source: Topigs Norsvin Newsletter Crider Farms (Mayfield, KY) is the newest addition to the Topigs Norsvin family of multipliers in the USA. In July 2014, Kevin and Sonya Crider began the conversion of the 12,000 head finishing operation in to a 3,200 sow breed-to-wean multiplier.

USDA Issues “Livestock, Dairy, And Poultry Outlook: May 2015″ Report

USDA Issues “Livestock, Dairy, And Poultry Outlook: May 2015″ Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for May 2015 analyzes economic impacts of events and outlook based on projections from USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy production and trade.

Hormel to buy privately-held Applegate Farms for about $775 million

Hormel to buy privately-held Applegate Farms for about $775 million

Hormel Foods Corp. HRL, -0.54% said it has agreed to buy privately-held Applegate Farms LLC for $775 million. Hormel said it expects the deal to be neutral to its 2015 per-share earnings, but to add 7 cents to 8 cents a share to its 2016 earnings. Bridgewater, NJ.-based Applegate is a leading brand in the

Research Identifies Host of Obstacles to Construction of Manure Pipeline

Research Identifies Host of Obstacles to Construction of Manure Pipeline

Farmscape for May 27, 2015 Full Interview 8:28 Listen Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative has identified a host of challenges that would face anyone interested in building a pipeline to move swine manure. As part of its ongoing effort to identify feasible methods for moving swine manure from areas

Drinker design affects water intake and wastage in the nursery

Drinker design affects water intake and wastage in the nursery

Author(s): Western Hog Journal Publication Date: July 12, 2011 Reference: Spring 2008   Summary: Drinker design affects water intake and wastage in the nursery During the first few days after weaning, pigs often experience body weight loss as they adapt to eating solid food. During this time period, they are also observed to drink excessively

Mike Brumm Commentary, Animal Agriculture and Feed Grain Production Match-ups, May 27th 2015

Mike Brumm Commentary, Animal Agriculture and Feed Grain Production Match-ups, May 27th 2015

The announcement this past week of a new joint-venture slaughter plant to be built in Sioux City, Iowa is great news for producers in the western corn belt. Producers in this region of the US have continued to add production facilities at a rate that is equal to and possibly faster than anywhere else in

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 26th 2015

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 26th 2015

April LC Marketing Figure Smallest on Record   Both Beef and Pork Cutout Suffered Losses on Friday   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Tuesday May 26, 2015     LEAN HOGS Look for a lower tone in the cash hog market today. Cutout values dropped hard on Friday, quoted

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, May 26th 2015

Jim Long Pork Commentary,  Russia Road Trip, May 26th 2015

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We arrived in Russia at the end of last week.  We are visiting and touring swine companies. Our observations to date: Current Russian market hog price is 115 rubles per kilo or about $1.05 USD liveweight per pound. Good producers are making $120 USD per market hog. It’s

Increased Grilling Season Demand and Strong Export Demand Fuels Improved Live Hog Prices

Increased Grilling Season Demand and Strong Export Demand Fuels Improved Live Hog Prices

Farmscape for May 26, 2015 Full Interview 5:36 Listen The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services credits strong demand leading up to barbecue season combined with solid export demand for improved live hog prices. Over the past month, North American live hog prices have shown marked improvement. Tyler Fulton, the director of risk

Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.