Maple Leaf Foods Third Quarter losses continue

Maple Leaf Foods Third Quarter losses continue

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) today reported its financial results for the third quarter, September 30, 2014. Adjusted Operating Earnings(1)(3) for the third quarter was a loss of $19.8 million (loss of $20.3 million last year) and $61.8 million...

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Mark Greenwood Named President of The Maschhoffs

Mark Greenwood Named President of The Maschhoffs

Brings Deep Swine Industry Experience to Pork Company The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest independent pork producer in the U.S. headquartered in Carlyle, IL, announced today that it has named Mark Greenwood as president.  Known worldwide as a swine industry...

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VIROCID®, distributed by Merial Canada, effective against PED virus, new data shows

VIROCID®, distributed by Merial Canada, effective against PED virus, new data shows

Merial, a Sanofi company, announces that VIROCID®, a highly concentrated and broad spectrum disinfectant for use in food processing establishments and livestock industries is effective at a dilution rate of 1:400 (0.25 % or 2.5 mL / L) in...

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Pork Industry Launches New Common Audit  to Ensure Animal Care and Food Safety

Pork Industry Launches New Common Audit to Ensure Animal Care and Food Safety

New Farm-Level Tool Gains Third-Party Certification, Builds on PQA Plus® Program After 18 months of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board announces that a new common swine industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors is now certified...

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Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Prices rise when problems arise When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Extension helps producers understand how to mitigate problems. Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease Grilling...

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Under the Surface of a Pig

Under the Surface of a Pig

Topigs Norsvin’s Computer Assisted Tomography technology provides data which greatly increases the accuracy of genetic improvement Norsvin implemented CT-scanning of live boars in 2008. Since then, over 19,000 pedigreed animals have passed through the X-ray tube. Implementing CT in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate LLC is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire Pennfield Animal Health. This acquisition will establish Pharmgate as a key supplier of finished medicated feed additive and water soluble products to the United States, Canadian, Mexican and Latin...

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Students with a sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply.   Wisconsin Pork Association Scholarship The Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship is open...

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Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Feeding complexed zinc, manganese and copper can help promote culling by choice  rather than by necessity. Sows that leave the herd early have less opportunity to reach their full potential – and less opportunity to pay for themselves. To...

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Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both CSU animal sciences professors and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences. Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week of October 31st 2014

NPPC Capital Update for the week of October 31st 2014

FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2014   NPPC JOINS COOL REFORM COALITION TO ASK CONGRESS FOR RECALL NPPC Thursday joined more than 100 agricultural groups and food companies in asking Congress to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to withdraw the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule for muscle cuts of meat. Last Monday the World Trade

Extrusow TopDress from Purina

Extrusow TopDress from Purina

Download The ExtruSow Promo WHAT IT IS: Purina’s Extrusow Topdress is a highly concentrated supplement with an extruded component to boost nutrient density of lactation diets and resulting productivity. This high energy supplement contains dry fat, additional amino acids, a specialized oil blend plus vitamins and minerals to enhance the lactating sow’s performance. There is

Chefs Invited to Enter Wisconsin’s Taste of Elegance

Chefs Invited to Enter Wisconsin’s Taste of Elegance

Chefs throughout Wisconsin are invited to enter the 2015 Wisconsin’s Taste of Elegance contest. This exciting contest offers chefs an opportunity to showcase their culinary skills, while taking a chance at $2000 in cash prizes.   Entries are now being accepted for this contest, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Association. The Taste of

CME Daily Livestock Report Hog futures drop on weak cash

CME Daily Livestock Report Hog futures drop on weak cash

Lean hog futures traded lower once again yesterday and the nearby December contract is now down almost $8/cwt (-8%) for the month of October. While hog futures tried to rally late last week and early this week, gains proved to be short lived given continuing weakness in wholesale pork markets and sharp declines in cash

Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians Pledges Support for Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians Pledges Support for Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

Full Interview 8:57 Listen The Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians has committed its support to the continued operation of Canada’s national swine health surveillance program. The Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network, created by the Canadian Swine Health Board to track swine disease in Canada, has been in hibernation since the board ceased operations due

Novus Highlights Mineral and Gut Health Solutions at EuroTier 2014

Novus Highlights Mineral and Gut Health Solutions at EuroTier 2014

Novus International, Inc. is exhibiting at EuroTier 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. The event takes place in Hannover, Germany November 11-14 and brings together animal production professionals from all over the world. Novus will highlight its sustainable nutritional solutions for multiple animal species. This year, Novus is celebrating the 10-year anniversary

UK feed wheat purchased by Murphy Brown -source

UK feed wheat purchased by Murphy Brown -source

Source: Reuters The first shipment of British feed wheat to the United States in 2-1/2 years was purchased by hog producer Murphy Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods , possibly as part of an effort to produce a specific grade of meat, an official at Prestage Farms Inc, a partner of Murphy Brown, said. “There

Maple Leaf Foods Third Quarter losses continue

Maple Leaf Foods Third Quarter losses continue

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) today reported its financial results for the third quarter, September 30, 2014. Adjusted Operating Earnings(1)(3) for the third quarter was a loss of $19.8 million (loss of $20.3 million last year) and $61.8 million for the nine months (loss of $80.4 million last year) Adjusted Earnings per Share(3)(4)  for the

U.S pig and sow skin market access restored to China

U.S pig and sow skin market access restored to China

Source: InternationalHealthMaker.com The U.S Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) has confirmed that U.S. pig and sow skin products may once again be exported directly to China. Products can be shipped with immediate effect. These products, along with a number of other U.S pork products, were restricted from import in China in 2009 due to

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 30th 2014

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 30th 2014

Steer bid of $1.68 reported in the south with no trade to report.   Beef expected to be higher again today.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Thursday October 30, 2014     LEAN HOGS Expect more of the same in the cash hog market. Prices were generally down

Response to Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Overwhelmingly Positive

Response to Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Overwhelmingly Positive

Farmscape for October 30, 2014 Full Interview 7:15 Listen The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports pork producers have responded positively to new requirements that took effect this summer for the mandatory reporting of swine movements in Canada. Under new regulations, which took effect July 1 to accommodate traceability for the purpose of tracking swine disease,

Hormel Foods Corp Receives “AA” Credit Rating

Hormel Foods Corp Receives “AA” Credit Rating

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) has earned an “AA” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “AA” rating suggests that the company is a very-low default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating. A number of other firms have also recently commented on HRL. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on