Maple Leaf Foods dishes up profit beat

Maple Leaf Foods dishes up profit beat

Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods Inc MFI.TO reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher earnings in its prepared meats business. Adjusted operating earnings in the meat products segment rose nearly eight-fold to C$61.3 million ($48 million) in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17%

Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17%

Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17% Tylvalosin Type A Medicated Article for the control of porcine proliferative enteritis (PPE) associated with Lawsonia intracellularis infection in swine Ileitis can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability....

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IPPA travels to Washington D.C.

IPPA travels to Washington D.C.

Five representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) biannual legislative fly-in. While there Bob Frase (IPPA President), Pam Janssen (IPPA Secretary), Jennifer...

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Seaboard delays expansion of Greeley County hog farm

Seaboard delays expansion of Greeley County hog farm

Seaboard Foods says it is holding off for now on construction plans for the expansion of its hog operations in Greeley County. Its spokesman, David Eaheart, said Thursday in an email that the delay is based on the company’s...

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North American Producers Committed To Responsible Pork Production

North American Producers Committed To Responsible Pork Production

North American pork producer leaders meeting last week in Whistler, British Columbia, confirmed their industry’s common focus on producing nutritious, sustainable and affordable pork.   Hosted by the Canadian Pork Council (CPC), the meeting was attended by representatives of...

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New livestock building fan motor cuts energy consumption by half

New livestock building fan motor cuts energy consumption by half

Canarm AgSystems and Intelia are combining their expertise in ventilation and intelligent controls to create the agriculture industry’s first EC motor for livestock building ventilation systems. The patent-pending ECsmart™ motor is an electronically commutated (EC) direct current (DC) motor...

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3FLEX Now Comes in 250-Dose Package from Boehringer

3FLEX Now Comes in 250-Dose Package from Boehringer

THE FLEX FAMILY™ OF VACCINES CONTINUES TO PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR CUSTOMIZED CONTROL AGAINST MAJOR SWINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE. To help producers and veterinarians reach optimal pig performance with greater convenience, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) now offers a 250-dose option...

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Tyson Foods Launches Open Prairie Natural Pork Brand

Tyson Foods Launches Open Prairie Natural Pork Brand

Sioux City (IA) Journal reports: Tyson Fresh Meats debuted its new Open Prairie Natural Pork Brand in February, featuring minimally processed pork containing no artificial ingredients. The hogs raised for the meat follow a strict set of criteria, including...

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Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Employers

Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Employers

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), the global leader in animal health, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 by Forbes Magazine. Zoetis is the only pharmaceutical company focused solely on animal health to...

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Fresh Pork Processing Facility to be Built in Mason City, IA

Fresh Pork Processing Facility to be Built in Mason City, IA

Prestage Farms announced the forming of a new company, Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC, and its intent, pending finalization of necessary state permits and approvals, to build a new, state-of-the-art fresh pork processing facility in Mason City, Iowa, and...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week ending May 6 2016

NPPC Capital Update for the week ending May 6 2016

NPPC NOW PARTY TO ‘PORK. THE OTHER WHITE MEAT’ LAWSUIT The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit this week granted NPPC’s motion to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the sale of the Pork. The Other White

Wheat survey helps maximize feed value

Wheat survey helps maximize feed value

New data from a survey of wheat samples from across Canada is helping to drive optimized feeding strategies for pigs and poultry. The survey was led by Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) and the University of Manitoba in cooperation with farming operations and feed mills across four provinces. “Feeding strategies are becoming more sophisticated and

Unlock Your Herd’s Profit Potential Six Keys to Successful Gilt-Pool Management

Unlock Your Herd’s Profit Potential Six Keys to Successful Gilt-Pool Management

Gilt (first-parity sow) litters represent approximately 22 percent of all litters farrowed within commercial swine herds – and can account for a much higher percentage in herds with poor sow longevity. With sow replacement rates typically ranging from 53 to 58 percent, herd managers are under continual pressure to use the farm’s gilts to help

Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Hydrovac in Cleaning Swine Transport Trailer

Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Hydrovac in Cleaning Swine Transport Trailer

Farmscape for May 6, 2015 Full Interview 8:36 Listen On behalf of Swine Innovation  Pork the University of Saskatchewan, the Prairie Swine Centre, VIDO-Intervac and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute are working on a project aimed at reducing the time and the cost of washing and disinfecting swine transportation equipment and ultimately automating the system.

Prestage To Look for Another Location For Its Iowa Pork Processing Plant

Prestage To Look for Another Location For Its Iowa Pork Processing Plant

Dr. Ron Prestage of Prestage Farms says they will pursue another location for their proposed pork processing plant in Iowa. Prestage tells Brownfield that, while they were disappointed by the Mason City City Council’s rejection of their plan, it will not deter them from finding another location for the plant. “Prestage Farms fully intends to

USDA’S Rippke, Suarez Headline Animal Health in the Heartland: Biotechnology’s Role in Emergency Preparedness Symposium

USDA’S Rippke, Suarez Headline Animal Health in the Heartland: Biotechnology’s Role in Emergency Preparedness Symposium

BioNebraska Executive Director Phil Kozera and Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka announced today the two organizations are collaborating on an animal health symposium scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th in Omaha that will focus on the biotech industry’s role in mitigating animal health emergencies. Kozera and Hrdlicka said they are pleased to have

Genesus Global Market Report, Spain Pork Market, May 6 2016

Genesus Global Market Report, Spain Pork Market, May 6 2016

Mercedes Vega Genesus Spain, Portugal and Italy Rep mvega@genesus.com   Although demand for pork, in the last week has been great due export to countries other than EU, which will allow greater numbers of pigs going to market, over the last six weeks there has not been great changes on price in the Spanish market,

Industry Lobbies for Reinstatement of Emergency Swine Transport Protocol to Protect Against PED

Industry Lobbies for Reinstatement of Emergency Swine Transport Protocol to Protect Against PED

Farmscape for May 6, 2015 Full Interview 7:22 Listen Steve’s Livestock Transport says it’s complying with new requirements for swine transport vehicles returning from U.S. farms to be washed in the United States while continuing to lobby for reinstatement of a program that allowed washing at Canadian facilities. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ended

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 5th 2016

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 5th 2016

Meat Export Shipments Strong Last Week   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday May 5, 2016   LEAN HOGS Hogs set back fairly hard yesterday in what might be a one-day correction against a strong uptrend. Open interest increased again with new money pouring into the hog market, the cattle

CFIA Truck Washing Requirements Expected to Add $1 Million to Truck Washing Costs While Compromising Biosecurity

CFIA Truck Washing Requirements Expected to Add $1 Million to Truck Washing Costs While Compromising Biosecurity

Farmscape for May 5, 2015 Full Interview 7:22 Listen Steve’s Livestock Transport says new CFIA requirements for Canadian Swine transports to be washed in the U.S. before returning to Canada will add up to a million dollars per year to it’s cost of washing and disinfecting swine transport trailers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has

Katie Ockert from the Michigan State University Extension, Tips on becoming an effective ag-vocate

Katie Ockert from the Michigan State University Extension, Tips on becoming an effective ag-vocate

Each year, thousands of youth from all parts of Michigan participate in an animal science project and learn about the multiple aspects of animal husbandry. However, one area that is sometimes forgotten is the role youth play in the agriculture industry with their project. Yes, you are a key piece of the agriculture industry; a

APHIS Sets Reimbursement Deadline for SECD Diagnostic Submissions

APHIS Sets Reimbursement Deadline for SECD Diagnostic Submissions

In June 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a Federal Order for monitoring and managing novel swine enteric coronavirus diseases (SECD) and provided $26.2 million in emergency funding to support these efforts. This emergency funding is projected to be exhausted in approximately two months. In anticipation