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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Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill today reported net earnings of $425 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, down 26 percent from $571 million in the year-ago period. Revenues in the first three months totaled $33.3 billion, a 2 percent...

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Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

New technology captures plants’ immune response to fight pathogens in piglets and pigs in transition There’s a new weapon that pork producers can get through their Hubbard Feeds dealers to fight the battle against vitality-robbing scours, or diarrhea, in pigs. Utilizing...

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Increasing Creep Feed Intake by Stimulating Exploratory Behaviour using Enrichment

Increasing Creep Feed Intake by Stimulating Exploratory Behaviour using Enrichment

Author(s): J.A. Brown and Y.M. Seddon Publication Date: October 21, 2014 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2013-2014 Country: Canada   Summary: Weaning is a highly stressful time for piglets, with multiple significant changes occurring simultaneously (change in diet, environment, mixing with unfamiliar piglets). Weight loss and increased cortisol levels have been observed for the

Risk of PED Underscores Value of Swine Traceability

Risk of PED Underscores Value of Swine Traceability

Farmscape for October 24, 2014 Full Interview 5:53 Listen The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork says the ability to track the movement of infectious diseases such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea is demonstrating the value of Canada’s new swine traceability system. Under new regulations that took effect July 1 to accommodate swine

Energy digestibility in 23 sources of distillers dried grains with solubles fed to pigs

Energy digestibility in 23 sources of distillers dried grains with solubles fed to pigs

Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a co-product of the ethanol industry and is often used as an economical source of energy and protein in swine diets. Conventional DDGS contains approximately 27% crude protein, 10% fat, 9% acid detergent fiber (ADF), and 25% (NDF). The concentrations of digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME)

Danish Crown to trial antibiotics-free production of pigs for slaughter

Danish Crown to trial antibiotics-free production of pigs for slaughter

From 1 December this year, five of Danish Crown’s cooperative owners will be participating in a trial to produce pigs for slaughter without the use of any antibiotics. Worldwide, Denmark has one of the lowest levels of antibiotics use in pig production. Nevertheless, it is an issue which is receiving considerable attention and, together with

Tyson Foods Launches Investor Relations App

Tyson Foods Launches Investor Relations App

Source: NewsWire Tyson Foods, Inc. TSN, -0.60% today announced the release of its free investor relations app available at Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and iPad and at Google Play for Android mobile devices. The Tyson Foods investor relations app, which is powered by theIRapp®, features the company’s latest news releases, SEC filings, earnings

USDA Issues “Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook” Report

USDA Issues “Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook” Report

Download The Complete Report Pork/Hogs: The September Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report showed continued effects of PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) in lower inventories of market hogs. At the same time, the report indicated nascent signs of recovery and expansion. Fourth-quarter hog prices are expected to average $72 -$74 per cwt, almost 20 percent above a

Feed Outlook: October 2014

Feed Outlook: October 2014

Download The Complete Article The U.S. 2014/15 corn yield forecast is raised once again to a new record high of 174.2 bushels per acre, 2.5 bushels higher than last month’s forecast . The higher yield, partly offset by a 0.7- million- acre decline in harvested area, puts the crop at a forecast 14,475 million bushels,

FSIS To Conduct New Slaughter Survey

FSIS To Conduct New Slaughter Survey

Source: American Meat Institute The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will conduct a survey of the meat slaughter and processing industry to add to FSIS’ understanding of the practices and technologies used to control pathogens and promote food safety. The results will be compared to a similar survey the agency conducted in 2004

Could insect meal be the wonder of Animal Feed of the future?

Could insect meal be the wonder of Animal Feed of the future?

Read the Complete Article Can insects contribute To food and feed security? Yes. Population growth, urbanization and the rising middle class have increased the global demand for food, especially animal-based protein sources. The traditional production of animal feed such as fishmeal, soy and grains needs to be further intensified in terms of resource efficiency and

Eric Mittenthal from the American Meat Institute, WTO Confirms What We’ve Known All Along: COOL Violates Trade Rules, October 24th 2014

Eric Mittenthal from the American Meat Institute, WTO Confirms What We’ve Known All Along: COOL Violates Trade Rules, October 24th 2014

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced its decision this week on the dispute brought by Canada and Mexico against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), ruling that the U.S. is in violation of its international trade obligations because COOL has a detrimental impact on the competitive opportunities concerning Canadian and Mexican livestock imported into

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 completely inactivating PEDv1 following a 10 minute exposure time at 20.0oC as required by the U.S.

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 by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) and is available to the public. The new