Alltech Acquires Ridley Inc. to Strengthen Global Leadership Position in Commercial Animal Nutrition

Alltech Acquires Ridley Inc. to Strengthen Global Leadership Position in Commercial Animal Nutrition

Combined Company to be a Global Leader in Animal Health and Nutrition with Annual Revenues in Excess of USD $1.6 Billion Alltech and Ridley Inc. (TSX: RCL) (“Ridley”) announced today that they have entered into a plan of arrangement...

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Knowledge of Science Key to Avoiding the Myths Circulating Through Social Media

Knowledge of Science Key to Avoiding the Myths Circulating Through Social Media

Farmscape for April 22, 2015 Full Interview Listen The director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University says people need to pay attention to who they listen to, to avoid fall prey to the scam artists....

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NPPC Welcomes Legislation To Renew TPA

NPPC Welcomes Legislation To Renew TPA

Calling it imperative for finalizing free trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs, the National Pork Producers Council welcomed today’s introduction of bipartisan legislation granting the president trade promotion authority (TPA) and urged its quick approval...

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Bovine Plasma Effective in Starter Diets

Bovine Plasma Effective in Starter Diets

For over 25 years, Spray Dried Plasma (SDP) has been used in pig starter diets. A wide array of research shows that SDP has beneficial effects on feed intake, growth and feed efficiency of pigs during the stressful post-weaning...

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Pork Checkoff Continues to Focus Research on Sow Productivity

Pork Checkoff Continues to Focus Research on Sow Productivity

by Chris Hostetler Ask a pork producer about sow productivity and he or she will often point to pigs per sow per year, with 30 as the target. However, that measure tells a limited story, largely because it doesn’t...

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Topigs Norsvin introduces online Sow Feed Monitor

Topigs Norsvin introduces online Sow Feed Monitor

Topigs Norsvin introduces “a first of it’s kind” online Sow Feed Monitor. The Topigs Norsvin Sow Feed Monitor is an online tool that offers nutritionists and farmers the possibility to make a comparison between the average sow herd condition...

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Purdue webinar to provide latest PEDv information

Purdue webinar to provide latest PEDv information

Improved measures for prevention and treatment have helped slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea, but the virus remains a significant threat, a Purdue University swine specialist said. Allan Schinckel, professor of animal sciences, said any hog exposed to...

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MSP[RS]® Resistant Starch has a prebiotic effect for digestive health.

MSP[RS]® Resistant Starch has a prebiotic effect for digestive health.

Excerpt from MSP Resistant Starch Advertorial: The swine industry continues to evaluate alternative ways to control and manage the microbial ecosystem to ensure a sustainable, environmentally friendly approach to pork production. A most promising method is the modulation of...

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Gènes Diffusion acquires ReproQuest and Expands Global Presence with new U.S. Subsidiary – GenePro, Inc.

Gènes Diffusion acquires ReproQuest and Expands Global Presence with new U.S. Subsidiary – GenePro, Inc.

Gènes Diffusion, a leading global animal reproductive company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ReproQuest. ReproQuest is a veterinary biotech company specializing in the development, manufacture, and sale of artificial insemination products for swine. For nearly a decade,...

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BIVI Awards Second $50,000 in Grants for PED Data Sharing Programs

BIVI Awards Second $50,000 in Grants for PED Data Sharing Programs

UC Davis, Iowa State University and Univ. of Minnesota recipients of grant For the second year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has awarded $50,000 in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) research grants. This year’s grants will again be shared by...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week of April 24th 2015

NPPC Capital Update for the week of April 24th 2015

FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 24, 2015   TPA APPROVED BY SENATE, HOUSE COMMITTEES; HEADS TO FLOORS FOR FINAL VOTES “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015,” more commonly known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), this week passed through committees in both houses of Congress, without significant amendments. The TPA legislation defines

Providing Pigs Environmental Enrichments Offers Range of Benefits

Providing Pigs Environmental Enrichments Offers Range of Benefits

Full Interview 8:07 Listen Farmscape for April 24, 2015 A scientist with the Saskatoon based Prairie Swine Centre says research has shown the use of environmental enrichments can be highly effective in promoting calm in the swine barn. Under Canada’s revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pig those who raise pigs

Chipotle’s Bad News Adds Uncertainty That Is Not Worth The Price

Chipotle’s Bad News Adds Uncertainty That Is Not Worth The Price

Source: Yahoo Finance Concerns over a shortage of pork drove shares of Chipotle lower before the opening bell Wednesday. The Mexican food chain has been facing a shortage since January when it suspended a major supplier over animal welfare concerns. The suspension may have signaled that the company is focusing more on food ingredients and

Alltech Acquires Ridley Inc. to Strengthen Global Leadership Position in Commercial Animal Nutrition

Alltech Acquires Ridley Inc. to Strengthen Global Leadership Position in Commercial Animal Nutrition

Combined Company to be a Global Leader in Animal Health and Nutrition with Annual Revenues in Excess of USD $1.6 Billion Alltech and Ridley Inc. (TSX: RCL) (“Ridley”) announced today that they have entered into a plan of arrangement agreement under which Alltech will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Ridley, one of

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q2: High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q2: High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth

In its Q2 report, Rabobank says the global pork industry searched for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market. Pork prices are sharply lower, as robust global supply growth (driven by the US, Russia and Brazil) has outpaced rather subdued demand, dragging producer profitability into negative territory.

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Problems with the Point of Balance, April 24th 2015

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Problems with the Point of Balance, April 24th 2015

  Our purpose is to make the work of moving pigs safer and easier by helping handlers understand: – the patterns pigs follow when responding to handlers – that handlers’ actions determine how pigs respond to them – BACKGROUND: I have been asked to outline my concerns about the pig handling content of Canada’s new

CME Daily Livestock Report, pork cold storage stocks

CME Daily Livestock Report, pork cold storage stocks

  The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for the meat market going into the spring. Supplies of all three main proteins were significantly higher than a year ago, reflecting the impact of higher production (pork, chicken), lower exports (pork, chicken, beef) and higher imports (beef). The increase suggests that in some cases

New Chair’s Priorities Include Increasing Hog Production and Creating and Income Stabilization Program

New Chair’s Priorities Include Increasing Hog Production and Creating and Income Stabilization Program

Farmscape for April 23, 2015 Full Interview 10:31 Listen The newly elected chair of Manitoba Pork says, moving forward, increasing the province’s pork production to match processing capacity and creating a hog industry income stabilization program will be among his top priorities. Last week, following Manitoba Pork’s 2015 Annual General Meeting the organization’s Board of

Danisco Animal Nutrition Presents New Research at China Feed Show on solutions designed to support animal gut health, food safety and producer profitability

Danisco Animal Nutrition Presents New Research at China Feed Show on solutions designed to support animal gut health, food safety and producer profitability

2015 China Feed Expo (CFE), Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, 25-25 May Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business subsidiary of DuPont Industrial Biociences, will unveil new research at the 2015 China Feed Expo showing the benefits of using its essential oil product, Enviva ® EO, in swine. The research carried out in conjunction with the China Agricultural University,

Cargill Pork Partner Issue

Cargill Pork Partner Issue

Source: Thomas Garrett – The Baxter Bulletin Owned by three local families, C&H Hog Farm houses more than 6,000 sows and piglets at a time for Cargill Pork… C&H Hog Farm, located near the Buffalo National River in Mount Judea, wants to apply more wastewater on its land A request to modify C&H Hog Farm’s

DNA Genetics Welcomes Lambert Houwen As a Regional Account Manager

DNA Genetics Welcomes Lambert Houwen As a Regional Account Manager

DNA™ Genetics is pleased to announce Lambert Houwen has accepted the position of Regional Account Manager. In his new role, Houwen will be primarily responsible for sales and service to customers in Manitoba. He will also be utilizing his extensive background in pig production and genetics to be a technical resource to DNA Genetics sites

Smithfield Foods Establishes New Executive Position of Chief People Officer

Smithfield Foods Establishes New Executive Position of Chief People Officer

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced that it has created a new executive position of ‘chief people officer’ that will focus on developing and implementing the company’s strategy to enhance the work environment and offer employees rewarding career paths. “The first pillar of our company is that ‘we will be people oriented.’ We recognize that our employees