Tyson snags $674,000 in state tax credits for $44 million upgrade to Perry plant

Source: Des Moines Register Tyson snagged about $674,000 in state incentives Friday to help with a nearly $44 million upgrade its pork processing plant in Perry. The Arkansas food giant said it would upgrade its chilling system, but the project would create...

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World Pork Expo’s seminars present the latest pork production ideas and insights

Visitors may choose from 20 free seminars on June 6-7 at the 2018 World Pork Expo Pork professionals will have access to the latest production and management strategies at the PORK Academy and Business Seminars on Wednesday, June 6,...

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Prestage Pork Plant Advancing

The Prestage pork plant that’s being built near Eagle Grove is getting closer to completion, especially now that crews don’t have to deal with any snow on the ground. The $240 million facility is located about 6 miles south...

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Maple Leaf introduces sweeping changes to iconic brand

Maple Leaf brand responding to the changing needs of Canadian families by using only real, simple, or natural ingredients Maple Leaf Foods is launching the most sweeping changes in the history of its iconic Maple Leaf brand to lead...

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Judge Reduces Smithfield Fine From $50 Million To $2.5 Million

POLITICO reports: North Carolina plaintiffs who won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield that contracts with an industrial-scale hog farm in eastern North Carolina will walk away with a total of $2.5 million in punitive damages...

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Five million doses of Prevtec Microbia’s bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 Sold in the European Union

Prevtec Microbia Inc. (“Prevtec”) is pleased to announce that five million doses of its bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 have been sold in the European Union (EU) since its commercial market authorization in 2017. The product is a live bacterial...

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New Study Finds Pureed Pork Supports Infant Growth

Introducing meat as a complementary food may be beneficial for formula-fed infants – Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research...

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Smithfield Foods To Appeal Verdict In Nuisance Case Against Hog Farm

Murphy-Brown, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, will appeal Thursday’s court verdict against one of its contract pork producers. A federal jury found in favor of 10 neighbors of an eastern North Carolina hog farm, awarding them $750,000...

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DSM Introduces Rovimix® HyD® Solution for Swine The solution for raising the vitamin D status earlier in the post-weaning stage

To boost vitamin D status, improve overall health, and support immune function more quickly after weaning, DSM introduces its Rovimix® HyD® Solution for swine. For a nominal cost, producers can easily mix the solution with their pigs’ drinking water...

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June Hogs in sideways trend

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or...

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Land O’Lakes, Hormel, Smithfield To Receive Sustainability Excellence Awards

Source: Land O’Lakes news release In June 2018, ProFood World’s ProFood Live in Chicago will recognize outstanding food and beverage manufacturing projects via the sixth annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards competition. Land ‘O Lakes, Hormel, Conagra Brands, three divisions of Smithfield Foods, Snyder’s-Lance, Keystone Foods and Hiland Dairy Foods have been named the winners

Manitoba Monitoring Saskatchewan Carbon Taxation Court Challenge

Farmscape for May 24, 2018 Brian Pallister News Conference 14:23 Listen Manitoba’s Premier says his province is closely monitoring the progress of Saskatchewan’s Constitutional Reference Case filed in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the federal government’s authority to force the provinces to implement carbon pricing. Carbon taxation was among the several issues discussed in

USDA Releases “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The May 2018 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2017/18 and projections for 2018/19 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Canarm AgSystems Introduces the Farrow Flex

Introducing the Farrow Flex Our farrowing crate options combine maximum versatility for the producer with increased comfort and productivity. Standards are changing rapidly and we are adapting our crate design to meet the needs of producers of sow and piglets. Features: Offers optional finger or bow bar piglet protection Adjustable length Built in anti-crush protection

Novus International Increases Price for Methionine Products

Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri, USA, announced an 8 percent price increase for its methionine hydroxy analog feed supplement products, effective immediately. These products include ALIMET®, MHA® and MHA® SP feed supplements. Prices quoted will take into consideration local market conditions. All existing contracts will be honored. About Novus International, Inc. Novus International, Inc.

Principles and Applications of Genetics and Genomics to Improve Animal Health Online Course

There is growing recognition of the role that host genetics plays on disease. Over past years there has been a significant shift in genetic selection programs to include genetic strategies to improve animal health. However, genetics are a topic veterinarians are seldom exposed to during their training years. This online class is designed for anyone

House Members Call For End To Thailand’s Ban On U.S. Pork

ource: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) news release Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Virachai Plasai, ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, calling for the removal of restrictions on imports of U.S. farm products, including U.S. pork. The bipartisan letter – signed by 44 members and

Jim Long Pork Commentary, British Pig Fair Report, May 22nd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics British Pig Fair Report Last week my wife Sarah and I travelled to Great Britain and attended the British Pig Fair, held every two years in Stoneleigh, England, near Coventry. Jim Long and Sarah Long Our Observations: To be clear we did not attend the Royal Wedding (not

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 22nd 2018

Seasonal Low in Lean Hog Futures By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 22, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Our sources reported a spike in put selling yesterday in Jun hog options and today’s CME report confirms the action. Volume in hog puts soared to 6,300 compared to 4,200 calls that

Brent Green joins Choice Genetics USA

Choice Genetics USA is excited to announce that Brent Green will join the Choice Genetics team on May 21, 2018 as VP of Operations. Brent has an Animal Science degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. The swine industry was a focal point in his education with

Immunocastrated pigs eat less, convert more efficiently, so what’s holding them back in the US?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Imagine a corn field twice the size of Chicago. That’s what the pork industry could potentially save annually if it adopted an alternative to conventional castration. With about 55 million male pigs marketed each year in the US, if each male pig consumed approximately 80 pounds less

Genesus Global Technical Report, Short remark about dry sows feeding

  Pavel Tefilov, Swine Specialist, Genesus Inc. When we miss paying enough attention to feeding dry sows during gestation, this may lead to serious issues with farrowing and milking. Everyone tends to put some extra effort into feeding protocol after weaning, but what about the rest 110 days of pregnancy? Feeding after weaning: After weaning