YANG® listed for use in U.S. organic swine diets

Prebiotic supports animals during stressful conditions Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces YANG®, yeast association new generation*, is now listed in the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Products List©. This gives U.S. organic swine and aquaculture producers — as well as pet food manufacturers — an innovative prebiotic concentrate of yeast derivatives to support animals during stressful

Justin Welsh, D.V.M., Named Executive Director, Food Animal Technical Services

Justin Welsh, D.V.M., has been named Executive Director of Food Animal Technical Services for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Food Animal Team. In his new role, Dr. Welsh oversees the technical services and pharmacovigilance groups for the company’s ruminants, swine and poultry businesses. “I am honored to lead this very talented group of veterinarians and Ph.D.

What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. This includes if and how antimicrobial-resistant organisms move through groundwater following manure application. Among the researchers looking for answers is Michelle Soupir, PhD, associate professor of agricultural and bioengineering at Iowa State University.   “I’ve

Genesus Technical Report – New Research in Population Health

  New Research in Population Health Nick Boddicker, PhD In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to attend. The conference covers many different topics, including genetics of disease. Genesus is an

Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: April 2018

The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for April 2018 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report on domestic and international markets for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. View the complete report

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Puts Tariffs on US Pork, April 9th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week China put a 25% tariff an all US Pork that would be imported. Let’s look at US Pork Exports for February 2018 We calculate that China imported 8.5% of US pork exports in February. This percentage is relatively consistent to percentage of exports in the

Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul, as the end goal for everyone is to ensure

Genesus Global Technical Report, Inbreeding: Not all Gloom and Doom

Pius B. Mwansa, PhD, Genesus Inc.   As a process, mating of individuals that are related is defined as inbreeding.   Strictly speaking, all animals in a breed or population are related since most breeds were founded by a small number of animals. However, in practice inbreeding is thought of as mating of animals that

Pharmgate and ECO Animal Health Partner to Bring Leading Pharmgate Animal Health Swine Vaccines to Europe

Pharmgate LLC, a leading global animal health organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA and ECO Animal Health Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ECO Animal Health Group plc, today are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint venture, ECO-Pharm Limited, based in the Republic of Ireland. ECO-Pharm Limited will be responsible for