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Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location.

 

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Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

The NFU is urging local authorities to take measures to prevent livestock worrying, with dog attacks becoming a growing concern for farmers.

 

Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry representatives to discuss the progresses of swine welfare, from birth to slaughter, in the continental meat production industry.

 

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New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book.

 

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Aptimmune launches industry’s first inactivated mucosal IAV-S

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray.

 

Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

 

U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased again to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

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Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above

 

CBO analysis: Congressional tax plans jeopardise the farm safety net

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would jeopardise all funding for farm bill commodity safety net programs.

 

Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices.

 

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Meeting with CIQA regarding the situation of swine animal welfare in Europe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

A meeting between Zoetis and CIQA (China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association) took place on Thursday September 21, 2017 at the 3rd China International Food and Meat Exhibition in Guangzhou. The situation of animal welfare in swine production in Europe and how it affects the global trade of pork, particularly in China was discussed.

 

ECA criticise Rural Development spending

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors.

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry.

 

Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra.

 

NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it has a productive, resilient and sustainable future.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Russia November 2017

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

The current pig Price in Russia is 94 Roubles ($1.58) per kg, this is back a little from the highs of the summer, which is typical in Russia. However, with good producers having a cost of production between 60 and 70 Roubles (all costs) this still means profits of $50 to $70 per pig. Poorer producers with high costs will be making little or nothing at current pig price.

 

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Genesus acquires PORC-EX France and becomes Genesus SARL

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

We are excited to announce Genesus has purchased Porc-Ex France.

 

WTO rejects Indonesia appeal on import restrictions

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

The World Trade Organisation, after 3 ½ years of discussions, has reached a conclusion on the appeal of import restrictions being imposed by Indonesia.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as producers need to purchase their genetics based on profitability, not on the country they come from.

 

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Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have agreed to enter into a strategic relationship, commencing on 1 July 2018. The agreements are subject to a number of conditions, and the parties will act independently until the relationship becomes effective.

 

'Clock is ticking on Brexit'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit.

 

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Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes productivity losses in the US worth $664 million annually.[2]

 

Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live streaming.

 

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Novus International selects Calhoun County, Texas for manufacturing expansion

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Novus International, Inc., a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, announced today the site selected for a new manufacturing facility proposed to be built in Calhoun County, Texas, USA.

 

Farm-r develops trading platform to optimise machinery and labour efficiency

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

Farm-r, where machinery is traded through an online platform to capitalise on machinery efficiency, is urging farmers to look ahead and plan for capital use before Brexit takes control.

 

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Biomin launches Digestarom DC: the feed converter

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

BIOMIN has recently introduced its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, to the Indian feed and livestock sectors as the animal nutrition firm continues its global ambition to become the phytogenic feed additive market leader by 2020.

 

AusScan on the move

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

AusScan is gaining momentum globally, with scan numbers increasing from 2200 in the 2015 launch year to 11,882 in 2016 and on target to eclipse 22,000 scans in 2017, indicating the high value it is providing to its customers.

 

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How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

The pork industry has adapted to the new rules nicely, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, swine veterinarian at Iowa State University Extension. Still, feed medications will continue to play an important role in swine health, and the “acid test” could come during the first fall and winter of the new VFD era.

 

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Employee training improves piglet-survival rates

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences, helped a start-up farm achieve top piglet-survival rates, according to Sarah Probst Miller, DVM, AgCreate Solutions, Inc.1

 

Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market.

 

No exemptions from CERCLA emissions reporting after court ruling

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Livestock and poultry farmers are required to notify federal authorities under CERCLA and state and local authorities under EPCRA if their facilities are estimated to be emitting over 100 lb. per day of either ammonia or Hydrogen sulphide, with the deadline as soon as November 15th 2017.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Powerhouses and Profits

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Successful Farming (agriculture.com) recently released its Pork Powerhouses, which included the top five Canadian producers. As seen on the table below, the top five have 308,500 sows, up by 37,500 compared to last year.

 

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PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study* equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion scores, average daily gain (ADG) and final weight.

 

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Nutriad sponsor 6th Leman China Swine Conference & World Swine Industry Expo

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

The 6th Leman China Swine Conference & World Swine Industry Expo was held in Nanjing City, China on November 2-4. As an industry leader for feed additives, NUTRIAD was proud to be one of the sponsors of the renowned event.

 

Greece move to smart farming

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

The Greek government aims to use Copernicus, Europe’s earth-monitoring system, to maximise the potential of smart farming, which will help the country ensure its position in the post-crisis era, Greece’s digital policy minister told EURACTIV.com.

 

Farm groups urge President Trump to implement Farmer Fair Practices rules

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

National Farmers Union joined a coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumers groups today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order.

 

WHO guidelines on antimicrobials spark debate

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new guidelines on antimicrobial use on farms and within the food industry, inciting polar responses from veterinary and agricultural departments across the globe.

 

Regulation of the 'Family Farming' seal

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

Following confusion over the differentiation of products from Family Farming, the Ministry of Agribusiness of the Nation have regulated, through Resolution 330-E / 2017, the use of the seal "Produced by Family Farming", thus defining a universe of conducive action for promotion, and technical and economic assistance in commercialisation of the sector.

 

International climate conference celebrates work of British farmers

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

Twenty-three livestock farmers have been showcased in a brochure, British Livestock and Climate Change: Beyond Meat and Methane, highlighting how the agricultural sector is tackling climate change.

 

Agromed appoints Japan Nutrition as distributor for OptiCell®

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

Agromed Austria, a leading provider of premium natural feed additives, has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Nutrition (JNC), under which they will actively market OptiCell® to the livestock industry in Japan.

 

European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) in a ‘Brexit negotiation plea’ issued ahead of the next round of negotiations in Brussels this week.

 

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AASV Research:Oral Fluid Sample Extraction, Shipping

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

ANALYSIS - Oral fluid sampling is growing in popularity around the world. New research is showing an even easier way to extract and ship the sample.

 

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Smithfield Foods No.1 Global Mega Producer

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

Program sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer

 

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VEPURED®, the new purified vaccine against edema disease from HIPRA

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

On 19th October last, HIPRA launched the new VEPURED® vaccine against edema disease. The event, which took place in Germany, was attended by over 200 specialist veterinarians from Europe and Russia.

 

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition introduces CERTILLUS

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

Pronounced “sir-till-us,” this exciting portfolio of products presents specific solutions to the challenges producers face related to pathogenic threats on their specific operation.

 

Staffordshire pig producer lands major US deal for its "ground-breaking" pen

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

Multi-award-winning pig production firm, Midland Pig Producers (MPP), has clinched a major new deal to export its pioneering pig pen design to the US.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Hog market continues strong

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

Another week of strong seasonal prices in the United States. 53-54% lean hogs 68¢ lb; a year ago, they were 50¢ lb. That’s almost $40 dollars per head higher! Who would have thought.

 

US Pork exports going steady

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

September pork export volume was steady with both the August and year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

 

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Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Pig Health Today.

 

NFU urges farmers to share best practice and reduce risk on farm

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Last Wednesday (1st November) the NFU hosted a Safe and Healthy Farming for All Ages event in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to improve health and safety within the farming sector.

 

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European Swine Nutrition roundtable takes aim at the challenges of the Hyperprolific Sow

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Modern sows are now more productive than ever before due to tremendous advancements in the industry, but this new generation of sows brings a new set of challenges that require innovative nutrition and health management solutions.

 

“We’re proud to produce your food”

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

The message from the British farming industry will be loud and clear during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London: We’re proud to produce your food.

 

RCVS releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

On Thursday 2nd November, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy.

 

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Nutriad partners with research insiitutes in Brazil

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Belgium headquartered multinational NUTRIAD, manufacturer of specialty feed additives for livestock and aquaculture, announced it engaged into strategic partnerships with leading universities in Brazil: Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Federal University of Goiânia (UFG) and State University of Londrina (UEL).

 

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Is your hog farm prepared to navigate quarantines in a FAD outbreak?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

Each year, approximately 25% of all the pork produced in the US is exported to other countries. Imagine if access to those markets closed abruptly. That’s the scenario pork producers would face if a foreign animal disease (FAD) surfaced in the US swine herd, said Patrick Webb, director of swine health programs for the National Pork Board.

 

Farm Business Income shows major growth in 2017 survey of English farms

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

The survey results of Farm Business Income for 2016/17 were released by DEFRA on the 26th October as a further instalment of the initiative to monitor and evaluate Government and EU policies, and to inform wider research into the economic performance, productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural industry.

 

Rabobank: predicting China's pork imports

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

Pork Quarterly Q4 2017: global pork supply is expected to increase further, mainly driven by China, the US, Canada, and Brazil. While China’s pork imports have slowed down recently, they are likely to pick up again later this year, according to RaboResearch’s latest global update.

 

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Global Market Report: Mexican pork market

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

Last week we attended Mexican Pork Producers Congress organized by one of the Mexican Pork Producers Association OPORPA.