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Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI

Sat, 23 Jun 2018

No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle.

 

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Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in Paris today (Thursday 21 June, 2018)

 

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Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and in some cases prematurely lead to mortality.

 

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Anizome™ launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Anizome™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢ lb.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant one as well.

 

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Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

After months of research and on-farm tests BeInFive, a marketing and software company from Barcelona, Spain, launches Degree2act, a new app to detect hyperthermia on pig farms

 

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How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance.

 

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Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry

 

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Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity

 

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New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer

 

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Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director

 

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Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals

 

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Strict biosecurity recommended in the fight against African Swine Fever

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its spread through Eastern and Central Europe and industry leaders warning pig producers about an increased risk of ASF reaching the UK, speciality chemicals company LANXESS is recommending the implementation of strict biosecurity protocols to help prevent the spread of the disease

 

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Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000

 

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UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show

 

New way to combat infertility in your boars

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial insemination in livestock and for human infertility diagnostics and therapies

 

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NPPC calls for expanded access to foreign workers

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

The National Pork Producer's Council is calling on government to expand options for filling vacant jobs in the pork sector with immigrant workers

 

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Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets.

 

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Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products

 

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Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates.

 

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Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)

 

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Increased pork supplies expected to result in price discounts in fourth quarter

Mon, 18 Jun 2018

The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services predicts higher US pork supplies will result in discounts in the price consumers pay for pork

 

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Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs).

 

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NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme

 

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Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week. The visit included a showcase of how the UK pig industry is reducing its antibiotic use

 

Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico pork market

Fri, 15 Jun 2018

Current Mexico pork market facts

 

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NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1

 

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Priorities decided at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimise livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at this year’s annual Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting

 

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CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.

 

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ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today

 

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The mousetrap: customising vaccines for your herd

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in vaccine technology with Joe Roder, DVM, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health

 

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Pork Checkoff seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming student social forces

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through 28 June

 

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Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets

 

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NFU launches #YourHarvest to raise profile of arable sector

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

The NFU has today launched a new campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment

 

NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill

Wed, 13 Jun 2018

In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations on amendments to members of the committee

 

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Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus continues to plague the US pork industry. In affected breeding herds, we see a variety of problems such as a drop in the farrowing rate, an increase in abortions and post-weaning mortality or in piglets born prematurely or stillborn.

 

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Merck Animal Health Introduces SEQUIVITY™ Technology

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Merck Animal Health, a global leader in vaccine development, is excited to deliver SEQUIVITY™ Technology. This innovative and highly advanced RNA Particle Technology is used to create flexible, safe and precise vaccine solutions to new and evolving disease challenges

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: USA, June 2018

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

As I wrote a couple months ago the pork industry is in the cross hairs of the political show down. Mexico, China, and Canada are all threatening to put tariffs on pork exports from the U.S. in response to the steel and aluminum tariffs President Trump has ordered.

 

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EU Pig prices: quotations are going up moderately – unfair trade practice observed in Germany

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

After last week’s slow movement, the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market shows an altogether friendly price development again. This positive mood, however, is currently deteriorating because of the German slaughter companies’ unfair trade practice

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:

 

US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding trade relationship between the two countries

 

China reduces tariffs for food imports

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

The Ministry of Agribusiness reports that the People's Republic of China approved Communiqué No. 4/2018, which provides for adjustments to the current tariff structure, as of 1 July, 2018

 

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PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China.

 

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Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points that swine producers face daily.

 

ASF Update: Romania identifies new cases

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Reports are emerging of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Tulcea, Romania - close to the Ukrainian border. The Pig Site has compiled a checklist of practical measures that can stop the virus in its tracks and keep your swine herd safe

 

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NFU appreciates senate ag leadership work on Farm Bill

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

US Senate Agriculture Committee leadership have released the draft text of a new farm bill

 

World Biogas Expo 2018

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

A record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham (11-12 July, 2018), the largest global trade show dedicated solely to anaerobic digestion and biogas

 

World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork

 

World Pork Expo: Biomin's Digestarom focuses on growing, finishing pigs

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

Speaking live from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Raj Murugesan, technical officer with Biomin America, shared new data from Digestarom Finish and spoke about a new product solution Biomin will be launching in fall 2018

 

PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

PIC and Giastar continue their multiyear agreement to support the development of a 50,000 sow breeding system

 

EU continues to top global agri-food trade

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

BRUSSELS - With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products

 

New cross-border MCFA opportunity announced at World Pork Expo

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

USA - Broadened availability provides companies with sustained program even across borders

 

Accurate Labels Act introduced

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels

 

RSPCA response to EFRA report The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment

Fri, 08 Jun 2018

UK - RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “It’s encouraging that EFRA recognises the importance of farm animal welfare as a public good in UK agriculture policy post-Brexit

 

US antibiotics sales for pork rival those for people, yet diseases in herds are rising

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Roughly the same amount of medically important antibiotics is sold for use in pigs as for use in treating sick people in the US - yet many diseases in herds are on the rise, according to a new report out today from the Natural Resources Defense Council

 

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Nutriad starts distribution in Japan

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Multinational specialty feed additives producer Nutriad announced it has reached an agreement with Watanabe Chemicals to distribute its’ products in Japan.

 

NFU responds to Efra report on the future of food and farming

Thu, 07 Jun 2018

UK - NFU President Minette Batters issues a response to the report from the Efra Select Committee ‘The Future of Food, Farming and the Environment’,