Briefing Room

  • Nov 1, 2016
    press release

    Tonisity presents supplement that reduces mortality and increases the weight of piglets

    There is a belief among breeders of pigs, forged in the experience of generations, that piglets do not like to drink water or anything other than breast milk in their first days of existence. But just as the human world, the pigs’ is also subject to disruption. A series of scientific tests conducted by researchers from the startup Tonisity has shown that a major change in the eating habits of newborn piglets is approaching....More
  • Nov 1, 2016
    press release

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences brings fast-acting phytase to animal feed industry in Canada

    Danisco Animal Nutrition, a division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, today announced the launch of its Axtra PHY enzyme in Canada — the fastest-acting phytase enzyme product on the market. Axtra PHY has already been helping producers in the animal nutrition industry in the United States and is increasingly being introduced into other markets around the world....More
  • Oct 25, 2016
    press release

    Coulson joins Merck Animal Health’s Food Animal Marketing team

    Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce that Kelly Coulson has joined the company as swine marketing manager in U.S. Food Animal Marketing. With nearly two decades of sales and retail experience and 15 years of diverse livestock production knowledge, Coulson brings an extensive background in solution selling, husbandry training and customer service....More
  • Oct 17, 2016
    press release

    Echberg joins Genesus as director of business development

    ​Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Helena Echberg as its new director of business development. Born in Denmark, Helena has been involved in the swine industry throughout her entire life. After graduating from the Aarhus University of Business in 1994, Helena started her career in international swine equipment sales....More
  • Oct 12, 2016
    press release

    Pharmgate concludes merger with ProtaTek International

    Pharmgate LLC announced today that it has successfully concluded its merger with ProtaTek International Inc., which will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Former ProtaTek board members Roger Headrick and Shi-Jun Ma will be retained on the board of the company. Manufacturing, laboratory, regulatory, accounting and customer service functions will remain in St. Paul, Minn. The products will be sold and serviced under the Pharmgate Animal Health banner in the United States and Canada, and Pharmgate LLC in international markets....More
  • Oct 12, 2016
    press release

    Farmweld offers A-Crate for today’s farrowing room

    Farmweld Inc. is proud to present the A-Crate, an improved farrowing crate that better meets the needs of today’s sows and farrowing room workers....More
  • Oct 6, 2016
    press release

    Hotsy introduces Hog Manure Treatment Product for fast reduction of odors

    Hotsy has expanded its product line to include Hog Manure Treatment Product, providing hog farmers with a solution for the reduction of strong manure odor, harmful gases and solids build-up in manure pits and lagoons. HMTP is not a bio-active treatment....More
  • Oct 6, 2016
    press release

    Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK continue VFD partnership

    Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK announced today their plans to continue their partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive System, FeedLINK. Huvepharma and GVL have collaborated for several years, and the companies will continue to work together to ensure that all label information and instructions for Huvepharma products requiring a VFD or vet prescription will be complete and accurate in GVL’s system for the upcoming rule changes in January....More
  • Oct 6, 2016
    press release

    Zoetis calls on veterinary students to apply for scholarships

    Zoetis Inc. is partnering with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges to invite second- and third-year veterinary students in the United States and the Caribbean to apply for the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award. Each scholarship is $2,000 and applicable to the 2017-18 school term. Interested students can apply at VETVANCE, a free online resource for veterinary students and recent graduates, through Nov. 30....More
  • Oct 5, 2016
    press release

    Lifetime nutrition key to optimizing pig performance

    Continuing to improve nutrient utilization and performance through in-feed applications is a key focus for modern swine production systems. In particular, when faced with greater legislative pressures on antibiotics and trace minerals, feed and nutrition is more important than ever according to animal nutrition company AB Vista. Pete Wilcock, AB Vista global technical manager, says a key area for this lifetime growth is nursery pig performance....More
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