Briefing Room

  • Dec 9, 2015
    press release

    Progress to Profit Program offers wean-to-finish solution

    The new Progress to Profit Program, which includes research-proven feeding solutions for all phases of swine production from wean to finish, is now available from Purina Animal Nutrition. In research trials, the Progress to Profit Program has been shown to support the following benefits: Increases in average daily feed intake, increases in average daily gain, and improvements in feed conversion from wean-to-finish.1...More
  • Dec 2, 2015
    press release

    Elmspring Colony earns Maple Leaf High Index award

    The Swine Team of David, Will and Joe Wipf who run Elmspring Colony’s 600-sow farrow-to-finish unit in Alberta, Canada, has won the Maple Leaf Foods High Index award for the third time in four years. The High Index award at Maple Leaf in Lethbridge is won by the producer whose animals are consistently in the desired targeted core category for back fat and loin eye shipping into the plant....More
  • Dec 1, 2015
    press release

    MetaFarms names Parker vice president of Market Development

    MetaFarms announces that Brian Parker has joined MetaFarms to lead the strategic development of the livestock business unit including marketing, sales, product management and customer success. Parker brings more than 15 years of experience developing and executing strategic growth initiatives. He will report directly to Chad Becker, president, CEO and chairman of the board. “The timing to bring Parker onboard couldn’t be better....More
  • Dec 1, 2015
    press release

    Hamlet Protein appoints Danish Crown CEO as new chairman

    Hamlet Protein is gearing up for global growth with the appointment of Kjeld Johannesen, outgoing CEO of Danish Crown, as chairman of the board starting Jan. 1. Johannesen will take the top seat at the board table after 27 years of driving Danish Crown. Under his leadership, the farmer-owned cooperative has become the world’s biggest pork exporter and the largest meat processing company in Europe....More
  • Dec 1, 2015
    press release

    Nebraska Pork Producers announce new executive director

    The Nebraska Pork Producers Association announces that Alan R. Juhnke from Willmar, Minn., will take over the executive director position in January. Juhnke will fill the vacancy created by retiring Larry Sitzman. The selection was made after a national search and selection process. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” says Scott Spilker, NPPA president. “Al will bring leadership and creativity to the association. He has an extensive public and private agriculture background and is experienced in public policy.”...More
  • Nov 19, 2015
    press release

    APC adds UV Photopurification Technology to plasma manufacturing process

    APC Inc. has added new UV Photopurification technology to its processing of porcine plasma products. UV-C light is widely recognized for its ability to kill microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria. The technology is used extensively in the food industry to purify drinking water, juices and wine....More
  • Nov 19, 2015
    press release

    BarnVista centralizes and simplifies resource and effort management

    Animal agriculture businesses have many choices for production and financial record keeping, including web-based solutions. Often times, these businesses do not have a practical tool for resource management. BarnVista was developed for animal agriculture businesses to manage the energy and effort required to meet their specific and increasing demands. An example of a BarnVista solution provided to meet these demands is the platform designed to collect and prepare information for requirements of the Common Swine Industry Audit and others....More
  • Nov 17, 2015
    press release

    Biosecurity gaps can increase risk for PEDV

    An outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus generally indicates a breakdown in a farm’s biosecurity program. Biosecurity is complex, and every plan is different....More
  • Nov 16, 2015
    press release

    Smithfield Foods CEO announces retirement

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announced that C. Larry Pope, chief executive officer, will retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, following a 35-year career. Kenneth M. Sullivan, Smithfield's president and chief operating officer, will succeed Pope as chief executive officer upon his retirement....More
  • Nov 16, 2015
    press release

    Genesus appoints general manager for South East Asia

    Genesus, a leader in hyperprolific Yorkshire and Landrace maternal lines and Duroc Terminals and the world’s largest registrar of high health purebred genetics, announces that Paul Anderson, Genesus international sales manager has been given the added responsibility of general manager Genesus South East Asia, excluding the Philippines where Todd Thurman, global strategic account manager will continue...More
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