Briefing Room

  • Jun 2, 2016
    press release

    New controller technology enhances management precision and simplicity at Illinois Sow Farm

    As a full-time pork producer who is also responsible for taking care of her own family, Clare Schilling welcomes new technologies that can help simplify and streamline the management of her hog operations. Despite recent advancements in many facets of pork production, most swine facilities today still rely on older, less efficient technology when it comes to environmental controllers....More
  • Jun 2, 2016
    press release

    Transitioning to antibiotic-free? Tighten up these five areas of pig production

    Is 2016 the year of antibiotic-free products? After a brief look at the supermarket shelves today, many may say yes. Antibiotic-free brands, such as Open Prairie Natural Pork, Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Farm Promise Pork and Niman Ranch, are popping up in meat counters across the United States....More
  • Jun 2, 2016
    press release

    ESF feeds sows with precision

    Phase two, of a multi-year study on Precision Sow Feeding (PSF) led by Dr. Kees DeLange at the University of Guelph has received base funding from Ontario Pork and will examine the value of precision sow feeding and its financial, reproduction and environmental impacts. Phase one of the multi-year University of Guelph study on Precision Sow Feeding (PSF) has proven the potential value of feeding sows with a commercial-level, precision, electronic sow feeder (ESF)....More
  • Jun 1, 2016
    press release

    Dr. Chad A. Stahl joins Choice Genetics USA

    Choice Genetics USA is pleased to announce that Dr. Chad A. Stahl has joined the team as Director of Innovation and Strategic Value.  Dr. Stahl earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Meat Science/Muscle Biology and previously worked as the owner of FACTS (Food Animal Consultation & Testing Services).  He will be based out of the West Des Moines office and will focus on strengthening customer relationships and leading R&D projects....More
  • May 26, 2016
    press release

    Osborne to introduce ACCU-TEAM at World Pork Expo

    Osborne Industries Inc., a leader in the development of radio frequency identification-driven swine management equipment will be debuting ACCU-TEAM at the World Pork Expo, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8-10. Osborne can be found at booth 451 in the Varied Industries Building....More
  • May 25, 2016
    press release

    Nexthermal introduces Elstein ceramic infrared radiant heaters

    Nexthermal will be exhibiting at the 2016 World Pork Expo June 8-10 in Booth V-1065 to introduce its Elstein Ceramic Infrared Radiant Farrowing Heaters to attendees. Rugged and long-lasting, they do not emit visible light, offering a more natural night/day environment that facilitates restful sleep, improved growth and lower mortality rates. These infrared radiant heaters are also used in human infant incubators. They emit a more penetrating and consistent dry heat that keeps piglets warmer....More
  • May 25, 2016
    press release

    AP to Introduce VariFlame heater at World Pork Expo

    VariFlame, a new variable rate heater offering many exclusive features for controlling pork production environments, will be launched by Automated Production Systems at the 2016 World Pork Expo June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines....More
  • May 25, 2016
    press release

    Ralco updates website

    Ralco announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website. The revamped website positions Ralco as a company that provides the agriculture and aquaculture industries with trusted solutions as well as offering users extensive information about Ralco’s people, purpose, science and technologies....More
  • May 24, 2016
    press release

    National Pork Board’s Larsen among those honored by American Meat Science Association

    The American Meat Science Association announced that three young AMSA members are the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award was established in 1992 and is designed to recognize and foster the development of young AMSA members who have demonstrated significant scientific skills in muscle foods research and technology that contribute to the animal products industry and the AMSA. Steve Larsen, Betsy Booren and Bridget Wasser will be honored at an awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on June 21 in San Angelo, Texas....More
  • May 24, 2016
    press release

    Get answers to group sow housing questions at World Pork Expo in Nedap booth

    If you’re thinking about making the change to group sow housing, you probably have a lot of questions. Bring your questions to World Pork Expo and meet one-on-one with other pork producers who have transitioned to group pens for sows....More
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