Briefing Room

  • Oct 31, 2015
    press release

    JBS concludes Cargill pork acquisition

    JBS USA concluded its purchase of certain assets, properties, rights and liabilities, operations and the right of Cargill Meats ownership into Cargill Pork LLC ("Cargill Pork").    The completed acquisition includes two pork processing facilities in Ottumwa, Iowa, and Beardstown, Ill.; five pork feed mills in London, Ark., Hedrick, Iowa, Centralia, Mo., Smithton, Mo., and Dalhart, Texas; and four hog farms in Morrilton, Ark.; Umpire, Ark.; Cameron, Okla.; and Dalhart, Texas....More
  • Oct 29, 2015
    press release

    Students bring ag-citement to InSight Performance Center

    DNA Genetics recently hosted 40 East Butler Public School students and teachers for a tour of the InSight Performance Center. The fifth- and sixth-grade students are taking part in an agricultural learning program called “Ag-citement in the Classroom”....More
  • Oct 27, 2015
    press release

    Pen design is the key to successful individual management

    Silence, or something close to it, is a wonderful thing to hear in a sow gestation barn. It’s the sound of productivity, and one that many pork producers incorrectly assume they can’t achieve....More
  • Oct 27, 2015
    press release

    Introducing the Sausage App

    Meat Made Simple is excited to introduce the Sausage app for iPhone and iPad. The Sausage app shares the best family recipes and simplifies small batch sausage making by automatically calculating ingredient amounts, converting between metric and imperial, and helping the sausage maker track the ingredients they’ve added. Our simple approach makes it easy for home chefs to make the best possible sausage. Download the app on iTunes, and help spread the word through your social media accounts....More
  • Oct 27, 2015
    press release

    Fast Genetics adds two geneticists

    Daniela Grossi and Richard Leach have joined Fast Genetics as molecular geneticist and U.S.-based senior geneticist, respectively. Grossi obtained her doctor of veterinary medicine from Universidade de Marilia in Brazil and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in genetics and animal breeding from Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil. A previous post-doctoral researcher at the University of Guelph and statistical geneticist with a genomics laboratory, Grossi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in genomics, quantitative genetics and veterinary medicine....More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    Ross to lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at ISU

    Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.  Ross succeeds Jay Harmon, who has served as interim director since July 2014. ...More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    Hormel names Snee president and chief operating officer

    Hormel Foods Corp. announced today that its Board of Directors has elected James P. Snee to the position of president and chief operating officer effective Oct. 26. Snee was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Snee succeeds Jeffrey M. Ettinger, 57, who has served as president since 2004. Ettinger will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer....More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    PigWise offers solution to track herd health in real time

    Swine veterinarians, production managers and pig caregivers can now share real-time herd health data within their own networks using the PigWise barn management tool from Zoetis. With its web-based dashboard and reporting platform, PigWise provides veterinarians and production managers with daily herd health information they need to help stay ahead of disease outbreaks. PigWise can help producers and their veterinarians track a number of health statistics including signs of illness observed, treatment dosage, administration and outcomes, such as mortality rates....More
  • Oct 15, 2015
    press release

    BioZyme hires Bill Bayless to head new commercial supplement brand LiquiFerm

    BioZyme, manufacturers of Amaferm, VitaFerm, Sure Champ and other proprietary, natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, has hired Bill Bayless of Sparta, Illinois to head its new LiquiFerm commercial supplement brand.    After more than 50 years of formulating and manufacturing products focused on ruminant animals and show livestock, BioZyme announced in September that it had launched a new commercial supplement brand called LiquiFerm for commercial swine and poultry operations and feed yard cattle....More
  • Oct 14, 2015
    press release

    Prepare for PEDV by updating biosecurity steps

    Reviewing and refining biosecurity procedures are essential to ensuring the safety of our farms. The recent emergence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the last few years has driven efforts to better evaluate and improve biosecurity in the U.S. pork industry....More
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