Briefing Room

  • Jan 12, 2016
    press release

    Capturing renewable natural gas for the pork industry

    A Missouri project, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive livestock manure-to-energy of its type in the world, is currently under way. The project efficiently treats waste from approximately 2 million hogs. The farms are being covered by Industrial & Environmental Concepts, a designer and installer of cover systems for wastewater lagoons and tanks. Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis selected IEC to provide the gas collection cover systems to dozens of hog lagoons in northern Missouri....More
  • Jan 11, 2016
    press release

    New indication approved for Pulmotil AC

    ​Pulmotil AC is also approved for control of swine respiratory disease in the presence of Pasteurella multocida and Haemophilus parasuis in groups of swine in buildings where a respiratory disease outbreak is diagnosed. Swine veterinarians can begin prescribing Pulmotil AC for this new indication immediately....More
  • Jan 11, 2016
    press release

    Osborne unveils new website

    Osborne Industries Inc.’s new website is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience, with easy-to-use navigation and improved functionality throughout. The company, which specializes in the design and development of advanced livestock systems, hopes the new site will further elevate their online presence. With improved user experience and increased functionality, the new site allows access to the company’s product line and technical services that provide the safest and most efficient solutions for the professional farmer....More
  • Jan 4, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods reports significant progress toward conversion to group housing systems

    In 2007, Smithfield Foods Inc. began an industry-leading journey to transition pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States to group housing systems by 2017. Today, the company is proud to report significant progress, having transitioned 81.8% by the end of 2015, a 10% increase over 2014. In the United States, Smithfield expects to be fully converted on company-owned farms by 2017, as planned....More
  • Dec 17, 2015
    press release

    Building immunity to PEDV is critical

    Pork producers know lower temperatures can mean a heightened risk for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Fortunately, the industry is now more knowledgeable, more prepared and better equipped to help minimize the spread of PEDV this winter.  ...More
  • Dec 17, 2015
    press release

    Research award application deadline extended to Jan. 15

    The deadline for submitting proposals to the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (formerly PRRS Research Awards) has been extended through Jan. 15. The awards are open to research projects related to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, porcine circovirus Type 2, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and influenza A virus in swine....More
  • Dec 16, 2015
    press release

    Land O'Lakes Inc. launches nutritional additives focus in animal feed

    Land O’Lakes Inc. announced Dec. 16 the launch of a nutritional additives focus within its animal nutrition business. Known as PMI Nutritional Additives, the business will work with all feed nutritionists, manufacturers, veterinarians and producers seeking to deliver value, efficacy and strong results through their livestock feed....More
  • Dec 16, 2015
    press release

    Chris Fleming joins Genesus

    Chris Fleming has joined Genesus Genetics as a sales and technical representative in the eastern United States. Fleming brings more than 20 years of livestock and meat business knowledge to the team. He holds an associate’s degree from BlackHawk East and bachelor of science degree from Western Illinois University....More
  • Dec 15, 2015
    press release

    Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi enter negotiations on business swap

    Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to swap businesses — an exchange of Sanofi animal health business (Merial) and the BI consumer healthcare business. Merial has an enterprise value of 11.4 billion euros and the BI consumer healthcare business has an enterprise value of 6.7 billion euros. BI CHC business in China would be excluded from the transaction. The transaction would also include a gross cash payment from BI to Sanofi of 4.7 billion euros....More
  • Dec 15, 2015
    press release

    Knochenmus succeeds father to lead Ralco

    Ralco announced today that Brian Knochenmus has been appointed president of Ralco, a 44-year-old science and technology company. Knochenmus, 39, served as vice president of Ralco for more than a decade prior to succeeding his father, Jon Knochenmus, as president. Jon will remain active at the company as president emeritus and serve as an adviser and work on special projects....More
NEW! Get the Blueprint app now!

The new Blueprint app is the pork industry's most in-depth view of management practices, production stages and pork industry challenges — now at your fingertips.

Download your Blueprint app today!

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×