Briefing Room

  • Sep 7, 2016
    press release

    Last Place Award honors outstanding achievement

    AB Vista and TechMix’s Last Place Award made a welcome return to Iowa Swine Day this year, following its debut in 2015. The award, created to recognize commitment to the swine industry, was presented to Iowa Select Farms’ swine supervisor Tom Boge for his outstanding and dedicated service....More
  • Sep 6, 2016
    press release

    PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. announce strategic alliance

    PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc., after several months of negotiation, have reached a strategic alliance agreement. This agreement will allow PEAK Swine Genetics to participate in the world-class genetics program of Topigs Norsvin. Topigs Norsvin will also bring sales and support staff to the customer base of PEAK Swine Genetics....More
  • Sep 2, 2016
    press release

    Theresia Lavergne joins Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition Technical Services Team

    Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition announces today the addition of Theresia Lavergne as manager, field technical services, monogastric. In this role, she will provide technical support for the Arm & Hammer sales team, and swine and poultry customers and consultants throughout the United States....More
  • Aug 30, 2016
    press release

    ADM debuts customizable feed solutions platform at Farm Progress Show

    ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., launched a customizable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal wellbeing and productivity and ultimately helps increase profit potential for producers....More
  • Aug 30, 2016
    press release

    Zoetis to sponsor postgraduate research fellowship at ISU

    A study at Iowa State University may give pork producers new insights on how to manage the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. A postgraduate fellow, sponsored by Zoetis, will work with other university scholars to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus spreads and infects pigs, PRRS remains a troublesome disease. A 2013 study showed reproductive losses and decreased pig performance cost the industry $664 million per year....More
  • Aug 26, 2016
    press release

    $2.4 million investment modernizes Iowa Purina feed plant

    A $2.4 million capital investment will boost production capacity at the Purina Animal Nutrition plant that has been making livestock feed in Mason City, Iowa, for 56 years. The upgrades will increase availability of locally produced feed to farms in northcentral and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota....More
  • Aug 24, 2016
    press release

    Jones joins Arm & Hammer animal nutrition team, delivering support to swine and poultry customers

    Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition announces the addition of Carl Jones to its team in the South Central region of the United States. His territory includes Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Jones joins Arm & Hammer as an account manager, monogastric enterprise sales. In this role he will be responsible for growing the monogastric business in the south central United States. Previously, he worked for Chr. Hansen where he was the national account manager in their poultry business....More
  • Aug 23, 2016
    press release

    Seaboard Foods awarded Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

    Seaboard Foods has been recognized by National Underwriter Property & Casualty with the 2016 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management award for forward-moving achievements in workers’ safety, safety team development and making safety a priority throughout the connected food system, resulting in lower workers compensation claims. Seaboard Foods received the award during the recent 71st Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, Fla....More
  • Aug 17, 2016
    press release

    Inovio licenses veterinary foot and mouth disease vaccine to Plumbline Life Sciences

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. has licensed a veterinary vaccine for foot and mouth disease to Plumbline Life Sciences, an animal health company headquartered in South Korea. Plumbline will fund all development activities for this FMD vaccine. Inovio will receive milestone payments as well as royalties on product sales from Plumbline for commercial rights to this FMD synthetic vaccine in Asia, excluding Japan. In 2014, Inovio sold other animal health assets to Plumbline for cash and a significant equity position in the company....More
  • Aug 16, 2016
    press release

    NAMI Scholarship Foundation announces 2016-17 award winners

    The North American Meat Institute Scholarship Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2016-17 undergraduate scholarship awards. Nine high-performing undergraduate students received a combined total of $27,000 to pursue degrees in animal, meat and food science, or in a culinary arts program....More
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