Briefing Room

  • 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
  • Aug 15, 2016
    press release

    Janet Donlin named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the AVMA

    Janet Donlin has been named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association, succeeding Ron DeHaven, who is retiring after nine years of service to the AVMA. Donlin has served as chief executive officer of the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust since April 2013. The AVMA PLIT is now in its 54th year of dedicated service to AVMA members, providing a wide variety of insurance-related products to veterinarians, veterinary practices and veterinary students....More
  • Aug 11, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods releases complete 2015 sustainability & financial report

    Today, Smithfield Foods Inc. announced the full release of its 2015 Sustainability & Financial Report....More
  • Aug 11, 2016
    press release

    Clavijo joins VDPAM department at Iowa State University

    Maria Jose Clavijo joined the faculty at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine as a half-time research assistant professor on Aug. 1....More
  • Aug 10, 2016
    press release

    Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition announces promotions

    Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition announced several promotions within the organization. Jim Rainey has been promoted to Americas senior sales manager. His responsibilities will include overseeing all channel and enterprise sales in North America, Central America and South America. “Jim has made significant contributions to our business during his nearly 26 years here,” says Scott Druker, director, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition. “I am confident that he will continue to do so in his expanded role.”...More
  • Aug 8, 2016
    press release

    Hypor installs Nedap pig performance system at research facility

    ​Hypor Genetics, one of the world’s leading suppliers of commercial swine genetics, has installed Nedap pig performance testing stations at its facility in Abernathy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Hypor Genetics evaluates performance indicators on thousands of pigs each year. With the Nedap system, evaluation capabilities will increase by 25%....More
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