Briefing Room

  • Feb 5, 2016
    press release

    Sexing Technologies acquires Genetic Visions genomics laboratory

    Fast Genetics’ parent company, Sexing Technologies, acquires genomics laboratory Genetic Visions from Accelerated Genetics. Sexing Technologies’ acquisition of Genetic Visions will directly benefit Fast Genetics and its customers, as genomic testing will increase dramatically. A major factor influencing genetic improvement is the accuracy of estimated breeding values. Genomic selection improves the accuracy of EBVs and increases selection intensity, both of which translate to dramatic gains in genetic improvement for Fast Genetics....More
  • Feb 3, 2016
    press release

    Zoetis collaborates with NPB to extend access to its longstanding Pig Care training program

    Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years, this program has highlighted the importance of early identification of sick pigs, which can improve treatment outcomes and reduce herd mortality.1 Ultimately, this knowledge helps ensure producers are supplying safe, high-quality pork and more pigs are reaching their full market potential....More
  • Feb 3, 2016
    press release

    Ingelvac PRRS MLV 250-dose option now available

    Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. now offers a 250-dose option for Ingelvac PRRS MLV. Ingelvac PRRS MLV is recommended for vaccination of healthy, susceptible pigs, sows and gilts as an aid in the prevention of respiratory disease and in the reduction of reproductive disease associated with PRRS virus. It is also available in 10-dose and 50-dose bottles....More
  • Feb 3, 2016
    press release

    Agreement has Seaboard buying some Christensen farms, operations

    Last week, Seaboard Foods LLC and Seaboard Foods of Iowa LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Seaboard Corp., entered into an asset purchase agreement with Woodford Creek Farms LLP, Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. and Christensen Farms Midwest LLC....More
  • Feb 2, 2016
    press release

    The Ajinomoto Group to begin production of feed-grade tryptophan in North America

    Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co. Inc., will begin production of feed-grade tryptophan in North America in addition to its existing operations in Europe. With the addition of this product line in North America, the Ajinomoto Group will stabilize profits in the animal nutrition business by strengthening the flexibility of its production system, which can switch product lines in response to changes in market prices....More
  • Jan 25, 2016
    press release

    New E. coli solution for nursery pigs available from Elanco

    Kavault, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents a first-in-class, animal use only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in groups of weaned pigs. Kavault is an orthosomycin antibiotic, which is a new class of antibiotics in the U.S. market for animal use only (not medically important)*. Administered under a veterinary feed directive, Kavault is a solution for pigs up to 14 weeks of age....More
  • Jan 19, 2016
    press release

    New year, new innovations for livestock feed

    Feed innovations are set to tackle the sustainability file in 2016, as a changed regulatory landscape and broad swath of fresh advancements take hold for pigs, poultry and ruminants. The innovations cover efficiency, profitability, environmental footprint, animal health and welfare, and more.   The wave of modernization is propelled by new science, says Rob Patterson, Technical Director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.), which researches, develops and manufactures a range of new bio-based livestock feed supplements....More
  • Jan 13, 2016
    press release

    NutriQuest names new nutritionist

    Josh Flohr, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as a nutritionist serving the Midwest region. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine herds with the goal of helping them accomplish their production objectives....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    press release

    Exclusive: Transitioning to group sow housing

    So you are exploring group sow housing. Whether this decision is based on market demand, state legislation or personal preference, there are several things to consider when choosing which system best meets your needs. ...More
  • 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
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