Briefing Room

  • Jun 22, 2016
    press release

    Pain management breakthrough for improved pig welfare

    Studies funded by the Australian Pork Industry and conducted by researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney (the Faculty), have established that the application of a farmer-applied, spray-on topical anaesthetic formulation (Tri-Solfen) results in significant extended pain relief compared to injectable local anaesthetics in piglets undergoing castration....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
    press release

    Kristine Harms joins Choice Genetics USA as Paramount/CT veterinarian

    Choice Genetics USA is pleased to announce that Kristine M. Harms has joined the Health and Technical Services team as Paramount/CT veterinarian. Harms attended Iowa State University for both her undergraduate and DVM degrees, recently graduating this year with her DVM. She will be based out of CG’s paternal nucleus, Paramount, in Butler, Mo., and will focus on health of the farm, as well as monitoring pigs undergoing CT scanning....More
  • Jun 21, 2016
    press release

    Olymel investing $25 million on pork plant expansion

    According to various media reports, Olymel is investing more than $25 million to expand its hog slaughterhouse and processing facility north of Montreal. This project will increase the operation’s capacity by a third to 40,000 hogs per week, and up to 200 jobs will be added to the 810 workers at the St-Esprit facility. The St-Esprit plant produces various cuts of pork, seasoned pork products and vacuum-packed products. The expansion will add a refrigeration room to produce chilled pork....More
  • Jun 17, 2016
    press release

    Elanco opens state-of-the-art vaccines innovation center

    On June 16, Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Co., announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Vaccines Innovation Center whose intentional design will enable scientists to address some of animal health’s most pressing issues....More
  • Jun 16, 2016
    press release

    Phibro Animal Health joins GlobalVetLINK’s VFD system

    GlobalVetLINK and Phibro Animal Health Corp. announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive System, FeedLINK....More
  • Jun 15, 2016
    press release

    Lee Container acquires Kane Manufacturing

    Robert Varnedoe, president of Lee Container of Homerville, Ga., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kane Manufacturing, a producer of quality livestock and pet care products located in Pleasant Hill, Iowa....More
  • Jun 13, 2016
    press release

    Tom Hayes named president of Tyson Foods; Smith continues as CEO

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced that its board of directors has promoted Tom Hayes to the position of president. Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Hayes will work directly with Donnie Smith, who will continue as the company’s chief executive officer. ...More
  • Jun 8, 2016
    press release

    Novus launches Project Horizon at World Pork Expo

    Today at an exclusive event in their tent at World Pork Expo, Novus International Inc. launched Project Horizon, their commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production....More
  • Jun 8, 2016
    press release

    Canadian Bio-Systems and Nuscience announce strategic marketing agreement

    Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. and Nuscience Group today formally recognized a new strategic marketing agreement, with a signing event at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The agreement covers the distribution of Nuscience technology in Canada, utilizing complementary resources of both companies to bring enhanced animal feed solutions to to the Canadian marketplace....More
  • Jun 7, 2016
    press release

    Swine Vet Center partners with GlobalVetLINK for herd health solutions

    GlobalVetLINK and Swine Vet Center P.A. announced that they will be entering into a working relationship to manage herd health. The industry-leading swine veterinary consultants will now be managing Veterinary Feed Directives, Certificates of Veterinary Inspection, diagnostic results and history, as well as veterinary prescriptions, through GVL’s web-based solutions. Paul Yeske, DVM and swine veterinary herd health consultant at Swine Vet Center, says he expects to simplify many of their processes with GVL’s services....More
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