Briefing Room

  • 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
  • Aug 5, 2016
    press release

    Weaning pigs agree: 'Change is hard'

    How would you feel if one day someone took away your favorite beverage and replaced it with something they said was good for you? Would you squeal in frustration? Would you refuse to work? Would you sulk? If you said, “yes” to any of these questions, you agree with most weaning pigs: Change can be hard. The weaning period can be challenging for pigs and pork producers alike. The transition from sow’s milk to dry feed can cause stress which in turn can lead to performance setbacks and a less than optimal return on investment....More
  • Aug 5, 2016
    press release

    Olymel pork processing plant in St-Hyacinthe discontinuing ham deboning

    Olymel, Canada’s leader in the production, processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats, has announced that it will cease ham deboning operations at the firm’s plant in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Though the company will maintain 70 positions by continuing the rendering operations for lard production at this facility, as well as frozen product storage operations, the loos the deboning operations will result in the elimination of 340 positions....More
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