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  • Sep 22, 2016
    press release

    Most complete respiratory protection

    When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates, different signs of disease, and as a result, different rates of growth? Your bottom line starts hurting....More
  • Sep 22, 2016
    press release

    TechMix stimulates new-born pigs with NeoPerk

    NeoPerk from TechMix is a Day 1 product for new-born pigs designed to increase activity and encourage effective suckling. Getting every pig on the teat early is critical to long-term development. Many pigs exhibit sluggish behavior or are slower responders — and during the colostrum phase this can be particularly problematic when these nutrients are especially critical to development. Using NeoPerk on every pig reduces the risk of fall behinds and provides Day 1 energy that stimulates nursing and results in more vigor and weight gain....More
  • Sep 16, 2016
    blog

    Better yourself through learning

    Hog producers have lots of opportunities to better themselves through workshops, seminars and symposiums. Whichever you choose, take full advantage of learning what you don't know, or solidifying what you all ready know....More
  • Sep 15, 2016
    press release

    Producers advised to safeguard feed based on early harvest samples confirming quality risk

    With early harvest feed grain samples confirming a high risk year for potential feed quality issues, livestock operations and feed mills are advised to take cautionary steps to safeguard feed quality and livestock performance. “The risk of feed grain quality issues that can affect livestock performance is quite high this year,” says Rob Patterson, technical director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. “That’s no surprise with the type of growing season it has been across the Prairies....More
  • Sep 15, 2016
    press release

    Pharmgate announces agreement to acquire ProtaTek International

    Pharmgate LLC announces an agreement to merge with ProtaTek International Inc., a developer and manufacturer of vaccines for swine, whereby ProtaTek International Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary. ProtaTek currently manufactures and supplies a range of vaccines through a distributor network internationally and has technology platforms supporting a range of novel products for which approval is expected in the short term. This acquisition will permit Pharmgate to diversify its business in the United States, Canada and Latin America....More
  • Sep 12, 2016
    blog

    Top 10 roadkill market subjects in 2016

    Low prices across the grain and livestock markets have no producers bragging. It is also hard to keep a positive attitude and it is challenging to keep the news fresh. Here is my list of top 10 market terms I deem roadkill in 2016....More
  • Sep 9, 2016
    press release

    Agrivida completes initial close of over $20 million in Series E Funding

    Agrivida Inc., an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, announces it has completed an initial close of $20.4 million Series E financing. The funds will be used to advance the commercialization of Agrivida’s patented GRAINZYME feed additive enzymes for use with poultry and swine, and to support product development for dairy and beef cattle. The University of Texas Investment Management Company led the round and was joined by current investors ARCH Venture Partners, Cultivian Sandbox, Middleland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Northgate Capital....More
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