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  • Sep 16, 2016

    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

    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
  • Sep 5, 2016

    Producer should take the lead in Veterinary Feed Directive prep

    While prepping for the new VFD rules starts with a good relationship with a veterinarian, the responsibility to follow regulations remains on the hog producer’s shoulders. Each farm is unique, and its VFD action plans should be personalized....More
  • Aug 30, 2016
    press release

    Zoetis to sponsor postgraduate research fellowship at ISU

    A study at Iowa State University may give pork producers new insights on how to manage the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. A postgraduate fellow, sponsored by Zoetis, will work with other university scholars to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus spreads and infects pigs, PRRS remains a troublesome disease. A 2013 study showed reproductive losses and decreased pig performance cost the industry $664 million per year....More
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