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  • Jun 23, 2016
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    DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine, cattle

    Hot on the heels of rising animal welfare pressures, livestock producers and industry in North America and beyond now have expanded access to an innovative new natural solution. Based on strong response from an initial market introduction phase, DeStress Nutritional Technology, based in Alberta, Canada, has increased its manufacturing and distribution capacity to allow for dramatically broadened availability of its DeStress-Ruminants and DeStress-Swine product lines....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
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    Brookside Agra establishes product protocol for safe, odor-free composting of animal carcasses

    With increasing concerns over ground water contamination, aesthetics and the expenses associated with traditional burying, burning and pick-up of animal carcasses, today’s animal farmers are turning to a more acceptable, cost-effective method of carcass disposal — composting....More
  • Jun 22, 2016

    Pig farmers urged to prepare for new VFD rule now

    National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian, Liz Wagstrom, sat down with National Hog Farmer staff to discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule and the changes soon coming to the farm.  The new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 but the transition period is starting now....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
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    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
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    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
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    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 20, 2016

    Expansion, a sizzling subject at WPX

    U.S. pork industry’s bright future with the new pork processing plants coming is certainly crafting lots of chatter about expansion....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
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    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
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