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  • Sep 16, 2016
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    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
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    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 15, 2016
    press release

    Diamond V plans for major expansion

    Diamond V plans to expand manufacturing capacity to support the increased production of natural, nutritional health products for animals....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 7, 2016
    press release

    Last Place Award honors outstanding achievement

    AB Vista and TechMix’s Last Place Award made a welcome return to Iowa Swine Day this year, following its debut in 2015. The award, created to recognize commitment to the swine industry, was presented to Iowa Select Farms’ swine supervisor Tom Boge for his outstanding and dedicated service....More
  • Sep 6, 2016
    press release

    PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. announce strategic alliance

    PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc., after several months of negotiation, have reached a strategic alliance agreement. This agreement will allow PEAK Swine Genetics to participate in the world-class genetics program of Topigs Norsvin. Topigs Norsvin will also bring sales and support staff to the customer base of PEAK Swine Genetics....More
  • Sep 2, 2016
    press release

    Theresia Lavergne joins Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition Technical Services Team

    Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition announces today the addition of Theresia Lavergne as manager, field technical services, monogastric. In this role, she will provide technical support for the Arm & Hammer sales team, and swine and poultry customers and consultants throughout the United States....More
  • Sep 1, 2016
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    Friendly hog highs in the news

    Counties in Nebraska have adopted livestock friendly designations, and a recent study shows the program is working. Another study in Washington supports happy hogs....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
  • Aug 30, 2016
    press release

    ADM debuts customizable feed solutions platform at Farm Progress Show

    ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., launched a customizable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal wellbeing and productivity and ultimately helps increase profit potential for producers....More
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