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  • Sep 22, 2016
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    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 19, 2016
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    Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems form research partnership

    Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that will enhance both companies’ research and development efforts within the areas of feed and forage preservation, which includes researching and understanding feed quality, molds and mycotoxins....More
  • 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
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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
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    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
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