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  • Nov 23, 2016

    Welcome to the season of ham

    Nothing sets the table, and the mood, like a beautiful Christmas ham. That is good news for the U.S. pork industry....More
  • Nov 22, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announces that it has begun the process to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC from Hormel Foods Corp. Through this agreement, which is expected to be complete within a month pending closing conditions and regulatory approvals, Smithfield will add the Farmer John and Saag’s Specialty Meats brands to its lineup as well as two processing facilities and three farms to its operations....More
  • Nov 21, 2016

    5 blessings to say around the table

    There are so many sectors in agriculture facing the same financial fate in 2016, low to negative returns. As a business person, it is not wrong to focus on the economics, however; sometimes we lose sight of the smallest blessings....More
  • Nov 18, 2016

    Setting goals is a step in ‘write’ direction

    Going through life without written goals it like going on a cross-country trip without a GPS; you're not going to get where you want to be....More
  • Nov 18, 2016
    press release

    Land O’Lakes to purchase Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business

    Land O’Lakes Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Southern States Cooperative Inc.’s animal feed business. This letter follows the announcement earlier this year that Southern States had entered into a supply agreement with Land O’Lakes Inc. through its WinField United crop inputs and insights unit. “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our relationship with Southern States and increase our animal feed business in the eastern U.S.,” says Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes Inc....More
  • Nov 17, 2016
    press release

    Aptimmune Biologics selected by The Yield Lab to participate in Ag Technology Accelerator Program

    Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology business accelerator and investor, to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics was chosen from among 120 applicants to participate in the program for 2016 and represents The Yield Labs first animal health investment....More
  • Nov 16, 2016
    press release

    BioZyme introduces HydraBoost liquid supplement for swine, poultry

    BioZyme Inc., innovators in natural animal nutrition and microbiology, is now offering a nutrient-rich, liquid supplement for commercial swine and poultry called HydraBoost. Offered through BioZyme’s  new Imunabiotics brand for monogastrics, HydraBoost is a unique blend of  vitamins A, D and E; prebiotics; B vitamins; sodium butyrate; electrolytes and gut health components known to combat the impacts of stress during any period of transition....More
  • Nov 14, 2016

    What Massachusetts ballot initiative means to real pig farming

    Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved ballot initiative Question 3 on Election Day, banning the use of certain confinement housing for livestock raised in the state. It also bans the sale of pork, eggs or veal from producers who use the prohibited confinement practices, including products that come other states....More
  • Nov 11, 2016

    Mr. Trump goes to Washington … now what?

    No one knows for sure what a Donald Trump administration will look like. But, let's all take a deep breathe and let him prove himself, or at least get moved into the White House before we start playing Chicken Little....More
  • Nov 10, 2016
    press release

    TeBockhorst named Vita Plus swine territory sales manager

    Tad TeBockhorst recently joined the Vita Plus staff as a swine territory sales manager in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. TeBockhorst will provide producers with technical expertise while promoting the Vita Plus values. He will also be responsible for maintaining and deepening customer relations with Vita Plus employees and dealership partners in his territory....More
  • Nov 8, 2016
    press release

    Ralco launches Birthright Bridge

    Ralco announced today that it has launched Birthright Bridge, a new product mixed with water and fed as a gruel to get baby pigs on dry feed fast. Birthright Bridge is highly digestible natural nutrition for young pigs that bridges the gap from milk to feed and promotes gut health. The product does not require a veterinary feed directive because it is formulated with patent-pending natural Strong Animals technologies that help overcome challenges....More
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