Research Proposals Sought to Target PEDv

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Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should provide insights into new methods that can help control PEDv in breeding and farrowing herds. Zoetis will award a total of $125,000 to a study or studies under its PEDv …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Pork, Swine

NMPF Votes in New Requirements for FARM

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The board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation voted Monday to require that each dairy marketing organization participating in the organization’s animal care program must enroll all its farmer-suppliers to ensure full participation in the program. The unanimous vote came as the board, meeting here during NMPF’s annual meeting, reviewed the structure and participation levels of the National …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, National Milk

Temple Grandin Spotlighted in Series

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A new series from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FutureFood 2050 spotlights agricultural pioneers who are sowing seeds of innovation, including renowned Colorado State University animal scientist Temple Grandin. In an interview, Grandin talks about how improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability. “We need more research into breeding for optimal production instead of maximum production,” says Grandin. …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Livestock, Poultry

National Dairy FARM Program Report

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Dairy farmers nationwide continue to demonstrate widespread adoption of industry standards that assure high-quality care for their animals, according to a report released today by the National Milk Producers Federation. The summary report, issued annually, quantifies practices by farmers participating in the industry’s responsible care program, known as the National Dairy FARM Program. A copy of the report can be …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Dairy

Zoetis Adds to U.S. Cattle & Equine Marketing Team

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Zoetis welcomes Megan DeRose to its U.S. Cattle and Equine Marketing Team as marketing manager, responsible for the U.S. Dairy Anti-Infective and HOOF-TEC™ product portfolios. Previously, DeRose worked in the marketing department at Alltech. She also served as the North American product manager for T-HEXX Animal Health, where she developed the launch and marketing approach for dairy footbath and teat …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Company Announcement, Equine

RaboBank Global Pork Industry Report

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Rabobank has published a new report on the global pork industry, saying that heated international markets are slowly cooling down. In the report, the bank’s Food & Agribusiness Research team says that, although the peak of the 2014 porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreak is past, the global pork industry faces another challenge from the Russian import ban affecting EU, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, economics, Export, Food, Pork, Swine

Robertson Leads Newly Created Ceva Swine Division

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Gary Robertson has joined Ceva Animal Health as Director of the newly formed swine business unit. Robertson joins Ceva with more than 15 years of experience growing swine product portfolios for animal health companies. In his new role, Robertson is charged with building Ceva’s U.S. swine division, which will include product development, sales, marketing and technical services. “Gary’s passion and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Swine

Blood Calcium Sampling Hypocalcemia

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A blood calcium sampling program involving more than 5,000 transition dairy cows showed subclinical hypocalcemia in an average of 55 percent of the cows tested. In most cases, producers were unaware their herd was at risk, since this form of low blood calcium often goes undetected. When dairy cows experience a drop in blood calcium concentrations around the time of …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Prince Agri Products

Allen Harim Hires Haynes as Breeder Manager

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Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of chicken on Delmarva, announced it has hired industry veteran, Pat Haynes, as Breeder Manager. “Pat will have an instant impact on our breeder program,” said Steve Evans, CEO of Allen. “His enthusiasm and wealth of experience related to breeding processes and animal agriculture will ensure continued success for the future of Allen …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Chicken, Poultry

Recipients of Honoring Caregivers Award

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Zoetis is honoring five exemplary pig caregivers for their contributions to the pork industry with the Honoring Caregivers Award. These recipients were selected from more than 130 nominations. “We received many outstanding nominations for this year’s awards, and we are inspired by the tireless, dedicated work of pig caregivers,” said Gloria Basse, Vice President, U.S. Pork Business Unit, Zoetis. “In …

Animal Health, Pork, Swine