Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal mucosal inactivated vaccine for PRRS, brings together the best concepts …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

2016 U.S. Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

U.S. pork exports have shown impressive progress at year-end 2016 following a challenging 2015. 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported in 2016, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. “We saw a strong 2016 for U.S. pork exports, but we still face challenges with …

Ag Group, Export, Export, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Beef, Pork Groups Congratulate Pruitt as EPA Admin

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Groups representing the beef and pork industries released statements in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator. Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said, “For far too long, the EPA has been a runaway bureaucracy largely out of touch with how its policies directly affect folks like cattle ranchers, who use …

Ag Group, Beef, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, Pork

Beef, Pork Urge Trump To Start Trade Talks With Japan

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan sending a joint letter asking “to initiate free trade agreement negotiations with nations in the Asia-Pacific region beginning with Japan…As you continue to lead America forward, we want to be a resource for your …

Ag Group, Beef, Meat, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Trade

NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomes news from the Trump administration stating they would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom. “We applaud the Trump administration for recognizing the importance of free trade agreements to American agriculture and the entire U.S. economy,” said NPPC President John Weber, a pork producer from Iowa. “We’re pleased that it will work …

Ag Group, NPPC, Pork, Trade

Apply for the #PigFarmer2017 Award

Jamie Johansen

Applications are now open for the National Pork Board next America’s Pig Farmer of The Year. Apply through March 13 for the opportunity to be recognized a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing your story with the public. Last fall, Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South …

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Cargill Reports What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennials

Jamie Johansen

According to a Cargill Feed4Thought consumer survey, millennial consumers say what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Spain, found that 43% of American millennials say that a pig’s diet influences their purchasing decisions. In Spain, the second-largest pork-producing country in Europe, the number was …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition, Pork, Swine

Meet the Ceva Swine Team at Iowa Pork Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

When Ceva launched its U.S. Swine Business unit, director Gary Robertson said they were creating a “lean, mean, SWAT team” committed to providing what swine veterinarians need. Over the past 12 months he has built a talented team of industry professionals who are in Des Moines this week at the Iowa Pork Congress. Most recently, Matt Kocher joined Ceva Animal …

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NPPC Says Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Jamie Johansen

After yesterday’s announcement from the Trump administration concerning trade, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has stated today that they will work to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President John Weber. …

Ag Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork, Trade

ChronoMate Helps Provide Reproductive Predictability

Cindy Zimmerman

Swine producers at the Iowa Pork Congress this week will be able to learn more about ChronoMate from Ceva Animal Health, a global swine health company with U.S. headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. ChronoMate™ (altrenogest) from Ceva facilitates synchronization of estrus in sexually mature gilts that have had at least one estrous cycle. This allows sow farm managers to more accurately …

Animal Health, Ceva, Pig, Pork, Reproduction, Swine