Animal Ag at Alltech’s #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, will inspire, motivate producers and prepare them for the future. The three-day conference will bring together industry experts from across the globe to share insights and solutions to today’s most pressing issues within agriculture. To provide an opportunity for every corner of production agriculture to engage in disruption, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Cattle, Chicken, Dairy, Meat, Nutrition, Pork, Poultry, Swine, Technology, Turkey

NutriQuest Adds to Swine Nutrition Team

Jamie Johansen

NutriQuest welcomes new members to their swine nutrition team making a grand total of 10 swine nutritionists serving roles in nutrition consulting, product development and technical support. Mark Newcomb, Ph.D., has joined as a Senior Swine Nutritionist. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine operations with the goal of helping them …

Agribusiness, Nutrition, Swine

Aptimmune Receives Biotech Innovation Award

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics was awarded this year’s Biotech Innovation Showcase’s Top Company Award at the 2017 Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase & Forum that took place this week in Ankeny, Iowa. At the Showcase, 12 emerging companies in four categories (agricultural technology, animal health, human health and bio materials) made formal presentations to a panel of eight business leaders from …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Biotech, Swine, Technology

Novus Hosts 1st Iberoamerican Swine Nutrition Roundtable

Jamie Johansen

The first Iberoamerican Swine Nutrition Roundtable, hosted by Novus International, Inc., brought together swine experts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America to discuss the various challenges facing swine nutrition and early piglet development. “The topic of early piglet development has been a constant priority in the industry around the world, but taking this globally-relevant portion of swine production down to …

Agribusiness, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

U.S. Red Meat Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January

Jamie Johansen

According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), January exports of U.S. beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016. Beef exports totaled 96,488 metric tons, up 17 percent from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million – up 18 percent and the …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Meat, Pork, Swine, USMEF

Ocean Harvest Tech Launches OceanFeed Swine™

Jamie Johansen

Ocean Harvest Technology, a global company producing patent-protected animal feed solutions centered on the bioactive ingredients present in different seaweeds, has launched its flagship product OceanFeed Swine™ in North America. “As the first patented, all-natural, seaweed-based, animal feed ingredient, OceanFeed is already being utilized by farmers around the world to improve the health of animals and we are delighted to …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

Students Awarded Pork Industry Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

During the 2017 National Pork Industry Forum, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships to 10 college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. The 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation. The 2017 winners of the $2,500 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarships are: …

Ag Group, NPPC, scholarship, Swine

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen

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

Novus Hosts Next Gen Swine Nutritionist Council

Jamie Johansen

Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year upon recognizing that up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry need resources for non-company career development, professional skill training, think tanks and networking. Novus’s Dr. Yulin Ma came up with the idea and said, “After spending time talking to my …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

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 …

Ag Group, award, Pig, Pork, Swine