A World of First’s in PRRSV Research

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The world’s only provider of mucosal PRRSV and flu vaccines, Aptimmue, officially launched during the 2017 World Pork Expo. The vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE proprietary technologies and takes advantage of high-titer PRRSV antigen produced on ZMAC, the world’s only commercially available porcine based alveolar macrophage cell line. During the launch, I sat down with Dr. Jianqiang Zhang, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Livestock, Pork, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

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On opening day of World Pork Expo, Aptimmune Biologics launched the world’s first commercially available mucosal PRRSV vaccine for swine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s autogenous mucosal PRRS vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE® proprietary vaccine technology, which offers producers and veterinarians a revolutionary approach to PRRSV management. The mucosal vaccine offers a new class of vaccine to combat a devastating and …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Swine, World Pork Expo

#WPX17: A Showcase of the Pork Industry

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This week we hit the agriblogging highway for the 2017 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosts the annual event taking place June 7-9 and will feature the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, youth and open swine shows, market outlook sessions and of course pork of all …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Aptimmune Adds Sales Veterans to its Swine Team

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune announces the addition of three new strategic account managers to the company’s swine division focusing on the new Aptimmune autogenous PRRS vaccine made with BARRICADE® technology. They will also help grow the Aptimmune portfolio of swine vaccines and augment the company’s sales organization with experienced swine industry professionals. Joining Aptimmune this month are Andy Wuethrich, Brian Konz and Andy …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Pig, Swine, Technology

AgriLabs New Custom Vaccine Option for Swine

Jamie Johansen

AgriLabs® has introduced a new innovative custom vaccine option for swine veterinarians and producers. It combines the benefits of herd-specific autogenous vaccines with proprietary production processes and ENABL® adjuvant technology designed to improve vaccine performance. “The custom vaccine market has seen little innovation in recent years despite a growing number of companies,” says Sean O’Hare, executive vice president of AgriLabs. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

Respected Swine Vet Killed in Car Crash in Czech Republic

Jamie Johansen

We send prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group at the University of Minnesota. Bob died in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Others in the swine community killed in the crash were Deb Spronk, 60, wife of swine veterinarian Gordon Spronk, and Pam …

AASV, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Research, Swine

Pork’s 6 Year Growth Is the Fastest in Foodservice

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board has released a report on the fastest-growing protein…pork. According to Technomic, Inc.’s 2017 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, over the past six years, pork use has grown on a pound basis by more than double chicken, which is the next fastest growing protein. Pork use increased by 1.145 billion pounds, while chicken use grew by …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

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