Cargill Nutrition Program to Improve Finisher Pigs' Feed

John Davis

A new nutrition program from Cargill is promising to deliver better feed efficiency for finisher pigs. This company news release says the program will improve feed efficiency and nutrient use in finisher pigs, saving customers money on feed during the crucial last phase of growth. “Customers are highly sensitive to feed costs during the finisher stage, given this is the …

Agribusiness, Feed, Swine

Research: Divide Sow Nutrition Between Gestation & Lactation

John Davis

New research from Purina shows the value of changing sows’ diets depending on whether they are in gestation or lactation phases. The information shows that fiber-dense rations are best during gestation, and energy-rich rations during lactation help sows maintain condition. Brenda de Rodas, Ph.D., director of swine research at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, says ration formulation in sows should …

Agribusiness, Feed, Swine

Research Proposals Sought to Target PEDv

Jamie Johansen

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

RaboBank Global Pork Industry Report

Jamie Johansen

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

Jamie Johansen

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

Recipients of Honoring Caregivers Award

Jamie Johansen

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

Hogs and Pigs Down Two Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest report from USDA shows another drop in the hogs and pigs inventory from a year ago, but an increase from last quarter. As of September 1, there were 65.4 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, down 2 percent from September 2013, but up 6 percent from June 1, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published …

Swine, usda

Zoetis Granted Conditional License for PEDv

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional license for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in pigs. The two-dose inactivated vaccine, licensed for use in healthy pregnant sows and gilts, is designed to help them develop antibodies that can be transmitted to their newborn piglets. Zoetis anticipates the vaccine …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

BIVI's New Vaccine Double Up Against Salmonella in Pigs

Jamie Johansen

Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) introduces a new swine enteric vaccine. Enterisol® Salmonella T/C is the only swine single-dose oral vaccine labeled as an aid in preventing disease due to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Vaccine

Combination Vaccine Gives Swine Industry Options

Jamie Johansen

Fostera™ PCV MH — the porcine circovirus (PCV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) combination vaccine that was built from the ground up by Zoetis — now has the longest demonstrated duration of immunity (DOI) to help protect pigs from porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) caused by PCV Type 2 (PCV2). The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Swine, Vaccine