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

Ceva Swine Assembling Right Elements

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ceva Swine Health team is assembled at the Iowa Pork Congress this week to explain how they put together the right elements to address specific disease problems for producers. Among the products they have been talking about is Chronomate™ (altrenogest), which facilitates synchronization of estrus in sexually mature gilts that have had at least one estrous cycle, and new …

Animal Health, Ceva, Swine

Ceva Introduces GleptoForte™ to U.S. Swine Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

While attending the Iowa Pork Congress this week, Ceva Animal Health was pleased to announce the availability of GleptoForte™ (gleptoferron injection) 200 mg per 1 mL dose of iron for use in the United States to prevent and treat anemia due to iron deficiency in baby pigs. Ceva Swine Business director Gary Robertson and Matt Kocher, Director of Marketing Swine …

Animal Health, Ceva, Swine

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 …

Animal Health, Ceva, Pork, Swine

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

Visit Ceva Animal Health at Iowa Pork Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

The 45th annual Iowa Pork Congress January 25-26 in Des Moines will be featuring the latest products and technology for the swine industry from some 300 exhibitors, including Ceva Animal Health, which will be introducing a new product at the show. This is the first time Ceva Swine has exhibited and the company will have its Swine Health Team on …

Animal Health, Ceva, Pork, Swine

Pork Forum – Power of Pork: Moving Mountains

Jamie Johansen

The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board from across the U.S. and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will gather in Atlanta, March 1-3, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. Each year the delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry. The theme …

Ag Group, Events, Policy, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

ISU & Aptimmune Join Forces On PRRSV Research

Lizzy Schultz

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is teaming up with Aptimmune Biologics Inc. to develop innovative solutions to fight costly viral swine diseases, including Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV). The agreement enables Iowa State to use Aptimmune’s patented ZMAC cell line to isolate PRRSV from diagnostic samples. The ZMAC cell line is derived from porcine alveolar macrophages, …

Agribusiness, Health, PRRS, Research, Swine, University