Iowa Bird Flu Update

State and federal officials in Iowa say all sites hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Iowa have been depopulated and clean-up is well underway. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and U.S. Department of Agriculture said depopulation has been completed at all 77 premises, with 34 million birds affected. According to USDA, disposal has been completed …

Industry Addresses New H5N2 Outbreaks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) provided an update on highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks via a press conference this morning. This comes after the recent confirmed case on an Iowa egg farm. USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, CDC Medical Officer Dr. Alicia Fry and USDA Southeast Poultry Research Director David Swayne …

2015 International Production and Processing Expo

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held January 27-29 in Atlanta, GA and is home for the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and the International Meat Expo. Photos from the event can be found here: 2015 International Production and Processing Expo Photos Novus Strives for Solutions, Service & Sustainability – Poultry Industry Supports TPA – Sustainable …

2014 Alltech Global Dairy and Beef Conference

Alltech’s Global Dairy and Beef event is taking place at the Centre International de Deauville (CID) in Normandy, France, August 30 – September 2, 2014. The Normandy region is the heart of the French ruminant industry – there are more than 580,000 dairy cows on 12,500 dairy farms and more than a quarter of a million beef cattle in Normandy …

BIVI NC Swine Health Seminar

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. hosted its annual North Carolina Swine Health Seminar in Wrightsville Beach once again August 15-16, 2014. The focus this year was heavily on the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and what is being done to control and contain the disease. As usual, the event featured great family fun time for the hog producers and the families who …

2014 World Pork Expo

The 2014 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa featured record crowds, record booths, record entries in the Junior Nationals and the world’s largest pork burger. The event, which is sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), is the world’s largest pork industry trade show. Click here to view the 2014 World Pork Expo photo album. Audio features from …

2014 Animal Ag Alliance Summit

The 13th annual Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit was held May 8-9, 2014 in Crystal City, Virginia with the theme “Cracking the Millennial Code.” Program highlights included panels on sustainability, antibiotics, farm size, and animal care, as well as expert advice from chefs, restaurants, retailers and trade media on food issues and trends. 2014 AAA Stakeholders Summit Photo Album College …

Elanco to be #2 Global Animal Health Company

Eli Lilly and Company intends to acquire Novartis Animal Health in a $5.4 billion all-cash transaction that will make Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco the world’s second-largest animal health company. Jeff Simmons, senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Elanco Animal Health, joined Lilly’s chairman, president and chief executive officer John Lechleiter in making the …

International Production and Processing Expo

The combined International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo now knows as the International Production & Processing Expo was held January 27-30 in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite a paralyzing two-inch snowfall on Tuesday that snarled traffic and created logistical problems, the show went on. Links to audio files, stories, and photos from the event can be found below. …

Animal Ag Alliance Teleconference

Today the Animal Agriculture Alliance hosted a teleconference with various third-party experts to discuss industry improvements presented in the report “Advances in Animal Agriculture; What the Center for a Livable Future, Pew Commission and Others Aren’t Telling You About Food Production.” (pdf) Third-party experts on the call included: Dr. Richard Raymond, former Under Secretary, Food Safety Inspection Service, United States …

BIVI North Carolina Health Seminar

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) held its annual North Carolina Health Seminar for swine producers in this important region August 16-18 at Wrightsville Beach. The event featured several speakers who addressed some of the significant issues addressed producers today. BIVI NC Swine Seminar Photo Album New executive director of the swine business for BIVI – PEDv Update for Swine Producers – …

Elanco Expands Committment in China

Elanco is investing approximately $100 million to purchase a minority equity stake in China Animal Healthcare Ltd., one of the leading players in the animal health industry in the People’s Republic of China. The investment expands Elanco’s commitment to China, with the goal of providing innovative, safety-enhancing food production solutions to help meet the growing food demands and nutritional needs …

NOVUS Launches Podcast Series

St. Louis, Missouri, November 18, 2009 — Novus International Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition announces the launch of a bi-weekly podcast series titled, “What’s New with Novus”. The first podcast was made available November 18, 2009 on iTunes, Zune and www.novusint.com/podcasts for download or streaming. The topics of “What’s New with Novus” will focus on issues …

National Renewable Energy Radio Show Launches From Miami

Miami, FL (July 8, 2009 – AgNewsWire) – Pure Energy, the first national radio show dedicated to the business of renewable energy, is launching from the Miami studios of 880 The Biz (WZAB) on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Pure Energy is hosted by noted energy expert Sean O’Hanlon, Executive Director of the American Biofuels Council (ABC). …

Merial Summer Broadcast Release

In this release Dr. Frank Hurtig, director, Merial Veterinary Services, answers five questions producers might be asking about summer parasite control. View Full Release