June Wrap Up: What’s New in Pig World? – Progress of the pig

Zoetis launches CircoMax in Europe

Zoetis has launched CircoMax in Europe. CircoMax is the new Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) vaccine that includes 2 genotypes (a and b), providing broader coverage and protection against the PCV2 threat. The dual genotype vaccine has demonstrated protection against PCV2a, PCV2b and PCV2d.

Farm Health Guardian and NoveTechnologies team up to improve on-farm biosecurity

Biosafety innovators Farm Health Guardian and have teamed up to launch the protocol for pork and poultry producers in North America. The biosecurity management system uses facial recognition technology for controlled access to livestock stalls.

Madgene has granted the license to commercialize the vaccine in the pork sector

The USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics has granted animal health company, Medgene, a license to manufacture and commercialize a USDA-approved platform vaccine for the pork industry. The license applies to the use of their platform technology to produce vaccines that address disease targets such as Rotavirus, Porcine Circovirus, Influenza A, and Sapovirus.

Acuity and Fast Genetics combine to create AcuFast

Acuity and Fast Genetics 2 wholly owned swine genetics companies of STgenetics announced their co-brand, AcuFast. The name combines the words accuracy and speed, 2 key components of the breeding equation, but also Acu for Acuity and Fast to pay homage to the 41 year old company founded by Dr Harold Fast.

The Alltech ONE World Tour meets in Dublin

Dr Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. Photo: Alltech

The second leg of the Alltech ONE World Tour, a series of international events that bring ideas and inspiration from the annual Alltech ONE Conference to the world, was held in Dublin, Ireland, June 19-20. More than 500 international agribusiness leaders met to discuss collaborative solutions and strategies for success in today’s agriculture and agribusiness industries. Discussions focused on issues relating to the climate, conflicts, consumption trends and rising costs.

Nuqo announces a new subsidiary in Latin America

Nuqo has announced the creation of its subsidiary in Mexico, Nuqo Feed Additives Mexico, to promote and distribute its range of feed additives in Mexico and surrounding countries. The company operates in the sector of microencapsulated phytogens, phycogens, enhancers and flavourings.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition introduces a new brand image and new website

Photo: Lallemand

Lallemand Animal Nutrition unveiled its revamped brand image, encapsulated in the new tagline Partnering in microbial solutions for a Changing World. With an improved design, the company says the website provides a comprehensive media library of technical articles, expert webinars and podcasts, serving as an educational center for the animal health and nutrition community.

DSM-Firmenich Enhances Sustell Platform

DSM-Firmenich has announced some improvements to its sustainability service, Sustell. Sustell Intelligence Platform, which now offers simplified access and login, improved layout, simplified management of data and reference interventions, updated footprint results, setting environmental impact objectives and business management dashboard.

Weda supplies feed technologies for insect farming systems to Livin Farms

Photo: Weda Dammann & Westerkamp

Weda Dammann & Westerkamp has sold a liquid feeding system for black soldier fly larvae to the Viennese company Livin Farms AgriFood. Livin Farms is a developer and manufacturer of insect farming technologies. Austrian modular systems for industrial insect farming serve as key technologies for the food and feed industry.

Kynetec acquires MQ Solutions in Brazil and Systematics International

Kynetec, a global player in agriculture and animal health data and analytics, has acquired MQ Solutions, which provides a monthly price and retailer monitoring service, monitoring farm prices from retailers of protection products of crops and crop nutrition in the most important agricultural regions of Brazil. Kynetec also broadened its global machinery platform with the acquisition of Systematics International, an award-winning global software development, data collection and data analytics company that aggregates and reports machinery volume statistics for global open and closed data exchanges .

The industry’s first all-steel hog barn in South Dakota

An 8,500 head all-steel Flyway sow complex gestation barn was completed by Ag Property Solutions in South Dakota, with AP equipment and managed by Pipestone Management. A calving shed is still under construction on the site. Prefabricated steel provides a more biologically safe, fireproof and energy efficient environment for pigs, as well as being more durable and faster to build than traditional wooden structures.

Vion announces strategic transformations

The Dutch-German food company Vion has announced several changes, one of which concerns the creation of 2 national units, Germany and Benelux. These monitor the purchase of livestock, on-site activities (slaughter, boning, processing, packaging) and the sale of meat. A new executive committee was also formed, with Ronald Lotgerink as CEO and Tjarda Klimp as CFO.

DSM-Firmenich Files Patent Infringement Action Against Haineng

DSM-Firmenich filed a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Shandong Haineng Bioengineering, alleging that a certain premix of Haineng porcine compound containing 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 constitutes an illegal use of DSM-Firmenich’s patented technology.

Bioiberica is committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050

Bioiberica, a global life sciences company, has pledged to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2024, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and ultimately achieve complete climate neutrality by 2050 The company has highlighted these ambitious goals in its new Climate Strategy Report.

CP Foods promotes digitization at tech show

Photo: CP Alimenti

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) hosted the “CPF the NeXt Tech Show”, an event aimed at embracing digitalisation, while ensuring food safety and promoting sustainability. More than 100 digital technologies, applications and innovations for agriculture and livestock were presented by more than 30 partner organizations worldwide.

DLG opens office in North America

The DLG (German Agricultural Society) has set up its first DLG representative office in North America. Located in Saskatoon, Canada, the office will be managed by Brad Michnik who has been appointed as the sales representative. Michnik brings more than 30 years of agricultural experience to his role, including expertise in agricultural machinery.

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