JoAnn Alumbaugh

Leadership, health key topics at SwineLink meeting for women Play video

PorkNetwork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh interviews Lara Sheeley, Associate Director of Swine Marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim at the recent SwineLink meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. SwineLink, is a network “for women, by women.” In this video, Lara explains how the program is structured and why BI has placed this effort as a priority. FULL STORY »

Student involvement in agriculture is pivotal Play video

Thad Simons, CEO of Novus Int’l, discusses the goals of the International Food and Agriculture Marketing Association (IFAMA) in this video. As the newly elected president of IFAMA, Simons sees the benefits of bringing together students, agribusiness personnel and academia who are passionate about feeding the world in the future. FULL STORY »

American students immerse themselves in Scotland

American college students get a taste of Scottish life by interning in Scotland for the summer. Two are gathering perceptions on animal welfare and genetically modified organisms as part of research projects. FULL STORY »

World Pork Expo: PEDV Play video

Dr. Lisa Ferguson, with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) spoke at the 2013 World Pork Expo during a panel discussion on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. FULL STORY »

Retail Council of Canada members support Canadian Pork Council

Members of the Retail Council of Canada grocery members, including Co-op Atlantic, Canada Safeway, Costco Wholesale Canada and Walmart Canada Corp, among others, have developed a “voluntary commitment” related to sow housing. FULL STORY »

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Elanco expands commitment to China

Elanco Animal Health will invest 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 China. FULL STORY »

Economists predict better margins for pork producers

The National Pork Board hosted a teleconference Thursday afternoon with economists, following release of USDA’s first-quarter Hogs and Pigs report. Continued losses are predicted for now, but margins will likely improve going forward into the second, third and fourth quarters of 2013. FULL STORY »

NPPC passes resolutions related to traceability, reporting

Delegates to the National Pork Producers Council annual meeting passed resolutions last week related to traceability, daily negotiated bids, USDA reporting and animal well-being audits. FULL STORY »

It’s not all ‘Bugs and Drugs’

Remember the “disease triad” during on-farm troubleshooting of non-infectious causes of disease. FULL STORY »

BIVI Swine Health Seminar covers “vertical” disease transmission

Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI) hosted its Swine Health Seminar as a kick-off to the 44th annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting being held in San Diego this week. FULL STORY »

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