Genus acquires Génétiporc

Genus plc has acquired Génétiporc, the swine genetic business of Aliments Breton Foods Group. The purchase represents strategic growth and development of Genus. FULL STORY »

Abell joins Danbred North America genetics team

Caitlyn Abell has joined Danbred North America as a research geneticist. She completed her doctorate with co-majors in animal breeding and genetics and statistics from Iowa State University. FULL STORY »

China's Shuanghui closes in on Smithfield deal approval

China's Shuanghui International is close to securing shareholder approval for its $4.7 billion offer for Smithfield Foods Inc, which would be the biggest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, ahead of the vote next week, three people familiar with the matter said. FULL STORY »

Dr. Lisa Tokach receives Science in Practice award

Dr. Lisa Tokach, a veterinarian with the Abilene Animal Hospital, was honored with 2013 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award this week at the Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn. FULL STORY »

Two new self-propelled sprayers available from John Deere

To meet evolving application needs of customers and Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, John Deere introduces the R4030 and R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers. FULL STORY »

John Deere rolls out 8R series tractors

The evolution of John Deere’s popular workhorse 8R Series Tractors continues in 2014 with the launch of six new wheel and three new track models, all with Final Tier 4 engines ranging in horsepower from 245 to 370. FULL STORY »

Cargill steps up its commitment to help fight hunger in America

Cargill's $6 million gift makes the company one of the country's biggest donors in fighting hunger. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health introduces Circumvent PCV G2

Circumvent PCV G2 is the next generation of circovirus protection, say Merck Animal Health veterinarians. It can be administered to pigs as early as three days of age and provides five-month duration of immunity. FULL STORY »

U.S. clears Smithfield's acquisition by China's Shuanghui

The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment has cleared the way for Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd's proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods Inc, the companies said on Friday. FULL STORY »

Smithfield Foods profit falls on weak exports

Smithfield Foods Inc, the U.S. pork producer that has agreed to a $4.7 billion buyout by China's Shuanghui International Holdings, reported a 36 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by lower exports to key international markets such as Japan, China and Russia. FULL STORY »

Starboard lines up rival buyers for Smithfield Foods

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP said it is working with investors interested in paying "substantially" more for Smithfield Foods Inc than the price China's Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd had agreed to. FULL STORY »

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