Canadian and Chinese companies sign swine genetics agreement

Best Genetics, a Chinese swine genetic company, and Genesus, a Canadian-based swine breeding company, signed a cooperation agreement involving the sale of top pedigree pigs and continued genetic program support. FULL STORY »

PIC observes 50 years of genetic improvement

February 26, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of business for Pig Improvement Company (PIC). From the very beginning, the company has been true to its “never stop improving” motto. FULL STORY »

NPPC comments on latest HSUS tactics

In response to the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) release of an undercover video associated with Seaboard Foods’ and Prestage Farms’ gestation-sow stall housing practices, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has released a statement. FULL STORY »

Save the date for NSR’s Summer Spectacular

The National Junior Swine Association’s National Junior Summer Spectacular and National Swine Registry’s Summer Type Conference are unifying to make the Summer Spectacular. The event will take place on July 3-7, in Louisville, Ky. FULL STORY »

New strategic collaboration to enhance crops, livestock

Affymetrix, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, to enter into a strategic co-development and co-marketing collaboration. FULL STORY »

National Swine Registry announces new staff

The National Swine Registry, West Lafayette, Ind., has hired Brian Anderson as the group’s new field representative and Jen Gillespie as its marketing and communications director. FULL STORY »

Still time to register for PRRS webinar, Dec. 21

You can still sign up to participate in Pork Network’s free webinar-- “PRRS: Strategies to keep it at bay.” The hour-long session will take place on Wed., Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m (Central Time). FULL STORY »

Raising and marketing heritage hog breeds

In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables, and a non-profit organization in North Carolina has received funding to educate farmers on producing and marketing rare swine breeds. FULL STORY »

JSR Genetics expands into Germany

JSR Genetics has clinched a major franchise contract in the form of a new breeding company, JSR Hybrid Deutschland GmbH. FULL STORY »

ISU swine farm named for Al Christian

The Swine Teaching Farm at Iowa State University has been named for Allen Christian, who managed the farm for more than 50 years. FULL STORY »

Watch for mycotoxins

As corn harvest winds down, farmers need to watch for potential molds and fungus in corn. Fields that were hit with late-summer hail could pose a particular risk. Also drought-stressed corn is susceptible to aflatoxin. FULL STORY »

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