Briefing Room

  • Dec 5, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods names Zimmer chief marketing officer

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announced today the appointment of Tim Zimmer to chief marketing officer. In this role, Zimmer will lead Smithfield’s brand strategy for Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous and all other brands in the company’s portfolio. He will be responsible for domestic marketing activities across all channels for Smithfield’s Packaged Meats Division. ...More
  • Nov 28, 2016
    press release

    Xylem‘s Flygt agri-technology to be sold through nationwide dealer

    Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced that its Flygt pumps and mixers, ideal for the agriculture market, will be made available across the U.S. through a network of accredited distributors. Xylem has brought E&R Agri-Sales LLC on board as Xylem’s main distributor of its agri-technology range of Flygt pumps and mixers....More
  • Nov 28, 2016
    press release

    FluSure XP vaccine with strain update now available from Zoetis

    Zoetis Inc. today announced the availability of its FluSure XP vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine continues to evolve and challenge swine herds, Zoetis has responded by updating FluSure XP to include the most relevant strains found to be circulating in U.S. herds. The updated vaccine is licensed by the USDA....More
  • Nov 22, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announces that it has begun the process to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC from Hormel Foods Corp. Through this agreement, which is expected to be complete within a month pending closing conditions and regulatory approvals, Smithfield will add the Farmer John and Saag’s Specialty Meats brands to its lineup as well as two processing facilities and three farms to its operations....More
  • Nov 18, 2016
    press release

    Land O’Lakes to purchase Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business

    Land O’Lakes Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Southern States Cooperative Inc.’s animal feed business. This letter follows the announcement earlier this year that Southern States had entered into a supply agreement with Land O’Lakes Inc. through its WinField United crop inputs and insights unit. “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our relationship with Southern States and increase our animal feed business in the eastern U.S.,” says Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes Inc....More
  • Nov 17, 2016
    press release

    Aptimmune Biologics selected by The Yield Lab to participate in Ag Technology Accelerator Program

    Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology business accelerator and investor, to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics was chosen from among 120 applicants to participate in the program for 2016 and represents The Yield Labs first animal health investment....More
  • Nov 16, 2016
    press release

    BioZyme introduces HydraBoost liquid supplement for swine, poultry

    BioZyme Inc., innovators in natural animal nutrition and microbiology, is now offering a nutrient-rich, liquid supplement for commercial swine and poultry called HydraBoost. Offered through BioZyme’s  new Imunabiotics brand for monogastrics, HydraBoost is a unique blend of  vitamins A, D and E; prebiotics; B vitamins; sodium butyrate; electrolytes and gut health components known to combat the impacts of stress during any period of transition....More
  • Nov 10, 2016
    press release

    TeBockhorst named Vita Plus swine territory sales manager

    Tad TeBockhorst recently joined the Vita Plus staff as a swine territory sales manager in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. TeBockhorst will provide producers with technical expertise while promoting the Vita Plus values. He will also be responsible for maintaining and deepening customer relations with Vita Plus employees and dealership partners in his territory....More
  • Nov 8, 2016
    press release

    Ralco launches Birthright Bridge

    Ralco announced today that it has launched Birthright Bridge, a new product mixed with water and fed as a gruel to get baby pigs on dry feed fast. Birthright Bridge is highly digestible natural nutrition for young pigs that bridges the gap from milk to feed and promotes gut health. The product does not require a veterinary feed directive because it is formulated with patent-pending natural Strong Animals technologies that help overcome challenges....More
  • Nov 8, 2016
    press release

    Applications being accepted for ‘Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease’

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 “Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease” (formerly PRRS Research Awards). Award categories have been expanded to include research related to porcine circovirus type 2, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and influenza A virus in swine, in addition to porcine reproductive and respiratory disease....More
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