• Livestock News: Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions partner on emergency veterinary diagnostics development:

    Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions announced that they have entered into a research collaboration focused on the development of a rapid African swine fever (ASF) diagnostic test. The test would be used in combination with GNA’s portable molecular diagnostic platform and is aimed at supporting the fight against the worldwide spread of this deadly disease, […]

  • Livestock News: Dairy farms in Washington hit hard by blizzard:

    According to the Associated Press, officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state in February were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost milk production. Farm Service Agency program specialist Gerri Richter tells the Capital Press that seven dairy farms have given notices of loss to […]

  • Livestock News: Two PED cases reported in Alberta:

    According to National Hog Farmer, another farm in Alberta has reported porcine epidemic diarrhea. Alberta Pork is working closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to fully investigate the outbreak at the 600-head farrow-to-finish hog operation. This is the second-ever reported case of PED in Alberta. The first case was reported in January. Since then, provincial […]

  • Livestock News: Elanco Animal Health completes separation from Lilly:

    Elanco Animal Health announced that it is now a fully independent company, Feedstuffs reported. The completion of Eli Lilly & Co.’s exchange offer finalizes the journey Elanco began in 2017 when its former parent company first announced the exploration of potential strategic alternatives for the 64-year-old animal health company. “This is a historic day for everyone […]

  • Livestock News: Merck Animal Health awards Scholarships to 54 veterinary students:

    Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), awarded 54 veterinary students from around the world with scholarships, according to a release. Through the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, the selected second- and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine will each receive a $5,000 […]

  • Livestock News: National Beef acquires Iowa Premium for $150 million:

    According to MEAT+POULTRY, National Beef Packing Co., along with shareholders from Marfrig Global Foods, announced March 11 that it acquired beef processor Iowa Premium for $150 million. National Beef said it expects to close the transaction during the second quarter of 2019. Iowa Premium was previously owned by Sysco Holdings. Read more at https://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/21002-national-beef-acquires-iowa-premium.

  • Livestock News: Cooper Farms to acquire Hemmelgarn & Sons:

    According to WattAgNet, Cooper Farms is expanding its egg business, as the company announced its intent to purchase the assets of Hemmelgarn & Sons. The two companies have signed an agreement in which Cooper Farms will purchase an egg grading and packaging plant, a feed mill, 1.6 million hens, a trucking fleet and nearly 300 […]

  • Livestock News for March 26:

    Reuters: China’s African swine fever epidemic more extensive than reports suggest Reuters reported that farmers and other industry insiders have told the news organization that China’s African swine fever epidemic is far more extensive than official reports suggest, making the disease harder to contain, potentially causing pork shortages and increasing the likelihood that it will spread […]

  • Livestock News for April 2:

    Ag Secretary promises assistance to farmers, ranchers, and communities affected by recent flooding To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and […]

  • Livestock News for April 9:

    Merck completes acquisition of Antelliq Merck has completed its acquisition of Antelliq Corp. from funds advised by BC Partners, according to National Hog Farmer. This announcement positions the company as a global leader in animal health digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology and complements the existing portfolio of vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Antelliq will be an operating […]