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UK: Surge in demand for piggery checks

Huge interest in the regular servicing of piggery heating and ventilation controls has been reported by Tim Miller, ARM Building’s environment specialist.

New scientists join Research Institute of Feed Technology

The International Research Association of Feed Technology (Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V., IFF) has recently added two new members to its team.

Muyang to showcase FAMSUN at VIV China

The wide international reach of VIV and its coverage of all sectors in the animal protein production chain provide an ideal platform for FAMSUN to introduce its latest products to the industry.

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Political Notes- Friday

Policy Issues Tennille Tracy and Thomas M. Burton reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The White House unveiled new measures on Thursday to try to preserve the effectiveness of infection-fighting drugs as strains of bacteria become increasingly resistant to the existing arsenal of antibiotics. Show More Summary

Chirina selects HatchTraveller

Georgian poultry integration Chirina; a partner of Hatchtech in Tbilisi, Georgia, has recently purchased a HatchTraveller HTV67200, for the transportation of their day-old-chicks to the broiler houses.

Unilever takes stance on culling day-old male chicks

Another global food operator, Unilever, has made a commitment within its American business to seek alternatives to the culling of day-old male chicks.

High capacity ventilation chimney of 130 cm wide

Large, larger, largest – responding to increased demand from the market, Vostermans Ventilation is introducing a 130 cm diameter tube fan.

Special funnel washer reaches all parts of chimney

German livestock equipment company Meier-Brakenberg will launch a special type of funnel washer using water at high pressure.

Miavit gives neonatal piglets jump-start into life

German animal nutrition company Miavit has added a supplementary feed in liquid form for neonatal piglets to its portfolio – and will present this at the upcoming EuroTier.

Poultry meat consumption in Chile on the rise

Chilean consumers have mainly increased consumption of poultry meat, amounting annually to 37.5 kilos per person, followed by the pork, with 26.6 kilos per year, and beef with 24.4 kilos per person per year.

Mexican grape producers plan symposium

AALPUM, Mexico’s grape producers group, plans its Second International Grapevine Symposium for Feb. 5-6 in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Coastline promotes saleswoman

Salinas, Calif.-based Coastline Family Farms recently promoted Alison Pilcher to saleswoman. Coastline specializes in year-round shipping of fresh produced from California, Arizona, and Mexico.

Market Fresh promotes brand strategist from within staff

Shanan Cox is the new senior director of brand strategy for Market Fresh Produce, Nixa, Mo.

Kingston Fresh hires industry veteran to manage new categories

Kingston Fresh LLC has new category programs and a new manager with 35 years of experience to launch them.

NEPC attendees enjoy posh expo setting

NEWPORT, R.I. — The New England Produce Council experimented with a new venue and season for its 15th annual produce and floral expo. Exhibitors and attendees applauded the changes for the Burlington, Mass.-based council’s Sept. 11 show, “NEPC by the Sea.”

Bitter blueberry battle brewing

Allegations of corporate espionage are at the heart of a court battle between the Michigan Blueberry Growers Association and its competitor True Blue Management LLC.

Hurricane Odile hits Baja pepper, tomato production

When Hurricane Odile came ashore along the Baja Peninsula with sustained winds of up to 125 mph, Sept. 14, it left destruction in its wake.

WeighPack systems names territory manager

Packaging provider WeighPack Systems Inc. recently hired Mark McGlogan as territory manager.

Main Street America is wrong on Chinese apple imports

Main Street America thinks Chinese apple imports are a really bad idea.

Organic Trade Association elects new president

The Organic Trade Association’s board of directors elected Melissa Hughes as its new president.

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