Jul 15

Congratulations to our Pigs In Focus Photo Contest Winners!

Categories: Agriculture, Pig, Pigs, Swine
Congratulations to our Pigs In Focus Photo Contest Winners!

We asked you to submit a photograph that showed what the pig industry means to you for our Pigs in Focus Photo Contest. Each image in the contest holds a unique story that says a lot about agriculture and the great people in the industry.

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Jul 03

Authenticity Matters

Categories: Alltech Symposium, Pig, Pigs, Swine
Authenticity Matters
When Paul Hill, president and founder of Willowgrove Hill, opened his presentation in The Marketing Forum with the gripping and tragic story of the loss of his son in 2001, the room collectively wiped away tears and held their breath. Based on their son’s fight with cancer and Paul’s father’s passing from a heart attack, Paul and Rosie resolved to become leaders in providing wellness-focused products. Twelve years later, Willowgrove Hill is now the only Canadian pork product that can make a health claim:

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Jun 21

What Will Be Different About Pig Production In 2020?

What Will Be Different About Pig Production In 2020?

Looking at one product to fix our challenges will be a thing of the past. If you added a product for each challenge your animal faced you would be looking at a very expensive diet. Especially when you take into account the never ending challenge that is high feed costs. One thing that was realized in the Monogastric Programs not Products session at Alltech’s recent Symposium, was that tomorrow’s farmer will need more than just another product, they will need solutions and added value services that address the many obstacles that stand in their way.

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Jun 19

Are All the Pigs Going to China?

Are All the Pigs Going to China?
A few weeks ago, Chinese meat processing giant, Shuanghui International, made an agreement to purchase Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork producers in the US. The price tag on the deal was a whopping $4.7 billion dollars, making it the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese company to date, pending the purchase is approved.

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