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2017 - September 29: PIC Launches New Gilt & Sow Management Guidelines

09/29/2017

We are excited to introduce the latest Guidelines for Gilt & Sow Management. This new manual provides practical recommendations for staff working at a sow farm. PIC experts, PIC customers, and universities from across the globe have contributed to the development of these guidelines.

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Three generations Skinner Family (from left to right): Danny with his wife Alison, Dan and Daniel

2017 - August: The Skinner Family: 50 years partnering with PIC

09/01/2017

For over half a century the Skinner family, farming at Lazyfold, Insch, in Aberdeenshire have been running their pig enterprise, partnering with PIC. It was back in 1962 when Dan Skinner and his wife May bought Lazyfold. Today the partnership of Dan & May with their son Danny, wife Alison and now their son Daniel aged 20, run the 440 sow herd and 420 acres of arable land with 3 members of staff. It is only fitting that we should look back and share some thoughts from both Dan who started the business and son Danny.

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PIC represented by (from left to right): Brandon Fields (Product Validation Manager North America), Andrzej Sosnicki (Applied Product Value Director), Neal Matthews (Product Validation Manager North America) and Angela Bononat (Product Validation Manager Europe).

2017 - August 13-18: PIC at International Congress of Meat Science and Technology

08/28/2017

The 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology was held in Cork, Ireland, from the 13th-18th August, 2017. More than 550 delegates from around the world gathered to share their new findings, practical experiences and lessons learned in their respective fields. Scientists, industry representatives and policy experts attended sessions which covered topics from sustainability, production and welfare to meat safety, processing, and the effect on health. Over 450 posters and short papers were presented over the course of the week and printed in the conference proceedings. PIC was a Gold level sponsor for the congress and one of 24 exhibitors at the congress.

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2017 - July 01: REQUIRED: Breeding Gilt Grow Out accommodation for a PIC Multiplier

06/29/2017

A PIC Multiplier with 1,100 sows requires further grow out accommodation to house pigs from 7 kgs up to 100 kgs. The Southern half of the UK is the preferred location but other areas may be considered.

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2017 - June 09: Live from World Pork Expo: PIC Offers Nutrition Manual - Tools to Maximize Profitability

06/09/2017

At PIC we are providing genetics as well as the technical expertise to producers to help realize the genetic potential at the barn level. One of those areas of technical expertise that PIC invested in during the last year is nutrition. Watch the report by Sarah Mikesell live from World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (published at thepigsite.com) and figure out the latest resources published here on our website.

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2017 - June 6th/7th: PIGS 2022 - The Opportunities

03/06/2017

PIC UK is pleased to support the International Outlook Conference "PIGS 2022 - The Opportunities". This conference will take place at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull. Over two days the conference will examine and discuss where the industry might be heading in five years’ time and steps we may need to take to remain competitive.

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2017 - Feb 23rd: GENUS ACQUIRES HERMITAGE’S GENETIC ASSETS AND ENTERS INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

02/23/2017

Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter into a strategic partnership covering the supply of porcine genetics in several markets. PIC, Genus’s porcine division, will acquire the genetic rights and intellectual property of Hermitage. Hermitage will also become a strategic supply chain and distribution partner for PIC.

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2017 - January 1st: Unleashing the next genetic revolution

01/09/2017

Scientific advances in understanding of the genome are changing livestock breeding. PIC's Genetic Services Manager for Africa and Europe, Craig Lewis, discussed this with PigWorld editor Alistair Driver.

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2016 - Nov 18th: Award Winners 2016

11/18/2016

It's end of the year and again time to celebrate successful farmers across the UK - PIC-Producers received several awards. Farmers Weekly: Pig Farmer of the Year Award won by Steve Hart, Norfolk Free Range The well-known British agriculture magazine Farmers Weekly every year recognises the very best of British farmers to celebrate and reward their hard work and passion for the business.

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2016 - August 29th - Sep 2nd: 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science – EAAP – in Belfast, UK

09/01/2016

Sustainable Food Production: Livestock's Key Role This year the annual EAAP meeting takes place in Belfast from Aug 29 to Sep 2. It is European's largest animal science conference and hosts more than 1,500 delegates and features 1,000 presentations. Dr Craig Lewis, PIC's Genetic Service Manager for Europe, and elected member of the steering committee of the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB), representing all breeding companies, and elected board member of the Farm Animal Breeding & Reproduction Technology Platform (FABRE TP) gave a presentation covering "Pig breeding into the 21st century a view towards 2030 and beyond".

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2016 - Jun 24: PIC Nutrition Update

06/24/2016

Adjusted Caloric Efficiency Calculator for PIC Genetics

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2016 - May 31st: Derek Andrews, Pig Manager at Red Lion Farm, wins PIC's raffle at Pig & Poultry Fair

05/31/2016

Following the raffle at the UK Pig & Poultry Fair the prize of a Min i-pad was won by Derek Andrews, who is the Pig Manager at Red Lion Farm, Britwell Salome Oxfordshire.

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2016 - May 25: PIC Nutrition Update

05/25/2016

Grain particle size for PIC pigs

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2016 - Jun 7 - 10: PIC is proud to support this year's International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress

05/18/2016

The congress will be held in Dublin over four days from June 7th to 10th bringing together world experts in PEDv, PRRSv, New and Emerging Diseases, Management and Reproduction. It will be the 24th edition of the biennial held meeting, but this year it will be a unique event since it will held jointly with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend with speakers from across the globe sharing their expertise in managing pig health and improving pig performance.

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Lively discussions at PIC's stand

2016 - May 16th: Pig & Poultry Fair: Again a lively event this year ...

05/17/2016

On May 10th and 11th more than a dozen PIC team members welcomed customers, prospects, and industry contacts to the biannual British Pig and Poultry Fair. During the two day event more than 10,000 people attended and viewed over 350 exhibitions and several speaker forums.

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2016 - April 13th: Martin Lewis wins TVC award

04/13/2016

Martin Lewis recently won the Thames Valley Cambac (TVC) Andrew Stockings Memorial Trophy sponsored by PIC for the highest percentage of finished pigs in the Q-box based on weight and backfat measure P2.

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2016 - March 15: PIC Nutrition Update

03/15/2016

Economic model for optimum Tryptophan:Lysine ratio for nursery and finishing pigs

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Stephen Wilson (Group Finance Director) and Dan Hartley (Group General Counsel & Company Secretary) with the award they received on Genus’ behalf.

2016 - March 3rd: GENUS WINS PLC AWARD FOR ‘BEST TECHNOLOGY’

03/08/2016

PIC's parent company, Genus plc, has been named 'Best Technology' company at the prestigious PLC awards, which were held in London, UK, on evening of March 3rd. The PLC awards have been running for 30 years to recognise success and achievement amongst publicly quoted companies in the UK.

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2016 - March 1st: Well Received PIC UK Roadshows

03/01/2016

Thank you to all of you whom were able to attend one of the four PIC UK road show meetings in late February and for your excellent feedback.

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2016 - Feb 03: PIC Nutrition Update

02/03/2016

Tryptophan:Lysine ratio requirement for nursery and finishing pigs

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2015 - Dec 8th: Genus tackles major pig disease with breakthrough technology

12/08/2015

Genus (LSE: GNS), a global pioneer in animal genetics, announces the development of the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (“PRRSv”), through a long-standing collaboration with the University of Missouri. The production of PRRSv resistant pigs is a significant breakthrough in combating this devastating porcine disease, and Genus is excited to be progressing the development of this technology under an exclusive global license from the University of Missouri.

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