May 1, 2012 President Bailey Reynolds has acquired ownership from his sibling partners.
November 23, 2011 Animal Science Products Celebrates Four Years Without A Lost Workday Injury.
September 2011 Global Food Safety Initiative. Washington, D.C., September 2011. Chinese scientists and researchers from U.S. institutions recently furthered their collaboration on food safety initiatives.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 (PDF) Merial and Animal Science Products Collaborate for Best Vaccination Practices Seminar
Thursday, March 31, 2011 (PDF) International Distributors and Animal Science Products Collaborate for Best Vaccination Practices Seminar
Friday, April 1, 2011 (PDF) Animal Science Products, Inc. Adds Their Newest Distribution Partner, "Refarm, Turkey"
Friday, April 1, 2011 (PDF) Phillips Reaches Two Decades with Animal Science Products, Inc.
February 2011 (PDF) Animal Science Products, Inc. Announces the Addition of Yuxin Shao to the Technical Services Team.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products and Shanghai Balantek Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Conduct Vaccination GMP Seminars
Friday, July 9, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products Announces the Appointment of Sasanka Pedapudi as Laboratory Manager.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products, Inc. Announces the Addition of Stephen Morcom to the Sales Team.
May 3, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products, Inc. Expands Sales Into Central and South America Through Their Newest Distribution Partner, “CoinVet, Inc.”
April 23, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products Expands Sales Into Jordan Through Their Newest Distribution Partner, “FEEDCO”, The Feed Concentrate Factory Company
March 1, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products Expands Sales Into China Through Their Newest Distribution Partner, “Shanghai Balantek Biotechnology Co., Ltd.”
March 1, 2010 (PDF) Animal Science Products Expands Sales Into Pakistan Through Their Newest Distribution Partner, “Tec-Man International”
August 25, 2009 (PDF) Animal Science Products Inc., a leading privately-owned premix blender, feed additive distributor and package goods manufacturer, has signed a distributor agreement with ARTAT Enterprise, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ARTAT will also serve as the distributor in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
June 12, 2009 (PDF) Animal Science Products Expands Sales Into Egypt Through Their Newest Distribution Partner, The Egyptian European Company.
June 11, 2009 (PDF) Animal
Science Products Announces the Appointment of Michael A. “Putt” Putnam
as Business Unit Manager.
May 13, 2009 (PDF) Animal Science Products Expands Sales Into Bangladesh Through Their Newest Distribution Partner Seraph Trading
November 19, 2008 (PDF) Culley Wilson as Integrated Business Unit Manager.
Broader Markets: The monthly Nonfarm Payrolls report was released this morning. The number of jobs added last month was right in-line with expectations, at 144,000. It’s the unemployment rate, however, that has everyone talking, as the number dipped below the 8% level for the first time since January, 2009, to 7.8%. Some analysts are crying foul, with the most notable being an ex-Dow Jones Industrial CEO, who accused the government of fudging statistics ahead of the November Presidential election. Equities led the way higher, but are declining towards flat as the session wears on. Commodities are mostly down, even as the dollar takes a hit—with energy once again leading the way, and ags not far behind. (AP).
Corn: Prices are off 8 cents. The UN FAO stated that food prices increased 1.4% worldwide in September, versus August, reversing a trend of slowing inflation across cereals and other food products. Indices are seen close to the levels reached during the 2008 food crisis. The agency revised its cereals production forecast lower, by 0.4% versus the prior figure, to 2.286 billion metric tons. Carryout will be 499 million—down 4 million since the last publication. In domestic corn news, heavyweight ags forecaster Informa indicated it now sees an 11.194 billion bushel crop in 2012/13. That compares to the last USDA projection of 10.727 billion in early September. Other industry groups aren’t as optimistic—Lanworth actually marked its yield estimate lower than last month’s USDA figure, moving the metric to 120.2 bu/acre. (Agrimoney; UNFAO).
Soybeans: The market is up 6 cents. Informa and Lanworth also clashed over beans, with the Informa marking output at 2.86 billion bushels, and the latter indicating the 2.735 billion. (Agrimoney).
Wheat: CBOT is down 89 cents, KCBOT is off 4 cents, and MGEX is down 6 cents. Russia is playing hardball and refusing to back down from its export program, despite dwindling supplies caused by drought, as the nation’s agriculture minister signed an order to begin exporting wheat from state stockpiles. Experts believe the measure will make little difference: supplies are already tight in the nation, with many producers becoming priced-out of the market. But it does signify a determination to retain market share. Exports from the country will likely only amount to 16-17 million metric tons, by the end of the 2012/13 marketing year, versus the 27 million seen in the crop year that ended early last summer. Also from abroad, a major Australian entity revised its export forecast for the country, marking anticipated shipments down to 17.8 million metric tons—a 30% decrease, y/y. That figure is also well below those published by the USDA and IGC. Physical traders are worried about falling inventories in the ntion, too, which almost certainly won’t be replenished by this year’s harvest. (Agrimoney; Bloomberg; Reuters).
Livestock: Fats are up 45, feeders are up 43, and lean hogs are down 15. Estimated gross margins have been diverging for pork and beef packers. There is some seasonality to it, but there are also unique situations in each market. Pork processors have been enjoying healthy returns, as a flood of hogs moves into pipeline, whereas beef packers are feeling the weight of inordinately low cattle on feed numbers. Beef consumers will likely be resistant to increases in prices offered by packers, leaving some facilities to skate on razor thin margins. (Daily Livestock Report).
Coffee: Arabica is down 3.9%, while robusta is off 2.7%. New export data coming out of Brazil shows extremely thin trade, according to a private forecasting agency, with only 2.4 million (132-lb) bags moving out of the country in September. That figure is enough to meet current full-year export forecasts, but is still down significantly, versus 2011/12. (Bloomberg).
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ANIMAL HEALTH INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE
First Steps in Commercialization:
Market Research and Intellectual Property Issues
OCTOBER 10, 2012 - KANSAS CITY
Following their successful inaugural roundtable in June, Brakke Consulting and Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP will hold the second Animal Health Breakfast Roundtable in Kansas City on October 10. The Roundtable will feature John Mannhaupt and Susan Warren, both from Brakke Consulting, who will lead discussions on resources for evaluating the animal health marketplace as well as intellectual property issues to consider for animal health products, including compounding and new uses for existing products.
The program will begin at 8 a.m. at 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900 in Kansas City. There is no charge, but you must register to attend. The deadline for online registration is October 5. To register online, go to http://www.stinson.com/animalhealthoctober10registrationform/.
Neogen Corporation announced results for the first quarter of FY 2013 ended August 31. First quarter revenues increased 9% to $50 million. Independent of revenues from the Igenity animal genomics business acquired in the fourth quarter of FY 2012, the company’s revenues increased 8%. Net income increased 12% from the prior year to $6.7 million. Animal Safety revenues were $23.5 million, an increase of 5% compared to the comparable period in the prior year. (company press release) top
Boehringer Ingelheim announced the opening of its European Research Center for animal vaccines in Hanover, Germany. The company has invested more than EUR 40 million in the "Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Center" (BIVRC). (4-traders.com) top
Vétoquinol announced the acquisition of Orsco Laboratoire Vétérinaire. Orsco posted 2011 sales of EUR 4.3 million. The company’s products include Zylkène, which is recommended to combat stress in dogs, cats and horses. Financial terms were not disclosed. (company website) top
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. announced several new diagnostic test features for the ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer and LaserCyte Hematology Analyzer. ProCyte Dx analyzer customers will now receive important diagnostic information on band, or immature, neutrophils and nucleated red blood cells. In addition, both analyzers will have the capability of running other body fluids, such as abdominal and thoracic fluids, and the validated capability to run several additional species. (company website) top
The FDA granted Minor Use Minor Species (MUMS) to designation to Oasmia Pharmaceutical for Doxophos Vet (doxorubicin) for the treatment of lymphoma in dogs. (CVM) top
The FDA granted Minor Use Minor Species (MUMS) to designation to Therapeutic Vision, Inc. for Kinostat (2-MS) for the prevention of diabetic cataracts in dogs. (CVM) top
Purina Animal Nutrition announced a strategic partnership with Science Supplements, a UK-based company that produces a range of products from hydration to joint supplements. (Feedstuffs) top
For The Earth Corp. announced the acquisition of Prestige Pet Products Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. (Pet Product News) top
JAPAN Pfizer Animal Health announced the launched of Injectable ProHeart 12 (moxidectin) treatment for the prevention of heartworm in dogs onto the Japanese market. (Animal Pharm) top
US - FDA The FDA is extending to November 26, 2012, the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that appeared in the July 27, 2012, Federal Register. The ANPRM stated that FDA was soliciting comments from the public on possible enhancements to the existing requirements related to the collection of antimicrobial drug sales/distribution data as well as input on alternative methods for monitoring antimicrobial use in food-producing animals. The agency invites comments on all aspects of ADUFA 105, available online at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-27/pdf/2012-18366.pdf . (FDA)
This is the last business day of the third quarter of the year and it appears that managers are focusing on making their third quarter forecasts. We’ve heard from a number of companies that revenues continue at about the same pace as the first two quarters. There could be a couple of bumps in the road in the food animal sector in the fourth quarter because of commodity prices and drought conditions. The movement of calves from poor pastures to feedlots was higher than normal during the third quarter. The cost of producing pork is putting pressure on the herd numbers as some operations are moving the pigs to market earlier to avoid feeding them.
The companion animal market remains relatively positive; however, there appears to be some reluctance to spend heavily at the companion animal veterinary clinic. Earlier this week an article in USA TODAY estimated that pet owners will spend around $370 million this year on Halloween costumes for their pets. If correct, it seems in some pet owner’s minds that dressing your pet up for Halloween may be more important than preventative health care. Interesting pet owner behavior!!
Have a great weekend!