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2013-10-30 23:03:00

Martinson-Nicholls new Brush Hog and Brush Hog Plus scraper mats are designed for outdoor entrances to commercial buildings. They filter dirt and moisture away from the surface, won't fade in sunlight, and are certified slip-resistant. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The new Brush Hog and Brush Hog Plus outdoor scraper mats are designed for wet or dry entrances to commercial buildings. The turf pile fabric construction of both Brush Hog Plus and Brush Hog filters dirt and...

2012-06-11 23:03:03

Parents have often struggled to motivate children to do chores, but when vacationing at Feather Down Farms in New York, Illinois and (coming soon) in California, kids line up joyfully to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Chores seem to be an unlikely thing children would want to do while on vacation, but at Feather Down farms, children joyfully line up to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. Feather Down Farm Days has...

2011-02-23 05:55:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG) ("AgFeed" or the "Company"), an international agribusiness company with operations in the U.S. and China and one of the largest independent hog producers and manufacturers of animal nutrients in China, announced that it has begun the stocking of its western-style hog farm complex in the city of Da Hua, Guangxi Province, China. The delivery of live animals to AgFeed's first...

2010-09-13 05:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of M2P2 LLC based in Ames, Iowa. M2P2 is a leading U.S. hog production company, having set standards of excellence in innovation, productivity and efficiency in pork production. M2P2 is a joint venture partner with AgFeed in AgFeed International...

2010-07-20 05:55:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire the operations of M2P2 LLC based in Ames, Iowa. AgFeed and M2P2 have entered into a non-binding term sheet summarizing the principle terms of the acquisition and expect to complete the transaction later this summer. It is...

2010-04-14 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced that it has agreed to invest in a hog production project in conjunction with Xinyu City in Jiangxi province. The two-year project encompasses the building of 5 western model hog farms, totaling 25,000 sows. The initial phase of the project will encompass an investment of $18 million to...

2010-03-05 12:58:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A state court jury in Jackson County, Missouri returned a collective $11,050,000 verdict against industrial hog producers Premium Standard Farms, Inc., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), and the privately held ContiGroup Companies (previously Continental Grain) in favor of residents living near the defendants' vast farm operations in northern Missouri. The verdict, covering 11 years of damages, is the largest monetary award against a...

2009-07-16 05:55:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced the formation of a joint venture with M2P2, a leading U.S. hog production and industry management consulting company. The new company, AgFeed International Protein Technology Corp. will focus on enhancing hog production systems for Chinese and other Pan Asian clients based on modern western standards to increase...

2005-08-10 09:20:10

By Lucy Hornby LONGQUAN, China (Reuters) - Three young pigs look up drowsily from a spotless sty as Chen Chunfu, tobacco pipe in hand, works out in his head their price three months from now. They'll need to gain a 100 more pounds before they can be sold, each pound helping to put his 15-year-old son through school. "I can't afford to lose money on them," Chen said from his spartan home in Peach Blossom Ravine in China's second-most populous province of Sichuan where a deadly bacteria has...

2004-11-30 18:00:06

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Firefighters rescued dozens of squealing pigs Sunday night as they extinguished a fire in a pig sty near a garbage dump. Two piglets died, while dozens of others were rescued in the fire. The fire burned a pig shelter near Marin Sanitary Service's Marin Resource Recovery Center. When firefighters arrived, they faced a chaotic scene with an estimated 30 to 40 pigs running around. Initially, fire crews had trouble reaching the blaze after a distraught sow blocked...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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