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Food safety

Food fraud: MEPs call for measures to fix weak links in the production chain – European Parliament News

The European Parliament plans to review its food production […]

Neogen licenses Cargill patents

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced yesterday that it has licensed patents owned by Cargill, Inc. and Branhaven LLC considered key for genomic evaluation to improve traits in beef and dairy cattle. The technology, known as BeefGen, identifies key genomic tools to improve both meat and milk production.

“This agreement allows Neogen unencumbered access to extensive […]

Neogen acquires Chem-Tech

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the stock of Chem-Tech Ltd., a manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and food industries. The 35-year-old company, which is wholly owned by Pat and Kelle Rolfes, operates an extensive manufacturing and distribution facility in Pleasantville, Iowa.

Chem-Tech’s highly effective insecticides utilize environmentally friendly technical […]

Neogen reports second quarter results

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has announced that its revenues for the second quarter of FY 2014, which ended Nov. 30, increased 17% to $59,599,000, from the previous year’s second quarter revenues of $50,737,000. This increase was aided in part by two acquisitions the company completed this year. Year to date, FY 2014 revenues increased 18% […]

Neogen acquires Prima Tech

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Prima Tech Incorporated, a veterinary instrument company based in Kenansville, North Carolina. Started in 1998 by Kim Quinn, Prima Tech has become an important supplier of unique veterinary instruments in the U.S. and major portions of Europe.

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Corporate

Keeper of the brick forest – City Pulse

Neogen CEO James Herbert is to be honored for his work preserving Lansing’s history.

 

Food safety

FSA publishes […]

Neogen dairy heifer test honored

One of Neogen’s innovative genomic tests recently received some great recognition.

The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program was one of 10 honorees for Dairy Herd Management’s Innovation Awards, which were announced Oct. 1 at the World Dairy Expo. The winners were chosen from 47 entries and were picked by a group of dairy farmers, agribusiness representatives […]

Neogen announces 3-for-2 stock split

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a three-for-two stock split. With the split, shareholders of record on Oct. 15, 2013, will receive one additional share of stock for each two shares held.

The stock split will be effected in the form of a stock dividend that will be […]

Neogen reports 18% revenue increase

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that its revenue for the first quarter of FY 2014, which ended Aug. 31, was $58,548,000, an 18% increase compared to revenue of $49,729,000 in the first quarter of last year.

First quarter net income increased 17% to $7,839,000, or $0.32 per share, from the previous year’s first quarter […]

Recessive trait that causes extra limbs in Angus cattle identified, Neogen launches test

Cattlemen are hoping to weed out a newly discovered genetic defect in Angus cattle.

Developmental duplication, or DD, is a recessive defect that causes the calves to develop extra limbs (most commonly, extra front legs), a condition called polymelia. Calves affected by DD often die in utero. However, animals born with extra limbs can […]