Tim Wall

Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as senior reporter for WATT Global Media. He hold a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a bachelor's degree in biology. Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly and other outlets. Contact Wall via https://www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us/



Smucker US pet food profits down 20% Q2FY22

Company executives pointed to higher commodity, manufacturing and transportation costs as the prime reasons for this decline, which was offset somewhat by higher net pricing.

Supply chain issues may be hindering pet food company profitability. In particular, supply chain disruptions are affecting J.M. Smucker’s wet pet food business, one company executive said.

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Hill’s seeks cultured meat pet food ingredient from Bond

Comparing the environmental effects of rearing livestock to those of cultured meat presents a complex puzzle.

Learn about how, earlier this month, a maker of fermented protein designed for cats and dogs, Bond Pet Foods, announced a partnership with the world’s fourth largest pet food company by annual revenue, Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

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Aging pet food facilities challenge biosecurity

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions.

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions. As the pandemic continues, biosecurity and food safety remain foremost concerns among pet food and other animal feed production facility staff.

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Map of Italian dog, cat and other pet food companies

Dog, cat and other pet food companies seem clustered in the north of Italy, near the cities of Turin, Bologna, Genoa and Venice. This map was created using information from Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.

Midwestern Pet Foods’ trees fight poverty, help chimps

Agroecology allows farmers to cultivate the land, while providing habitats for wildlife. This allows farmers to ensure long-term productivity of their land while benefiting from various ecosystem services, like pollination.

Read one pet food company’s story of how they fund the planting of thousands of trees, benefiting local communities and wildlife.

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Pet industry stocks lag S&P 500 in 2021, but grew revenue

Overall, the group of pet food producers, suppliers and retailers in the index underperformed the S&P 500, but individual company performance varied.

Adjusted earnings for an index of publicly traded pet companies grew 67.7% in the first half of 2021, up from 36.8% in the prior-year period.

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Silkworm may be novel, insect-based pet food ingredient

In Taiwan, an agricultural research station developed a means to use silkworm in cat food. Scientists in Thailand fed dogs a diet containing silkworm, house crickets or a control diet with poultry meal.

Scientists in Thailand and Taiwan have investigated silkworms as a novel pet food ingredient in dog and cat foods.

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102 cat, 92 dog COVID-19 virus outbreaks globally

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) received reports of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in twelve different animal species.

Learn about the World Organization for Animal Health's reports of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in twelve different animal species, including pet dogs and cats.

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8 big cats test positive for COVID virus at St. Louis Zoo

Biodiversity loss may have created conditions leading to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two African lions, two snow leopards, two jaguars, an Amur tiger and a puma tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri. Zoo veterinarians expect the eight cats to make a full recovery. 

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