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The volatility of the raw materials market

Forty years ago, commodity price movements were relatively minor. Today though, these prices are far more volatile. We talked to Tony Bell from BOCM/Pauls to find out why this is. By Stuart Lumb, UK correspondent In the stock markets around the world, speculators have seized on ra...

Fermentation, extrusion enhance wheat bran for pigs

Fermentation as well as extrusion improves the nutritional value of wheat bran. However, fermentation of wheat bran seems to be the more potent than extrusion. These were some of the conclusions of a recent research by scientists from Austria and Switzerland. Since wheat can be regarded as the most ...

Liquid in-feed antimicrobial can reduce PEDv risk

Using a liquid in-feed antimicrobial can help reduce the risk of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus infection of naïve pigs. Recently, contaminated feed was confirmed as a vehicle for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) infection of naïve piglets. This research provides in vivo data supporting the...

IEC: Sensory marketing matters to the egg industry

During the IEC Edinburgh Conference in September delegates heard from Professor Charles Spence from Oxford University, about how important senses are in the marketing of eggs. Professor Spence, who is a professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, explained tha...

Cobb appoints breeder specialist for technical support team

Cody Polley, who has wide experience of managing pedigree and grandparent farms for Cobb-Vantress, has been appointed as breeder specialist with the Cobb World Technical Support Team. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he worked initially in turkey production and then joined Cobb in 1998 and ...

Fermentation, extrusion enhance wheat bran for pigs

Fermentation as well as extrusion improve the nutritional value of wheat bran. Fermentation of wheat bran seems to be the more potent than extrusion. These were some of the conclusions of recent research by scientists from Austria and Switzerland. Since wheat can be regarded as the most frequently p...

SHV holding offers billions for feed firm Nutreco

Investment company SHV Holdings is willing to pay €2.7 billion for Dutch feed company Nutreco (€40 per share). But experts say that maybe more companies will be interested in buying the multinational. The offer, which was released on Monday, is fully supported by the Executive Board and the Supervis...

Betaine supplementation for better pig productivity

Natural betaine, obtained from sugar beet, has been long known to offer significant performance benefits to commercial animal producers. For pigs, especially the youngest ones, the compound works as an osmolyte and as an methyl donor. By Dave Hall, key account manager, Danisco Animal Nutrition, USA ...

SHV holding offers billions for feed firm Nutreco

Investment company SHV Holdings is willing to pay €2.7 billion for Dutch feed company Nutreco (€40 per share). But experts say that maybe more companies will be interested in buying the multinational. The offer, which was released on Monday, is fully supported by the Executive Board and the Supervis...

Prevent mycotoxins at the source

Moulds and mycotoxins in feed can negatively impact nutrient quality and nutrient digestion, resulting in poor animal performance, warns Anitox Chief Science Officer Dr Kurt Richardson. "The impact of mould on the nutrient quality of feed is often overlooked. It should be realised that as moulds pro...

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