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Sweetening anionic salts for dairy cows

The negative aspact of using anionic salts for the prevention of hypocalcemia, commonly known as 'milk fever', is their poor palatability, which can decrease feed intake or even cause feed rejections. Norel SA in Spain has designed a specific flavour for these cases: Apetenzyma 20 Especial. It gives...

Selenium enriched poultry gains interest in Asia

The functional food industry is experiencing rapid growth. Using selenium to make chicken and poultry meat healthier seems to be boosted by this trend, Asian based company ABCA, part of the AB Agri group, says. The company sees a range of opportunities for enriched animal products, due to the growin...

Chile aims to modernise poultry slaughter inspection

Chile is examining a new poultry inspection system, particularly to be in line with one its main export markets, the US. With the purpose of publicising the new inspection system in poultry slaughterhouses that is operating voluntarily in the United States, Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service ...

WUR examines HPAI spread through wild birds

Birds that spent the summer in Siberia might have been the source of the new bird flu outbreaks in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe, according to Wageningen University researchers. The water bird Eurasian teal - spotted in the western part of The Netherlands, where Highly Pathogenic Avian I...

Intensive animal-friendly pig production

I’ve stated it more than once – and I say it again – organic farming cannot be the long-term solution for feeding the world. The world increasingly needs to be fed on the one hand and animal welfare and environmental demands are growing in many places on the other – simultaneously. Nowhere better th...

Bovine colostrum helps piglets consume creep feed

A Canadian experiment, in which bovine colostrum was added to the creep feed of piglets, has shown that it increased the number of piglets that consumed the creep feed or phase one diet immediately after weaning. A total of 20 sows (10/week) and their litters were used for this experiment. All litte...

Danish Crown shows good results despite tough market

In the past financial year, Danish Crown posted revenue of USD 9,7 billion, which is on a par with the previous financial year. The operating profit was USD 2.49 million, slightly below last year’s profit of USD 2,52 million. The Board of Directors of Danish Crown has recommended supplementary payme...

Russia: Creating its own little feed and meat hub

It has been a few months now since Russia declared a year-long ban on a long list of agricultural imports from European countries, the US and Canada. At the same time, the country is increasing its own production of feed and meat to – what it seems – be less dependent on other countries, also when t...

France increases risk level for HPAI to moderate

France has increased the risk level for HPAI to moderate after the discovery of the H5N8 virus in a wild duck in Germany as well as cases in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Minister for agriculture Stéphane le Foll took the decision after receiving an advice from the national agency for risk...

Wild boars threaten Finnish pork export

Finland is considering eradication of wild boar to stop entry of African swine fever, in order to safeguard continued exports of pork. African swine fever has spread rapidly in recent years to Poland, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. There have been some cases in Estonia, but none in Finland yet. The e...

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