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Russia bans EU slaughter waste, animal meal

Russia has expanded the ban for EU food products by also including slaughter waste, animal meal, fats and other products derived from beef, pigs and poultry, the country’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reports. Up until now these products had not been included in the black list that Russia in...

Nutreco emphasizes optimal calf performance

More than 270 dairy specialists from all corners of the world attended the Nutreco Global Dairy Calf Symposium in the Dutch city of Eindhoven over the last few days. Presenting their new LifeStart programme to increase efficiency in dairy production, the company focusses on 'a window of opportunity'...

Achieving optimal use of xylanase in corn-based diets

Consistency and dose hold the key to unlocking the full potential from xylanase use in corn-based diets, according to the latest findings from AB Vista. Both are much more important than previously realised, and are critical to achieving reliable improvements in nutrient digestibility when feeding n...

Dual Salmonella vaccine for poultry launched in Britain

A new live vaccine, AviPro Salmonella Duo, for poultry which provides simultaneous protection against two strains of Salmonella, S Enteritidis and S Typhimurium, in a single vial has been launched in Britain by Elanco Animal Health. "AviPro Salmonella Duo is the first vaccine to have both Salmonella...

Potters Poultry strengthens its sales and technical team

Further to the appointment of Antony Taylor as sales and marketing director, Potter’s Poultry in their 50th anniversary year have also appointed Peter Ewin as sales & service manager for the Pullet division covering the South East region. Erwin brings a wealth of knowledge gained over the past 10 ye...

Bolivian poultry farmers affected by heatwave

The Bolivian poultry sector is in a state of emergency following a heat wave which has ravaged the poultry industry in the Santa Cruz area. The Production Development Fund (PDF) has made available 49 million Bolivianos (US$ 7,091,359) to the poultry sector of Santa Cruz, affected by the heat wave. T...

Norway to invest in insect use for aquafeed

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 13 million (€1.55 million) to the AquaFly project. The project will spend the next four years investigating the potential of using insects as safe and healthy ingredients of future fish feeds, as stated on the website of NIFES. AquaFly will be looking...

A fourfold strategy to fight mycotoxins in pig feed

In the past, binding alone was seen as the solution for reducing mycotoxin effects in the animal. Nowadays, more sophisticated approaches lead the way with emphasis also on supporting the gut, maintaining the immune system and detoxification. By Yvonne van der Horst, technical manager, ...

Brazil supplies Russia with pork at lower price

In October Brazilian pork exporters started to supply the Russian market with pork at a lower price, said vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Producers of Animal Protein, Rui Eduardo Vargas Saldanha. "According to our data, in September, the prices (for delivered pork in Russia) were lowe...

Growth for Chr Hansen's probiotic business

Danish company Chr Hansen continues to deliver solid growth and strong margins. Its probiotic business for livestock is also showing growth. This was stated in the company’s annual report, released this week. Chr Hansen is a global bioscience company with three divisions: cultures & enzymes (e.g. me...

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