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Free farrowing under commercial conditions

Søren Larsen, a Danish piglet producer, has both traditional 
farrowing pens as well as farrowing pens with loose sows. The latter are the type that he prefers – and these can always be viewed by members of the public. By Anja Pernille Jacobsen, 
freelance journalist, Denmark   It was October 2009...

New AI strain calls for continued vigilance in poultry

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the FAO has said. Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus in poultry in April 2014. Since th...

Still many challenges for Chinese aquaculture

China is big in aquafeed and aquaculture production. But environmental pollution, consumer confidence and food safety need to be watched. These challenges were addressed at Aquatic China, organised prior to VIV China in Beijing. The two-day event on aquaculture addressed the current topics in the aq...

Taiwan needs to set maximum ractopamine levels for pork

US Ambassador Michael Punke has said that Twain (Chinese Taipei) needs to establish a maximum residue level (MRL) for ractopamine for pork. In his statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Punke said that in 2012 ...

Celebrating French-Dutch cooperation at Space

Spaces president Marcel Denieul welcomed Dutch ambassador Ed Kronenburg and his delegation to Space to celebrate French-Dutch cooperation in the agro sector. While touring the fairgrounds the ambassador was introduced to a number of French companies doing business in the Netherlands and vice versa. ...

Adisseo a proud winner

The 3 star award of Innov Space came as a complete surprise to the French based feed additive firm Adisseo. They knew they had a great product in hand with Selisseo SE, but winning the award was not on their minds stated innovation director Pierre Andre Geraert and business manager Claudio Cortesse....

Adisseo a proud winner

The 3 star award of Innov Space came as a complete surprise to the French based feed additive firm Adisseo. They knew they had a great product in hand with Selisseo SE, but winning the award was not on their minds stated innovation director Pierre Andre Geraert and business manager Claudio Cortesse....

IPC works to develop strategic plan

Several members of the International Poultry Council huddled with the IPC Executive Committee and a strategic planning expert in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week to exchange ideas on charting a course for the organisation as it prepares to enter its second decade. Poultry industry association represen...

Celebrating French-Dutch cooperation at Space

Spaces president Marcel Denieul welcomed Dutch ambassador Ed Kronenburg and his delegation to Space to celebrate French-Dutch cooperation in the agro sector. While touring the fairgrounds the ambassador was introduced to a number of French companies doing business in the Netherlands and vice versa. ...

Dairy Development Corp to produce animal feed

Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) plans to diversify from dairy products and try their hand at feed production. The corporation proposes to produce feed for cows, bulls and buffalos from a plant here by installing modern equipment. The state-owned corporation will be making an entry into the anima...

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