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Environmental costs for beef larger than expected

Beef is by far the most environmentally costly animal protein. This is according to new research that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Dr Ron Milo of the Institute's Plant Sciences Department, together with his research student Alon Shepon, in collaboration wit...

Ukraine starts International School of Feed

To step up the interaction and information supply about feed technology in the Ukraine, the Department of Feed and Biofuel Technologies at the Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (Ukraine) has started the International School of Feed (ISF). The first training session was held last month in ...

Link between DDGS and Necrotic enteritis in broilers

A research project at the Auburn University in the United States has found a potential link between feeding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and necrotic enteritis in broilers. DDGS is commonly being used by the poultry industry. The objective of the research, led by Dr Kenneth Macklin, ...

Link between DDGS and Necrotic enteritis in broilers

A research project at the Auburn University in the United States has found a potential link between feeding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and necrotic enteritis in broilers. DDGS is commonly being used by the poultry industry. The objective of the research, led by Dr Kenneth Macklin, ...

Australia: Farmers applaud carbon tax repeal

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has congratulated the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax, with the Senate passing the necessary legislation. NFF president Brent Finlay said the NFF has not supported the carbon tax due to the unnecessary cost i...

PIC adds Relationship Based Genomic Selection to products

US company PIC has announced that it will implement Relationship Based Genomic Selection in all crossbred boar products, effective August, 2014. PIC will continue its differentiated implementation of genomic technology and be the first entity to use Relationship Based Genomic Selection in all pure a...

China: Factory supplying Mcdonald’s and KFC shut down

In the latest food safety scandal in China, it has emerged that Shanghai has shut the doors of US factory OSI, supplying McDonald's and KFC, due to quality issues of using out of date meat. It has been reported that workers at the OSI China plant mixed expired meat in with fresh product and purposel...

Price most important influence when buying meat

New research undertaken by the British Poultry Council (BPC) has found price to be the most important factor for consumers when deciding which meat to buy. A survey of more than 2,000 people has revealed that 61% considered price the most important factor, while appearance and taste also ranked as f...

Australia: Farmers applaud carbon tax repeal

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has congratulated the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax, with the Senate passing the necessary legislation. NFF president Brent Finlay said the NFF has not supported the carbon tax due to the unnecessary cost i...

GMP+ seminar aimed at supporting the French market

In the globalising world, the Agro Feed and Food industry – like any other industry – needs to internationalise. How can the French compound feed industry connect to these developments? GMP+ International offers a 'one stop shop – multiple certification': Feed Safety and Feed Responsibility and Re...

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