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Topigs researcher honoured by pig industry

Dr Egbert Knol, research director of Topigs Norsvin has received the Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship for his many contributions to pig breeding and breeding management. The Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship was established to allow the Banff Pork Seminar, in conjunction with the University of Alberta, C...

Feed survey shows pig feed as largest growth sector

The global production of pig feed saw the largest growth according to Alltech’s 2014 Feed Survey. For a summary of its findings read further. The rising consumer demand for protein prompted feed producers around the world to increase the number of animal feed mills. According to the survey an estima...

Trial shows Irish pig farms can do without antibiotics

Preliminary results from a mutual research project between Irish research institute Teagasc (TEAGASC), University College Dublin (UCD) and Dutch feed additive producer FRAmelco shows very promising results in the ability of applying feed additives* to treat digestive and respiratory problems in pigs...

US: HPAI confirmed in Californian turkey flock

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California. This is the first finding of HPAI in commercial poultry d...

Official name change for feed additive company Lesaffre

As of today the Lesaffre animal care business unit will officially change its name to Phileo. The new name and branding will also be accompanied by a renewed website. What was the inspiration behind this name change? Phileo taken from the Greek verb "to love," conjures up notions of care, respect an...

Danisco honoured for poultry gut health solution

Based on its recent analysis of the poultry feed market, Frost & Sullivan has selected DuPont company Danisco Animal Nutrition to be the recipient of its 2014 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its poultry gut health solution. Acknowledging the growth potential in the poultry sector...

2014 Alltech Feed Survey: Increase in global production

According to the recently published 2015 Alltech Feed Survey, feed producers from around the world, responded to consumer demands for more protein by increasing the number of mills that produce animal feed and the amount of product they generate. The survey also revealed an estimated total of 980 mi...

Danisco receives award for animal feed additive Syncra

Based on its recent analysis of the poultry feed market, Frost & Sullivan has selected DuPont company Danisco Animal Nutrition to be the recipient of its 2014 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its poultry gut health solution. Acknowledging the growth potential in the poultry sector...

Nutriad launches new corporate website

Global feed additive company Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives. CEO Erik Visser says "At Nutriad, we combine the knowledge and network of a global player with the flexibility and personal service of a small ...

French minister apologises to 'illiterate' abattoir workers

The French economics minister Emmanuel Macron has apologised in person for remarks he made last year about the illiteracy of the workers at an abattoir of GAD in Lampaul-Guimiliau, Brittany. Macron made his remarks in September when several hundred of the GAD-workers were laid off. According to the ...

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