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"Organic minerals have to be chosen carefully"

Adding organic trace minerals to animal diets has to be done carefully. This is what professor Josef Kamphues from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover said at the minerals forum, organised by Novus during EuroTier. The minerals forum was organised to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of M...

Piglet brain to model for human research

A new online tool will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain. The new online tool has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth ...

Growth Ambition: To Build-Up Herd to 25,000

Stefan Dürr farmed on 17 acres in Germany, until he left for Russia in 1989. Now he milks 16,900 cows on 186,000 hectares, and he will grow to 25,000 cows within three years by means of stock exchange financing. The barn under construction could have easily been located in North West Europe or the U...

Fried pork voted Denmark’s first National dish

The Danish people have voted fried pork with parsley sauce and potatoes as the ‘Danish National Dish’ from a shortlist of eight dishes which included recipes with herring, hamburger and an open sandwich. More than 63,000 Danes took part in the vote and on 20 November, fried pork with parsley sauce a...

Germany calls for EU fund against avian influenza

The German Agricultural Minister Christian Schmidt has asked the European Commission to create funds to be used for preventive measures against the spreading of avian influenza. He did this by writing in an official letter to Brussels. Because the suspension that wild birds can transmit the virus H5...

Sponsored video: Chr Hansen’s PorcBoost program

During EuroTier this November, Pig Progress met with Chr Hansen to hear about their PorcBoost program and the benefits it can offer pork producers. Vincent ter Beek, editor of Pig Progress spoke with Gorm Madsen and Lars-Inge Olssen who explained all. Sponsored video: Chr Hansen’s PorcBoost program...

Polychaetes as valuable fish feed ingredient

Ragworms (polychaetes) are traditionally used as bait by fishermen. But processed ragworms are an excellent alternative to fishmeal. Odd Geir Oddsen explains how these worms can be turned into a speciality pelleted feed and how this benefits the end product. The June edition of National Geographic m...

Adifo and LISAM enter strategic partnership

Adifo, developer of feed formulation software has entered an exclusive partnership with LISAM, provider of software and service solutions for environment, health and safety compliance. This partnership provides an integrated solution with the Adifo software programme for animal feed, human food and ...

Russia to open first protein concentrate plant

Russia's first plant for the production of protein concentrate from oilseeds is to be launched in the Republic of Altai on November 28, according to reports by the press service of the country’s Union of Organic Farming. The new plant will produce 6,300 tonnes of protein concentrate per year, accord...

VDL Agrotech launches new broiler feed pan

VDL Agrotech has introduced in addition to its existing range of broiler feeding pans a brand new model, the Valènta. In the design of the Valènta all aspects of modern broiler growing are incorporated, of which the broiler, feed efficiency and labour saving were the main objectives. Past experienc...

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