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Russian agriculture needs an extra 13.3 billion

Due to the ban, Russian agriculture will need an additional injection of €13.3 billion in the next five years. This was said by the Russian Agriculture Minister Fyodorov, according to Reuters. The extra billions are needed to boost the domestic production of pork and chicken, now that these products...

PEDv outbreak in Taiwan, reported new cases

According to the World Health Organisation (OIE) there have been 34 new outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in Taiwan, reported by Ping-Cheng Yang, Director, Animal Technology Institute Taïwan, Council of Agriculture, Taïwan, Chinese Taipei. Measures carried out include: disinfe...

Animal feed proteins from wastewater

A US company is introducing a new protein ingredient for animal feed by upcycling nutrients from wastewater. The Nutrinsic Corporation has developed a single cell protein* which is produced using the company's patented technology that upcycles nutrients that are currently lost in food and beverage p...

Potters Poultry marks 50 years of growth and innovation

2014 marks the 50th ‘golden’ anniversary of Potters Poultry. Started by William Potter in the 1960s, the growth of the company, and its’ willingness to adapt to every challenge and opportunity over the years, has led to it becoming the only UK poultry equipment manufacturer supplying customers world...

Research: results show piglets can be weaned later

According to a study carried out by the University of Adelaide, piglets can be weaned later with no negative effects on sow birthing frequency. The results have also been published in the Animal Reproduction Science journal. "Sows don't usually start their oestrous cycles again during lactation, on...

Paraguay eyes export markets with traceability system

The Government and private sector of Paraguay has launched a poultry traceability system, which aims to meet the highest standards of premium export markets. The Deputy Ministry of Livestock of Paraguay (MAG), Luis Goiburú, president of the National Animal Quality and Health (SENACSA), Hugo Idoyaga,...

African swine fever strategy concerns pig industry

There are growing concerns in the pig industry that Defra’s strategy for tackling an African swine fever outbreak published last week has too little emphasis on measures to prevent it reaching the UK Entitled Disease Control Strategy for African and Classical Swine Fever in Great Britain, the paper ...

Ultra-modern stalls for Experimental Poultry Centre

The Experimental Poultry Centre (EPC) in Geel, Belgium, has opened two new stalls: a laying hen house and a broiler stall. All together, EPC now has four stables for 37,600 broilers and 31,000 laying hens. "The opening of these new stalls means we are ready to play our European role," said manager J...

Good sow nutrition leads to good piglet health

When aiming for the best health for piglets, pork producers should definitely take the piglets' mothers into account as well. There is simply too much going on to ignore in and around sows, that can affect their offspring's health situation. By Dr Isabelle Le Huërou-Luron, senior scienti...

Over 28 mycotoxin species in Argentinian poultry feed

Poultry feed samples in Argentina were analysed for the presence of mycotoxins. More than 28 species were determined. Moulds are capable of reducing the nutritional value of feedstuff as well as elaborating several mycotoxins. Mycotoxin-contaminated feed has adverse effects on animal health and prod...

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