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Japanese bird flu strain same gene type as in South Korea

The bird flu strain found at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, has been confirmed to be genetically identical to the one found in South Korea. Genome sequencing conducted by Japan's National Institute of Animal Health proved that the virus strain detected April 13 on the farm in the town...

Australian pig industry criticises US for PEDv handling

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) first reared its head in May last year in the US, affecting pig herds in 30 US states to date. The Australian pork industry has criticised the way the US has handled PEDv. Darryl D'Souza, Australian Pork Limited's general manager of research and innovation, h...

People: Borregaard appoints new technical sales manager

Borregaard LignoTech has further strengthened its global position as a leading supplier of animal feed additives by expanding its European Sales team. On April 1st, Erwin Frahm joined Borregaard LignoTech's Feed Additive team as Technical Sales Manager Western Europe. Frahm has a university degree i...

Lilly acquires Novartis Animal Health in $5.4bn deal

Eli Lilly have announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly's own animal health business, Elanco. Upon completion of the acquisition, Elanco will be the second-largest animal health company...

Slow growth in Russian poultry meat market

Russia produced 276,000 tons of poultry meat in carcass weight in February 2014, which is 4.7% more than was produced in February 2013, according to data published by the Russian Federal Statistic Service (Rosstat). In the first two months of the year, the industrial production of poultry meat in Ru...

JBS considers offering shares to cover $1.4 bn debt

Brazilian meat producer, JBS, is considering to offer shares in a newly created processed foods and poultry spinoff to raise $1.4 billion required to pay down debt. JBS is regarded as the world's largest protein producer with major installations and distribution centers in ten nations. The company h...

Nutreco posts positive results in Q1 update

Animal nutrition and fish feed supplier Nutreco reported a first half year earnings of €853.3 million; an increase of 8.4% from Q1 2013. Knut Nesse, CEO Nutreco: "We are pleased with the higher results for the first quarter compared to last year driven by higher volumes in Fish Feed, mainly i...

Kemin experts discuss lipid challenges and its effects

Oils and fats continue to rank among the most prevalent ingredients used in feed. However, in recent years a wide-range of oil and fat sources have found their way into the feed industry, making it critical for producers to understand and properly evaluate the quality of lipids. To address these con...

2 Sisters reports £16m loss

UK meat producer, 2 Sisters has reported a £16m loss before tax in the year to 27 July 2013. The meat processor blamed rising feed costs as a key reason for the losses, which had climbed substantially from £1.83m the year before. Losses were despite an increase in turnover from £778m in the year en...

Russia will be 85% self-sufficient in pork production by 2017

Russia will increase the rate of self-sufficiency in pork production to 85% by 2017 with a total production capacity of approximately 4.1 million tonnes per year, according to the recently published forecast by the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia. "Keeping the pace of production growth at the curr...

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