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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...

Rabobank: 2015 to be turbulent year for pork industry

The first quarter report by Rabobank on the pork industry forecasts that 2015 will remain a turbulent year with uncertainty regarding the possible recurrence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv), the African Swine Fever (ASF) situation, the Russian ban and the exchange rate developments around...

Russia finds new pork smuggling channel from the EU

The Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has found a new illegal pork supply channel from European Union (EU) countries to Russia, according to a report from the service. Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for Kaliningrad Oblast stopped the movement of two refrigerators accompanied with Chilean vet...

Chemists discover way to unboil eggs

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioCh...

Probiotics to help reduce the risk of EMS in shrimp

Spanish feed ingredient company Norel, say there biological additive composed of sporulated bacteria B. amyloliquefaciens CECT-5940 can help in preventing the lethal shrimp disease EMS. Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)  technically known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) seems to be ...

Marel names Finnimore as VP sales

Marel has appointed Mark Finnimore as vice president sales, meat and further processing in the United States and Canada. In this capacity, he will lead the teams of territory sales managers and sales engineers. Finnimore brings 30+ years of experience in the poultry business including live operation...

US duck producer expands its hatchery wing

US duck producer Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Ltd. is fuelling further growth with a new single stage expansion from NatureForm Hatchery Technologies at its Shartlesville, Pennsylvania location. Construction of the hatchery wing, an extension of the existing facility, is due for completion by July of 2015...

Cherkizovo to build large feed mill in Russia

Cherkizovo will continue to implement its investment project in the Voronezh Oblast region of Russia, the region already has large storage facilities for grain, and facilities for the production of compound feed. Cherkizovo plans to build seven feedlots in Voronezh Oblast, with a total capacity of m...

Sodium butyrate in weaning piglets’ diets aids gut health

A study showed that the addition of sodium butyrate (NaBut) in the diets of weaning piglets has an important role in recovering the intestinal tight junctions having a positive effect on maintaining the gut integrity. Post-weaning diarrhea is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality ...

New measures by USDA against Salmonella and Campylobacter

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Development of these new standards is a major step in FS...

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