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Finnish study looks at using grains in horse diets

Including cereals in the diet of horses increases the apparent digestibilities. However, the effects per grains differed, Kentucky Equine Research reports. The study, conducted at the Agricultural Research Centre in Finland looked at the difference in ration digestibility when different grains were ...

SHV buys another 2.3 million Nutreco shares

On December 23rd, SHV holdings bought nearly 2.3 million shares in Dutch feed company Nutreco. They paid an average price of €44.20 per share. SHV is on its way to acquire the whole company (for €44.50 per share), which is getting more realistic now, since Cargill dropped its offer the day before. I...

South Korea confirms four more FMD cases on pigs farms

South Korea have confirmed four more cases of Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) bringing the total number since first reported to 13. Last week, 19 December, four more cases of FMD were confirmed at 3 pig farms in Cheongju, Eumseong and Jincheon, all in North Chungcheong Province, and a pig farm in Cheon...

US: Walmart implements enhanced poultry safety measures

US retail giant, Walmart, has announced that it will implement enhanced poultry safety measures for suppliers designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new guidelines are in addition to Walmart's food safety program that requires poultry suppliers to achieve prevention-b...

Aquaculture cooperation for Olmix and Kasetsart Uni

Olmix, supplier of natural feed additives from France, is approaching Kasetsart University in Thailand to propose a collaborative study on growth and performance of tilapia fed diets containing a clay and seaweed based feed additive designed to optimise efficacy of enzymes in the intestine. The tria...

US bakery eliminates antibiotic use in poultry supply chain

US bakery and café outlet, Panera Bread has announced its successes regarding responsibly raised livestock and poultry following the company’s Food Policy introduction in June. As part of Panera's commitment to have a positive impact on the food system and provide transparency, the Company is sharin...

Maple Leaf in final stages of reorganisation

Maple Leaf Foods is in the final stages of their reorganisation, according to the company. The strategy began with the company's primary pork processing operations, and since 2010 has focused on its prepared meats plants and distribution network. In the past four years, the company has closed five p...

Cargill drops intentions to buy Nutreco

Cargill has decided not to make an offer to acquire Dutch feed company Nutreco, news agency Bloomberg reports. This means that SHV holdings remains the last man standing with a bid valuing the Dutch animal-feed supplier at €2.99 billion (USD$3.7 billion). That corresponds to €44.50 per share. Cargi...

Cargill drops intentions to buy Nutreco

Cargill has decided not to make an offer to acquire Dutch feed company Nutreco, news agency Bloomberg reports. This means that SHV holdings remains the last man standing with a bid valuing the Dutch animal-feed supplier at €2.99 billion (USD$3.7 billion). That corresponds to €44.50 per share. Cargi...

Cargill drops intentions to buy Nutreco

Cargill has decided not to make an offer to acquire Dutch feed company Nutreco, news agency Bloomberg reports. This means that SHV holdings remains the last man standing with a bid valuing the Dutch animal-feed supplier at €2.99 billion (USD$3.7 billion). That corresponds to €44.50 per share. Cargi...

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