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African Swine Fever problem growing in Latvia

African Swine Fever related problems appear to get too big for Latvia as the country declared a state of emergency in a second area. The first wild boar found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Latvia was found on June 26. Since then, a total of 26 wild boars and 19 pigs on 1...

Volatility in global milk and feed prices

Milk prices and feed prices are for dairy farmers and their farm profits the most important drivers. Using the standards developed by IFCN to illustrate how these prices have developed globally in the time frame 2006 – 2014 it is possible to illustrate the farm economic implications. By To...

Calves culled over Dutch furazolidone scare

On four veal calf farms in the Netherlands, many calves have to be destroyed as they have been in contact feed with the banned antibiotic furazolidone. This has been confirmed by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). 2,474 calves in total will be culled over the next few days...

UK: Queen's horse fails drug test, feed maker probed

Animal nutrition and horse feed manufacturer Dodson and Horrell has launched an investigation into a component used in one of its products after Queen Elizabeth's racehorse Estimate tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday that Estimate, winner of 2013's A...

Donstar launches large facility for duck production

Donstar, a business unit of Russian turkey breeder Evrodon, has launched a large farm for the production of duck meat with the capacity of 26,000 tonnes of meat per year. The farm, in the Millerovskiy district of the Rostov region is working in test mode. The total investment in the implementation o...

Higher salmon feed volumes for Nutreco

In the first half year, Dutch animal feed company Nutreco has generated a revenue of € 2,460.0 million. This is an increase of 2.6% compared to the same period last year. Especially the fish feed segment which performed well due to higher salmon feed volumes. The first half year EBITA before excepti...

Scarce resources will limit growth dairy production

Dairy farmers in Europe are gearing up and making plans for expansion towards the end of the quota system in 2015. At the same time farmers in New Zealand are intensifying production year round and farmers in countries in the developing world are trying to keep up with the expanding demand for milk ...

Industrias Bachoco posts marginal Q2 growth

One of the world’s largest poultry producers, Industrias Bachoco, has reported steady results for the second quarter 2014. The Mexico-based Company's 2Q14 net sales totaled $10,608.8 million, $62.2 million or 0.6% more than $10,546.6 million reported in 2Q13. The increase being a result of more volu...

Muyang changes brand name to FAMSUN

Chinese feed equipment manufacturer, Muyang recently announced launching a new brand, FAMSUN, prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. FAMSUN originates from "famous, farm, family, sun and union" it implies Muyang's developmen...

‘Now it is time to yield results’

In an interview with Arla's CEO, Peder Tuborgh, featured in the recent Dairy Global, he said that Arla aims for growth within the EU and a strong presence on the European market offers the foundation strong growth on the global market. He firmly believes in the cooperative spirit. Not only as an adm...

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