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Vitamin E: Vital for health and performance

Vitamin E is required for growth and reproduction, it helps to maintain the structural tissue integrity, it supports development of the nervous system and contributes to disease resistance. Furthermore it enhances the nutritional value of meat and eggs. By G. Litta, T K Chung and GM Weber, 
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Novogen enters layer market in North Sumatera

Novogen has now entered the layer market in North Sumatera through the supply of the first Novogen Brown breeding stock. North Sumatera is the third largest egg producing province in Indonesia after East Java and West Java. Regional sales and technical manager Suryo Suryanta explained "the chicks ha...

Better Pharma: 2014 sales volume to 5 billion baht

Better Pharma, one of Thailand’s largest animal pharmaceutical producers, expects its sales volume to reach 5 billion baht (€112 million) in 2014. The company achieved a sales level of 4.3 billion baht (€96 million) in 2013. Chayanon Kittayachaweng, senior vice president of animal health at Betagro ...

UK egg consumption beats chocolate this Easter

This Easter marks the 25th since the Health Minister Edwina Currie’s comments sparked the UK salmonella crisis of the late 1980s – and the contrast could not be starker, with egg producers anticipating bumper sales over the holiday weekend as shoppers flock to buy traditional Easter eggs. Sales of r...

RUMA launches new poultry and game guidelines

The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), a consortium of UK organisations representing the food chain “farm to fork” has launched revised guidelines for the responsible use of antimicrobials in poultry and game production. RUMA secretary general, John FitzGerald, said the rev...

Leiber renames its subsidiary in Poland

Yeast producer Leiber has renamed its Polish subsidiary. The company name has changed from InterYeast to Leiber Sp. z o.o. At the Polish plant, located in Krosniewic, brewers´ yeasts from Polish breweries are dried in a spray drying system and marketed in Poland and the European countries. Leiber i...

People: AFIA appoints Krafka to board of directors

Kristi Krafka, vice president of regulatory affairs for the animal nutrition and health division of Kemin in North America, has been appointed to the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Board of Directors. Krafka's appointment expires May 2015, most recently Krafka was chair of of AFIA's Feed ...

More than 8% of German farmers want new feeding system

More than 8% of the dairy farmers in Germany wants to invest in a new feeding system. The majority ( 67.1% ) of this group prefers the pull-type mixer wagon. This conclusion was drawn from a survey done by Dutch market research company AgriDirect among 20,000 dairy farmers in Germany. Barely 14% pr...

Better Pharma: 2014 sales volume reaches 5 billion baht

Better Pharma, one of Thailand’s largest animal pharmaceutical producers, expects its sales volume to reach 5 billion baht (€112 million) in 2014. The company achieved a sales level of 4.3 billion baht (€96 million) in 2013. Chayanon Kittayachaweng, senior vice president of animal health at Betagro ...

Horse antitoxins successful against C. difficile in piglets

Administration to newborn pigs of equine-origin Clostridium difficile antitoxin has yielded optimistic results, report researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA. In a trial with 36 piglets, the animals received the antitoxin orally or in the peritoneal cavity, after which they were inoculate...

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