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Danish Crown: Antibiotic-free pig production trial

From 1 December this year, five of Danish Crown's cooperative owners will be participating in a trial to produce pigs for slaughter without the use of any antibiotics. Worldwide, Denmark has one of the lowest levels of antibiotics use in pig production. Nevertheless, it is an issue which is receivin...

Big Dutchman celebrates expansion of US headquarters

Increasing growth and strong sales of modern pig and poultry equipment in North and South America has made it necessary for Big Dutchman USA to expand its headquarter operation in Holland, Michigan. The new two story building adds 12,000 sq ft to the existing facility, doubling office space for Big ...

Alltech again gets EU ok for feed additive in ruminants

Alltech has once again gained EU Commission approval for its feed additive Yea-Sacc®, the product which launched the company nearly 35 years ago. The Commission's authorisation of Yea-Sacc, for use in ruminant diets for a further ten years, is based on new trials submitted by Alltech that demonstrat...

Danish Crown: Antibiotic-free pig production trial

From 1 December this year, five of Danish Crown's cooperative owners will be participating in a trial to produce pigs for slaughter without the use of any antibiotics. Worldwide, Denmark has one of the lowest levels of antibiotics use in pig production. Nevertheless, it is an issue which is receivin...

DuPont launches new poultry drinking water disinfectant

A new biosecurity measure from DuPont Disinfectants, Virkon H20 has been launched and is designed specifically to improve good flock performance via the delivery of clean, pathogen free, drinking water. Virkon H2O is an important addition to the Virkon product portfolio, DuPont claims as it offers t...

Russia bans EU slaughter waste, animal meal

Russia has expanded the ban for EU food products by also including slaughter waste, animal meal, fats and other products derived from beef, pigs and poultry, the country’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reports. Up until now these products had not been included in the black list that Russia in...

Industrias Bachoco reports increased poultry sales

Mexican poultry producer, Industrias Bachoco, has reported a surprise sales increase in its third quarter (3Q14) results. Net sales increased 12.5% in 3Q14. EBITDA margin was 16.4% for 3Q14 and 14.9% in the 9M14. Rodolfo Ramos Arvizu, chief executive officer of Bachoco, stated: "For Bachoco, a thir...

MHP reports strong results despite loss of poultry farm

Ukraine’s largest poultry producer, MHP, has reported strong results on the production and export of poultry in the third quarter of 2014 despite the fact the company actually lost control of one of its main poultry farms due to conflict in the east of Ukraine. MHP ended the third quarter of 2014 wi...

Ukraine: Record high grain exports in 2014/15 expected

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine expects record high grain exports in the current marketing year, the head of the Ministry, Igor Schweich announced recently. According to him despite the loss of Crimea and the armed conflict in the east of the country, the country’s grain industry mai...

Russia increases pork production

Russia is continuing to increase the volume of pork production, accompanied with the growth of the market share of large agricultural holdings, according to the recent report of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. For the first nine months of 2014 production of pork exceeded 2.6 million tonnes in...

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