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HKScan plans major investment in Finnish poultry site

In line with its strategic intent to boost profitable growth, Nordic meat producer, HKScan is actively restructuring its production including a €35-65 million investment at its poultry facility in western Finland. The HKScan Board of Directors has given the permission to proceed with planning two ma...

Broilers on barley can do briefly without ß-glucanases

It is well known that exogenous microbial β-glucanases effectively contribute to improve the nutritive value of barley based diets for broilers while they are predominantly effective in the first stages of the production cycle. The Portuguese research focused on the performance of broilers fed on ba...

MHP to expand fois gras exports to the EU

The largest Ukraine poultry producer, MHP, is exploring new destinations for export of fois gras in the European Union (EU) with a trial batch being sent to Slovakia. "MHP has already sent a trial batch of 200 kg of fois gras to Slovakia," the company said in a statement. "Negotiations for further...

Action needed to sustain(ability)

Sustainability is a frequently heard theme in pretty much every industry. But in the livestock sector, the theme is often misused or translated wrong. So what does it mean and what are we talking about? At the World Nutrition Forum, which kicked off yesterday, the organiser Biomin chose to make 'Sus...

Ukrlandfarming to construct premix plant

By the end of 2014 Ukrlandfarming plans to begin construction of a premix plant in Kherson Oblast of Ukraine, local media RBC-Ukraine has reported. "A premix plant, which will produce premixes for all the company's animal feed mills, will be constructed in Kherson Oblast. We've already selected a bu...

Race horses perform better with beta-glucans

Exercise and immune function have a link. So can dietary beta-glucans – an immune booster - therefore be beneficial for high performing race horses as well? Researchers have put this to the test in French trotter horses. By Pauline Paap, Orffa Additives and Fernando Roberti, Biorigin ...

Canada: Millions invested in livestock traceability

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service. This national traceability database will collect, maintain and manage information in accordance with na...

AB Vista to showcase phytase Quantum Blue at Eurotier

AB Vista will exhibit its new phytase Quantum Blue on its stand at the upcoming EuroTier exhibition in Germany, November 11-14. Quantum Blue, which was launched to the European market earlier this year, is, according to the company, the most powerful and effective phytase on the market, and is curre...

Why methionine is valuable for youngest pigs

Getting the young pig off to the right start and keeping it healthy and growing is the key to a high-quality end product as it relates to harvest hogs or breeding animals. Certainly the diet plays a significant role in that effort. By Dr Jeffery Escobar, Novus executive 
manager, Nutritional Physiol...

Hybrid Turkeys signs deal for access to US market

Canadian turkey breeder, Hybrid Turkeys has signed a letter of intent to enter into proposed agreements in which Ag Forte/Willmar Poultry Company would produce commercial eggs and poults under contract to Hybrid, which will allow Hybrid to begin selling commercial eggs and poults in the USA and abro...

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