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Crimean poultry farm to be purchased by compulsory order

Yuzhnaya Holding, a poultry farm of Avangardco, the largest producer of shell eggs and dry egg products in Ukraine, is to be purchased by compulsory order, the Minister of Agriculture of the Crimea Nikolay Polyushkin has said in a statement. In recent months, Crimean officials have seized control of...

Multidisciplinary approach for dairy cow longevity

According to Wageningen University, appropriate management of dairy cows in the peripartum period improves the ability of cows to adapt effectively to lactation and leads to better health and increased longevity. In a review paper, recently published in CAB Reviews, leading European scientists, incl...

Anitox appoints new chief financial officer

Dave Smith has joined pathogen control specialist Anitox as chief financial officer. This latest appointment comes at a pivotal point in the companies expansion plans as it looks to move into new markets, launch new products and consolidate its global leader positioning. "Anitox's impressive growth...

Mixing litters prior to weaning affects piglet behaviour

Mixing litters of piglets prior to weaning may be beneficial from a welfare perspective, combined Australian and Scottish research suggests. The scientists used the term 'socialising' for the mixing pre-weaning. They reached their conclusion on the basis of a behavioural difference at weaning, when ...

Kwetters Eggs increases production intelligence

Dutch egg producer, Kwetters Eggs, has adopted the use of Lay-insight, the smart farm assistant of Porphyrio, for pro-active management support of its egg farms. Today, poultry farmers are already closely supported by monitoring key indicators. But in order to have daily insight on both the laying f...

Ketoprofen can help sows lactate better

Lying passively may be one of the signs of pain after farrowing in young sows. When treated with ketoprofen, young sows exhibited increase of movement. This was the main outcome of Finnish research, carried out by scientists from the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Department of Production ...

Improve pastures with dung beetles

Farmers could soon be able to improve pasture quality and increase available grazing acreage by buying in dung beetles to replenish local populations. Dung beetles have an important role in farming by breaking down cow pats and moving nutrients and organic matter into the soil. But changes in pastu...

H7N9 detected in Chinese bird market

In its ongoing surveillance for H7N9 avian influenza in poultry, China's agriculture ministry recently detected the virus in 14 samples from two provinces, according to a recent update from the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Western Pacific Region. The monitoring results cover much of July and ...

Russian greenfield poultry processing plant operational

In March of this year, Poultry integrator LLC Poultry Factory Akashevskaya started up their brand new 9,000 bph/150 bpm greenfield poultry processing plant in Kuzhener, Mari El Republic in the Volga Federal District of Russia. The opening was conducted by the head of the Mari El Republic, Leonid Igo...

Anitox appoints new chief financial officer

Dave Smith has joined pathogen control specialist Anitox as chief financial officer. This latest appointment comes at a pivotal point in the companies expansion plans as it looks to move into new markets, launch new products and consolidate its global leader positioning. "Anitox's impressive growth...

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