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Minister announces flexibility in French poultry sector

Tuesday morning inaugurating the International Exhibition on Animals (Space) in Rennes, Stephane Le Foll announced administrative flexibility in the poultry industry. At its inaugural visit to the Space Rennes on Tuesday morning, the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll announced a tax reductio...

Innovations at Space get their stars

As many as 166 companies entered the innovations competition at Space. The independent jury awarded 49 (list) of them with one or two stars, looking at the importance of the product and the usefulness at the level of the end user. From the pool of 49, three were awarded 3 stars, being the winners of...

Optimum Vita: the new road for poultry success

Hatching and growing on one location. That is the idea behind Optimum Vita, the broiler business of Klaas Knol in Germany. But not just that, Optimum Vita is also using energy very efficiently. Results so far have proved that his ideas are paying off. "Born for result". By Ad Bal I ...

Selenium feed additive wins 3 stars at SPACE

Adisseo’s novel feed additive Selisseo 2% Se has won three Innov’Space stars at the trade show SPACE 2014, held in Rennes, France. Innovations at the show usually receive one or two stars, depending on the judgment of an independent jury. Only three are awarded a third star during the show. The p...

German food retailers demand return to non-GE poultry feed

The German food retailers have demanded that the German Poultry Association (ZDG) stop the use of genetically engineered (GE) feed starting from January 1st 2015. By broad consensus, the German food retailers have demanded that the ZDG stop using GE feed for both egg and poultry meat production, sta...

Belgian wheat contains too little protein

This year, the protein levels in Belgian wheat are very low. The grain collectors therefore want the nitrogen use standards broadening. The low protein levels are caused by the tightening of nitrogen standards, according to Synagra, the Belgian association of grain collectors. In studies from Denmar...

3rd Aviagen EMEA model concludes

The 3rd Aviagen Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) production management school breeder module has taken place in Edinburgh this September. Entitled ‘Optimising PS performance and Economic Returns’, the week-long school was attended by 36 participants from 20 countries. This diversity was enhance...

Nuscience acquires Serbian premix company Novi Mix

Nuscience, producer of premix, concentrates, mineral mixes has became the sole owner of the Serbian company Novi Mix. It acquired a 51 percent interest in the company last year, and has now acquired the rest of the shared ownership. Following the acquisition of the majority package of Novi Mix d.o.o...

South African gets Zoetis vet award

Adrian Knoetze, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has been declared the 2014 winner of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) - Zoetis Young Veterinarian of the Year award. He was presented with the trophy at the WVPA Asia meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on September 11, 2014. Knoetze, aged 3...

Global poultry market strong despite Russian ban

The Russian ban will not interfere with the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices according to a recent report by Rabobank. Strong fundamentals will promote further margin improvements in almost all regions of the world. While competing meat prices (i.e. beef, pork) are increasing, worldwide suppl...

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