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Calves want to work for their roughage

If calves could have the choice, they would put together a healthy diet. This is one of the conclusions drawn from the PhD study of Laura Webb from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. In her study, Webb searched for new feeding strategies for veal calves to improve their welfare. Webb u...

A fully integrated pig business in Kazakhstan

From piglets to the shop counter – the company RubiKom in Kazakhstan produces, slaughters and cuts the pigs all by itself. After processing, the meat and other delicacies are sold in own shops throughout the entire country. By Dr Friedrich-Wilhelm Busse*, 
DVM, veterinarian Dunes, m...

Third case of AI discovered in the Netherlands

Another poultry farm in the Netherlands has been found infected with avian influenza (AI). This time, a 10,000 head multiplication farm in the eastern province Overijssel was struck. According the European regulations, all birds on the farm will be culled as soon as possible. It is the third farm w...

New: Powder AI vaccination with dead virus particles

Dutch researchers have developed an avian influenza vaccine that can be applied on a large scale on poultry farms by using dead virus particles inside a powder. The vaccine has been developed on the basis of the strain H5N1, explained Dr Erik Frijlink, professor in pharmaceutical technology and biop...

Lesaffre to introduce calf nutrition programme

French company Lesaffre feed additives has introduced the ‘Program Neonate’. The programme, for dairy calves, aims to give the young animals a good start early on in life to make them more productive and healthier throughout their production period as a dairy cow. The programme was officially launch...

Livestock to be fed synthesised protein from natural gas

Russian scientists have proposed to use natural gas to synthesise cheap feed protein for cattle and pigs, which may significantly decrease cost of compound feed production. "The Russian gas industry is ready to give gas on preferential terms for the production of feed protein, which will help to rai...

Cherkizovo: Strong Q3 results despite volatile market

Russian meat producer, Cherkizovo Group, has reported strong Q3 results buoyed by a recent poultry acquisition. Cherkizovo Group acquired Lisko Broiler, one of the country's largest poultry producers, in Voronezh region. The deal is based on the enterprise value of approximately RUB 5 billion. As a ...

US: Pork sausages recalled due to undeclared allergens

K. Heeps, an Allentown, Pa., is recalling approximately 2,902 pounds (1316 kg) of Bratwurst and Bangers sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy lecithin; a releas...

Geelen Counterflow granted for sustainable office

Geelen Counterflow in Haelen, the Netherlands has received a Five Star “outstanding” BREEAM-NL certificate for the design of their new office. BREEAM is the biggest certifying system for sustainability for buildings worldwide. Since the introduction in 1990, more than 250.000 buildings have been cer...

NatureForm holds inaugural hatchery training in the US

In collaboration with Pas Reform Academy, Natureform Hatchery Technologies has launched its Hatchery Training Programme for hatchery professionals in the North American poultry industry with an inaugural event held in Iowa. First announced at IPPE earlier this year, the new training programme, which...

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