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Nutreco takeover by SHV one step closer

The final stage of Nutreco's acquisition by SHV seems to be one step closer again, but eyebrows are been raised at the Dutch Association of Stockholders. SHV has increased its stake in the animal feed giant Nutreco to 15.24%, as stated by SHV in an announcement this week. More than 890,000 shares we...

Blood rules the quality of the carcass

Like in every living creature, blood is a vital part of the chicken’s body, influencing the most important parts: wings, thighs and breast. Climatic conditions, as well as pre slaughter handling, greatly determines the bird’s blood condition and well-being. And eventually the carcass quality. By...

Innov’Space award for Petersime’s BioStreamer Re-Store

During the SPACE trade fair, organised from 16th till 19th September 2014 in Rennes, France, Petersime was granted a two-star Innov’Space award for its latest novelty: the BioStreamer Re-Store. The BioStreamer Re-Store is an incubator dedicated to restore hatchability losses caused by long egg stora...

Russia allows pork imports from Ukrainian enterprises

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor has allowed to resume pork imports to Russia from four Ukrainian enterprises, reported Interfax. The report says that the imports is allowed from enterprises in Donetsk Oblast: Salkom Plus in Makeevka and Taurus-Plus in Artemovsk, as well as from VMP in Vo...

Kemin to launch book on amino acids nutrition for cattle

At the upcoming EuroTier, Kemin will launch a new book on amino acid nutrition for efficient dairy farming. In the new book – part of the Total Nutrition™ series - Kemin has compiled a set of publications written by academia and specialists active in the nutritional dairy field. These papers aim to...

Poultry prices to keep stable in Ukraine

The price of poultry products in the Ukraine will not rise further than the current level until at least the end of 2014, that predicts the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine (UPBU). "I think prices will be stable. The devaluation of the hryvnia (Ukrainian currency) is already incorporated in pric...

Canadian Feed Research Centre officially opened

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) on October 24. The grand opening also recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Centre. The CFRC will research, develo...

Animal feed producer acquired by BATA

Animal feed producer William Thompson (York) has become part of a £110m turnover business following a major corporate deal. The acquisition will strengthen the group to further help its customers. William Thompson (York) has been bought by agricultural supplies business Brandsby Agricultural Tra...

UK: Certificates of Competence re-launched

The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production. The changes affect both the assessment criteria and the learner manuals provided by BPEX, though those with the original manuals can keep using them. The...

Calf care

Just a few weeks ago I witnessed dairy cow embryos being sold at the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin for thousands and thousands of dollars apiece. Some buyers surely got the genetics they wished for to improve their herds at a good price, but thousands of dollars for a calf, a future heifer a...

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