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Seaweed species suggests promising nutritive value

A study carried out by the Centre for Animal Nutrition on the nutritive value of seaweed suggests a promising nutritive value of specific seaweed species. Project leader Paul Bikker presented the first results at the annual meeting of EAAP in Copenhagen at August 28th 2014. The development of the wo...

South Africa considering concessions for US chicken

To help secure the renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), South African poultry producers are considering granting concessions on the access of US chickens into the local market. US poultry producers have threatened to block the renewal of the act in the US Congress if South Africa...

GMO soy for animal feed discussed at ProTerra conference

A list of renowned speakers have been announced for the upcoming third international sustainability conference, held in Hamburg on October 15. Belinda Howell from the Retailers' Soy Group, a group of 10 retailers including Ahold, Asda, Co-op Switzerland, Co-op UK, Delhaize, Migros, Sainsburys, Tesco...

BRI partners to engage the South Asian poultry market

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specialising in cost effective enzyme solutions for animal nutrition, has signed a marketing agreement with Jubilant Life Sciences, an integrated pharmaceutical and life sciences company, for marketing and distribution of selected...

Cow diets tailored to individual yield potentials

Danish scientists are developing strategies for tailoring the allocation of concentrates to the individual cow, which may increase the cow's milk yield and significantly improve her feed efficiency. Cows are not identical objects produced on an assembly line. They have different yields, appetites an...

Russian poultry market completes largest acquisition

Russian agricultural holding White Bird has completed the acquisition of the assets of the bankrupt poultry producer, Optifood, according to the vice-governor of the Rostov Oblast, Sergey Gorban. In the opinion of most experts this deal will be important for the industry as it will create a new 'lar...

Blog: New medicated feed regulation proposals

The European Commission has issued its new proposals on medicated feeds. What does it mean for the EU pig industry? Each Member State seems to have different regulations and these proposals, which are being sent to the European Parliament and Council for approval, are trying to harmonise some of the...

Bacillus sp: an alternative feed agp in broiler production

A study carried out in the UK tested the effect of a direct fed microbial (DFM) on the performance of broilers compared to an antibiotic growth promoter under large scale, commercial production settings. Three dietary treatments were tested in a completely randomised design including: 1) a control (...

Technology to monitor pig health using sound

Dutch and Canadian technology could be key to managing UK pigs more effectively, including the use of sound to sense the early signs of disease. Here's a closer look at the recent Bpex Pig Innovation Conference. Technology that detects how pigs are feeling will be used on farms within years to help ...

Pakistani poultry industry to embrace modernisation

The majority of small- and medium-scale Pakistani industries remain tied to traditional methodology and that includes the poultry sector but a turnaround could be expected. Sticking to old practices has hindered the growth and prospects of many industries. Poultry growing, for example, has existed i...

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