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Evrodon to get large state subsidy

The government of the Rostov Oblast, located on the south of the European part of Russia, is to give LLC ‘Evrodon’ a subsidy of no less than RUB 1.2 billion (US$31 million) for the creation of engineering and transport infrastructure for the construction of turkey meat production complex. Authoritie...

ASF: Possible pig export ban has Estonian farmers worried

Estonian pig producers are afraid that the government soon may consider a ban on exports of live pigs to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. According to the farmers, the ban would mean bankruptcy for many pig farms, according to an interview with the local media ERR. In particular, Estonian pig farmers s...

Could algae replace fish oil used in salmon feed?

Fish oil is a great source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the main source of omega-3 in feed is limited. This means that the feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients that contain omega-3. Nofima carried out experiments tha...

BLOG: Viral matters

There have been a number of matters relating to viral infections in pigs that have tickled my interest recently. Swine influenza – It is the time of year when the seasons are changing and soon we will be entering the darker, colder six months of the year, when respiratory infections are rife. La...

Closures causing ‘crisis’ in Scottish poultry sector

NFU Scotland is calling for the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate the Scottish poultry market, following further forced cutbacks in production. The move was prompted by the impending closure of eight more company farms by Hook 2 Sisters in the Scottish borders, on top of the four cont...

Suit filed against USDA’s new poultry inspection system

US public watchdog organization, Food & Water Watch has filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules, which would turn over key food safety inspection functions to poultry companies with limited oversight by USDA inspectors. "These rules es...

Rabo Agri files lawsuit against Turner Grain

Rabo AgriFinance, which provides financing for farmers, ranchers and agribusiness across the country, has filed a lawsuit against Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley and its executives, alleging breach of contract and saying Turner owes it nearly US$1 million. Rabo alleges that Turner Grain's to...

Increased capacity in Kazakhstan's poultry sector

Kazakhstan already has the capacities to increase its production of poultry by nearly a third, to 160,000 tonnes of production per year, according to the country’s Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Isaeva. Isaeva stated that last year egg production in Kazakhstan rose by 10% year-on-year, to 2.5 ...

Perten Instruments and System Scale team up

System Scale Corporation announced that it is now a trained and certified distributor of Perten’s AM 5200 grain moisture meters in the mid-south of the USA. System Scale Corporation will now distribute and service the AM 5200-A and AM 5200-Farm grain moisture meters from Perten Instruments. The AM 5...

Cherkizovo invests heavily in poultry production

Cherkizovo Group plans to substantially increase the production of poultry and pork in Voronezh Region by investing nearly 4 billion rubles in business development. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cherkizovo Group Igor Babaev made this announcement during a working meeting with Governor of Vor...

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