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Banned antibiotic blocks Dutch farms

The banned antibiotic furazolidone has been found in a protein ingredient and has turned into a small feed scandal in the Netherlands. Hundreds of farms are blocked and investigations are still continuing. The antibiotic has been banned in Europe since 1995, but has turned up at a veal calf in April...

Attention to animal comfort helps pigs survive hot weather

As the temperature and humidity levels rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors. Iowa Pork Industry Center interim director Jay Harmon says it’s the combination of air movement and wetting that helps pigs survive in hot weather. Wetting pigs is imperative because pigs don'...

Culling likely for 50,000 pigs due to banned antibiotic

At least 50,000 pigs on 97 farms in the Netherlands might have to be culled as a result of them having been fed with contaminated feed, Dutch agricultural title Boerderij Vandaag reports. In addition to the pigs a similar fate might await several thousand veal calves and 150 dairy cows. In total, 10...

Chicken consumption up 17 percent in the US

US chicken consumption is on the rise, according to new research presented at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia. Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6....

Feed price hikes cause unrest in Indian poultry sector

An unprecedented increase in the cost of poultry feed inputs such as maize and soya meal, is pushing India’s major poultry producing states towards a major slump with several farmers incurring huge losses. The National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the government to grant a mora...

Sausage product recalled due to misbranding

US food company, Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds (37394 kg) of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product was formulated with...

Ukraine: Avangardco feedmill captured by rebels

Uglegorsky feed mill which belongs to Avangardco, the largest Ukrainian poultry and egg producer, has been captured by rebels, according to the media-service of the company. The facility has stopped its operations which threatens to bring a serious problems to the whole company. By Vladislav Vor...

Belarus to boost number of pigs in 2015

By 2015 Belarus will increase the number of pigs on farms and enterprises by more than 10%, according to the report of the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Food. At the moment, the number of pigs in the country is 2.7 million. However, by the end of this year 15 new pig farms will be commission...

Supplementing piglets with dairy milk

Piglets need high quality milk early on in life. In highly prolific sows, providing additional milk sources is needed to make sure all piglets get what they need. What makes milk replacers from dairy sources the right choice for piglets? By Evi Croes, Nukamel, Belgium Due to larger ...

Japanese company to build fishmeal plant in Russia

Japanese company Mitsui is planning to build a fishmeal production plant on the Sakhalin Island in the far east part of Russia. Negotiations on this project are in the final stage, according to Hiroshi Meguro, CEO of Mitsui & Co Moscow. The preliminary agreement on the project has been signed during...

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