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Canadian Bio-Sytems launches on-site test for enzymes

The company has launched a new state-of-the-art rapid and reliable on-site test for in-feed enzymes. It will help confirm the presence and activity of enzymes in both complete and pelleted feed. FeedCheck Express provides a user-friendly approach with advanced methodology that takes on-site test...

Critical issues discussed at International feed meeting

The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organised by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a number of feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector. Other topics at the 8th IFRM included a disc...

Additive to improve pig feed intake in hot weather

Axion ThermoControl is a complementary feed that should reduce the negative effects of high temperatures when it comes to feed intake of pigs. It prevents the loss of body condition and the decrease of piglets weight at weaning, claims CCPA Group, the manufacturer of Axion ThermoControl. Swine are v...

New ASF outbreaks reported in Lithuania

Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered in wild boar in Lithuania, along the boarders with Latvia and Belarus. This is reported by local veterinary services. The first outbreak has been discovered in Utena county, where one wild boar was shot and his blood and organs ...

GLOBALG.A.P. and GMP+ International join forces

Both parties have signed the respective Letter of Intent to enter into a global strategic partnership. They expect the alliance to strengthen their operations to the benefit of all certified companies. Both organisations, while keeping their independence, are looking to harmonise governance and syst...

Cargill completes group housing for sows at its farms

Cargill Pork, LLC is 11 months ahead of its own schedule for completing the conversion to group housing for sows at company-owned farms. In June 2014, Cargill Pork announced a commitment to group housing of sows at company-owned farms, with the original completion date set for Dec. 31, 2015. "We ar...

MHP reports increase in poultry production

Ukrainian agricultural holding MHP, currently the largest producer of poultry in the country, produced 546,500 tonnes of poultry in 2014, according to MHP's official report. This is an increase of 15.6% compared with 2013, when MHP produced 472,800 tonnes. MHP also announces that it will further...

Can robots replace the farmer in the broiler house?

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute evaluated the feasibility of using commercially available robotic systems to perform growout house management tasks. The systems were outfitted with 2D and 3D sensors/cameras and operated in an experimental growout facility at UGA's Poultry Research Far...

IPPE celebrates record-breaking attendance

The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Final number...

Weekly weighing boosts pig growth rates

A simple weighing system has helped Gloucester pig producer Alexander and Angell Farms to revamp its feeding system and slash finishing times. Taking inspiration from the poultry industry, where everything that moves is measured and weighed, the business decided to measure each batch of animals ever...

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