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Why some broiler vaccines fail

Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated the possible reasons for frequent vaccine failures when broilers are vaccinated with Arkansas infectious bronchitis vaccine. Their findings are outlined below. The goal of this project was to understand why Arkansas (Ark) infectious bronchitis va...

Chicken-Duck to expand production in Russia

Chicken-Duck Company is to expand its duck production in the Siberian part of Russia though the launch of a large-scale project to produce Peking duck of French breeding, according to a statement from representatives of the company. The company already has a duck farm in the Russian Altai Krai with ...

Column: Avoiding disease in pigs

Despite not being a vet, Pig Progress columnist John Gadd has every reason to dive into the topic of pig diseases. Two good reasons in fact, profitability and how to use the vet properly. John explains how spending extra money on prevention can in the long run be a cost saving. 1. The impact of pig ...

People: Anitox creates new position for Asia Pacific

Pathogen control specialist company Anitox has appointed Daru Mukarta to a new position for its rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region. As Account Service and Installations Manager for Asia Pacific, Mukarta will oversee the installation and maintenance programme for application systems delivering Ani...

Estonia increases fish meal production provoked by ban

Estonian fish suppliers have announced they will increase the production of fish meal in response to an oversupply crisis on the domestic fish market provoked by the Russian authorities ban on the import of sprat and anchovy to the country plus a sharp reduction of demand in Ukraine’s market, report...

FAO to open liaison office in Russia to strengthen link

FAO will open a Liaison Office in Moscow in order to strengthen cooperation links between the Russian Federation and the Organization in the areas of agriculture and food security, the new office is set to open later this year. "The opening of the liaison office opens up new partnership opportunitie...

FAO to open liaison office in Russia to strengthen link

FAO will open a Liaison Office in Moscow in order to strengthen cooperation links between the Russian Federation and the Organization in the areas of agriculture and food security, the new office is set to open later this year. "The opening of the liaison office opens up new partnership opportunitie...

RusAgro’s revenue skyrockets amid rising pork prices

Russian agricultural holding RusAgro increased revenue last year by more than half thanks to the rapid jump of pork prices, according to the company's official report. In 2014 the total sales revenue of RusAgro jumped by 57% year-on-year to RUB 65.68 billion (US$ 1.04 billion). New pig farm aided R...

Increased mycotoxin risk from silage field aftermath

Grass in the UK may contain high levels of yeast and fungi. UK dairy farmers should therefore take account a higher mycotoxin challenge in the conserved forage they make this year, experts from the UK based advisory firm Silage Solutions say. "The weather was very mild at the back end of last year a...

Russia: Feed production boost will meet pig feed demand

Russian company ‘Mercy Agro Sakhalin’ plans to launch a feed mill by the end of the year with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year. One of the demands the plant will meet is feed for pig farms. The mill will be established on Sakhalin Island according to the head of the project Oleg Zubahin. Accordi...

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