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/PageFiles/35097/002_boerderij-image-1315836.jpegProduction costs of eggs at record high level

News A combination of high feed prices, legislation and especially the cage ban has put the production costs of eggs at an all-time high. Costs differ per country, but enriched cages and aviary systems have significantly higher costs. A market bonus is necessary to compensate. By: Peter van Hor...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Eggs/2013/10/Production-costs-of-eggs-at-record-high-level-1315811W/

/PageFiles/22181/001_boerderij-image-1395535.jpegKSU webinar to focus on the future of cattle feeding

News A public webinar that will take place on October 29th will focus on the history and future of Zilmax, formally known as zilpaterol hydrocholoride, and its implications on the cattle feeding industry. It will be led by Chris Reinhardt, extension feedlot specialist for K-State Research and Extension. ...
http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Nutrition/Research/2013/10/KSU-webinar-to-focus-on-the-future-of-cattle-feeding-1395527W/

/PageFiles/35029/001_boerderij-image-1388330.jpegCage-free eggs grow in popularity in Costa Rica

News There is a growing popularity of cage-free eggs in Costa Rica, according to a report by the Humane Society International. The cage-free trend, which has been growing in Europe and the United States for a number of years, is in stark contrast to the industry standard of egg production in which hens a...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Eggs/2013/10/Cage-free-eggs-grow-in-popularity-in-Costa-Rica-1388326W/

/PageFiles/35019/001_boerderij-image-1387261.jpegCalls for ‘battery cage’ ban in India

News Animal welfare activists are urging the Indian Government to bring in timelines to phase out the use of “barren battery cages” in the country’s poultry farms. In a letter to Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, President of the World Council of Arya Samaj, Swami Agnivesh decried the poultry indu...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/Housing/2013/10/Calls-for-battery-cage-ban-in-India-1387251W/

/PageFiles/29609/001_boerderij-image-1385302.jpegBirth weight and genetics point to good growth

News Pigs with a high birth weight and the right genetic background perform better and achieve higher results during both weaning, growing and finishing than pigs with low birth weights. These were conclusions drawn by researchers at the Swine Innovation Centre Sterksel, part of Wageningen University, th...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Breeding/Piglet-Feeding/2013/10/Birth-weight-and-genetics-point-to-good-growth-1385299W/

/PageFiles/29570/001_boerderij-image-1379422.jpegA revolution in thinking about pig tails

News Industry-wide agreements in the Netherlands are likely to be the first step in a process to phase out tail docking. The underlying problem of tail biting, however, is not solved by banning 
docking. Now more than ever, thinking about pig tails is taken 
seriously.
 Multifactorial – there is no truer...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/Environment/2013/10/A-revolution-in-thinking-about-pig-tails-1301982W/

/PageFiles/34934/001_boerderij-image-1261035.jpegDanish broiler sector offers opportunities and problems

News True animal welfare, no use of antibiotics, no foot pad 
dermatitis. The Danish broiler industry is seen as a shining 
example for the whole of North West Europe. There is much to be
learned, and this also includes the problems. By Fabian Brockötter, Pluimveehouderij In Europe, but ...
http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/General/2013/9/Danish-broiler-sector-offers-opportunities-and-problems-1260940W/

/PageFiles/29528/001_boerderij-image-1365035.jpegStudy: Effect of MOS on pig growth and feed efficiency

News ABSTRACT: The study carried out by The Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, was conducted as a 3 x 2 factorial experiment in seven pen replications conducted using progeny (n = 360) of successive farrowings of one Landrace breeding female population. By: B. A. Wenner,...
http://www.pigprogress.net/Growing-Finishing/Nutrition/2013/9/Study-Effect-of-MOS-on-pig-growth-and-feed-efficiency-1365810W/

/PageFiles/21947/001_boerderij-image-1365035.jpegStudy: Effect of MOS on pig growth and feed efficiency

News ABSTRACT: The study carried out by The Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, was conducted as a 3 x 2 factorial experiment in seven pen replications conducted using progeny (n = 360) of successive farrowings of one Landrace breeding female population. By: B. A. Wenner,...
http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Nutrition/Feed-Additives/2013/9/Study-Effect-of-MOS-on-pig-growth-and-feed-efficiency-1364998W/

/PageFiles/21825/001_boerderij-image-1342756.jpegGrain fed Aussie cattle numbers on the rise

News Australian cattle numbers on feed for the June quarter was up compared to the same period in 2012 , according to the ALFA/MLA feedlot survey. Australian cattle numbers on feed totaled 872,992 head, up 9% on the March quarter and 11% above the corresponding period in 2012.Australian Lot Feeders’ Asso...
http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Nutrition/General/2013/8/Grain-fed-Aussie-cattle-numbers-on-the-rise-1342737W/

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