All news articles for October 2018

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Round up of recent EFSA feed related opinions

By Jane Byrne

Newly submitted data from Norel confirms that an additive, zinc chelate of methionine sulfate, is safe for broilers when used up to the maximum content of zinc in complete feed allowed in the EU (120 mg Zn/kg complete poultry feed), concluded EFSA.

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Dispatches from the Cornell Nutrition Conference

Dairy system model to examine complete production cycle

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A new dairy system model would trace feed influence through the complete production cycle in an effort to improve system understanding, efficiency and environmental effect.

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Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Why is methionine important for young chicks?

By Jane Byrne

Poultry feed producers today have multiple options for supplementing birds’ diets with a crystalline form of methionine (Met) including DL- methionine and, more recently, L- methionine, but Evonik says accuracy in supplementation of Met is critical for...

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Further antibiotic reductions in UK farming praised

By Jane Byrne

UK activist group, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, has hailed the 18% reduction recorded for last year in sales of all antibiotics used to treat UK farm animals last year.