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OIE starts global push to address ASF

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

In an effort to help address the spread of the African Swine Fever, OIE is starting a global program to control disease spread, eradication and related economic loss.

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Soybeans provide rich pickings for Indian farmers

By Lynda Searby

Whilst there is unlikely to be any relief from high feed prices in the short term for the soymeal-reliant poultry industry, an increase in soybean plantings in India in 2019 is “highly likely,” according to an analyst.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”

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Take feed advice to cut carbon emissions, says UK body

By Lynda Searby

By ‘optimizing’ nutrient input, livestock producers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says the UK's Feed Adviser Register, whose members are now trained to help farmers mitigate environmental impact through nutrition and feed management.

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Dairy cows on canola meal diets may outperform those on soybean meal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Dropping prices for protein meals are prompting a comparison of canola and soybean meal, but a feeding trial shows that canola meal may provide more support for high performing dairy cow production and body condition than soybean meal, says researcher.

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Weaning without zinc oxide

By Jane Byrne

The ban on the use of zinc oxide for weaned pigs in the EU comes into effect in June 2022, providing a challenge for EU pig production – how to continue to produce pigs without using a high level zinc oxide at weaning and without relying more on antibiotics...

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