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Improved feed conversion ratio (FCR) in UK pig herd

By Jane Byrne

In the year up to September 2018, the feed conversion ratio (FCR) for the UK pig herd had improved compared to the 2017 average, according to the latest Agrosoft data, cited by the AHDB in a report

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Oilseeds market: AHDB highlights points to watch in the weeks ahead

By Jane Byrne

In the weeks ahead trade disputes, currency, weather and conditions of crops in Europe and South America will likely be key drivers behind oilseed markets, said the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in a report yesterday [January...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

Proper feeding of calves … it begins with the cow

By Jane Byrne

Cow nutrition, especially in the dry period, in the last three months, seems to be of high importance for the ability of the calf to deal with pathogens, to respond properly to vaccines and to deal with feed ingredients, said Dr Hans-Joachim Schuberth...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

What production trends are driving swine feed innovation at Agrifirm?

By Jane Byrne

Pig farmers in Northwestern Europe are working under tremendous constraints today, in terms of a shift away from antibiotics usage, the removal of zinc oxide and a reduction in copper inclusion levels. Agrifirm says it was mindful of those developments...

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

Cargill and Cainthus moving to next phase in digital technology deployment

By Jane Byrne

Cargill, which has a strategic partnership with Irish technology start-up, Cainthus, to bring its groundbreaking AI technology to dairy farms across the world, said it would be accelerating the commercial deployment of the visual tracking system from...

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Push on for sorghum use in food and feed in Europe, Russia and Ukraine

By Jane Byrne

The second International Sorghum Congress took place on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan, Italy. The event looked at how sorghum could compete with other cereals both in terms of profitability for farmers and economic and nutritional interest for users in both...

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Dispatches from the Cornell Nutritional Conference

Nutrition 2.0 could bring dietary changes for dairy cows

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Almost all classes of nutrients can act like hormones, and some feed additives may need to be reconsidered in terms of their role in signaling, says researcher.