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Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Big data comes to French dairy sector

By Jane Byrne

French farming trade show, SPACE 2017 in Rennes last week, served as a launch pad for Applifarm, an open platform for data sharing in the livestock sector. 

Hackathon at Agrivision 2017: Data programmers get smart about swine

Hackathon at Agrivision 2017: Data programmers get smart about swine

By Jane Byrne

A group of coders pitching the idea of a data capture tool to link pig feed intake patterns to desirable characteristics at slaughter – Swine Smarts - snatched the top prize at a hackathon event at Agrivision 2017, a two-day conference hosted by Dutch...

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

By Jane Byrne

Delacon says the initial industry skepticism about botanical compounds is decreasing as a growing number of independent studies show the impact of such additives on livestock production. 

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Sow diets on Trouw Nutrition’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Trouw Nutrition’s LifeStart swine team is increasingly focused on sow nutrition and the role that plays in preparing the piglet for future challenges.

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

ForFarmers: 'High level of correlation between market share and profitability'

By Jane Byrne

ForFarmers reported the pressure on the Dutch dairy sector to meet phosphate emission levels could see a significant reduction in herd sizes next year, but such a development is expected to have a limited impact on the company’s dairy feed volumes overall.