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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.

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Reports from the PIX/AMC conference in Australia

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

By Kacey Culliney

Feed makers must focus on preventative health as part of a global and collaborative effort in tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance, say experts.

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Reports from Phileo Lesaffre Global Ruminant Symposium

How can dairy farmers meet the protein challenge?

By Jane Byrne

Calves are the most valuable animal on the farm from the perspective of genetics and milk production but dairy producers are not giving them their complete attention, says a ruminant expert.

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Part two in our series looking at the Australian prawn sector

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

By Kacey CULLINEY

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.