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Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers

By Jane Byrne

Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers today and good farm and health management, along with optimal housing conditions are positively associated with sow and piglet performance parameters, says a leading pig welfare and housing...

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Texas A&M develops hand-held grain analysis device

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The creation of a portable spectrometer and informational databases is intended to allow grain or oilseeds to be scanned using a light source, providing nutrient content.

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Protein promise for piglets

By Jane Byrne

The results of a new study suggest that partially replacing conventional protein sources with inactivated Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast, derived from sugars from Norwegian spruce trees, in diets for young pigs is possible without compromising energy and...

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Research tie-up to advance precision feeding for ruminants

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has entered a R&D partnership with the French biotech firm, Dendris, to develop a monitoring tool, a functional biochip, to characterize microbial fibrolytic activity in the ruminant digestive tract.

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