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Spanish pig sector focusing on gut health

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supporting the development of a healthy gut in pigs does not rely on antibiotic use, but changes in nutrition and management may be needed, says expert.

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‘New plant breeding methods should not be considered GMOs’

By Jane Byrne

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability goals, said FEDIOL in a vision document for the EU agri sector released today ahead of its AGM in Brussels.

Left to Right in Picture: AFIA president and CEO Joel G Newman,  AFIA board chairman, Tim Belstra, and FEFAC president, Nick Major

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FEFAC, AFIA align to ensure safe and sustainable feed production

By Jane Byrne

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), announced a renewal of their long-term alliance yesterday [June 6].

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Dispatches from One: the Alltech Idea's Conference

Joined up approach to antimicrobial resistance in US cattle production urged

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Members of both the veterinary and agricultural production worlds need to work together to address antimicrobial resistance in cattle production, said Brian Lubbers, director of clinical microbiology, Kansas State University veterinary diagnostic laboratory.

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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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