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BSE case in Scotland

By Jane Byrne

The Scottish government has confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) at a farm in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

MyToolBox: Have mycotoxins finally met their match?

By Jane Byrne

A massive reduction in the mycotoxin load in DDGS, sensor led indication of toxin contamination of grains in silos as well as greatly enhanced biocontrol of aflatoxin development in the field – EU Horizon 2020 project, MyToolBox, has had a number of wins...

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Swine and poultry markets deliver for Chr. Hansen

By Jane Byrne

Chr. Hansen, in releasing the group’s 2017/2018 financial results yesterday, said its animal health business was positively impacted by strong growth in silage and solid growth in swine and poultry.

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Tweaking swine diets may alter GHG emissions

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Altering dietary protein and fiber levels could play a role in changing emissions of methane and ammonia from swine and excreta when using intensive production systems, say researchers.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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UK university exports crop science expertise to China

By Lynda Searby

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are working with one of China’s biggest feed and pig producers to “transform” Southwest China’s feed industry by increasing the nutritional value of crops via genetic engineering.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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US: Feed industry, academic collaboration on safety

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As concerns about the presence of African swine fever (ASF) overseas continue, a series of questions for swine producers to ask their feed companies about feed origins and feed safety measures are being developed.

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Q1 2019 animal nutrition earnings down for Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill published its first quarter FY 2019 results yesterday. The US agribusiness giant said adjusted operating earnings for the period, ending 31 August, totaled $883m, nearly matching the $888m of last year’s comparative period.