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Lysine cartel case defies EC damages Directive

Ajinomoto considering appeal

Lysine cartel case defies EC damages Directive

By Jane Byrne

A ruling in a lysine cartel case which saw damages awarded to French poultry breeder, Doux, against Ajinomoto will make it easier for victims of anti-competitive practices to bring an action for damages and prove prejudice, says a lawyer.

Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

The use of rapeseed cake in the production of livestock feed cuts methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13%, without affecting digestibility in vitro, according to the initial results of a EU-funded research project.

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

By Jane BYRNE

There will be a continuing slide in demand for pig feed in the EU this year due to productivity challenges in the sector and cattle feed demand is set to decline on better weather conditions for grasslands and forages production, says trade group.

Vitamin E supply hit by fire at BASF facility

Vitamin E supply hit by fire at BASF facility

By Jane BYRNE

A major fire due to a technical issue on March 12 at a BASF plant in Germany will close the plant for a month or more and affect supply of vitamins A and E.

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