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Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

By Jane Byrne

All parties in the poultry supply chain, including feed producers, need to assess how they can help limit avian flu outbreaks, with no certainties about whether the spread of the disease will be checked in the coming weeks, says an industry specialist.  

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

By Lynda Searby

Residual feed intake is emerging as the main tool for measuring feed efficiency and making genetic progress in efficiency-related traits among dairy cattle, but is not without its challenges, finds a new review.

No immediate plans to put Zilmax back on US market: Merck

No immediate plans to put Zilmax back on US market: Merck

By Jane Byrne

Zilmax maker Merck says it has not made any decision to resume sales of the cattle additive in the US as a campaign group there condemns the company for “taking steps” to put the beta agonist back on the market.

SHV to finalize offer for Nutreco shares by early December

SHV to finalize offer for Nutreco shares by early December

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco says the offer process from SHV is “on track” with the investment firm saying it will publish its offer memorandum on its intended acquisition of all the animal nutrition company’s shares at the start of next month.

AB Neo launches 'game changing' neonatal animal nutrition technology

AB Neo launches 'game changing' neonatal animal nutrition technology

By Jane Byrne

Research expertise at AB Neo, a new division of AB Agri, is focused solely on neonate performance, with the UK firm saying its newly launched accelerator program is already proven, academically and commercially, to take calf and piglet performance to...

Analysts question shareholder view on acquisition bids for Nutreco

Analysts question shareholder view on acquisition bids for Nutreco

By Jane Byrne

This week has seen shareholders in Nutreco such as Dutch pension group, APG, call on the Dutch fish and animal feed manufacturer to open its books to Cargill and Permira, the potential contenders to a €3 billion ($3.7bn) acquisition bid by SHV Holdings.