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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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Insurer not liable in legal action over fat fed to pigs

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A pollution exclusion in an insurance policy for Minnesota based fat recycling firm, Restaurant Recycling, protects the insurer from having to defend the feed ingredient producer in a lawsuit brought by a local pork producer over tainted feed, rules a...

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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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Dairy sensor tech looks to assess milk components

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

SomaDetect’s milk sensor and analytical algorithms look to provide producers with information on cows’ reproductive status and health along with the influence of feed rations on milk components.

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special edition: Pig and poultry gut health

Folium looks to target bacteria with ‘guided biotic’

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Folium Science is working to address unwanted bacteria in poultry guts using a guided biotic to trigger self digestion in pathogens like salmonella.

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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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Soybeans provide rich pickings for Indian farmers

By Lynda Searby

Whilst there is unlikely to be any relief from high feed prices in the short term for the soymeal-reliant poultry industry, an increase in soybean plantings in India in 2019 is “highly likely,” according to an analyst.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”