Aquaculture

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BioMar upbeat about full year earnings

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed group, BioMar, reported a 2% increase in volumes sold in its third quarter (Q3) for 2018, which it said mainly derived from the acquisition of Alimentsa in Ecuador and strong sales in Chile; its reported lower sales in Norway.

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Round up of recent EFSA feed related opinions

By Jane Byrne

Newly submitted data from Norel confirms that an additive, zinc chelate of methionine sulfate, is safe for broilers when used up to the maximum content of zinc in complete feed allowed in the EU (120 mg Zn/kg complete poultry feed), concluded EFSA.

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Further antibiotic reductions in UK farming praised

By Jane Byrne

UK activist group, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, has hailed the 18% reduction recorded for last year in sales of all antibiotics used to treat UK farm animals last year.

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DSM expands premix production in India

By Jane Byrne

Last week saw DSM open its second animal nutrition and health premix plant in India. The factory is located in Jadcherla, near Hyderabad.