Swine

Tokach recognized for swine nutrition work by AFIA

Tokach recognized for swine nutrition work by AFIA

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The over-arching goals of Mike Tokach’s research seek to minimize the ultimate production costs for farmers raising pigs and to improve the quality and welfare of the pigs, he said.

EU wide recognition for UK’s feed industry reward scheme

Special Edition: Feed Safety

EU wide recognition for UK’s feed industry reward scheme

By Jane Byrne

A UK model favoring a culture of dialogue between public authorities and the feed industry along with a recently implemented reward scheme for compliant feed businesses is being hailed as a potential system for adoption Europe wide. 

Support for EFSA findings on zinc MPLs in feed

Support for EFSA findings on zinc MPLs in feed

By Jane Byrne

Numerous EU countries have endorsed the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion from May last year that there should be a reduction in the content of zinc allowed in feed for all farmed animals.

AFIA objects to record retention timeframe under new VFD rule

AFIA objects to record retention timeframe under new VFD rule

By Jane Byrne

The US feed sector has questioned the reporting obligations sought under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) as the FDA releases the final version of the rule that aims to bring the use of medically important antimicrobials under veterinary supervision.

EFSA cautions against use of ferrous carbonate as an iron source for young animals

Risk assessor also recommends lower iron levels for bovine and poultry feed

EFSA cautions against use of ferrous carbonate as an iron source for young animals

By Jane Byrne

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), in a scientific opinion, said ferrous carbonate would be insufficiently bioavailable for young animals such as piglets, calves and chickens, as they require a highly efficacious iron source for a rapid response...