Swine

EFSA finds sow feed additive dossier falls short

EFSA finds sow feed additive dossier falls short

By Jane Byrne

The Parma-based feed safety assessor said it cannot conclude on the effectiveness of a digestibility enhancer aimed at lactating sows due to a lack of supporting data.

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.

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

By Jane Byrne

Average prices for compound feed across all animal categories in the UK have slipped in the past quarter, says Defra in its animal feedstuffs price report.

Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

By Stephen DANIELLS

Early administration of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum I5007 to piglets may boost the microbial composition of the young animals and modulate their immune status, says a new study.

Feed additives could help combat climate change

Feed additives could help combat climate change

By Jane BYRNE

Amino acids and enzymes in animal feed can reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, claims a project consortium releasing the results of a year-long study.