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Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Sanders Euralis looks to develop a French soybean chain

By Jane Byrne

Sanders, the animal feed business of French agri group, Avril, in conjunction with the cooperative, Euralis, are backing French protein production through the opening of a soybean crushing facility in Vic-en-Bigorre, in the southwest of France.

Various alternatives have been used to replace antibiotics in a prophylactic role, including probiotics, butyrate and organic acids: 'Our members keep trialin different methods, but we don’t have any scientific evidence as to whether one alternative or more in combination has led to reductions in the use of antibiotics,” said Kaul. “Trials have been taking place, but we don’t have any results yet.' © istock

UK poultry sector cuts antibiotic use by 50% in one year

By Paul Gander

UK poultry farmers not only halved antibiotic usage during the year to 2016 and eliminated the prophylactic use of antibiotics altogether, they did this as part of a 71% reduction in use since 2012, over a five-year period when poultry meat production...