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US event cancelled over ASF fears

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US National Pork Producers Council board of directors is canceling the World Pork Expo 2019 in an ‘abundance of caution’ regarding African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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ASF: Canada amends feed import rules

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Canada is amending its feed and feed ingredient regulations to address the potential risk from imports originating in countries experiencing African Swine Fever outbreaks.

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Study examines potential role of feed in ASF spread

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

African swine fever may be orally transmittable in plant-based feeds and liquids, although higher doses of the virus are needed to generate infection from feeds, says researcher.

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ASF threat: Philippines imposes ban on porcine PAP products

By Jane Byrne

The Philippines is restricting the import of processed porcine animal proteins used in feed and pet food from countries with outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in order to protect its swine industry, according to local media.

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Agrifirm sees increase in net earnings

By Jane Byrne

Despite a slight decrease in revenue, Dutch feed and agribusiness group, Agrifirm, saw its net profit grow by 14.6% in 2018 to €44m (US$49.8m).