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US: Feedlot linked to soybean field contaminant

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in the US has determined that grain and seed screenings used as feed were linked to the spread of an invasive weed, Palmer amaranth, in soybean fields there.

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EFSA asked to carry out risk assessment under medicated feed rules

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission has requested EFSA to assess the specific concentrations of 24 antimicrobials resulting from cross-contamination to non-target feed, below which there would not be an effect on the emergence of and/or selection for resistance in microbial...

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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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