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Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Big data comes to French dairy sector

By Jane Byrne

French farming trade show, SPACE 2017 in Rennes last week, served as a launch pad for Applifarm, an open platform for data sharing in the livestock sector. 

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Question over safety of GM bacteria derived feed product

By Jane Byrne

EFSA was unable to conclude on the safety of a feed material produced by fermentation with Escherichia coli, a by-product of the production of l-lysine, for certain animals and for meat consumers. 

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South Asian dairy yields held back by poor diet

By Paul Gander

Although increasingly in demand in South Asia, raw milk output in the Indian Subcontinent in particular is being held back by tradition in the form of chosen animal genotypes, the conditions in which herds are kept and severe deficiencies in feeding regimes,...

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Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Tracking dairy cow health in Northern Ireland

By Jane Byrne

McLarnon Feeds is aiming to extend, beyond trial farms, a service for monitoring dairy cows managed during the dry period and immediately post-calving. 

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60 second interview: Dairy innovation and feed industry communication

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

In an ongoing series about feed industry careers, we caught up with Troy Wistuba, director of dairy technical solutions at Purina to talk about his new position, how he arrived where is he today and his thoughts on the world of feed manufacturing.

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US: Ridley business recalls beef cattle feed

By Jane Byrne

US firm, Ridley Block Operations, a division of the Alltech owned Ridley Inc, has initiated a voluntary recall of a single batch of a beef cattle feed product due to concerns there is a risk for the target animal.

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Sow diets on Trouw Nutrition’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Trouw Nutrition’s LifeStart swine team is increasingly focused on sow nutrition and the role that plays in preparing the piglet for future challenges.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum

What makes a more feed efficient dairy cow?

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cows with reduced maintenance needs and better energy efficiency may eventually lead to less feed use in the dairy industry, says researcher. 

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New Cargill dairy feed plant in India

By Jane Byrne

Cargill has inaugurated a $10m dairy feed plant in the Punjab in India that aims to produce 10,000 metric tons of feed per month and feed 75,000 cows per day.