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‘Key challenge for the UK pork sector is litter size’

By Jane Byrne

The low number of pigs weaned per sow per year in all UK systems is still a major cause of that market’s relatively high cost of production and a factor that needs to be addressed if UK pig production costs are to remain competitive with the rest of Europe,...

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Vote imminent on formaldehyde as feed additive

By Jane Byrne

A vote is due next week on the tabled EU Commission proposal to deny authorization of formaldehyde as a feed additive for use as a preservative and hygiene condition enhancer.

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Probiotic aimed at Salmonella reduction gets EU approval

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition said its live yeast probiotic strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079, is the first feed additive authorized in the EU for the reduction of carcass contamination by Salmonella spp. in broiler chickens.

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EU: No decision taken on glyphosate

By Jane Byrne

The decisive vote due today on the reauthorization of the EU license for the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, did not take place - it was postponed.

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Mercosur deal: Brussels pressed over Brazilian meat scandal

By Jane Byrne

The EU farm lobby has stressed concerns over meat standards and safety must be given priority in discussions with the Latin American trade bloc in the wake of the corruption scandal engulfing Brazil’s meat industry.

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EU parliament backs trade deal with Canada

By Jane Byrne

MEPs today backed the CETA trade deal with Canada, with 408 in favor and 254 against, amid protests outside the EU parliament building in Strasbourg.

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Commission biofuel plan puts EU protein production at risk: FEFAC

By Jane Byrne

EU feed industry representatives urge the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the proposed phase-out of crop-based biofuels after 2020, warning such a move will have a detrimental impact on the sector’s capacity to use locally produced proteins.

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Regulation also sees new types of zinc additives introduced

EU lowers top zinc feed additive usage levels

By Jane Byrne

Several amendments have been ushered in under new regulations for the placing of zinc feed additives on the EU market.

Academic lays out repercussions of Brexit for EU agri-food R&D

Academic lays out repercussions of Brexit for EU agri-food R&D

By Jane Byrne

As the UK is a net contributor to the EU budget, a net importer of agri-food products from the EU, and punches above its weight in research terms, its withdrawal would have “broadly negative effects” for the EU farm and food sector, argues a leading agriculture...

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Stalemate at EU glyphosate talks, no vote taken

By Jane Byrne

The glyphosate dossier is to be handed over to the Commission, following on from the PAFF committee's failure today to generate a vote on the controversial herbicide.

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UK feed and farm trade groups come out against Brexit

By Jane Byrne

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), the trade group representing the feed, crop protection, grain and oilseed sectors in the UK, said Brexit would not be in the best interest of its members.

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MEPs vote to limit antibiotic use in livestock

By Jane Byrne

A European Parliament committee yesterday voted to ban collective and preventive antibiotic treatment of animals, while also backing measures to encourage research into new medicines.

Maize output lowered in the EU

Maize output lowered in the EU

By Jane Byrne

In the latest cereals supply and demand balance sheet from the EU Commission, production and stocks have been increased for wheat and barley, but it is a different story for maize.