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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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News in Brief

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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