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ForFarmers sees increase in gross profit

By Jane Byrne

ForFarmers' financial results for Q3 2023 show a recovery of underlying EBITDA. While sales volumes declined compared to the same period in 2022, they were roughly equal to Q2 this year.

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UK invests £9m in fight against endemic livestock disease

By Jane Byrne

The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have announced £9m (US$11.43m) funding for phase two of the endemic livestock disease initiative.

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AB Agri set to build UK’s biggest pig and poultry feed mill

By Jane Byrne

As part of its strategy for growth, ABN has unveiled its plan to build what will be the UK’s biggest, state-of-the-art, feed mill in the East of England, capable of producing 1m tons of pig and poultry feed on an annual basis.

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WASDE: USDA takes cautious approach

By Jane Byrne

The mildly bearish June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) contained few surprises with the USDA taking a cautious approach as ever with incremental changes, reports CRM AgriCommodities.

ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

By Jane Byrne

The African swine fever (ASF) virus, initially detected in Vietnam in February, has resulted in the culling of over 1.3m domestic pigs in that market, so far, according to an update from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Sea kelp: the forgotten supplement?

By Lynda Searby

An Irish farming family has commercialized a dried seaweed supplement that has enabled its pig herd to go antibiotic free.

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Putting grass protein to the test in pigs

By Jane Byrne

Researchers based at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark are optimistic they can partially replace traditional protein ingredients like soy with clover grass in organic pig feed.

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Improved feed conversion ratio (FCR) in UK pig herd

By Jane Byrne

In the year up to September 2018, the feed conversion ratio (FCR) for the UK pig herd had improved compared to the 2017 average, according to the latest Agrosoft data, cited by the AHDB in a report