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.
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.
The carbon footprint of British pig farming has reduced by almost 40% over the last 20 years, according to a new study, using a new methodology, led by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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.
ABN, the UK manufacturer of pig and poultry feed, says it is working hard to encourage the next generation to move into the industry and, in that context, is offering scholarship placements of 12-months duration to UK two university students.
ForFarmers has been shortlisted for this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in the UK under the animal health, agriculture and food supply category, as a result of the work it has done on antibiotic reduction in that country’s pig sector.
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).
Swedish researchers looked at feeding a novel feed resource, Lepidium cake (LC), to grower pigs, saw that it was a palatable feed, and that it did not seem to cause the animals any detrimental health effect.
Black Soldier Fly (BSF) derived protein and single cell proteins from bacterial sources are two products nominated by an expert group as having potential in terms of new feed inputs for pigs and poultry.