Zinc Oxide

Rethinking EU pig farming

Rethinking EU pig farming

By Jane Byrne

Post-weaning diarrhea is high on the agenda again in EU pig farming, with therapeutic levels of zinc oxide being phased out, and that legislative move comes on the back of an enforced reduction in copper levels in EU piglet rations as well as ongoing...

Christina Brødkner explains research into zinc oxide alternatives © Hamlet Protein

Hamlet Protein looks to fiber as zinc alternative

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The hunt is on to find an alternative to zinc oxide in young pig diets given regulatory developments in the EU and China, Danish company Hamlet Protein, in that context, is looking at the use of fiber additives in feed.

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Weaning without zinc oxide

By Jane Byrne

The ban on the use of zinc oxide for weaned pigs in the EU comes into effect in June 2022, providing a challenge for EU pig production – how to continue to produce pigs without using a high level zinc oxide at weaning and without relying more on antibiotics...

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AB Agri acquires Polish young animal nutrition firm

By Jane Byrne

AB Agri Ltd, part of Association British Foods, has acquired Michel Pasze, a specialist young animal nutrition business based in Smigiel, Poland. It will operate as Primary Diets Polska.

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