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Wood to feed project wins Nutreco competition

By Jane Byrne

Work that examines the nutritional and functional potential of yeasts produced from wood sugars as sustainable fish feed components has won Nutreco’s Young Researchers’ Prize.

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Zinc oxide ban: Chr. Hansen focuses on intestinal health

By Lynda Searby

As part of its ongoing exploration of the connection between sow and piglet health, Chr. Hansen has shown that administering probiotics to lactating sows positively impacts piglet gut microbiota and performance.

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Leading licorice supplier targets feed industry

By Jane Byrne

Ingredients producer, BGG, says its manufacturing site in Xinjiang, China has become the first licorice production facility in the world to obtain GMP+ FSA certification based on GMP+ C6 of the GMP+ international standard, allowing it to boost its feed...

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Structure needs to be built into piglet feed formulations

By Jane Byrne

Feed millers need to start demanding more coarse substrates from suppliers for their pelleted piglet diets, said Francesc Molist, manager, research and development, Schothorst Feed Research in the Netherlands.

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Polish pork production undermined by ASF and high feed costs

By Jane Byrne

Swine inventories in Poland decreased by 4% in 2019 due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and growing feed costs stemming from the 2019 drought, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers

By Jane Byrne

Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers today and good farm and health management, along with optimal housing conditions are positively associated with sow and piglet performance parameters, says a leading pig welfare and housing...

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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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Benefits of phospholipids in sow diets

By Jane Byrne

New research has shown that adding a lysophospholipid (LPL) complex to the diet during lactation improved performance, colostrum and milk immunoglobulins, serum immunoglobulins and blood metabolites, nutrient digestibility and litter weight gain of lactating...

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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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