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10 July 2015
Alltech Acquires Norwegian Agriculture and Aquaculture Companies
NORWAY - Alltech is expanding its European operations with acquisitions of two Norwegian companies with experience in the Norwegian agriculture and aquaculture industries....
06 July 2015
Southern African Drought Hammers Livestock Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
01 July 2015
Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. ...
24 June 2015
New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Animal Food
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, for use in human food. However,...
15 June 2015
Canada Set for Tighter Winter Wheat Supplies
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada expects tighter than average supplies of fall seeded cereal crops this year as a result of reduced plantings last fall and potential losses from frost that hit...
08 June 2015
Falling Mineral Levels Should Prompt Grass Testing
UK – Grass is the best source of affordable minerals for sheep but a trend for falling forage mineral levels mean graziers should test pasture....
05 May 2015
Volatility Takes its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
29 April 2015
Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
28 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
27 April 2015
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
24 April 2015
Environmental Pasture Management Yields More Grass
SPAIN - Regenerative management practices to improve soil health and plant diversity could also lead to up to 14 per cent improvements in grass yield....
23 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
15 April 2015
EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a...
01 April 2015
Asian Protein Demand Driving Animal Feed Innovation
US - The increase in demand for meat and dairy products in the Asia Pacific region has led to a need for using the best possible technology and animal feed methods....
30 March 2015
Bacteria Can Fight Forage-Destroying Plantain Moth
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists at AgResearch have found that naturally-occurring bacteria can be used to fight the emerging insect pest known as the plantain moth....
25 March 2015
Home Grown Lupins Could Reduce Need for Soya Imports
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
24 March 2015
FDA Drafts Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
17 March 2015
New-born Lambs: The Importance of Observation at Lambing
UK - Lambing requires close observation of new-borns, ensuring lambs have the right start they need, says a veterinary surgeon with the Food Animal Initiative....
13 March 2015
Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
12 March 2015
Cost of Gain Hugely Lower for US Lamb Feeders
US – What Colorado feedlots pay to feed lambs today is 40 per cent below the price paid in the fall of 2012....
10 March 2015
Milk Replacer Matches Colostrum Given in First 24 Hours
IRELAND – Lambs fed a colostrum replacer matched performance of those fed ewe colostrum for the first 24 hours of life in a University College Dublin trial....
03 March 2015
Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg,...
Forage Advice Issued After Study Finds Ewe Nutrition Lacking
UK – Nutrition around lambing and into lactation “could be better” in some pedigree flocks, with improvements needed on forage digestibility, says a leading sheep consultant....
26 February 2015
Think Twice About Creep Feed
UK – Creep feeding will not improve performance if high quality grass is available, say levy board researchers....
19 February 2015
Match Good Scanning Story With Ewe Nutrition
IRELAND – Many Irish farms should be adjusting ewe nutrition to take good scanning results into account....
17 February 2015
Goats Eat Everything A Myth, Say Vets
UK – A message from the veterinary industry has debunked widely held myths about goats eating everything, instead describing them as "chewy" animals that love to nibble....
16 February 2015
David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story
What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting...
11 February 2015
Danger Of Sheep Eating Less Silage As Lambing Nears
SCOTLAND - Reports of wet silages may mean some flocks eat less as lambing nears, warns Scotland's Rural College. ...
04 February 2015
Beware of Poor Silage Risking Underfed Ewes as Lambing Approaches
UK - With pregnant ewes getting heavier as lambing dates get closer specialists from Scotland’s Rural College urge sheep farmers to check the quality of the silage they are feeding....
02 February 2015
Revolutionary NIR Calibration Delivery Platform Now Available
AUSTRALIA - A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement...

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