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06 June 2017
China Takes Major Step Forward to Improve Pig Welfare
CHINA - China took a major step forward to improve the welfare of pigs on Monday, 5 June....
26 February 2017
2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results for Swine Feed
GLOBAL - Mycotoxins are known to have a broad range of negative effects on animals. These secondary metabolites produced by fungi infect all types of grains, and are produced either on the field following...
23 January 2017
AB Vista to Share Economic Benefits of Latest Feed Analysis Advancements at IPPE
US - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista will demonstrate how the latest developments in feed analysis can reduce costs at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, taking...
09 January 2017
Nutriad Highlights Additive Solutions at IPPE
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, headquartered in Europe, initially started its USA operations in the US as Feed Flavors, back in 1963. ...
03 January 2017
Formulating for Optimum Gut Health and Performance in Swine
CANADA - Remarks by Anthony Edwards, ACE Livestock Consulting, Australia, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
21 December 2016
European Agency Recommends Zinc Oide Withdrawal
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that all veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide should be withdrawn. This decision follows an EMA conclusion that the benefit-to-risk balance...
20 December 2016
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey
SPAIN - Multinational feed producer Nutriad, concluded its 2016 Mycotoxin Survey in Spain, which included 107 maize samples from different Spanish regions....
12 December 2016
Environmental Enrichment Improves Behavioral and Physiological Responses in Pigs
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says the provision of environmental enrichment has the potential to improve both the health and productivity of the pig, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 December 2016
Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
29 November 2016
NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place Jan....
22 November 2016
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Polish Wheat and Triticale Mycotoxin Survey
POLAND - Poland is one of Europe’s biggest grain producers. Its farming sector has changed dramatically since it joined the European Union (E.U.) more than 10 years ago....
07 November 2016
SonicClean: Ultrasonic Waves Against Biofilm
GERMANY - Big Dutchman presents a new cleaning system for the liquid feeding of pigs...
28 October 2016
WNF 2016 - Conference Day 2
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 2 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
26 October 2016
Most Successful Animal Health Vaccine of All Time Reaches Milestone of Two Billion Pigs Being Protected
GERMANY - Worldwide over two billion pigs have been protected against Porcine Circovirus Disease using Ingelvac CircoFLEX®; the vaccine contributes to sustainable production and supply of healthy, nutritious...
WaveFeeder Trough for Foraging Promotes Typical Drive to Explore During Feeding
GLOBAL - Foraging for feed is a natural behaviour for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive...
25 October 2016
Hutterite Colony Sees Drastic Improvement in Production After Switching to Hypor Sows
US - The Millerdale Hutterite colony in South Dakota has made significant improvements in production on their 1,900-head hog operation after switching to the Hypor sow in 2015....
07 September 2016
Genomics Expose the Role of Phytogenics in Gut Health: BIOMIN
GLOBAL - Omics tools allow a deep insight into the cellular metabolism of animals, and are said to be helping BIOMIN strengthen its market position. We caught up with Franz Waxenecker, development director...
09 August 2016
Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe,...
05 August 2016
Merck Animal Health Receives FDA Approval of Safe-Guard® AquaSol for Use in Swine
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada) today announced the introduction of Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension) for use in U.S. swine...
03 August 2016
Hypor Magnus Finishers Consistently Rank in Top 10 On Maple Leaf Foods’ Carcass Quality Index
CANADA - Five out of the top ten indexing producers supplying hogs to Maple Leaf Foods, in Brandon Manitoba, Canada, use Hypor Magnus Duroc semen, according to Hams Marketing Services’ Top 10 List for...
12 July 2016
BIOMIN Streamlines Digestarom Product Portfolio
GLOBAL - In an effort to focus on major livestock species, BIOMIN has streamlined the number of products within the Digestarom® phytogenic feed additive portfolio....
17 June 2016
Utilising Advancements in NIR Technology to Optimise the Feed Production Process
GLOBAL - Understanding the variability in feedstuffs could be the key to unlocking greater returns from feed formulation, according to Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista....
Growket is a New Company of Symaga Group
SPAIN - The new brand from Symaga Group, Growket, was launched last week has been by Alfonso Garrido, president of the group. Symaga was founded in 1985 by Alfonso Garrido for manufacturing silos and livestock...
01 June 2016
Nutriad Helped Sponsor 2015-2016 USA Scholarships
US - International feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside various other corporate sponsors, proudly sponsored Targeting Excellence and as such contributed to the funding of excellence awards to students...
31 May 2016
MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
IRELAND - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS)...
27 April 2016
Making Room for Feed Additives in Piglet Diets
GLOBAL - Organic acid use in piglet diets can be considered routine nowadays. Yet, high levels of organic acids in feed formulation take up a lot of otherwise useful space in the feed. Replacing a portion...
18 April 2016
AB Vista Appoints Dr Eckel as Distributor in Germany and Austria
GLOBAL - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has announced an alliance with German-based distributor Dr Eckel, a global provider of animal feed additives....
22 February 2016
Enriched Environments Help Reduce Sow Aggression
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says aggression, one of the key challenges in working with group housed sows, can be curbed by providing various forms of enrichment....
19 February 2016
Piglet Enrichments Early in Life Leads to Benefits Later On
A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says providing piglets various forms of enrichment very early in life will lower stress at weaning leading to improved productivity later on and reduce...
16 February 2016
AB Vista Plans for Continued Growth in Former Soviet Union
GLOBAL - AB Vista has appointed a new Technical Sales Manager to its Former Soviet Union region, as it continues to expand its product and service offering in the emerging market....
 
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