Prevention of African Swine Fever
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Prevention of African Swine Fever

African swine fever, a contagious viral disease that is generally fatal to pigs and wild boars, has no known vaccine or treatment today. This highly resistant virus raises fears of a pandemic in the pig ...
Can bakery and confectionary products be used in pig feed?
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Can bakery and confectionary products be used in pig feed?

Food waste is on the rise and now amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food. Aware of their responsibility for food waste, consumers are increasingly looking for new solutions to address this waste ...
Drought: 40% of soils lack water in France
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Drought: 40% of soils lack water in France

After a dry winter, near-summer temperatures in May and a heatwave in June, two-thirds of France is already experiencing "dry to very dry" soils due to an "almost continuous lack of rainfall since September". ...
Substantially lower prices on the grain market
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Substantially lower prices on the grain market

Grain market prices fell sharply again to €372.5 last week. The start of the new harvest in the US and Europe is progressing rapidly, keeping the market under pressure. Wheat prices fell by 9% a ...
9 Nutritional strategies to help cows against heat stress
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9 Nutritional strategies to help cows against heat stress

For animals under heat stress conditions, the strict recommendation is to manage diet composition, properly supplement essential nutrients, consider timing and frequency of feeding and supply adequate ...
PETFOOD MARKET
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PETFOOD MARKET

KEY FIGURES€2.16 bn: sales of petfood in supermarkets, up 3.6% vs 2020815 thousand tonnes, -0.8%€1.44 billion: cat food sales in 2021, up 5.1% vs 2020 (up 10.9% vs 2019) €749.3 million: ...
Effects of feed additives on rumen fermentation
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Effects of feed additives on rumen fermentation

Feed additives can be used in ruminant feeding programmes to manipulate rumen fermentation and direct it favourably. The following is a review of these additives, each of which has a specific role and ...
Céline from our feed team flew to Spain
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Céline from our feed team flew to Spain

After this fifth wave of covid (hopefully the last one), Celine from our Feed team got the opportunity to go back to Spain to meet with one of our local distributors, Barentz Iberica. Together they ...
Animal intelligence exists !
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Animal intelligence exists !

Recent discoveries and research in recent years have changed the way we understand animal intelligence. Animals understand, they remember, they experience emotions and express them. This is what we now ...
AMLA FRUIT: A NEW FEED SOURCE FOR COWS
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AMLA FRUIT: A NEW FEED SOURCE FOR COWS

A Chinese and US team investigated the effect of feeding amla fruit on the nutrient digestibility, fermentation parameters, and milk production of lactating dairy cows. Due to its sour and astringent ...
STRESS IN FARMING: ANTICIPATE THE CONSEQUENCES
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STRESS IN FARMING: ANTICIPATE THE CONSEQUENCES

Stress has many, often very negative, impacts on your livestock. When an animal is subjected to a stressful situation, it will have to adapt its behaviour and metabolism, which will impact on its health ...
Feed of the future
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Feed of the future

Microalgae-derived astaxanthin meets growing demand for feed supplements and sustainability concerns alike. Driven by consumer interest in environmental health, traceability, animal welfare and a cleaner ...
Our Feed team flew to Danemark
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Our Feed team flew to Danemark

After several months of long distance exchanges, Céline and Philippe from our Feed team flew to Danemark to meet with our local distributor and partner, Tierra. ...
How to limit soy’s carbon impact?
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How to limit soy’s carbon impact?

Approximately 60% of the carbon footprint of pork comes from feed and, of that, the single biggest contributor is soybean meal. So, what can companies do to help reduce this percentage? When we talk about ...
Livestock farming uses less antibiotics
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Livestock farming uses less antibiotics

Between 2011, the reference year of the first Ecoantibio plan, and 2020, the exposure of farm animals and pets to antibiotics has decreased by 45.4%. This success can be linked to changes in farming methods ...
Feeding piglets without costly plasma
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Feeding piglets without costly plasma

Blood plasma is a fast-digestible protein source and has consistently been used in nursery pig diets to improve performance. But it is also an expensive ingredient, putting pressure on the pig farmer’s ...
Carrefour launches organic snacks for dogs and cats
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Carrefour launches organic snacks for dogs and cats

It's a private label novelty: Carrefour is launching a range of organic treats for dogs and cats under its Companino brand. With one in two French households now owning a pet, the share of natural products ...
Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission
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Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission

Meat-and-bone meal made its return to EU livestock feeders in September. In principle, it will be possible to feed poultry and pigs with "processed animal protein" (PAP), two decades after the ban on ...
Use of insects in animal feed
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Use of insects in animal feed

On the 18th of August, the European Commission adopted a new regulation that authorizes the use of processed animal protein (PAP) from insects in pig and poultry feed. In a press release, the International ...
Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry
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Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry

Findings into alternative home-grown protein sources could help the UK poultry sector move away from unsustainable soya imports. At a time when global supplies of soya are looking increasingly fragile, ...
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