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WATTAGNET.COM: New rules reauthorize zinc feed additives in EU

Regulation approves use of zinc feed additives for 10 years, contains several changes from prev​ious authorization. The European Commission recently published new regulations for the reauthorization of zinc feed additives in the European Union (EU). The new regulation approves the use of zinc feed additives for 10 years and contains several changes compared with the previous authorization in relation to placi

FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM: EU lowers top zinc feed additive usage levels

Several amendments have been ushered in under new regulations for the placing of zinc feed additives on the EU market. The Commission published the revised legislation, which approves the use of zinc feed additives for a period of ten years, in the Official Journal of the EU last week. Dr. Gerry Dillon, EU regulatory affairs manager at Alltech, said a significant change in the regulations includes the addition of a new category of zinc feed additive: zinc chelate of protein hydrolysates.    

FEEDSTUFFS: Mannan-rich fractions feasible for antibiotic-free diets

Traditionally, antibiotics have been used in poultry feed at subtherapeutic levels to prevent clinical and subclinical levels of disease such as salmonellosis and necrotic enteritis, leading to improved growth rates and feed efficiencies.

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Adaption period is key to success

As most beef houses are empty at this point, finishers review how cattle have performed over the winter period. The thought process now turns to how and where improvements can be made for the next group. Through our experience and communication with beef producers, invariably most of the comments on where these improvements can be made are during the arrival or adaption period. 

PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN: CSI: Cow signals investigation into rumination

Rumination, the cow’s ability to turn food over and over in the stomach in order to digest it, is by far one of the most telling signals the animal has in conveying health status and well-being. However, most dairy producers don’t have time to watch each and every cow “chew it over” after the TMR mixer wagon passes.

FOOD&DRINK BUSINESS EUROPE: The Co-op Group backs British agriculture and the environment

The Co-op has underlined its strong commitment to British farmers with the launch of a progressive scheme to monitor and manage environmental impact and efficiency amongst its dedicated farming groups. The Co-op Enviro-Map programme will, over the next three years, carry out carbon footprint assessments and biodiversity surveys across six main produce sectors. Data will then be processed to generate individual farm reports that will allow farmers to benchmark performance of their business and make decisions to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL: Keenan's sell 100th wagon under Alltech

The open day and sales day held at the Keenan factory on the 29 June was the first official event held since the acquisition of the company by Alltech.  Keenan’s, under new owners Alltech, sold their 100th wagon to a dairy farmer in Tipperary. Robbie Walker, the new CEO at Keenan’s, commente

NATIONAL HOG FARMER: Massively changing China: What you should know

One word repeatedly used to describe China is change. Mark Lyons, Alltech global vice president and head of greater China, says “China is changing as fast as it ever has even though the economic growth might not be as fast.” Yet, China swine business is a global opportunity. Lyons, speaking at the Alltech One Conference, outlines key economic conditions presently occurring in China. Living in the country, he provides an inside viewpoint.

FEED NAVIGATOR: No let up expected in aqua feed M&A activity: PwC

We caught up with Christopher Nolan, managing director, global deals origination at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who recently spoke at Alltech's ONE conference, to hear about his views on amalgamation of the global feed sector. 

IRISH FARMERS MONTHLY: Keenan on track for a bright future

Keenan, an Alltech company, is delighted to announce that it is all systems go for the future. Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company with a mission to improve animal health and performance.