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  • market outlook

    Fefac Market Outlook for 2018

    Brussels (Belgium)  ̶  FEFAC market experts are relatively optimistic concerning the market outlook for 2018 with regard to industrial compound feed production. The dairy sector still needs to recover from the severe milk price crisis and get rid of the vast stocks of skimmed milk powder, leading… Lees verder →

  • compound feed

    Fefac compound feed production estimates 2017

    Brussels (Belgium) – The industrial compound feed production for farmed animals in the EU-28 in 2017 reached an estimated level of 156.7 mio. t, i.e. 0.2% more than in 2016, according to data provided by Fefac members. As regards cattle feed, the abolishment of dairy quotas in 2015 resulted… Lees verder →

  • Calsporin approved in EU for sows, piglets and dogs

    Werkendam (The Netherlands)  ̶  The European Commission has approved the use of the probiotic Calsporin (Bacillus subtilis C-3102, No. 4b1820 – gut flora stabilizer) in feed for sows, piglets and dogs. Stimulates Calsporin contains living traces of Bacillus subtilis C-3102. It’s dosage is concentrated: 1.0… Lees verder →

  • pet food

    Cargill acquires pet food producer Pro-Pet

    Minneapolis (USA)  ̶  Cargill reached an agreement to acquire Pro-Pet, an Ohio-based manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet foods, including premium dog food brand Black Gold.  The acquisition makes Cargill the only national supplier of both animal feed and pet food offerings in the… Lees verder →

  • medicines

    Progress on animal medicines legislative package

    Brussels (Belgium)  ̶  The European Council received the mandate to enter into trilogue negotiations with the Commission and the Parliament to agree on the final text of the new EU Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed Regulations. AnimalhealthEurope is pleased to see this next step is taken as… Lees verder →

  • salmonella

    Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

    Parma (Italy)  ̶   The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases. Cases of Salmonella enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which is compiled… Lees verder →

  • adisseo

    Adisseo announces acquisition of Nutriad

    Antony (France)  ̶  Bluestar Adisseo Company announces the acquisition of Nutriad, a global feed additives producer. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition. Nutriad, a multinational company headquartered in Dendermonde, Belgium, operates… Lees verder →

  • efficient dosing

    Efficient dosing of micro-ingredients

    Heel  (The Netherlands)  ̶  There is a rapidly increasing demand for tailor-made produced feed. It challenges feed manufacturers to dose an ever increasing number of different ingredients in small quantities. Van Aarsen International, based in The Netherlands, helps to optimize the fine dosing process via… Lees verder →

  • antimicrobials

    Resistance to antimicrobials in aquaculture needs global approach

    Penang (Malaysia)  ̶  New research from WorldFish undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) identifies means to lessen the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antiprotozoals, in aquaculture. Intensification of fish farming systems has resulted in higher… Lees verder →