Livestock News

  • Coming to a kitchen near you: Dairy Farmers of Canada Partners with MissFresh Meal Kits

    With the growing popularity of online food subscription services across Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce a partnership with MissFresh, a Canadian company that strives to help people lead a healthier lifestyle by making eating healthy at home easy and accessible to everyone. The partnership, launched August 12, provides recipes to MissFresh customers made with ...


    By Dairy Farmers of Canada

  • New salmon egg site opens

    A NEW salmon egg facility in Norway will help supply the global market with biosecure eggs all year round. The £40 million plant, based in Salten and owned by Benchmark Holdings, is a land based unit and the most modern salmon egg production site in the world, said the company. The new facility will increase Benchmark’s capacity by 75 per cent. The company currently outsources part of ...


    By FISHupdate

  • From the Executive Director: Dirt Rich Shows Northwest Minnesota Farmers Eager to Adopt Soil Health Principles

    “As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The person who grasps principles can successfully select their own methods. The person who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

  • Salmon images ‘lack context and veracity’

    THE Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) has defended the industry’s health record following the latest propaganda campaign by anti-salmon farm activists. Video footage and photographs of unhealthy salmon have been taken out of context, said Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of the SSPO. ‘The video footage and images circulated in the media recently are horrible to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Ambic Introduces Upgrade to its Dip Cup Range

    Ambic is updating its dip cup range with the addition of an innovative new Uptake Tube Adaptor which fits to the bottom of the uptake tube. It ensures that minimal teat dip chemical is left in the bottom of the dip cup bottle and prevents the uptake tube from ‘bottoming out’ when the dip cup is depressed to dispense teat dip chemical. ...


    By Ambic Equipment Limited

  • The plant extracts for feed additives

    Application of Plant Extracts for Feed Additives: ...


    By Foreverest Resources Ltd.

  • Verderflex donate £500 in support of PACT

    Our colleague Mick Lamb shed his beard as part of the ‘Bye Bye Beardy’ action in aid of PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia). Mick is telling us his story with one eye laughing and one eye crying because he still hasn’t come to terms with losing his gorgeous beard: ‘‘I’d had the beard for 5 years before I shaved it off for the ...

  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

  • US Gulf crude output maintains deepwater momentum

    The US Gulf of Mexico is poised for continued record crude production, with brownfield project expansions and new developments boosting medium and light sour streams. US Gulf crude output is projected to grow from an all-time high of 1.68mn b/d in 2017 to an average of 1.75mn b/d in 2018, and 1.86mn b/d in 2019, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Relatively stable oil ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

    The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 15, ...

  • We’re helping to create Austria’s first equine cremator service

    A couple of months ago I traveled over to Graz in Austria to visit the Reininger family, who after many years running a successful pet cremation business based around one of our Surefire®units, now wished to expand and develop their enterprise by installing a second, more  ...

  • A new generation of Indian farmers rejects industrial food production

    Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process. India may be famous for its food, but the way in which it grows its ingredients is notoriously bad. Stories of the nation’s chemical spills, soil contamination, groundwater depletion, and lost biodiversity are depressing, not to ...

  • Editorial: Composting, The “Gateway Drug”

    We lost David Buckel, a compassionate, brilliant composting champion, in mid-April. He died of self-immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, taking his own life to draw attention to the harsh realities of climate change. “My early death by fossil fuel,” he wrote in a suicide letter, “reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” We met David in early 2013. By that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A horse cremator with a difference

    A few weeks ago we received a call from a customer who has been on our books for many years.  In fact we originally supplied his existing equine cremation system some 20-years ago, and although this is still performing well, his business has developed and he realised that it was time to discuss an upgrade.  Which is why he had no hesitation whatsoever in coming back to us.  Our ...

  • SmartPro NF is chosen by Wayne Farms for US hatchery renovation project

    Wayne Farms LLC, one of the top-six poultry producers in the United States, has chosen SmartPro NF incubators from NatureForm and Pas Reform for its hatchery upgrade project in Decatur, north Alabama. ...

  • BioSafe Systems adds to Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Team

    BioSafe Systems is proud to welcome William Varner to the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (MPS) team as Technical Sales Representative. Working from his home office in Raleigh, NC William will be responsible for generating Animal Health distribution and sales opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic. ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have produced a booklet of facts about their industry, aimed at addressing misperceptions and correcting often inaccurate coverage in the press. The publication, ‘Reported Versus Reality: A Pocket Guide to Scottish Salmon Farming’, has been sent to MSPs, Scottish MPs and local councillors, as well as to other stakeholders, including regulators, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Bioscience, Inc. Announces Expansion

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    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • The Role of LEDS in Speed Breeding

    Some of the most important crops for feeding the ever-increasing global population include wheat and barley. In order to meet the future demand, scientists have a task of finding ways to improve efficiencies in breeding these and other, similar plant species. Typically, more than 10 years  are needed to develop novel cultivars with an advanced agronomic performance.  On one hand it is ...


    By Valoya Oy

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