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  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition Launches Alkosel 600 Selenium Supplement

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces the availability of Alkosel 600 in the United States. Alkosel 600 is a new, ready-to-use formulation of the company’s inactivated whole cell yeast containing organic selenium that can be used without the added step of premixing. “At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, we’re committed to addressing the industries’ needs with specific, natural ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition expands Ruminant Center of Excellence program with Texas A&M AgriLife Research

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Texas A&M Agrilife Research announce a collaboration to be launched at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor, Texas. Lallemand Animal Nutrition has established partnerships worldwide as part of their Research Centers of Excellence program, to Forward the development and innovation of microbial solutions. “At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, we’re ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • How Automatic Pig Feeding Systems improve the bottom line

    Pig producers face a lot of challenges. In North America, specifically, there are 70% fewer pig farms today than in the year 2000. As feed costs rise while global demand for animal protein increases, pig farmers must produce more pork with fewer resources. Automatic pig feeding systems are a large part of ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • EU and FAO partner to help flood-affected Serbian farms rebuild

    The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring. An EU grant of EUR 8 million, aimed at restoring the livelihoods of the most vulnerable farming families, was announced at a ceremony here today. Agriculture is the backbone of the rural economy in Serbia and an important source of income for the majority of ...

  • Final meeting on whether to establish an international body to address decline of world`s nature-based assets

    Governments Gather in Busan, Republic of Korea for Third Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The past 50 years have witnessed unprecedented economic growth which has made many people in the world richer and lifted millions out of poverty. But equally it has led to an accelerating decline of the biodiversity and the ecosystems that ...

  • One Topic, Multiple Requirements, Individual Solutions

    Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention. The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Testing for a range of Per Fluorinated Compounds (PFC) in soil and water.

    Perfluorinated Compounds (PFC) are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications for over 50 years – used in adhesives, cosmetics, cleaning products, and fire fighting foams. Some Per Fluorinated substances are Toxic, Persistent and Bio-accumulative; this by definition makes them hazardous substances. There are major concerns ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Harper Government Supports National Livestock Traceability Database

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service. This national traceability database will collect, maintain and manage information in accordance with national standards, federal and ...

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Trout genome sequencing redefines the evolution of vertebrate genomes

    A French consortium, coordinated by INRA and gathering CEA (Genoscope), CNRS and the Ecoles Normales Supérieures of Paris and Lyon, sequenced and analyzed the genome of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), which constitutes the first published genome of a salmonid (salmons and trouts family). This sequence, published on April 22, 2014 in Nature Communications, ...

  • Illinois, One of a Few States with Bedbug Legislation

    Illinois recently joined several other states in pioneering legislation to combat the spread of bedbugs across their state.  Currently in Illinois there is legislation that railcars that will be occupied by the public be free from bedbugs and mandates regular cleaning and inspection of the railcars. In addition, legislation authorizes the Structural Pest Control Advisory Council to develop a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Growing German interest in Zambian agri sector

    “Made in Germany” will make a big impression at the annual Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April when 14 German providers of agri machinery and livestock equipment will be part of the German pavilion – this is almost double compared to last year. Martin Botzian, Head of Communication at DLG International GmbH says: “we are pleased to be part of the show for the third time. ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Deadly Bacteria Found on Bedbugs

    Over the past few years numerous media reports of a growing bedbug infestation problem have appeared across the United States.  To add to the story, just last month it was reported that Canadian scientists have discovered Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on bedbugs.  An article discussing MRSA and bedbugs was also just published in the June 2011 issue of Emerging ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers. On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist. Water quality management for fish farmers is ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Maps reveal secret life of marine turtles in urgent need of protection

    A series of conservation maps produced by WWF reveal for the first time the secret life of endangered turtles in the world’s most diverse marine region – the Coral Triangle. The maps are the first to bring together the different life cycle movements, migration routes, foraging grounds, and nesting sites of green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles. The maps were produced with the help of satellite ...


    By WWF International

  • New environmental risk assessment of veterinary antibiotics applications in livestock farming

    Sustainability Scientists at Leuphana University of Lüneburg have devised a simple screening-based predicting procedure for region-specific environmental risks caused by veterinary antibiotics (VA). This procedure, called Usage Pattern-based Exposure Screening (UPES), makes use of utilization patterns of antibiotics in animal husbandry. By improving targeting, it enables the identification ...

  • Bedbug Treatment Options Abound, But Beware of Scams

    The environmental and building science professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) play a key roll in identifying safe and effective identification services, prevention advices and control solutions to commercial and residential property owners who are battling bedbugs.   Bedbugs have been all over the news this year, invading properties from coast to coast.  The parasitic insects have even ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • USDA Urges the Public to Report Asian Longhorned Beetle Sightings

     The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is asking the public to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). August is a time of peak emergence for the devastating invasive pest and a critical time for building the public's awareness of ALB. ALB was ...

  • OEHHA Proposes Prop 65 Listing Under Labor Code Mechanism

    On March 4, 2011, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed to list four chemicals as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) under the "Labor Code mechanism" for listing contained in Health and Safety Code Section 25249.8(a). The four substances are: ...


    By Acta Group

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