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Antibiotic banned, but still around

Animal feed is prepared by different ingredients, often coming from different sources. In the Netherlands, an ‘ancient’ and banned antibiotic has shown up in animal feed. The quest for finding out what happened is in full swing. Several products such as antibiotics have been banned in the past. On...

Feed price hikes cause unrest in Indian poultry sector

An unprecedented increase in the cost of poultry feed inputs such as maize and soya meal, is pushing India’s major poultry producing states towards a major slump with several farmers incurring huge losses. The National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the government to grant a mora...

Feed price hikes cause unrest in Indian poultry sector

An unprecedented increase in the cost of poultry feed inputs such as maize and soya meal, is pushing India’s major poultry producing states towards a major slump with several farmers incurring huge losses. The National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the government to grant a mor...

A continued two year fall expected in crop prices

The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. Demand for agricultural products is expected to...

FAO 2014 outlook for global poultry sector

The latest food outlook published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) suggests that global poultry production is expected to grow by 1.6% to 108.7 million tonnes in 2014. The expansion is largely driven by the developed economies  as production in developing countrie...

Feed costs shift global dairy industry

‘Concerns for the future of the Russian dairy industry’, was one of the news headlines on AllAboutFeed this week. Prices of feed are still the main reason for the concerns and not only Russian dairy farmers experience these problems. But will Africa – with its potential for growth - take the place a...

Antibiotics: part of our heritage list?

Hooray!, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been reduced in Dutch broilers, fattening pigs, veal calves and dairy cattle. It’s the result of an effective policy, which has led to 57% reduction in antibiotics in the last five years. But to fight AMR, a true global action plan must be developed, as di...

2014 World Food Prize honours plant scientist

India-born plant scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the US$250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production. Dr Rajaram (born in India and a citizen of Mexico) worked hand-in-hand with Nobel Laureate Dr Norman Borlaug and bred an impressive 4...

India’s Amrit Group celebrates 20 years with new hatchery

In the year that India’s Amrit Group celebrates its 20th anniversary, the company is on track to launch a landmark new hatchery complex at its new 1.15 million egg/week hatchery facility in Panagargh, India. Amrit Group signed a contract with Pas Reform at VIV Asia in March last year for the supply...

GM legislation to change Russian feed market

At the end of last year, Russia officially allowed the 
cultivation of genetically modified crops with their further use in feed and food production. As expected, there are 
proponents and opponents. By Vladislav Vorotnikov, 
Russian correspondent Russia used to be free of genetic...

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