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Energetic new boss aims to inspire many

Earlier in 2014, international feed additives company Novus International presented François Fraudeau as its new president and CEO. Aiming to encourage and challenge his employees, he hopes to achieve 10% market share by 2020. By Roger Abbott "Small farmer's son takes on the world.....

Iowa State graduate student honoured for pig research

The National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) has awarded their Graduate Student Award to Dinesh Thekkoot, and Iowa State University animal science graduate student. "Getting a national level recognition is a great encouragement and this motivates me to work harder," Thekkoot said. "Also, because...

Russian poultry output forecast to rise in 2015

USDA FAS has forecast an increase in Russian broiler meat production to reach 3.4 million metric tons (MMT) in 2015. The increase is due to favourable feed prices resulting from a strong grain crop forecast, reduced domestic competition due to forecasted import reductions, and the Russian Ministry o...

Four countries receive highest animal welfare rating

Just four countries – New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland and Austria – are deemed worthy of the highest ‘A’ rating in the Animal Protection Index issued by the UK-based World Animal Protection (WAP) organisation. WAP's overall rankings are based on a wide range of indicators relating not only to farm ...

Four countries receive highest animal welfare rating

Just four countries – New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland and Austria – are deemed worthy of the highest ‘A’ rating in the Animal Protection Index issued by the UK-based World Animal Protection (WAP) organisation. WAP's overall rankings are based on a wide range of indicators relating not only to farm ...

Four countries receive highest animal welfare rating

Just four countries – New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland and Austria – are deemed worthy of the highest ‘A’ rating in the Animal Protection Index issued by the UK-based World Animal Protection (WAP) organisation. WAP's overall rankings are based on a wide range of indicators relating not only to farm ...

December issue of AllAboutFeed now online

The December issue of AllAboutFeed is now available online. This issue again has a great variety of articles on different aspects within the animal feed sector. From piglet feed intake tips and tricks to the latest insights in methane reduction in dairy cattle. You can read it all in this issue. For...

Five countries with pig potential

Much agricultural research and development takes place in saturated markets. Market potential, however, can often be found where there is relatively few rules, plenty of space and/or a lot of demand for pork. In this respect, Pig Progress took a closer look to the five countries constituting the tra...

Even a small rise would make a huge difference

India often tends to be 
overlooked in the world’s pig developments. The country, however, harbours a huge market and a lot of potential. In India, pork simply has never really had a good name – but what if that was about to change? By Vincent ter Beek The shop in the picture to you...

Selenium enriched poultry gains interest in Asia

The functional food industry is experiencing rapid growth. Using selenium to make chicken and poultry meat healthier seems to be boosted by this trend, Asian based company ABCA, part of the AB Agri group, says. The company sees a range of opportunities for enriched animal products, due to the growin...

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