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Hybrid rye brings benefits to pig and poultry rations
Helps to reduce carbon footprint Hybrid rye is increasingly being seen as bringing significant benefits to pig and poultry rations as well as having major agronomic benefits for growers with its low nitrogen requirement and tolerance to increasingly frequent drought conditions. The earlier advantages seen when rye is fed... Read more
Key appointment for expanded poultry team
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has expanded its monogastric team by appointing a new poultry sales manager with a wealth of industry experience. Antonia Chittock brings more than 13 years of poultry expertise to the team – having started her career at AB Agri as a feed sales trainee and progressing... Read more
Free test helps tackle cause of post-weaning diarrhoea
Pig producers are being encouraged to reach out to their vets to perform free diagnostics if they are concerned about post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD). Elanco is funding veterinary testing for the F4 and F18 strains of E.coli – both of which are a common causes of PWD and have shown to be present on... Read more
‘Farms of the future’ set to reach net zero
Pig project set to reduce emissions A Nottinghamshire pig producer has joined a pioneering programme that will see retailer M&S work with farmers to decarbonise its meat supply chain and reach net zero by 2040. Wold Farm, which supplies M&S pork through Cranswick, is one of seven farming enterprises... Read more
Flagship industry event opens door to success
Innovation and collaboration will be the focus of this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair – helping producers secure a low carbon future. New technologies and advice on disease management and alternative proteins will also be among the topics at the two-day event, which takes place on 15-16 May... Read more
Pig levy hike ‘vital’ for producers
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has defended proposals for a 20% hike in the pork levy – arguing that it is vital to deliver value for money to producers. Announced in October, the planned increase would be the first for more than 20 years. It follows a challenging... Read more
Poultry producers pile on pressure for egg sector inquiry
Farm leaders have called for a poultry meat supply chain inquiry after Defra announced a review aimed at ensuring a fairer market for the egg sector. The NFU said a Defra investigation should also be launched into the broiler sector because poultry producers face similar challenges to egg producers... Read more
Producers make great strides in reducing antibiotics usage
Pig and poultry producers are at the forefront of efforts to reduce antibiotics in UK livestock production, confirm the latest figures. UK livestock sectors continue to make positive progress towards  antibiotic use targets for the years 2021-2024 – with some sectors reaching goals early, according to the RUMA Targets... Read more
Watch out for broiler health during summer months

A drop in broiler intestinal health among poultry flocks during the summer months is becoming more pronounced, suggests the latest data.

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Pig and poultry waste to generate clean energy

Pig slurry and poultry manure could be used to generate clean energy while providing commercial opportunities for farmers, say university researchers.

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