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FUW raises concerns about Welsh fodder shortages

FUW raises concerns about Welsh fodder shortages

The Farmers’ Union of Wales says Irish fodder aid schemes highlight and add to concerns in Wales over the impact months of wet weather are having on fodder supplies and prices. Diminishing fodder supplies in the Republic of Ireland led the Irish Government to introduce a fodder transport subsidy scheme in January, with payments of […]

Aussie pasture seeds fuel booming South American beef industry

Aussie pasture seeds fuel booming South American beef industry

Major forage seed distributor Pasture Genetics is preparing to meet Argentina’s growing cattle feed demand and has built a new warehouse in Virginia, South Australia, to house its export product. The company already sells its commodity varieties to Argentina and is in the process of establishing a market for its improved premium range. Pasture Genetics’ […]

EFSA reviews maximum content of copper in animal feed

EFSA reviews maximum content of copper in animal feed

EFSA has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. It recommends a reduction in the maximum copper content in feed for piglets, cattle and dairy cows, and an increase in feed for goats. The proposed levels would reduce the amount of copper released into the environment, which could […]

New classification of zinc additive in the EU: Zinc chelate of protein hydrolysates

  The European Commission recently published new regulations for the reauthorisation of zinc feed additives in the European Union (EU). The new regulation approves the use of zinc feed additives for a period of 10 years and contains a number of changes compared to the previous authorisation in relation to placing zinc additives on the […]

Alternative proteins market shaken up as AB Agri acquires AgroKorn

Alternative proteins market shaken up as AB Agri acquires AgroKorn

Leading British animal nutrition and agricultural services group AB Agri is growing its capabilities in the fast-developing field of alternative proteins with the acquisition of AgroKorn. The deal sees the Danish developer and producer of animal nutrition products, premix, milk replacers and alternative proteins join AB Agri’s growing community, although AgroKorn’s mink business has not […]

Global animal production becoming more sustainable by using less concentrate feed

Global animal production becoming more sustainable by using less concentrate feed

Reducing the proportion of animal feed grown on crop land would have a positive effect on the availability of food and important environmental indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen surplus. A new study led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, which was published in the scientific journal of the Royal Society Interface, […]

Farmers urged to make most of autumn grass growth

Farmers urged to make most of autumn grass growth

Farmers across the UK could make feed savings of up to £14 per cow over the next two to three weeks if they make the most of the late surge in grass growth that has been seen this autumn across much of the country – that’s the latest advice from the forage grass team at […]

More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed

More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed

Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. This review derives from the Political Guidelines presented to the European Parliament in July 2014, on the basis of which this Commission was elected. The review confirms the need for […]

ForFarmers acquisition of Countrywide Farmers Feed and Forage activities approved

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has approved ForFarmers acquisition of Countrywide Farmers feed and forage activities. The acquisition, which was announced on 9th December 2014, will be completed on 1st May 2015. On completion, ForFarmers will acquire the compound feed, blends, co-products, straights and forage businesses from Countrywide. The transaction also includes a long […]

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