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Rams deserve better attention

Rams deserve better attention

The working lives of rams in commercial flocks could be improved if farmers gave them the attention they deserve in terms of health and nutritional needs. This is the conclusion of a new report looking at the longevity and welfare of rams, launched at the Sheep Breeders’ Round Table event in Nottingham this weekend (Sunday […]

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 […]

Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers

Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers

ForFarmers has launched a trial together with the Department of Entomology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, to explore the impacts of live insects as a source of protein in the broilers’ diet. Leon Marchal, Nutrition & Innovation Director at ForFarmers commented, “The most important research question is whether the chicks are growing healthily and […]

Alltech joins COVAP to power efficiency on 320 Spanish dairy farms

Alltech joins COVAP to power efficiency on 320 Spanish dairy farms

Global animal health leader Alltech is proud to announce a new on-farm dairy partnership with COVAP, one of Spain’s largest farmer co-operatives. COVAP45 in strategic alliance with Alltech will witness initial trials on 15 dairy farms in the Spanish region of Andalucía, with a view to spreading to all 320 farms within the COVAP cooperative […]

Managing dry cows at grass

Managing dry cows at grass

Body condition scoring dry cows on grass is the only way to keep track of their performance and to avoid potential problems linked to changing weight, says Adam Collantine, Dugdale Nutrition Dairy Consultant. He says: “Through the winter, whilst dry cows are housed, measuring intakes is a great guide to how suitable the dry cow […]

New Monogastric Science Research Centre launched in Scotland

New Monogastric Science Research Centre launched in Scotland

Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre. The Centre will be a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species which have a stomach with just a single chamber (compared to ruminant animals such as cows and […]

Equifeast wins national business innovation award

Equifeast wins national business innovation award

Equifeast has beaten hundreds of entrants to win the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Worldpay UK Business Innovation of Year Award. Since launching the business in 2005, the family firm who design, manufacture and market nutritional supplements for horses across the UK has tripled UK sales in the past three years. It has brought to […]

BASF Animal Nutrition: new focus on efficient livestock feeding

BASF Animal Nutrition: new focus on efficient livestock feeding

The campaign, which refers to BASF’s corporate “We create chemistry” strategy, shows how the company addresses future challenges in livestock feeding: with efficient solutions for balanced growth. Quality, sustainability and partnerships are BASF’s key ingredients for achieving efficiency gains for its customers. One example is its Natugrain® TS enzyme product, which improves feed conversion in […]

HGCA leads £1.5m investment into feed research

HGCA leads £1.5m investment into feed research

HGCA is contributing £650k to the research, which aims to benefit growers and feed processors by examining the effects of feed quality on animal performance and developing quicker tests for nutritional quality. Additional funding has been secured from government and industry sources. Dr Martin Grantley-Smith, HGCA Head of Business Development, said: “HGCA is investing in […]

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