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New poultry nutrition insights offered at the International Poultry Scientific Forum

In a time of record costs, research and technology are continuing to help move poultry’s feed industry forward.
In a time of record costs, research and technology are continuing to help move poultry’s feed industry forward. The 2013 International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta provided a wealth of new information on several important poultry nutrition topics, including: value of low oil DDGS in poultry diets; use of high levels of DDGS in layer, broiler and turkey feeds; survey of mycotoxins in poultry ingredients and feeds; enzyme additions; and use of probiotics in poultry diets.
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New approach for bacterial control in pre-slaughter broilers

Tackling Salmonella via drinking water prior to slaughter could help reduce birds’ bacterial counts.
Taking away food does not take away hunger. In the case of broilers, even when food is not available – during preslaughter, for example - .they will continue to peck, and in the absence of hygienic food, they will peck at whatever they can, be it litter, droppings or feathers. 
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Novus highlights production challenges, consumer trends at IPPE

Company exhibiting in Hall A, booth #1529
The evolution of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo, which includes its addition of the American Meat Institute, parallels the focus of the programs Novus International will be presenting throughout the show, according to the company. Novus said it aims to foster a better understanding of the connections that exist throughout the entire supply chain, the challenges that must be faced at all points in this process and the nutritional solutions and services that can help producers be more efficient and ultimately, more profitable.
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Synthetic amino acids can reduce chicken, hog producers' carbon footprints

Amino acids can also reduce amount of nitrogen released
One of the best ways for producers of non-ruminant animals to reduce their carbon and nitrogen footprints is through use of amino acids, Dr. Jonathan Goodson told attendees at day one of the Animal Ag Sustainability Summit, held January 28 in conjunction with the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga. Close to 50 percent of all soybean meal produced is used for chicken feed, while another 25 percent is used to feed hogs, said Goodson, Evonik’s manager of consulting services.
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DuPont reports drop in quarterly earnings

Agriculture unit led company's performance
DuPont saw a sharp drop in its fourth-quarter income, yet still beat the consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts of 7 cents per share on revenue of $7.2 billion. The chemical and biosciences company reported January 22 that its net income fell to $111 million, or 12 cents per share, for the last three months of 2012.
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Cargill expands animal nutrition presence in South Africa

Company has gained majority share in NuTec Southern Africa
Cargill's animal nutrition business has announced an investment of approximately US$20 million in South Africa, where the company has gained a majority shareholding and assumed managerial control of NuTec Southern Africa, its existing joint venture with Astral Foods, an integrated Southern African poultry producer. As part of this investment, Cargill plans to build a new premix and base mix facility at NuTec's existing location in Pietermaritzburg, which will expand Cargill's animal nutrition capabilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Consumer group supports USDA decision to reject food labeling system

Federal system needed to provide consistent consumer information, says group
The National Consumers League has expressed its support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to reject efforts by NuVal LLC to place its rating system on the label of meat products. NuVal is a nutrition rating system, placed in 1,600 grocery stores in 31 states, which rates the health of products on a scale of 1 to 100 using a proprietary algorithm. 
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Auburn University $7.1 million poultry, animal nutrition center opens

Facility will promote education, research
Auburn University’s $7.1 million Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center, a state-of-the-art academic and research feed production facility located on a 50-acre site north of the main campus, officially opened on November 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by university administrators and representatives of the poultry and feed mill industries. The feed mill has had strong industry support since plans began taking shape in early 2008, when a technical advisory committee that included poultry nutritionists and feed mill personnel was formed to provide input on the facility’s design and equipment.
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Award-winning poultry products from SPACE 2012

From veterinary equipment to feed supplements, this year’s innovation awards offered numerous new options for producers.
Each year, French agricultural trade show SPACE, holds a competition to recognize innovation among suppliers to the agricultural sector. Organized under the title of Innov’Space, 130 entries were submitted across species in this year’s awards programme.
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