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Pig Nutrition

Royal De Heus launches center for practical research into pig nutrition

Royal De Heus opened its center for practical research into pig nutrition, ‘De Elsenpas,’ on May 6. Feeding research can now actually begin following the arrival of the first TN 70-SPF breeding sows. The inauguration underlines De Heus’ ambitions to take the next step in the continuous development of innovative pig feeds.
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Kaesler Forum 2019: Rethinking flavors in animal nutrition

Discussing flavorings beyond emotional marketing strategies, presenting scientific facts - that was the aim of the Kaesler Forum 2019, which took place from May 8 to 9 in the Hapag Halls in Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony and attracted numerous representatives of the international feed industry, associations, politics, university research and the media.
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Country Junction Feeds to acquire Federated Co-operatives mill

Feed mill in Edmonton, Alberta, will help Canadian company add to capacity while diversifying products and services
Canada’s Country Junction Feeds, headquartered in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, has announced a major expansion of its operations with the agreement to acquire the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) feed mill in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Limagrain Ingredients, a new name for a new horizon

As of May 13, the business unit of Limagrain group dedicated to ingredients, will change its name from Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients into Limagrain Ingredients. This name change will apply to all its entities, including Unicorn Grain Specialties BV and Unicorn Grain Specialties GmbH, the two entities that joined Limagrain Ingredients last year.
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Add value to piglet diets with molasses

Molasses is a unique ingredient that can add tremendous value into piglet feeds, if only users knew its potential and handling properties.
Molasses, either from sugar beets or sugar cane, is a common enough ingredient throughout most of the world. In fact, it is an indispensable ingredient in ruminant diets, and perhaps this widespread usage has removed it from feeds for other species – pigs in particular.
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Swine outlook

African swine fever: What feed manufacturers need to know

Research has identified animal feed as a potential vector for the deadly pig disease. What can the global feed industry do to deter its spread and ensure feed safety?
An overview of the impact African swine fever will have on global animal protein, pork and feed production in 2019 and how feed manufacturers can mitigate the risks of its spread with biosecurity best practices.
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