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Feed Mill Management

AFIA, FASS announce 2019 New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition winner

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) are pleased to announce Jerry Spears, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University as the winner of the 2019 AFIA-FASS New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award. Spears received the award during the opening session of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on July 8.
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Can feed additives control ASF?

Researchers find additives solutions successful in fight against swine viruses
Pipestone Veterinary Services' Scott Dee examines feed additive solutions for fighting swine viruses in effort to control ASF.
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Fane Valley acquires Smyths Daleside Animal Feeds

Deal will allow Northern Ireland cooperative to expand animal feed products and services
Northern Ireland-based cooperative, Fane Valley, has announced it has agreed to acquire Robert Smyth & Sons Ltd. of the Republic of Ireland, in a deal that includes the latter’s animal feed business.
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Profile

AFIA CEO Joel Newman's advice to feed industry leaders

Prior to his retirement, Newman offers his views on the future of the US feed industry and the importance of broad collaboration to educate consumers about the truths of animal protein production.
Outgoing AFIA president and CEO Joel Newman offers his advice for feed industry leaders and stakeholders.
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Consumer Trends

Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited

Animal welfare remains on the public agenda, but a lack of consumer understanding around livestock production means actual concerns are very broad.
Animal welfare is on the public agenda, and with a plethora of certifications and major brand commitments in place, industry is responding. But very few consumers fully understand the ins and outs of livestock farming and so most animal welfare concerns remain broad.
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Processing

The effect of feed particle size on pig health

Adaptation of particle size can be the ideal way to improve pig performance and health.
Adaptation of particle size can be the ideal way to improve pig performance and health if the animals’ requirements and the factors influencing feed processing are understood. This article examines the influence of feed particle size on pig performance and health.
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