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Laura Fernandez

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Equipment focus

New load-out system designs address modern challenges

Design engineers are optimizing feed mill load-out systems to increase efficiency and make up for the shortage of employees and drivers.
Design-engineer firms are tailoring feed mill load-out systems to meet the labor, transportation and efficiency demands of modern feed production.
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US pig industry sees move from antibiotics as opportunity

New guidelines significantly change how antibiotics have been used in the U.S. swine industry for decades.
Pigs that were born after the veterinary feed directive (VFD) went into affect in January are now reaching market weight and giving the 60,000 pork producers in the U.S. a glimpse at how eliminating feed-grade antibiotics impacts the industry.
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FEFAC guidelines stress responsible soy imports to EU

The International Trade Centre benchmarking tools shows nine global soy programs meet FEFAC’s recommendations for responsibly sourced soybeans.
As FEFAC gathers a larger share of existing soy programs, the goal is to have a bigger impact on how soy is produced and to achieve a larger market supply of responsible soy for the European feed market.
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