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ARTICLES

African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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Regulations

5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers

To address public health and environmental concerns, agriculture is being asked to remove or reduce the use of established solutions.
New feed-related regulations put an emphasis on gut health to maintain animal performance and health, potentially without the use of trusted additive solutions.
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Veterinarian: ASF virus likely in US, but not its pigs

African swine fever survives well in animal feed and during oceanic travel, making the risk of its spread greater, says Pipestone Veterinary Services’ Scott Dee
There may be no confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the United States pig herd, but that doesn’t mean the virus isn’t already present in the United States.
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Biomin expects surge of mycotoxins after US floods

Percentage of corn products contaminated by two or more toxins could reach 90%, analyst says
High humidity, coupled with a potential late harvest, could cause the percentage of corn products containing two or more mycotoxins to soar as high as 90%, a Biomin analyst says.
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ASF and the trade of genetics, consultants and feeds

There is an underground movement to eschew animals, people and products that have been in ASF-affected areas, but everything remains rather hushed for the moment.
Perhaps it is an overreaction. Perhaps it is an opportunity to cut back on costs. Perhaps it is neither or both, but I have heard of cases where major pig producers are keeping growing-finishing gilts back for breeding as they decided to stop bringing in new genetic stock in fear of introducing the African swine fever (ASF) virus to their herds.
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Might feeding broilers insects affect meat quality?

Meat derived from insect-fed chickens may appear more palatable to consumers than eating insects directly, but is that meat as good as standard meat?
The buzz around using insects in poultry feed continues to grow, but what about the meat derived from such birds? Will it look and taste the same, or be as good for you?
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NGFA calls USDA's proposed rules for regulating biotech 'fundamentally flawed'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new proposed rule for regulating plant-based agricultural biotechnology products, as drafted, is “fundamentally flawed” and could contribute to future trade disruptions, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and several other grain- and oilseed-based agribusiness associations said in a joint statement submitted on Aug. 6. 
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Pathway Intermediates expands global presence to Vietnam

On June 29th, Pathway Intermediates officially opened a new branch, Pathway Intermediates Vietnam Co., Ltd. Following the opening of its Thailand branch in 2016, Pathway Intermediates now brings its global presence to Vietnam. Pathway Intermediates aims to actively deliver feed solutions in Southeast Asia.
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