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Dairy Cattle / Ruminant Health & Nutrition

The latest dairy cattle and ruminant health and nutritional feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines to help producers provide the proper feed ingredients during various stages of lactation to raise healthy dairy cows, calves and bulls.

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Animal feed company attempts to extricate itself from lawsuit

Complaint says JD Heiskell is responsible for the alleged actions of a senior executive
Animal feed distribution company JD Heiskell has tried to extricate itself from a lawsuit alleging one of its senior executives and others were involved in a conspiracy to control the supply and sale of nutritional supplements for dairy cows.
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Special report

World Feed Panorama 2018: Volumes up despite challenges

Global compound feed production increased nearly 2 percent in 2017, overcoming disease outbreaks in the poultry and pig sectors.
In its 27th year, the World Feed Panorama survey tracks 2017 global compound feed production and compares these volumes against historical data to highlight industry trends.
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Lantmännen acquires cattle feed business from Raisio

Deal includes two feed factories and inputs for plant cultivation
Lantmännen is acquiring the cattle feed business from the Finnish listed company Raisio Group. The acquisition is part of Lantmännen’s growth strategy in the Baltic Sea region and strengthens Lantmännen’s presence on the Finnish market.
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Disaster aid available for farmers affected by wildfires

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced new details on eligibility for a new USDA disaster program
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced new details on eligibility for a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster program, 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP).
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EW Nutrition acquires 51 percent of shares in ICON

Turkish company offers feed solutions for poultry, ruminant, fish sectors
EW Nutrition has concluded an agreement to acquire 51 percent of the shares in ICON, a company specialized in feed solutions for the Turkish livestock market.
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Immunity

Animal feed's role in improving immune response

In the fight against antibiotic resistance, a better understanding of the link between feed and immunity can improve production efficiencies.
Animal feed assists immunity mechanisms in livestock and plays several roles in animal health maintenance.
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Study leads to more accurate estimates of methane emissions

Researchers studied data from more than 5,200 lactating dairy cows
A study by an international consortium of researchers has found that revised methane emissions conversion factors for specific regions are expected to improve emission estimates in national inventories.
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