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Will the ‘anti-vaxxers' demand vaccine-free poultry?

Claims such as antibiotic free and hormone free are increasingly used by poultry marketers, confusing consumers with multitude of label messages, is vaccine free next?
What happens when our anti-vaxxer consumer becomes concerned with the idea that a vaccine may give chicken, hog, or cattle some sort of permanent health issues, like the ones they claim can result from human vaccination?
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Dairy producers in central Kenya see output growth

The Nakuru region has enjoyed positive developments in the dairy sector
There are causes for optimism in the dairy industry in one region of Kenya, but milk producers and processors elsewhere face a number of challenges ranging from cheap imports to poor quality feeds and increasing environmental legislation.
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Modern dairy cows deserve modern vitamin nutrition

Nutrition is an expensive but indispensable resource in animal farming, and using the right levels of all vitamins is one of the ways to ensure productivity and prevent wastage.
Modern dairy production practices require a more intense approach to daily nutrition for animals that are often kept indoors producing milk yields that can reach 50 liters per day.
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Feed industry expanded in 2018, but growth across species was uneven

Poultry and aquaculture post gains, while pigs and cattle struggle with disease and fickle consumer trends
Poultry and aquaculture feed production continue to lead the pack, while swine producers struggle with outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) and ruminants — especially beef cattle producers — contend with shifting consumer preferences.
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