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26 November 2013
View news from Netherlands A Lot to Gain in Dairy Feed Efficiency
NETHERLANDS - Over 230 participants attended the seventh International Dairy Nutrition Symposium, organized by the Centre for Animal Nutrition, co-organised with Balchem Corporation, Diamond V, Dupont Pioneer and the Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences....
19 November 2013
View news from Netherlands Upscaling Impact of Certification Initiatives Unclear
NETHERLANDS - Sustainability certification is seen by many as an important means to make supply chains more sustainable. ...
14 November 2013
View news from Netherlands Animal Production Research Brings Together Fruits of European Efforts
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission recently published the catalogue "A Decade of EU-funded Animal Production Research’ that brings together the fruits of European efforts during the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7) –...
28 October 2013
View news from Netherlands VIV Europe 2014: Back to Business
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe 2014 will be back to business when the world expo for poultry and livestock husbandry and processing returns in May 2014, said exhibition manager Ruwan Berculo....
08 October 2013
View news from Netherlands Researchers Combine Food Security Knowledge
NETHERLANDS - Scientists investigating world food issues should unite themselves to provide a sound scientific basis for food security policies. ...
30 September 2013
View news from Netherlands Dutch Schools Have Lessons in Milk Nutrition
NETHERLANDS – A dairy push is seeing public awareness of milk and its dietary value explained to school children as part of world school milk day....
05 September 2013
View news from Netherlands Dutch Agriculture to Benefit from Ukraine Trade Agreement
NETHERLANDS - Research by LEI Wageningen UR commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs has shown that the Netherlands could benefit from a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the Ukraine and the Netherlands that is being...
View news from Netherlands Dutch Study Sees No Benefit of Animal Study in GM Crop Testing
NETHERLANDS - A compulsory animal test used to ascertain the safety of genetically-modified (GM) crops is unnecessary, according to researchers from organisations including RIKILT Wageningen UR....
30 August 2013
View news from Netherlands Gouda Salt Levels to Be Reduced By 10 Per Cent
NETHERLANDS – The Dutch Dairy Association has committed to reducing salt levels in Gouda Cheese by 10 per cent by 2015....
19 July 2013
View news from Netherlands Mitigating Methane Emission from Ruminants at European Level
NETHERLANDS - In order to mitigate methane emission from livestock, over 50 scientists from 17 European countries have joined forces. ...
17 July 2013
View news from Netherlands Friesland Campina Invests in Synlait
NETHERLANDS - Federated Farmers believes the 7.5 percent shareholding in Synlait taken by FrieslandCampina Investments Holding BV1, a subsidiary of Dutch Dairy Cooperative giant FrieslandCampina, could shake-up the New Zealand dairy industry....
26 June 2013
View news from Netherlands Genetic Variation Impacts Vitamin B12 in Milk
NETHERLANDS - Results from a study within the 'Melk op Maat' project, part of the Dutch Milk Genomics Initiative, have revealed that genetic variation in the vitamin B12 content of milk from dairy cows could potentially provide natural enrichment of this...
View news from Netherlands Breeding Consortium Appoints De Geus as Director
NETHERLANDS - Dr Bernard de Geus has been appointed Director of the Breed4Food consortium....
21 June 2013
View news from Netherlands AgriVision 2013: Creating a Successful Strategy
NETHERLANDS - At the seventh AgriVision conference, the world's foremost authority on strategy, competition and competitive advantage, Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School explained the concept of shared value and he showed how companies...
30 May 2013
View news from Netherlands Calculation of Antibiotic Use on Farms
NETHERLANDS - The question of how much antibiotics to use on farms, and how this compares to other farms can be answered by using the Wageningen website to calculate the antibiotic use on farms....
24 May 2013
View news from Netherlands Time to Resourcify: Conference Examines Food Supply Options
NETHERLANDS - The seventh AgriVision animal nutrition conference will examine the options for feeding nine billion people in 2050; through improved productivity, new technologies and, most importantly, by addressing the ever-increasing demand for resources....
27 November 2012
View news from Netherlands Jobs to Go at VION Food Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - VION Food Netherlands is to lose 105 staff in a shake-up of its personnel structure to improve efficiency and to reduce costs....
15 November 2012
View news from Netherlands Antibiotics Objectives Being Met
NETHERLANDS - Sales of antibiotics licensed for use in animals have exceeded national policy targets set for 2013 by dropping 51 per cent since. ...
17 October 2012
View news from Netherlands Dutch Supermarkets Under Fire for Cutting Milk Prices
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch supermarket chains Albert Heijn and Jumbo wrote to their suppliers in mid-September informing them that they had unilaterally decided to axe prices by two per cent on existing contracts, writes Sieta van Keimpema (Vice President...
24 September 2012
View news from Netherlands Knowledge of Animal Genomes Contributes to Food Security
NETHERLANDS - It is now possible to measure the complete DNA pattern in individual animals used for breeding purposes. This allows much more scope for breeding and selecting for favourable characteristics related to health, life duration, natural resistance...
13 September 2012
View news from Netherlands Netherlands Reinforces Position in Innovative Livestock Breeding
NETHERLANDS - Four Netherlands-based international companies - CRV (beef cattle), Hendrix Genetics (poultry and pigs), TOPIGS (pigs) and Cobb Europe (poultry) and Wageningen University & Research have committed themselves to reinforcing the position of...
View news from Netherlands Brazil and Peru Added to Growing List of Countries To Provide ZILMAX Registrations
NETHERLANDS - n July and August, MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the U.S. and Canada) received registration for zilpaterol hydrochloride, the active ingredient of ZILMAX®, in two key South America beef producing countries – Brazil...
03 September 2012
View news from Netherlands More Cattle than we Think Exposed to Schmallenberg
NETHERLANDS - From the examination of bulk milk carried out by GD Animal Health Service, it is possible to tell that 92 per cent of the farms surveyed have had animals affected by the Schmallenberg virus. ...
22 August 2012
View news from Netherlands VIV Europe 2014 Kicks off Full Force
NETHERLANDS - In spring 2014, VNU Exhibitions organises its flagship-event: VIV Europe. As world expo for animal husbandry & processing, VIV Europe 2014 welcomes feed-to-meat professionals from all corners in the world in Utrecht, the Netherlands from...
30 July 2012
View news from Netherlands Nutreco Reports Strong Momentum
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco reports that strong momentum continues in all segments, delivering a record EBITA of EUR 103.6 million, 23.9 per cent higher than in the first half of 2011....
28 June 2012
View news from Netherlands MSD Presents Results of Vaccine Against Schmallenberg Virus
NETHERLANDS - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) announces the successful development of a candidate vaccine against the Schmallenberg virus. Immediately after the first cases appeared at the end of 2011,...
26 June 2012
View news from Netherlands Antibiotics Use in Livestock Farming Drops Further
NETHERLANDS - The policy objective of a 20 per cent reduction in the use of antibiotics in the years 2009-2011 has been achieved with flying colours. This is the conclusion drawn from new figures relating to the veterinary use of antibiotics published...
12 June 2012
View news from Netherlands Alpro Banned from using Misleading Yoghurt Name
NETHERLANDS - A Dutch Court has chosen to prevent soy-based food and beverage manufacturer Alpro from using"yoghurt" and derived terms in its marketing and advertising campaigns, saying that it is misleading for consumers....
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