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24 January 2012
View news from Netherlands Merck to Develop Bovine Mastitis Treatment
THE NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the US and Canada) has signed an agreement with the Department of Medical Microbiology of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of...
04 January 2012
View news from Netherlands Growth Set to Challenge Dutch Agri Sector
NETHERLANDS - Between now and 2025, agricultural production in the Netherlands will be confronted by environmental limits, particularly with regard to the disposal of manure. Nevertheless, the prospects for this highly productive sector are favourable....
29 December 2011
View news from Netherlands Major European Genomics Report Published
NETHERLANDS - The Sustainable Animal Breeding (SABRE) Report on genomics for sustainable breeding of cattle, pigs and poultry has been published, reports Wageningen UR. ...
23 November 2011
View news from Netherlands Driving Sustainable Growth Is Nutreco's 2016 Aim
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco, a global company in animal nutrition and fish feed, has announced its Strategy Update for the coming five years, which has the theme 'Ambition 2016 – driving sustainable growth'....
22 November 2011
View news from Netherlands Nutreco Agrees To Sell Hendrix To ForFarmers
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco has signed an agreement on the intended sale of Hendrix to ForFarmers....
18 October 2011
View news from Netherlands Does Converting Cow Manure To Electricity Pay Off?
THE NETHERLANDS - Studies have estimated that converting manure from the 95 million animal units in the United States would produce renewable energy equal to 8 billion gallons of gasoline, or one per cent of the total energy consumption in the nation....
27 September 2011
View news from Netherlands Livestock Farming Linked To Respiratory Illness
THE NETHERLANDS - Emissions from livestock farms cause asthma and COPD patients living nearby to experience more exacerbations, according to research presented today at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam....
26 September 2011
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Promotes Milk From Pasture-Fed
THE NETHERLANDS - The international dairy company FrieslandCampina plans to earmark €45 million a year to encourage outdoor grazing for its dairy herds. Under the new scheme, member dairy farmers of the FrieslandCampina dairy cooperative who use outdoor...
27 July 2011
View news from Netherlands DSM & Nutreco Consider Feed Firm Acquisition
NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM and Nutreco announce they are exploring the possibility to acquire Provimi....
21 July 2011
View news from Netherlands Merck Breaks Ground For Vaccine Plant Expansion
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, has announced that it has embarked on the expansion of a vaccine manufacturing unit at its Biosciences Center Boxmeer campus. ...
30 June 2011
View news from Netherlands End To Slaughter Without Stunning Welcomed
NETHERLANDS - Welfare campaigning organisation, Eurogroup for Animals, has welcomed the vote earlier this week by the Dutch Parliament which makes stunning prior to slaughter, including for religious slaughter obligatory in the Netherlands. ...
29 June 2011
View news from Netherlands Merck Announces New Name For Animal Health Div
NETHERLANDS – Merck’s animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced that effective today it will begin using the new name, Merck Animal Health. It will be known as MSD Animal Health outside the United...
27 May 2011
View news from Netherlands EU Should Speed Up GM Authorisation, Says LEI
NETHERLANDS - The EU should speed up the authorisation process for genetically modified (GM) animal feed ingredients, according to the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) of Wageningen UR....
24 May 2011
View news from Netherlands Farmers Reactions To The New CAP
THE NETHERLANDS - The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will come into force in 2014, is expected in the long term to bring about marked changes in income on intensive dairy farming holdings and on arable farms in the peat colonies....
27 April 2011
View news from Netherlands VIV Sets World Standard In Animal Protein Production
NETHERLANDS - VNU Exhibitions Europe says its shows set the world standard for top quality in innovative animal protein production....
25 March 2011
View news from Netherlands Biomarkers For Pregnancy In Dairy Cattle
NETHERLANDS - Proteomics is an ideal basis for an analysis of all the proteins in a biological sample. Some proteins or the profile of a set of proteins present in the milk of lactating cows may be related to the pregnancy status of dairy cows....
View news from Netherlands Breeding For Efficiency Is Possible
NETHERLANDS - The aims of a pilot study carried out by the University og Wageninen were (1) to find genetic markers for feed efficiency or residual feed intake, and (2) to determine the relationship between residual feed intake and predicted methane emission,...
22 February 2011
View news from Netherlands Feed Nutrition Course To Be Held By Schothorst
NETHERLANDS - Schothorst Feed Research is to hold a one-week course on formulating feeds for dairy cows, pigs and poultry in early June 2011....
14 February 2011
View news from Netherlands State Aid Sanctioned For Struggling Dutch Farmers
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has cleared an extension of Dutch scheme to grant aid of up to €15 000 to farmers in difficulty because of the economic crisis. ...
09 February 2011
View news from Netherlands Netherlands Bans Double Decker Cattle Transporters
THE NETHERLANDS - The Netherlands government has announced that it will ban the use of double-deck trucks, loaded on both decks with cattle aged one-year and older....
03 February 2011
View news from Netherlands Pros And Cons Of Keeping Cows On Grass All Year
NETHERLANDS - Dairy company, Friesland Campina, recently decided that all dairy farmers supplying milk to them would have to keep their cows in the field. "Is this a good plan?" asks Albert Sikkema of Wageningen University. ...
27 January 2011
View news from Netherlands DNA Revolution In Animal Breeding
THE NETHERLANDS - Animal breeders have recently been able to speed up the process of establishing the breeding value of a bull by using DNA know-how. This opens up new possibilities, such as breeding dairy cows with a small ecological footprint and a...
11 January 2011
View news from Netherlands Edible Insects Produce Less GHG than Livestock
NETHERLANDS - Insects produce much smaller quantities of greenhouse gases per kilogram of meat than cattle and pigs....
23 December 2010
View news from Netherlands Too Much Vitamin E Leads To Mastitis
THE NETHERLANDS - In a field study of 300 Dutch dairy cattle, Doctoral Candidate Ruth Bouwstra unexpectedly found a negative effect caused by vitamin E supplements....
20 December 2010
View news from Netherlands Detecting Genetic Defects In Cattle
THE NETHERLANDS - New research has identified measures to detect genetic defects in bulls. ...
View news from Netherlands Special Feed Halves Methane Production
THE NETHERLANDS - New research from the university of Wageningen has discovered that nitrate and sulphate, both reduce methane production in ruminants....
07 December 2010
View news from Netherlands Dutch Aim To Cut Antibiotics Use By Half
THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch industry intends to put new measures in place that will help it meet a target of cutting antibiotic use in meat production by a half, according to a report by VION, the Dutch meat giant. ...
10 November 2010
View news from Netherlands Intervet/Schering-Plough Expands Vaccine Facility
NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced that it has opened a specialized filling and freeze-drying unit for veterinary vaccines at its Biosciences Center Boxmeer in the Netherlands. ...
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