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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. ...
05 November 2010
View news from Netherlands Methane Models Provide Insufficient Advice
NETHERLANDS - Canadian and Dutch researchers at have shown that current equations to predict methane production of cows are inaccurate....
View news from Netherlands New Name in Feed Additives - Animine
NETHERLANDS - Animine is a new company supplying trace minerals to the feed industry. ...
28 October 2010
View news from Netherlands Nutreco Reports Quarterly Revenue up 11 Per Cent
NETHERLANDS - Feed company, Nutreco, has released its update for the third quarter (Q3) of 2010, which highlights an 11 per cent increase in revenue. ...
27 October 2010
View news from Netherlands Vets Condemn Killing Of Light Calves
THE NETHERLANDS - The Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine (KNMVD) has spoken out against the killing of healthy calves, which the industry deem to light for market. ...
21 October 2010
View news from Netherlands BSE Case in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch cheif veterinary officer, Dr Christianne Bruschke, has reported a new case of BSE in the Netherlands to teh World Animal Health Organisation - OIE. ...
View news from Netherlands Provimi Appoints New CFO
NETHERLANDS - The Executive Management Committee of the Provimi Group has appointed Michel Cup as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Compliance and Risk Officer (CCRO) as of 1 November, to succeed Marcel Crince. ...
18 October 2010
View news from Netherlands Use Of Antibiotics Reduces Subclinical Mastitis
THE NETHERLANDS - Early treatment of dairy cattle with non-visible subclinical mastitis using antibiotics can lead to a reduction in visible clinical mastitis infections in dairy farms, resulting in less antibiotics used and lower costs. ...
06 October 2010
View news from Netherlands Schothorst Feed Research Opens New R&D Facilities
NETHERLANDS - On 1 October, the Mayor of Lelystad, Mrs Horselenberg, officially opened two new facilities for nutrition research – a dairy and veranda layer facility – for Schothorst Feed Research (SFR). ...
10 September 2010
View news from Netherlands BSE Found In The Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS - A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been found in Zeeland, in the Netherlands. ...
26 August 2010
View news from Netherlands Johne's Disease: Young Cattle Spread Bacteria
THE NETHERLANDS - Researchers at the GD Animal Health Service, Deventer have discovered that young stock shed more faecal culture positive Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map)....
09 August 2010
View news from Netherlands Wheat Prices Set To Remain High For A Decade
NETHERLANDS - High wheat prices are not a one-off, according to a senior Rabobank official....
06 August 2010
View news from Netherlands Animal Feed Industry 'At Risk' Says Rabobank
NETHERLANDS - Rabobank has reduced its forecast for global 2010/11 wheat output by almost 35 million tonnes to just over 644 million tonnes....
30 July 2010
View news from Netherlands Water Quality Continues To Improve
NETHERLANDS - Water quality continues to improve, according to a study by GD Deventer but problems remain. ...
27 July 2010
View news from Netherlands Global Spread Of Feed Safety Assurance Scheme
NETHERLANDS - The number of GMP+ FSA participants continues to grow rapidly, currently with more than 11,000 participants in 67 countries....
06 July 2010
View news from Netherlands Research Important To Maintain Dairy Production
THE NETHERLANDS - Over 200 delegates recently attended the fifth annual Dairy Solutions Symposium, which took place at the Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The symposium was a joint partnership between animal health and nutrition company...
03 June 2010
View news from Netherlands Researchers Compare LCAs for Animal Products
NETHERLANDS - A first review of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), conducted at Wageningen University, confirmed that the production of one kilo of beef used most land and energy, and had highest global warming potential (GWP), followed by production of the...
14 May 2010
View news from Netherlands Nutreco's Profits Up In All Sectors
NETHERLANDS - In its latest trading figures for the first quarter of 2010, Nutreco reports revenue up by almost three per cent from the same period last year....
12 May 2010
View news from Netherlands Focus On Rumen Health
THE NETHERLANDS - Entitled ‘Rumen Health: A 360o Analysis’, the 5th Dairy Solutions Symposium will see global health and nutrition company, Alltech, join forces with the Centre for Animal Nutrition, the Netherlands to highlight the importance of...
10 May 2010
View news from Netherlands Dutch Could Solve Manure Problem With Fewer Animals
NETHERLANDS - The oversupply of manure from Dutch livestock farms is rising as a result of stricter environmental regulations. To solve this problem without manure export or technological innovations, the number of livestock will have to be reduced by...
06 May 2010
View news from Netherlands VIV Europe 2010: The Best Of A Turbulent Situation
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe 2010 was a remarkable success despite air travel disruptions, with more than 10,000 visitors from 96 countries and 85 per cent of exhibitors making it to the event in Utrecht last month....
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