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Dr Peter Darashah dies

May 20, 2020 5:45 pm by John Davies

A founder of the SFT and active member for many years Dr Peter Darashah has died in his home town of Cork. Peter’s last SFT appearance was a speaker in 2017 at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of SFT.

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Dr Wes Ewing.

April 13, 2020 11:30 am by John Davies

It is very sad news that Dr Wes Ewing had passed away from a heart attack. He used to be a regular attendee at SFT meetings. Our thoughts are with his wife, Alison and their children.

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February 2020 Production Overview – Great Britain

April 13, 2020 11:25 am by John Davies

February Production Overview – Great Britain Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates, including integrated poultry units, during the month of February 2020 had fallen by 20,000 tonnes or 1.8 per cent from a year previously to 1,103,000 tonnes, the lowest return for three years. Despite this drop, the current total was 17,800 tonnes or […]

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January 2020 Production Overview – Northern Ireland

April 13, 2020 11:17 am by John Davies

January Production Overview – Northern Ireland Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates during the month of January 2020 in Northern Ireland reached an all time high of 255,900 tonnes, increasing 2,100 tonnes or 0.8 per cent beyond year earlier levels. It is worth noting however, that January 2020 statistically contains five weeks as opposed […]

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SFT RUMINANT CONFERENCE – POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11TH 2020.

March 5, 2020 12:52 pm by John Davies

SFT RUMINANT CONFERENCE – POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2020. The SFT Management Committee has postponed the Annual Ruminant Conference and the AGM to Wednesday 11th November 2020 at the Windmill Hotel, Coventry. Therefore, the conference and AGM planned for 2nd April will no longer be held. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. This decision has […]

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September Production Overview – Great Britain

November 25, 2019 11:26 am by John Davies

Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates, including integrated poultry units, during the month of September 2019 at 1,210,400 tonnes was a marked 48,500 tonnes or 3.9 per cent down on the record high output from a year earlier. Despite falling below both the previous two years’ production levels, 2019’s total was nevertheless 42,700 tonnes […]

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Northern Ireland – Half Year Production Overview – Feed Compounder

November 4, 2019 2:00 pm by John Davies

Northern Ireland – Half Year Production Overview Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates during the first six months of 2019 amounted to 1,266,100 tonnes and whilst this was the second highest total for the period ever recorded it was nevertheless 69,200 tonnes or 5.2 per cent lower than the production output at the same […]

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August Feed Production Overview – Great Britain

October 10, 2019 11:04 am by John Davies

August Feed Production Overview – Great Britain Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates, including integrated poultry units, during the month of August 2019 was unable to come close to the record outputs from a year previously, with production falling by 73,000 tonnes or 6.6 per cent to amount to 1,035,800 tonnes. This was the […]

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The SFT Management Committee and Officers for 2019-2020

October 7, 2019 2:49 pm by John Davies

The Management Committee and Officers for 2019-2020

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The Edgar Pye Research Scholarship for 2019 has been awarded.

August 2, 2019 3:30 pm by John Davies

The Edgar Pye Research Scholarship for 2019 has been awarded to Laura Salazar, a PhD student in the department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, for her research topic ” Spotting Gastric Ulcers in Pigs by Their Behaviour” As a condition of the award Laura will present the results of her research at a Society […]

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Feed Compounder – Fourth Quarter and 2018 Year End Overview – Great Britain

February 27, 2019 3:00 am by John Davies

Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates, including integrated poultry units, during the fourth quarter of 2018 amounted to 3,574,400 tonnes, 9,700 tonnes or 0.3 per cent greater than the final quarter of 2017. 2018’s final quarter return was a record for the period and stood 233,800 or 7.0 per cent greater than its 10 […]

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SRUC Vacancies for Animal Nutritionists, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Poultry Nutrition.

February 18, 2019 8:47 am by John Davies

Linked to a brand new state-of-the-art Poultry Unit and recently refurbished Pig Unit, SRUC is looking for two Animal Nutritionists, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Poultry Nutrition. Can I ask you to pass on the link below as you see fit through your networks? https://www.sruc.ac.uk/directory_record/36968/academic_research_scientists_-_animal_nutrition_edinburgh Thanks, Jos Dr Jos Houdijk Professor of Animal […]

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Defra-funded APHA research project CR2000A: An observational and educational study package on the epidemiology and control of Salmonella in broiler production

February 6, 2019 12:18 pm by John Davies

  Background to the project – There is a need for APHA to maintain a working association with the poultry industry in order to be able to provide practical control advice when needed. – Salmonella in broiler flocks has shown an increasing trend in recent years. – Many of the Salmonella strains identified are typical […]

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EU SmartCow: funding Opportunities for your research and Study Tour

February 5, 2019 1:04 pm by John Davies

EU SmartCow: funding Opportunities for your research The EU SmartCow project is an ‘Infrastructures’ project that links leading facilities across Europe – including Teagasc, INRA, Wageningen, Aarhus, SRUC, Reading, FBN and IRTA. The project runs for 4 years as a ‘starting community’ but we hope it will establish long term. It has many facets, including […]

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SFT AGM 4TH APRIL 2019

January 28, 2019 12:44 pm by John Davies

The Annual General Meeting of the SFT will be held on 4th April 2019 at 12 noon in the Best Western Plus Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club & Spa Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9AL. Please find attached the Nomination form. Completed forms should be returned to me on or before 13th March 2019. Only […]

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Pig Nutrition Conference in Denmark: ZeroZincSummit 2019

January 18, 2019 12:39 pm by John Davies

A conference is to be held in June 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark: ZeroZincSummit (http://zerozincsummit.com) The overall theme of this conference is: Weaning of robust and healthy piglets – without use of medical zinc and with a minimal use of antibiotics. The Conference is now open for submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentation. If […]

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SRUC and the University of Glasgow are developing a new MSc Animal Nutrition course to be delivered by Distance Learning.

January 18, 2019 12:35 pm by John Davies

SRUC and the University of Glasgow are developing a new MSc Animal Nutrition course to be delivered by Distance Learning. Follow the link: https://glasgow-research.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/animal-nutrition-msc or contact Richard Dewhurst M.A., Ph.D., R.Anim.Sci., FRSB Interim Head of Future Farming Systems Group Professor of Ruminant Nutrition & Production Systems SRUC, Dairy Research & Innovation Centre, Hestan House, The […]

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SFT Dates for Your Diary.

January 18, 2019 12:32 pm by John Davies

The Annual SFT Poultry Conference Thursday 24th January 2019, Windmill Hotel, Coventry. The SFT NextGen Conference – 28th February 2019, Windmill Hotel, Coventry. The Annual SFT Ruminant Conference Thursday 4th April 2019 Windmill Hotel, Coventry. The SFT Annual General Meeting Thursday 4th April 2019 Windmill Hotel, Coventry.

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Feed Compounder News January 2019

January 18, 2019 12:30 pm by John Davies

________________________________________ Alltech 2018 Harvest Analysis indicates high levels of mycotoxins across Europe Harvest samples from across Europe that have been submitted to the Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analytical services laboratory in 2018 show high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), fusaric acid and fumonisin in areas where there was excessive rainfall during flowering and pollination or […]

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