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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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ZeroZincSummit, Denmark 17/18 June 2019

December 12, 2018 8:23 pm by John Davies

A conference is to be held in June next year in at SEGES Pig research Centre, 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 […]

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MSC Animal Nutrition – Distance Learning: SRUC and Glasgow University.

December 12, 2018 8:19 pm by John Davies

Professor Dewhurst tells us that SRUC and the University of Glasgow are developing a new MSc Animal Nutrition course to be delivered by Distance Learning. I would be extremely grateful if you would invite any  SFT members to complete the following short online survey to help us in designing the course: https://glasgow-research.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/animal-nutrition-msc

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Feed Compounder September Feed Production Overview – Northern Ireland

December 12, 2018 8:16 pm by John Davies

September Feed Production Overview – Northern Ireland Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates during the month of September 2018 reached 204,300 tonnes, surpassing the previous record for the month set a year earlier by 10,200 tonnes or 5.3 per cent. Furthermore, total production of feed in the month was 38,300 tonnes or 23.1 per […]

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Feed Compounder News 5/12/18.

December 5, 2018 3:07 pm by John Davies

September Production Overview – Great Britain Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates, including integrated poultry units, during the month of September 2018 amounted to 1,255,500 tonnes, 34,800 tonnes or 2.9 per cent greater than production in the same month a year earlier and a record for the period by a total of 28,900 tonnes. […]

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Feed Compounder Newsletter 1st November 2018

November 1, 2018 6:52 pm by John Davies

Early maize analysis confirms feeding challenges The welcome news of some high quality maize silage needs to be tempered by the continued impact of this year’s forages on rumen health according to Trouw Nutrition GB who also warn against opening clamps too early. The maize season was very unusual with a late planted crop following […]

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Feed Compounder Newsletter

October 5, 2018 1:58 pm by John Davies

Former feedstuff industry welcomes Government initiative on waste The UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the recently-announced Government initiative on food waste. While the Association represents companies processing former foodstuffs into animal feed, it believes that the first priority is to use as much food as possible for human consumption. Paul Featherstone, Chairman […]

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Feed Compounder Newsletter. June Production Overview – Northern Ireland

August 22, 2018 10:46 am by John Davies

Total production of compounds, blends and concentrates during the month of June 2018 amounted to 190,600 tonnes, a record high for the month and 1,100 tonnes or 0.6 per cent greater than the output during the same period a year previously. Furthermore, the 2018 total for June was 28,300 tonnes or 17.4 per cent higher […]

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