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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....
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....
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....
12 April 2012
View news from Netherlands Producers Must Work Together for Future Success
NETHERLANDS - In March the Dutch Dairymen Board (DBB) organised a symposium "Stronger Together". The symposium gave the members a rare opportunity to discuss topical issues with dairy co-operatives, dairy industry managers, the marketing board, scientists...
02 April 2012
View news from Netherlands Schothorst Feed Starts Dairy Research
NETHERLANDS - Schothorst Feed Research is looking at the effects of feed additives on health and fertility in dairy cows. ...
23 March 2012
View news from Netherlands Genetic Phenomenon Discovered in Witrik Cattle
NETHERLANDS - DNA fragments can move from one chromosome to another as a circular strand. Scientists at the University of Liege discovered this phenomenon in Dutch Witrik cattle and in the colour-sided (or lineback) cattle from various countries. Prior...
13 March 2012
View news from Netherlands Co-op Venture Confirms Sustainability Importance
NETHERLANDS - Dairy company, FrieslandCampina and CRV (a cattle breeding consultancy) are joining forces to support dairy farmers in improving the sustainability of their business operations....
10 February 2012
View news from Netherlands Nutreco - Strong Results in 2011: CEO Steps Down
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco saw excellent progress in 2011 where it achieved a total EBITA of €241 million, leaving the company in good stead for 2012, when its current CEO Wout Dekker will retire. ...
View news from Netherlands Schmallenberg Update in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - To date there have been nine outbreaks of Schmallenberg virus in the Netherlands....
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....
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