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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...
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. ...
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....
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