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02.10.2020

Zinc source for broilers affects performance, intestinal health and meat quality

Optimal intestinal health is crucial for good growth of poultry in general and broilers in particular. However, several factors such as climate change and higher ambient temperatures are increasing the pressure on the intestinal health of poultry. Zinc supplements can support broiler health in this ...
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29.09.2020

Feasible business strategies to reduce boar taint

An optimal sensory detection protocol for boar taint and demonstrable reduction of boar taint by modified feed and immunocastration: these are the results of the doctoral thesis of Evert Heyrman, researcher at ILVO, UGent and KU Leuven. This research showed that the risk of boar taint – which ...
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25.09.2020

European Space Agency (ESA) Call on responsible AgriTech

In the framework of the Kick-Start activities programme, the European Space Agency has launched a call titled "Responsible Agritech" in coordination with the ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD. The call is open until the 27th of November 2020 for companies that intend to develop space-enabled AgriTech ap...
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23.09.2020

Alternatives to castrating pigs without anesthesia are gradually finding their way into Europe.

"Variety is an advantage, and consumers like the alternatives". No one alternative has emerged regarding surgical castration of piglets without anesthesia. Depending on the desired meat product and market demand, immunocastration, anesthetized surgical castration, and non-castration (in combinatio...
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15.09.2020

Legumes are getting off the ground in Flanders. Great enthusiasm to grow, process and eat them.

Legumes (or “pulses”) have a future in Flanders. Consumer and retail demand is rising, all links in the chain are locally present and the first attempts to grow them are promising. In addition, all parties are very enthusiastic about working with them. This became clear during a sector m...
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