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Forum update - have you removed zinc from your rations?

26th Apr 2017 / By Alistair Driver

AHDB Pork wants to hear from producers who have successfully removed Zinc Oxide from their rations.

With the European Commission set to confirm a ban on use of the product at therapeutic doses in piglet feed, Stephen Winfield, the levy body's senior KE manager, has written on the forum:

"We would like to work with these producers to make case studies available that demonstrate to the wider industry the range of alternative options available for consideration."

There is also a comments on there about recently-published figures highlighting the enormous gulf between the best and worst performing pig farms.

And the NPA wants to hear members' views on what is achievable when new long-term antibiotic targets are set this summer.