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GM debate: US review finds no safety or nutritional variance in GM and conventional feed

A US scientist, in a review of the literature, reports that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GM feed, with no indication of any unusual trends in livestock health since 1996 when GM crops were first harvested.

Prices set to slide as insiders forecast plentiful supply of feed grains

Livestock producers can expect abundant feed grains and subsequent downward pressure on prices as bumper maize harvests are predicted in the EU and the US, and a greater proportion of the EU wheat crop is diverted to feed use.

AgFeed settles in fraud case brought by US regulator

Tennessee based feed and pig production company, AgFeed Industries, has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case over fraud allegations, said the US regulator yesterday.

MCT oil may act as antimicrobial while boosting performance of piglets and chicks

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oils can help control salmonella in piglets and may lower the incident of campylobacter in chicks, says a scientist, as US firm, Horn Animal Wellness, releases an infographic to show the functional benefits of the ingredient for various species.

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Cost and lack of consistent trial data said to limit wider take-up of pre and probiotics in pig feed

Cost and lack of consistent trial data said to limit wider take-up of pre and probiotics in pig feed

There is a dire need for pre and probiotic strains that are cost effective and give consistently...

Species diversification and formulation innovation critical to salmon feed sector's profitability: Rabobank

Species diversification and formulation innovation critical to salmon feed sector's profitability: Rabobank

Leveraging functional ingredient R&D will help counterbalance lower volume growth in the salmon farming sector for feed...

Feed sector set to gain from EU project using 'smarter, more optimized' method of growing seaweed

Feed sector set to gain from EU project using 'smarter, more optimized' method of growing seaweed

If a $3.4million EU Commission funded seaweed cultivation project can deliver on its high yield claims, there...

'We want to be in the Top 5 specialty feed additive makers globally' - InVivo NSA outlines ambitions after Pancosma deal
French feed giant on the asset trail

'We want to be in the Top 5 specialty feed additive makers globally' - InVivo NSA outlines ambitions after Pancosma deal

French animal nutrition and health group, InVivo NSA, says its acquisition of Swiss feed ingredients firm, Pancosma,...

Researchers crack rapeseed genome code: feed sector to gain

Researchers crack rapeseed genome code: benefits set to be huge for animal and human nutrition, says INRA

The successful deciphering of the complex genome of the oilseed rape by an international group of scientists will...

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