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Boosting profit from optimizing steam conditioning, pelleting and cooling in feed mills

An event last week focused on ways to improve feed mill operation costs, while also maximizing quality, hygiene and security of the feed at such facilities.

Grass derived protein could support EU organic production

A Danish study shows that a protein product produced using a new method for refining proteins from green biomass could provide a very promising feed ingredient for organic pig and...

Is a hammer or roller mill better for pig feed structure?

Understanding what milling processes can achieve optimal particle size of diets for pigs was the objective of a recent review by Serbian and Spanish researchers.

Mathematical models may support cheaper swine feed with no drop in production

Using mathematical models rather than nutrient tables may offer producers a way to support pig growth and development with less financial and environmental costs, say researchers.

Purina partners with Performance Livestock Analytics, offers real-time feed metrics

Purina Animal Nutrition is offering automatic data capture and analysis to its beef producers through a partnership with Performance Livestock Analytics.

New bioreactor to speed production of microalgae for feed, fuel uses

A team of researchers have developed a faster way to generate microalgae on a biofilm with potential applications for feed.

Montana Specialty Mills starts work on $20m facility

Montana Specialty Mills is starting work on a new processing facility geared to provide non-GMO and organic feed ingredients, says company president.

Tech upgrade lets Cargill offer real-time forage analysis

Cargill Animal Nutrition is using a hand-held near-infrared spectrometer and an app to offer instant forage analysis for dairy producers.

Larger pellet size may reduce pest infestation for DDGS-inclusive feeds

Storing dryer, pelletized feeds when using DDGS may reduce potential for insect infestation in animal feed, says researcher.

US-based fats and proteins foundation offers $250,000 in research funding

A feed ingredient research project is among seven proposals funded by the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Blasts from the past: Ongoing and upcoming feed tech innovation and development

We dip into the archives to get a handle on feed technology trends over the past few years.

Special Edition: Feed Production Technology

Kent capital investments focus on improved technology

Efficiency, safety and product consistency are among the focuses for a series of ongoing capital investments for Kent Nutrition Group, says VP.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Will blue protein plug the gap in organic pig and poultry production?

Organic pig and poultry producers in Europe face a lack of organic protein sources. Mussels and starfish may fit well as future feedstuffs for that segment but there are challenges...

New feed assessment tool focused on NSPs

Canadian Bio-Systems’ feed analysis tool is said to help producers determine the presence of non-starch polysaccharides in monogastric feed.

'It’s the proximity to the feed source that makes it more economical and environmentally friendly to raise shrimp in this manner'

The trū Shrimp Company is establishing a new hatchery, production center and training facility for the shrimp-based aquaculture industry in Minnesota in the US.

Novel method offers way to extract, analyze organoarsenic in feed

A new method of extracting arsenic compounds from animal feed was found to support results and be simpler, say researchers.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

US cooperative sees efficiency boost from high-tech grain facility

A new grain shuttle facility is making use of improved management technology for faster loading, unloading of feed grains, says manager.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

US: Feed mill expands on organic market growth

The continued growth of the US organic market has supported the expansion of organic feed production, including allowing Riverside Feeds to double in size.

Cargill collaborates with New Hope on soybean facility in China

Cargill is set to open in an oilseeds facility as part of a joint venture with China's New Hope.

Hansen-Mueller looks to expand footprint with new feed bagging facility

A new facility is set to expand feed bagging, organic processing opportunities for Hansen-Mueller. 

Minnesota soybean co-op looks to double production

Minnesota Soybean Processors are in the early stages of doubling production with a new, $240m soybean facility in North Dakota.

Reports from IPPE

ebeam me up: feed ingredients get the Star Trek treatment

ebeam Technologies is looking to change how the biological burden in feed crops can be managed starting at harvest. 

Sweets for cows? Questions raised as candy feed lands on roadway

The use of candy in feed garners attention in mainstream media after a spill of a load of Skittles, manufactured by Mars Inc, found on a roadside in the US.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging Feed Risks

Fingerprinting technique touted as feed safety tool

Near-infrared (NIR) technology has typically been used by large feed companies for quality control of feed ingredients and compound feed but a leading expert sees huge benefits for its use...

Audit of USDA rural energy programs found controls lacking, data checks needed

A review of several US Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural energy programs found a need for better internal controls, data reporting and improved duplication checks, say auditors.

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