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Spray-dried porcine plasma may offer boost to piglets in mycotoxin challenge

Supplementing mycotoxin-contaminated feed with spray-dried porcine plasma supports immune functioning and piglet performance, say researchers.

Doc in Back to the Future: ‘Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.’ Can electricity bring single cell feed protein to new heights?

Using electricity and carbon dioxide (CO2), researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have produced a batch of single-cell protein. 

US: Center awarded $3.8m for animal and human nutrition R&D

A research partnership established by two South Dakota universities and industry members focuses on animal nutrition, health and regional economic development, says director.  

Cattle diets lower in crude protein may boost nitrogen recycling

An international team of researchers from Brazil and Canada examined the influence of dietary crude protein (CP) level and animal gender on the recovery of nitrogen (15N) in microbial protein.

Sorghum could substitute cassava as starch source for feeding Pangasius in Vietnam

Sorghum may offer a replacement feed ingredient for Pangasius aquafeeds currently using cassava, says the US Grains Council.

USDA: New barley strains with bioavailable phosphorus targeted at feed sector

New low-phytate barley varieties offer feed ingredient alternative for monogastrics, say geneticists.

Supplementing dairy feed with chitosan supports milk production, feed efficiency

Insect or crustaceans shells may offer performance boost to high-producing dairy cows, say researchers.

US: Wastewater filtering company to produce algae for feed and food as byproduct

Clearas Water Recovery company is starting a large-scale facility to clean wastewater and generate algae, and is looking to feed, food and fuel as potential byproduct markets, says executive.

Supplemental microalgae in shrimp feed may offer improved survival in disease challenges

Microalgae supplementation may improve farmed shrimp survival rates in the face of a bacterial challenge, say researchers.

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.

Whisky thrash to fish feed treasure

An Edinburgh University graduate is looking to develop large-scale, low-cost microalgae production using whisky co-products. 

Efficacy of alternatives to antibiotics can vary considerably by species and purpose of use: Pew Trusts

Questions remain on most effective reasons to deploy antibiotic alternatives, which products are most effective and in which species, says researcher in new report.  

Yerba mate supplement may bring antioxidant properties to milk production

Dietary yerba mate supplementation may offer antioxidant boost to dairy cattle without limiting intake milk yield or production, say researchers.

Cargill, Delacon partnership looks to expand market presence of phytogenic feed additives

Cargill and Delacon are partnering to expand the global market presence of phytogenic, plant-based feed additives in an ongoing effort to address consumer preference in animal feed ingredients.

What factors play a role in analyzing forage fish fishing regulation?

The interaction of predators, fishing and forage fish is more complicated than previously thought and that several factors must be considered, says researcher.

Australian firm files patent for high-protein native shrub feed

Wilson Pastoral has developed a solid feed using saltbush and bluebush that it claims is a sustainable and economical alternative to current feeds.

Increasing dietary carbohydrates may support fish growth with less dietary protein

Farmed juvenile tambaqui diets can swap some protein for carbohydrates and maintain fish growth, production performance, say researchers.

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.

US: Bell and Evans hatchery focuses on offering feed earlier

A new hatchery being opened by Bell and Evans aims to offer newly hatched chicks pelleted feed immediately post-hatch, says company president.

US: South Dakota-based novel protein company opens production plant

Novita Nutrition has opened a production facility dedicated to the generation of a novel protein and oil for feed use.

US researchers recycle poultry by-product as stress-relieving salmon feed additive

A by-product of poultry production offers promise as a stress-mitigating ingredient for farmed Atlantic salmon, says researcher.

Do young pigs need more help digesting soy-based feeds?

Supplemental enzymes and multicarbohydrase may improve weaned pigs digestion of crude protein from soy-based feed ingredients, however current digestibility values may be miscalculated, say researchers.

Seafood Watch calls farmed salmon certified by ASC a ‘good alternative’

Data collection and feed sourcing were among the criteria considered by Seafood Watch in an evaluation of ASC’s farmed salmon standards.

Is there a ‘sell-by’ date for feed corn?

Storing feed corn for more than four years may lead to loss in performance and productivity in poultry, say researchers.

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