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Is lab meat an existential threat to the animal feed industry?

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas,...

What environmental or dietary factors play a role in modifying amino acid requirements in farmed tilapia?

And why is there is little data on the recommended levels of amino acids in adult tilapia? We ask Evonik to explain…

BASF finds replacement for ethoxyquin in vitamin product

German company, BASF, has released a vitamin A formulation that includes an alternative to ethoxyquin for use in livestock and fish feed.

It is not about securing the best price per kilo of feed: R&D expert on formulating catfish and tilapia feeds for African market

As Aller Aqua’s feed factory in Zambia is due to open in August, the company discusses formulating feed for African fish farming; it says the use of higher quality feed...

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.

No borders in the ocean: Feed and seafood trade look to get their ‘sustainability’ act together

The companies involved in Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a project aiming to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, recently released a statement outlining concrete goals for...

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

‘Nutrient levels are critical when designing a broodstock feed’ - BioMar

BioMar has launched a newly developed broodstock feed for tilapia and African catfish on the African market.

FrieslandCampina looks to bolster dairy production in Asia and Africa

Educating African and Asian farmers to improve milk production can take 20 years, says FrieslandCampina executive who runs a farmers’ training initiative

Glencore comes knocking, but Bunge indicates it is not ready to play ball

Bunge says it is not entering into any merger talks with Swiss headquartered Glencore.

Stable fishmeal prices forecast, alternative protein players could face choppy waters

Fishmeal prices have softened and look like they are going to stay at that level for the mid-term, a trend that could weigh heavily on the fortunes of many an...

Fish, poultry and pig producers can now test novel gas to feed protein

California based biotechnology company, Calysta, says it has produced sufficient quantity of its novel protein, FeedKind, to be able to ship samples for testing worldwide.

US researchers test high fiber forage in dairy cattle

High-preforming dairy cattle saw milk production remain consistent when teff hay replaced alfalfa and corn silage in feed, says researcher.

Impact from Brazilian meat scandal likely in Q2: CFO

Good volume growth in animal nutrition for DSM in Q1

DSM reported a strong first quarter for Q1 2017. Its adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to €345m (US$376m), while net profit increased 75% to €149m, partly achieved on the back...

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Insect protein production offers ‘viable alternative to landfill’

Organic waste is the opportunity, says Jason Drew, co-founder of the Cape Town headquartered AgriProtein, as he predicts huge growth for the insect protein industry over the next 10 to 15 years.

Greening the animal feed sector: carbon footprint database development

A project to benchmark the environmental impact of feed, under the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) initiative, is gathering steam.

FAO wants views on how to best benchmark feed risk assessment

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking the views of the feed sector on guidance material on how best to conduct risk assessment for feed.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

New plant breeding techniques – opportunity or death knell for organic feed and food?

There have been public debates about whether certain novel plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) such as CRISPR, could be used within the organic farming model to close the productivity gap, or...

Cargill tweaking sow diets to boost piglet livability

Cargill has been looking at how to improve sow unit efficiency in order to boost piglet survival.

EU regulatory clearance for $130 billion merger of Dow and DuPont

The EU said it decided to approve a merger between US chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, because they made “significant commitments” to meet its competition concerns.

Phone app tracks nutrient levels in feed for home mixers

A feed app for smartphones is aimed at helping poultry producers better mix their own feed using local ingredients, says researcher.

New fish feed plant in Kenya: ‘The stage is set for a blue revolution’

Skretting, Nutreco’s fish feed division, is lending its expertise to a new tilapia feed plant in Kenya run by animal and human nutrition product developer, Unga Holdings.

Testing feed grain moisture in developing countries

Feed and grain moisture monitoring may be getting easier for producers in developing nations with a combined project from Kansas State University and the USDA.

Neovia on the asset trail in Asia

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, said it is planning acquisitions in Asia in the coming 12 months but it would not disclose in which markets or in which livestock segments...

DSM and Evonik to build $200m US plant for salmon feed targeted algae oil

DSM and Evonik, as part of a newly announced 50-50 joint venture, are set to build a $200m facility in the US to produce their omega-3 fatty acid product from...

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