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Middle East, Asia and Americas perform for additive group Anpario

Feed additives company, Anpario, posted an earnings hike for the first half of 2017.

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.

Cargill data platform aims to improve feed formulation and dairy production

Cargill’s digital technology platform offers dairy producers an easier way to understand their farms’ data and make feeding decisions, says product director.

Dispatches from SPACE 2017

How can an SME scale feed additive producer enter the EU registration game?

French botanical extracts producer, Nor Feed, secured official EU authorization for its dry grape extract as a sensory additive for feed in February this year. 

Commission told to extend 5% non-organic feed protein rule

UK farming organizations are urging the EU Commission to extend two derogations for organic pigs and poultry that are due to expire at the end of this year.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

Feed protein player Unibio evaluates West African deal

Denmark’s Unibio is evaluating a joint venture (JV) on methane gas to feed protein production in Nigeria.

Call to action: Project aims to shift edible fats and oils onto sustainable footing

Volac, which among other activities, runs a global animal feed fats business with Wilmar, wants to help shape the future of edible fats and oils, such as those derived from...

Mycotoxins: EFSA weighs in on risk from DON in feed

Austrian company, Biomin, says a recent EFSA opinion implies the real on-farm threat to animals posed by the mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON), could be routinely underestimated. 

SPACE 2017 Live!

The feedback from SPACE2017 was that profitability is returning somewhat to the French dairy industry, but impatience lingers, the country's pork sector is holding steady, though the French poultry industry...

USDA: corn, soy production bump causes price drop

An unexpected increase to production of US feed crops has caused a drop in prices, says analyst. 

Prebiotic products failed to deliver in broiler study

A study evaluating the use of dry whey, chitosan, a mixture of both, and inulin in wheat based broiler diets found reduced bird growth due to lower feed intake.

Insect meal producer, Entobel, seeking additional investment, partner

Vietnam based insect feed producer, Entobel, won the final of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge held in Ho Chi Minh City last week. 

Study shows higher protein levels in sow diets benefits litter

A study showed that increasing crude protein in sows’ diets to 135 g/kg feed or 850 g/d improved litter average daily gain (ADG) by increasing milk yield and protein output...

Investors to plough millions into Irish start-up and early stage AgTech

A new €20m fund for farm technology innovation was launched yesterday in Ireland.

IFFO picks holes in paper linking fishmeal and antibiotic resistance

Some perspective is required when evaluating the results of the recently published Chinse study identifying antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal, argues the IFFO.

Protected yeasts may offer digestion boost to grain fed beef cattle

Adding encapsulated active dried yeast to the diets of grain-fed cattle may improve intestinal digestion of nutrients, say researchers. 

Irish pig feed player invests to meet Brexit challenges head-on

The Brett Group, an Irish integrated multinational pork and bacon processor with annual revenues of €100m, is striving for greater production efficiency, particularly in feed milling, to mitigate against Brexit...

European feed manufacturer space: acquisitions, new builds and a Halal deal

As autumn sneaks in, we review recent developments at some of Europe’s major feed production players. 

Sodium butyrate has benefits for birds with necrotic enteritis: study

Microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) supplementation enhanced intestinal barrier function of broiler birds challenged with necrotic enteritis, finds a Chinese study.

Question over safety of GM bacteria derived feed product

EFSA was unable to conclude on the safety of a feed material produced by fermentation with Escherichia coli, a by-product of the production of l-lysine, for certain animals and for meat consumers. ...

Research shows antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal

Chinese scientists have found 132 antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in commercially available fishmeal.

Feed industry needs to capitalize on bearish grains and oilseeds market: CRM

Strong recovery in the euro means fewer exports and leaves European feed compounders with access to larger quantities of wheat and barley, reports a grain market analyst. 

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...

Essential oils in feed improve meat quality: study

Use of clove and rosemary essential oils with encapsulated active principles in feed may reduce oxidation of meat and improve shelf life, say researchers.

Fitness check for EU feed additives regulation

The European Commission is seeking comments on the extent to which the existing EU feed additive legislative framework is fit for purpose.

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