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Dairy feed challenges: 'Mycotoxins not the only culprits'

Rock River Laboratory is offering a new diagnostic suite for US dairy and cattle producers after increasing demand for analysis from those sectors last year.

Sustainability group seeks to mobilise Asian shrimp industry

New protocols aim to reform shrimp aquaculture, address feed ingredient use, says consultant.

AlzChem plans IPO to gain bigger foothold in feed additives

German chemical company, AlzChem, today announced it plans to go public in the first half of this year.

60 second interview: Dairy innovation and feed industry communication

In an ongoing series about feed industry careers, we caught up with Troy Wistuba, director of dairy technical solutions at Purina to talk about his new position, how he arrived...

USDA feed crop numbers point to potential planting shift

Despite export challenges, soybeans may see acreage growth in 2017, says analyst.

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Can garlic oil reduce calf greenhouse gas emissions?

Garlic oil may offer a way to reduce cow gas emissions when used with a high concentrate diet, say researchers.

USDA soy estimates take market by surprise

US grain stocks details offer different pictures for corn and soybeans, says economist.

Cargill points to animal nutrition for Q2 boost

Animal nutrition, protein and feed crop sales helped improve second quarter returns for Cargill.

Mycotoxins: Threshold no longer the only barometer of risk

The co-contamination of feedstuffs with multiple mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception, according to the lead author on a new paper, published in Toxins.

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a...

F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge: US team stresses ecological focus of contest

An ongoing international aquaculture feed competition is supporting new ideas for feed formulation and may help improve the long term sustainability of the aquaculture industry, says a US participant.  

US: Mad Agriculture seeking FDA approval for poultry targeted insect meal

Mad Agriculture is working to produce insect-based feed and reduce the need for fishmeal in animal diets, says CEO.

UK feed business performing for Carr's group

UK agribusiness group, Carr’s, has shown the advantage of its diversified strategy, say analysts. 

What dietary intervention can relieve stress for farmed trout?

The use of betulinic acid in trout feed may offer a natural trout calming agent, say researchers. 

Trump and Pence told trade crucial for feed and agri-business

Industry representatives have reminded the incoming US administration of the importance of trade for feed ingredient and agricultural producers.

FDA: US human-important antimicrobials sales grow, made up 62% of sales of all antimicrobials approved for livestock

Sales and distribution of antimicrobials continue to grow in the US, despite efforts to reduce use in animal feed and production.

Investors back KnipBio's alternative fish feed protein

A new funding round offers support to alternative fish feed protein development and commercialization efforts, says KnipBio CEO.

Alltech algae feed supplements find Canadian approval

Alltech’s algae-based DHA supplements for terrestrial production animals see approval for use in Canada.

Idaho producer ups sustainability effort with recycled fish feed ingredient

Fish Breeders of Idaho is setting up a feed facility to recycle a waste product into a high-price feed ingredient.

GM NK603 corn research generates debate in Europe and the US

Design of GMO corn 'equivalence' study flawed: US animal scientist

A new study on GM corn, involving French researcher Séralini, whose previous work has generated controversy, has spurred scientific debate on both sides of the Atlantic.

Scratch and Peck Feeds seeks market, footprint growth in expansion

Scratch and Peck Feeds finds support for expansion in face of producer demand for organic feed, says owner.

What do probiotics and prebiotics offer farmed snakehead?

Probiotic and prebiotic use may support growth, digestion and immune functioning in farmed snakehead, say researchers. 

Enhanced nutrition post-weaning brings earlier heifer puberty

Supplemental nutrition in the post-weaning stage may offer producers a way to hasten puberty in beef heifers, say researchers.

Texas feed mill faces second OSHA fine in two years

The Thomas Moore Feed facility is facing a second fine from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a follow-up site visit.

Is a rebound in cereal and oilseed prices on the cards?

All eyes are on Brazil and Argentina in terms of how weather will likely affect grains output in those leading maize and soybean producing countries.