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'Political in-fighting have taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans

An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.

Sustainability group seeks to mobilise Asian shrimp industry

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

'The industrial scale will be in the many 10s of thousands of tons per annum'

Bühler and Protix align for 'breakthrough' in large scale insect production

Protix and Bühler have joined forces to develop "cost-effective, industrial scale" insect feed production technology.

Investors back French insect feed start-up to the tune of €1.3m

Paris headquartered, nextProtein, says it is ready to scale up production at its new expanded operations this year, after generating €1.3m in fundraising.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

What do probiotics and prebiotics offer farmed snakehead?

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

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. 

‘Nutritional programming key to optimal use of marine ingredients in EU aquaculture’

A five-year EU project has concluded European farmed fish species will still hit nutrition and growth targets with only minimal levels of fishmeal and fish oil in diets based on...

What is the state of the feed industry in 2016?

The FeedNavigator State of the Industry 2016 report indicated the feed sector is struggling to recruit employees with the appropriate skill base.

Outlook 2017

The road ahead: EU protein balance sheet, currency fluctuations, aqua feed M&A

We asked trade groups, a leading manufacturer and a market analyst to forecast how 2017 will play out for the European and international feed sector. 

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

New EU rules to boost food and feed safety one step away from adoption

The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.

Outlook 2017

60 second interview: 'Consolidation trend a real opportunity for both the industry and Cargill'

The integration of EWOS, antimicrobial resistance, and talent development: Cargill feed executive looks back and forward

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Inorganic arsenic, arsenolipids, iodine – tracking future feed controls

A risk assessment of arsenolipids, which are lipid-soluble arsenic-containing compounds present in marine oils, is urgently needed, says a researcher. 

Pledge seen as ‘breakthrough’ for seafood industry sustainability

Eight CEOs of the leading seafood companies globally, in both wild capture and aquaculture, along with fish feed players have signed a major ocean sustainability pledge.

Outlook 2017

What bumps on the road should the meat supply chain watch out for in 2017?

Power shifts, margin squeezes, the potential of alternative proteins in food and feed, value added meat products, uncertainty around currency movements and trade talks will likely be the dominant themes...

Outlook 2017

Fishmeal prices predicted to soften in 2017 (compared to 2016)

Fishmeal production is set to increase, and prices should weaken in 2017, compared to this year’s level, says a Rabobank analyst.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

EFSA asked to weigh up risk from chlorinated paraffins in food and feed

The European Commission has asked EFSA to assess the risk to both animal and human health from chlorinated paraffins in feed and food.

What role can supplemental phytase play in catfish feed digestibility?

Supplemental phytase improves the nutrient digestibility of fish feed ingredients, but has differing responses depending on the raw materials used in the formulation, say researchers.