The livestock sector is under particular pressure to assess, improve and communicate on its environmental performance, while coping with the increasing demand for animal protein. Certain feed additives are being evaluated for their potential to improve the ecological profile of pig, poultry and cattle rearing. And precision livestock feeding -making the most of finite resources– is another key sustainability trend.
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.
The team behind the Protein Challenge, an initiative aimed at taking the pressure off land and sea for feed, has begun work on the development of a new benchmarking tool. ...
Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.
The Peruvian anchovy fishery - the aquaculture feed industry’s most important individual fishery - is embarking on a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) to improve its sustainability record.
The feed and formers foodstuffs sectors have welcomed the plenary vote by the EU Parliament backing a Commission proposal to leave raw materials placed on the market as feed outside...
A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.
By sourcing soy that conforms to a new responsible production standard, feed users and producers can demonstrate that their operations haven’t had caused any deforestation.
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...
Trial additives, feed ingredients and farm management all play a part in addressing methane emissions in cattle production, says researcher.
One company alone cannot solve deforestation challenges linked to soy, says Bunge
Trout-producer, NemiNatura, is starting work with a trial aquaculture diet that seeks to maintain fish performance without using marine animal proteins.
Adding ground soybeans and starch to cattle diets may improve feed efficiency and limit methane emissions, say researchers.
UK feed advisers are increasing their knowledge around how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on farms.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is carrying out development work in relation to livestock feed in the Asia Pacific region.
Supplementing cattle diets with chitosan boosts dry matter intake, digestion and ruminal behavior, say researchers.
Phosphorus reduction and mode-of-action research is one part of an ongoing expansion effort for Canadian Bio-Systems, says technical director.
The UK’s association for former foodstuffs processing has welcomed the recent proposal by MEPs to halve food waste by 2030.
This year sees the start of a four-year project co-funded by the EU to advance the implementation of ‘Internet of Things’ technologies to reduce waste and improve efficiency in the...
IFFO speaks out against proposals to reduce the Forage Fish Dependency Ratio (FFDR) within the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s Salmon Standard, arguing that “direct, effective management” of fisheries is a better...
Is precision livestock farming (PLF) still a utopian dream or does agribusiness see such tools as potentially transformative?
Agri-environmental consultancy, Alltech E-CO2, launches into the Australian market and reveals plans for North American expansion, as part of a strategy to globalize its environmental assessment services for farmers.
Seven months on from being acquired by Alltech, Dutch fish feed producer Coppens International has brought to market a new trout feed incorporating its parent company’s DHA-rich algae-derived fish oil...
A Washington State University team is seeking to develop a regionally adapted, perennial forage and grain crop.
French sustainable farming initiative, Fondation Avril, together with AGROPOL, the association responsible for international cooperation and development in the French vegetable oils and proteins sector, have signed an agreement, in...
New protocols aim to reform shrimp aquaculture, address feed ingredient use, says consultant.