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Sustainability

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.

ADM steps up its non-GMO soybean crush game in Europe

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) says it has extended its non-GMO soybean crush capacity in Germany as it sees increasing demand for such meal in Europe.

Agrisoma signs off on UPM deal, expands production of feed and fuel oilseed

Agrisoma Biosciences is expanding plantings, production of the oilseed, carinata, after signing a long-term supply agreement with bio-refinery, UPM.

Guest Article

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,...

CPF looks to reduce fishmeal levels in shrimp feed

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) has pledged to reduce the fishmeal ratio in its aquaculture feed production to 5% in the next three years.

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…

Doc in Back to the Future: ‘Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.’ Can electricity bring single cell feed protein to new heights?

Using electricity and carbon dioxide (CO2), researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have produced a batch of single-cell protein. 

News in brief

India and Bangladesh on Evonik gut health hit list

Evonik is releasing its in-house developed probiotic, GutCare PY1, in India and Bangladesh now following the launches in the US and China earlier this year.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

IFFO RS looks to make new fishmeal and fish oil sourcing standard fit for purpose

The aim of the revised IFFO RS, version 2.0, launched today, is to ensure the relevancy and credibility of the marine raw material standard, which, up to now, has mainly...

More countries back EU soy declaration

A German-Hungarian proposal has been backed by 13 EU member states; they signed the European Soy declaration yesterday (17 July).

USDA: New barley strains with bioavailable phosphorus targeted at feed sector

New low-phytate barley varieties offer feed ingredient alternative for monogastrics, say geneticists.

Can feed grade amino acids help remedy EU protein deficiency?

Supplementation of low protein diets with amino acids enables more sustainable animal production systems, claims Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS.

Larger pellet size may reduce pest infestation for DDGS-inclusive feeds

Storing dryer, pelletized feeds when using DDGS may reduce potential for insect infestation in animal feed, says researcher.

Cargill, Delacon partnership looks to expand market presence of phytogenic feed additives

Cargill and Delacon are partnering to expand the global market presence of phytogenic, plant-based feed additives in an ongoing effort to address consumer preference in animal feed ingredients.

What factors play a role in analyzing forage fish fishing regulation?

The interaction of predators, fishing and forage fish is more complicated than previously thought and that several factors must be considered, says researcher.

Australian firm files patent for high-protein native shrub feed

Wilson Pastoral has developed a solid feed using saltbush and bluebush that it claims is a sustainable and economical alternative to current feeds.

Data tool targets reproductive, health, nutritional and wellbeing status of dairy cows

A new modular cow monitoring program is said to allow dairy farmers to make data-driven decisions for maximized productivity.

US-based fats and proteins foundation offers $250,000 in research funding

A feed ingredient research project is among seven proposals funded by the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Blasts from the past: Ongoing and upcoming feed tech innovation and development

We dip into the archives to get a handle on feed technology trends over the past few years.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Will blue protein plug the gap in organic pig and poultry production?

Organic pig and poultry producers in Europe face a lack of organic protein sources. Mussels and starfish may fit well as future feedstuffs for that segment but there are challenges...

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.

Alltech looks to China for new production facility site, aquaculture research

Alltech has signed an understanding with a Chinese conglomerate after a delegation visit to pursue aquaculture research, says VP.

Costco invests $300m in feed mill, poultry production complex

With site groundbreaking, Costco’s $300m investment in a new feed mill, chicken production facility and hatchery starts to take shape.

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.

Study questions level of methionine required in sea bass diets

European sea bass production can be supported with less methionine supplementation and no added taurine, even when using a low-fishmeal diet, say researchers.

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