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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.

New fish feed plant in Kenya: ‘The stage is set for a blue revolution’

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.

Project aims to find protein feeds ‘fit for the future’

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. ...

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil?

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.

Towards sustainable fishery management for Peruvian anchovy

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.

EU parliament votes to keep food losses as feed, not waste

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...

Agri-trade alliance prepares for Brexit battle

A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.

Clear conscience: users of responsible soy can claim ‘zero deforestation’

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 to build $200m US plant for salmon feed targeted algae oil

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...

Canadian team seeing results in research aimed at methane reduction in cattle

Trial additives, feed ingredients and farm management all play a part in addressing methane emissions in cattle production, says researcher.

Controlling deforestation will require government, industry, farmers, local communities and civil society to develop new systems, says Bunge

'Bunge and Cargill are not living up to their commitments to protect forests' claims Mighty Earth soy investigation

One company alone cannot solve deforestation challenges linked to soy, says Bunge

Mexican trout producer asks fish to eat their greens

Trout-producer, NemiNatura, is starting work with a trial aquaculture diet that seeks to maintain fish performance without using marine animal proteins. 

Lipid, starch combo may boost feed efficacy and cut gas in cattle

Adding ground soybeans and starch to cattle diets may improve feed efficiency and limit methane emissions, say researchers. 

Understanding whole farm nutrient balance said to be key to emission reduction

UK feed advisers are increasing their knowledge around how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on farms.

Special edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

Asia Pacific: FAO championing use of locally available feed resources

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is carrying out development work in relation to livestock feed in the Asia Pacific region.

Fishing by-product boosts cattle intake when added to forage diet

Supplementing cattle diets with chitosan boosts dry matter intake, digestion and ruminal behavior, say researchers.

Reports from IPPE

Enzyme, phytase combo supports poultry production with less phosphorus: study

Phosphorus reduction and mode-of-action research is one part of an ongoing expansion effort for Canadian Bio-Systems, says technical director.

Former foodstuffs processors back proposed EU waste targets

The UK’s association for former foodstuffs processing has welcomed the recent proposal by MEPs to halve food waste by 2030. 

Danube GM free soy use case for ‘Internet of Things’ technology

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...

Focus on fisheries management not FFDR, says marine ingredients industry group

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...

What does a coughing pig reveal?

Is precision livestock farming (PLF) still a utopian dream or does agribusiness see such tools as potentially transformative?

Special Edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

'A lot of companies in Australia look at environmental performance as a USP'

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.

Coppens launches fish-free trout feed

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...

US: Washington state dairy producers one target of new perennial forage

A Washington State University team is seeking to develop a regionally adapted, perennial forage and grain crop.

Soybean production is a national priority for Burkina Faso

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...

Sustainability group seeks to mobilise Asian shrimp industry

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

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