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‘Nutrient levels are critical when designing a broodstock feed’ - BioMar

BioMar has launched a newly developed broodstock feed for tilapia and African catfish on the African market.

Global grain market snapshot: weather and politics still loom large

The impact of the persistent dryness and the April cold spell remains to be quantified in Europe but it has becoming more evident that the likely recovery in EU wheat...

Neovia urges industry partners to make Farm of the Future project a reality

French nutrition group, Neovia, is calling on feed companies and other agriculture partners to involve themselves in its Farm of the Future project, as it looks to develop a new...

FrieslandCampina looks to bolster dairy production in Asia and Africa

Educating African and Asian farmers to improve milk production can take 20 years, says FrieslandCampina executive who runs a farmers’ training initiative

Reports from One the Alltech Ideas Conference

How can dairy cows be more efficient in utilizing fatty acids?

Different fatty acid ratios boost performance in dairy cattle at separate lactation stages, says student researcher.

Reports from One the Alltech Ideas Conference

Mycotoxins may be an overlooked stressor for antibiotic-free poultry producers

In antibiotic free production, mycotoxin presence may be an overlooked gut health challenge for poultry, says researcher.

Live! One '17 the Alltech Ideas Conference

One goal is to give conference attendees a ‘headache,’ says Alltech founder.

Glencore comes knocking, but Bunge indicates it is not ready to play ball

Bunge says it is not entering into any merger talks with Swiss headquartered Glencore.

Philippines: Integrated producer beefing up feed volumes

Manila headquartered, Vitarich Corporation, a poultry and feed firm, has said it plans to double its production capacity this year. 

News in brief

Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance

EFSA has initiated the public consultation phase in relation to a series of guidance documents supporting the safety assessment of feed additives.

New report again ‘casts doubt’ on sustainability pledges of Cargill and Bunge

Cargill and Bunge stress they are focused on ending deforestation in their supply chains, as a report decries continued land clearing in the Brazilian Cerrado and the Bolivian Amazon allegedly...

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Role of pre-weaning supplements for pigs highlighted in Alltech Young Scientist competition

The regional finalist for Alltech’s Young Scientist competition from Europe has focused her agricultural research on ways to improve the performance of pre-weaned piglets.

Agriculture lobby has wish list for the incoming UK government

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), a trade group representing the feed, crop protection, and fertilizer industries in the UK, has produced a manifesto outlining what the UK agri-supply industry wants...

‘French dairy industry convalescing’

The French dairy industry is convalescing, says the head of that country’s largest liquid feed player.

Fish feed tech company leveraging Alltech accelerator for guidance

The feed technology company eFishery is using the mentoring offered by Alltech’s accelerator program to support and expand its work, says company COO.

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Stimulating feed intake should be the focus of pullet rearing: nutritionist

Feeding wet diets to laying hen chicks in the first few days could enhance starter feed intake capacity, basic body development and gut maturation, finds a researcher.

Insect feed market forecast to top $1bn by 2022

The size of the insect feed market is predicted to top $1bn by 2022, according to a new report.

Australian algae producer enters animal feed market

A specialist algae producer, known for work in the biofuel industry, is diversifying and making a play for the animal feed industry.

US feed and grain sectors weigh in on NAFTA review

Several US feed and grain groups have called for caution moving forward and a consideration of the gains already made in the wake of a NAFTA review announcement.

Special Edition: early animal nutrition

Maternal supplementation with methionine shows benefit for neonatal calf development: study

A cow’s prenatal diet offers the opportunity for “nutritional programing” in the calf, say researchers.

ADM feed app for US farmers seeks to offer more personalized service

ADM’s Animal Nutrition unit has launched an app in an effort to improve how farmers buy their animal feed and offer them a more personalized service.

Post-meeting, Scottish farmers confident of future feed supply from whisky association

Scottish farmers say they are confident of hammering out an agreement with the Scottish whisky industry amid concerns about a shortage of distillery by-products for animal feed.

Purina, Texas Farm Products call for aquafeed case dismissal

Purina Animal Nutrition and Texas Farm Products Company have requested a lawsuit brought against them regarding bass feed be dismissed.

Efficiency, new technology push US feed mills to be bigger, newer

New regulations, animal production expansions are driving a move toward larger, newer feed mills in the US, says new economic report.

Malaysia offers potential growth market for US DDGS

A need for inexpensive feed ingredients may offer DDGS an increasing market share in Malaysia, says the USDA.

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