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US cattle producers faced with limited feed production turn to alternative ingredients

By-products and corn may be options for US cattle producers looking to extend the use of forage ingredients as pasture conditions deteriorate, nutritionists say.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

Cert ID looks to help feed firms map sustainability risk in their supply chains

How can feed companies identify sustainability risks within their own supply chains and what are suitable strategies to mitigate or minimize such risks?

Tech upgrade lets Cargill offer real-time forage analysis

Cargill Animal Nutrition is using a hand-held near-infrared spectrometer and an app to offer instant forage analysis for dairy producers.

Ground feed supplemented with hay may offer cheap, strong start to dairy calves

Offering a ground feed with alfalfa hay may support calf intake, digestion and rumen development for young calves, say researchers.

Farmers want US Dept of Justice to stop proposed Monsanto-Bayer tie up

Agriculture industry groups are raising concerns about the proposed Monsanto-Bayer tie up, and asking the US Department of Justice to stop the merger.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

BioMar piloting a new supplier and raw material evaluation model

Danish fish feed producer, BioMar, is implementing a way of assessing its raw material supply chain that it says will reinforce the sustainability credentials of the ingredients it uses.

EU interagency report urges research into link between antibiotics and resistance

A new EU report confirms the link between antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance in both humans and food-producing animals.

USDA focusing on innovation in feed technology and animal production

Innovations in trout feed, work improving feed efficiency and investigations targeted at antibiotic replacement products were among the projects highlighted by the USDA in a report on department research, says...

Colombian feed additive player opens US headquarters

Premex is opening a new research and headquarters facility in a major US research park, says its innovation director.

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.

USDA: US crop condition scores continue to fall

USDA reports that US crop conditions are below expectations, yet again. 

USDA evaluates Iranian feed, grain market potential

More feed grains could be flowing from the US to Iran, but barriers to trade remain, says the USDA.

Canadian beef and dairy feed standards up for review

Proposed feed standards for beef and dairy cows seek to improve regulatory responsiveness, while maintaining nutritional and environmental safety, says CFIA.   

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,...

Banned growth promoter substance found on Irish farm

Cows on a farm in Co Monaghan tested positive for the growth promoter drug, clenbuterol, last year, according to the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM) report...

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

US firm launches energy ingredient for antibiotic free production

A US feed ingredient company is offering identity-preserved, antibiotic-free lipid product to address feed energy needs and downstream customer demands, says VP.

Tannic acid feed supplement may reduce footpad dermatitis in poultry

Feed supplemented with tannic acid may offer a foot health boost to poultry by reducing occurrence and severity of footpad dermatitis, say researchers.

UK pig farmer fined £4K for feeding meat sandwiches to pigs

Simon John Tallis, a pig producer based in Halifax, pleaded guilty to two offences relating to breaches of legislation introduced to cut the risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) affecting UK...

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.

USDA: Feed not likely disease pathway for US BSE-positive cow

A cow in Alabama has been the most recent animal in the US to present atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Workshop offers feed, grain industry members tips on dust management

Raising awareness and highlighting the importance of cleaning hard to reach areas are two topics for an upcoming grain explosion safety workshop, says expert.

Xylanase product can boost body weight and feed to gain ratio in carp: EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) finds a poultry and pig feed additive can improve the performance of carps.

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…

Bunge competitiveness program seeks to trim $250m in spending

A new cost-cutting program for Bunge aims to reduce expense spending and capital expenditure for the next several years, says CEO.

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