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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.

Spray-dried porcine plasma may offer boost to piglets in mycotoxin challenge

Supplementing mycotoxin-contaminated feed with spray-dried porcine plasma supports immune functioning and piglet performance, say researchers.

Ridley and Huon claim mutually successful outcome to the mediation process

Huon Aquaculture pays Ridley AUS $16.6m in ‘commercial dispute’ settlement

Huon Aquaculture and Ridley Corporation have settled a multi-million dollar legal case over outstanding feed payments through mediation. 

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

‘In-built premium in soy standards doing farmers a disservice’ - Nutreco

Dutch feed giant, Nutreco is evaluating sharing platforms to increase the efficiency of its raw material supplier audits, and the company is also exploring a variety of programs to ensure...

US: Center awarded $3.8m for animal and human nutrition R&D

A research partnership established by two South Dakota universities and industry members focuses on animal nutrition, health and regional economic development, says director.  

AFIA weighs in on classification debate over animals consuming biotech feed

AFIA was among those to suggest how to specify that biotech animal feed ingredients do not make animal products biotech in response to USDA questions on the subject.

US drought concerns plague cattle, feed producers on northern plains

Drought conditions in North Dakota and nearby states may be setting up a weather market for feed crop prices, says analyst.

Cattle diets lower in crude protein may boost nitrogen recycling

An international team of researchers from Brazil and Canada examined the influence of dietary crude protein (CP) level and animal gender on the recovery of nitrogen (15N) in microbial protein.

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).

BASF finds replacement for ethoxyquin in vitamin product

German company, BASF, has released a vitamin A formulation that includes an alternative to ethoxyquin for use in livestock and fish feed.

Sorghum could substitute cassava as starch source for feeding Pangasius in Vietnam

Sorghum may offer a replacement feed ingredient for Pangasius aquafeeds currently using cassava, says the US Grains Council.

US: SouthFresh Aquaculture earns first BAP certification for catfish feed production

SouthFresh Aquaculture’s feed mill has become the first feed mill in the southeastern US, and the second in the country to earn a BAP certification, says company VP.  

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

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

Supplementing dairy feed with chitosan supports milk production, feed efficiency

Insect or crustaceans shells may offer performance boost to high-producing dairy cows, say researchers.

US: Wastewater filtering company to produce algae for feed and food as byproduct

Clearas Water Recovery company is starting a large-scale facility to clean wastewater and generate algae, and is looking to feed, food and fuel as potential byproduct markets, says executive.

Cargill sees benefits from animal nutrition and protein in Q4, full-year results

Fourth quarter and full-year results for Cargill have grown based, in part, on earnings from the animal nutrition and protein segment.

Supplemental microalgae in shrimp feed may offer improved survival in disease challenges

Microalgae supplementation may improve farmed shrimp survival rates in the face of a bacterial challenge, say researchers.

'Tariff reductions under Japan deal the big opportunity for EU pig sector'

The free trade deal with Japan could offer the EU pork sector up to 10% price advantage compared to pig meat exports from US and Canada, says an analyst.

Contaminated feed likely cause of 60 BSE cases in EU since ban: EFSA

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) experts have concluded that contaminated feed was the most probably source of infection in the 60 BSE cases that have occurred in the EU after the...

USDA releases WASDE report

US grain market: Water and heat stress may herald a reduction in yields

Dry weather, high temperatures bring concerns for some US feed crop producers, says state climatologist.

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