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AFIA on trade in Trump era: 'Think outside the box'

AFIA on trade in Trump era: 'Think outside the box'

The US feed industry looks to protect its interests as uncertainty lingers over the future of trade agreements.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

AFIA optimistic about regulatory gains under Trump

AFIA optimistic about regulatory gains under Trump

Some US feed industry members are optimistic about the potential for sector-friendly changes arising out of Trump administration.

Published: 10-Feb-2017

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

Markus Dedl

CEO - Delacon

Delacon says the initial industry skepticism about botanical compounds is decreasing as a growing number of independent studies show the impact of such additives on livestock production. 

Published: 24-Nov-2016

Sow diets on Trouw Nutrition’s radar

Sow diets on Trouw Nutrition’s radar

Istvan Bessenyei and Steffen Rouwers

Marketing - Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition’s LifeStart swine team is increasingly focused on sow nutrition and the role that plays in preparing the piglet for future challenges.

Published: 23-Nov-2016

How is Coppens reducing the fish in, fish out ratio?

How is Coppens reducing the fish in, fish out ratio?

Patrick Charlton

CEO - Coppens

At EuroTier 2016, we hear about innovation at fish feed producer, Coppens, five months after global nutrition company, Alltech, acquired it. 

Published: 21-Nov-2016

ForFarmers: 'High level of correlation between market share and profitability'

ForFarmers: 'High level of correlation between market share and profitability'

Yoram Knoop

CEO - ForFarmers

ForFarmers reported the pressure on the Dutch dairy sector to meet phosphate emission levels could see a significant reduction in herd sizes next year, but such a development is expected to have a limited impact on the company’s dairy feed volumes overall.

Published: 18-Nov-2016

From the defensive to the offensive – EU feed sector is retelling its story

From the defensive to the offensive – EU feed sector is retelling its story

Ruud Tijssens

President - FEFAC

The EU feed industry is aiming to shift gear in terms of its vision for the future, it says the time has come to move from the defensive to the offensive and show what animal nutrition can do in terms of challenges like antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Published: 13-Jun-2016

Field to fork: NIR technology has ‘real future’ in feed

Field to fork: NIR technology has ‘real future’ in feed

NIR technology has a strong future in complex feed chain analysis, far beyond simple quality control checks, claim industry experts.

Published: 13-Jun-2016

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Feed makers must focus on preventative health as part of a global and collaborative effort in tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance, say experts.

Published: 08-Jun-2016

How can dairy farmers meet the protein challenge?

How can dairy farmers meet the protein challenge?

Dr Alex Bach

Research professor, Department of Ruminant Production - IRTA

Calves are the most valuable animal on the farm from the perspective of genetics and milk production but dairy producers are not giving them their complete attention, says a ruminant expert.

Published: 06-Jun-2016

More protein! Feed makers must be climate clever in consumer rush

More protein! Feed makers must be climate clever in consumer rush

Feed manufacturers must be reactive as well as proactive to climate change while bolstering production for growing protein demand, say experts.

Published: 03-Jun-2016

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Matt West

General Manager - Australian Prawn Farms

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.

Published: 15-Feb-2016

Studies on methionine, MCFAs, and corn distillers’ oil pigment spark debate

Studies on methionine, MCFAs, and corn distillers’ oil pigment spark debate

Justin Fowler

Extension Poultry Nutritionist - University of Georgia

Which research papers were creating a buzz at the international poultry scientific forum at IPPE in Atlanta?  

Published: 05-Feb-2016

Cargill making gut decisions when it comes to poultry

Cargill making gut decisions when it comes to poultry

Twan Van Gerwe and Stephanie Ladirat

Poultry R&D Director and Global Technology Lead for Gut Health Additives - Cargill Animal Nutrition

Poultry gut health was firmly on Cargill’s agenda when we caught up with the company at IPPE last week to get the low down on its additives and research pipeline.

Published: 04-Feb-2016

Delacon in US botanticals deal with Land O’Lakes and PMI

Delacon in US botanticals deal with Land O’Lakes and PMI

Delacon is partnering with Land O’Lakes and PMI Nutritional Additives for US distribution and research of phytogenic feed additives

Published: 02-Feb-2016

TPP approval could offer tariff reduction, increased demand for US feed

TPP approval could offer tariff reduction, increased demand for US feed

Gina Tumbarello

director of international policy and trade - American Feed Industry Association

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership  (TPP) were concluded in the fall, but US feed manufacturers are still waiting for the deal to get final approval.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Feed production is a barometer of economic health, says Alltech on releasing new data set

Feed production is a barometer of economic health, says Alltech on releasing new data set

Aidan Connolly

VP and Chief Innovation Officer - Alltech

India’s feed output could be six times larger in the future, said animal nutrition and health company, Alltech, when recently publishing its 2016 global feed tonnage survey.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Australia’s prawn sector must prioritize sustainable fishmeal replacement and R&D in protein alternatives will be the key, say industry heads.

Published: 07-Jan-2016

Validation of kill step will heighten bacteria and mold control in feed plants: expert

Validation of kill step will heighten bacteria and mold control in feed plants: expert

Béatrice Conde-Petit,

Group expert, Food Science and Technology - Bühler

Further enhancing the documentation around the inactivation step used to control contaminants in feed mills and crushing plants will ensure greater safety and ensure traceability of feed, said Béatrice Conde-Petit, group expert, Food Science and Technology, Bühler.

Published: 29-Jun-2015

FEFAC calls for heightened control at the top of the feed chain to minimize risk

FEFAC calls for heightened control at the top of the feed chain to minimize risk

Peter Radewahn

Chairman of animal nutrition committee - FEFAC

Top of the pyramid control is essential to minimize risk in the feed chain as most contaminants in feed find their origin at the earliest stages, said EU Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, FEFAC.

Published: 25-Jun-2015

What is around the corner for feed production? We get a glimpse into the future at VICTAM 2015

What is around the corner for feed production? We get a glimpse into the future at VICTAM 2015

Experts at the Cologne feed technology event reveal how the EU feed sector can become more sustainable and predict dramatic changes for feed milling in Europe ten years down the line.

Published: 22-Jun-2015

Energy efficiency was the buzzword at feed technology show VICTAM 2015

Energy efficiency was the buzzword at feed technology show VICTAM 2015

From coolers to pellet presses to extruders, increased capacity with reduced energy consumption was the cry of many feed technology providers at VICTAM 2015 in Germany last week. 

Published: 15-Jun-2015

PEDv risk, hog producer profitability and AGP removal: how will US pig sector trends play out for the feed sector?

PEDv risk, hog producer profitability and AGP removal: how will US pig sector trends play out for the feed sector?

IPPE attendees heard about the latest findings into the links between feed and porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, the prospects for the US swine sector over the next 12 months and the impact of the removal of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in that market.

Published: 03-Feb-2015

Atlanta event addresses fraud, legislation and convergence of feed safety standards

Atlanta event addresses fraud, legislation and convergence of feed safety standards

Ruud Tijssens, Daniela Battaglia, Mario Cutait

President, Livestock Development Officer, Chairman - Fefac, FAO, IFIF

The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in Atlanta last week saw government officials from around world exchange ideas with feed industry delegates on how best to manage fraud in the feed chain.

Published: 03-Feb-2015

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

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