special edition: feed protein innovation
What does sustainable sourcing mean for protein?
In addition to work exploring the development of new and novel protein sources, research is underway to make existing protein sources more sustainable.
This process includes efforts in Europe to produce protein crops locally and the use of research methods that could be used to improve yields or the quality of oilseeds.
In Denmark, a market that relies heavily on imports of feed protein ingredients, there is a drive on to try and derive protein from potential sources, like grass and fava beans.
India needs to consider how to meet its feed protein needs as poultry production expands. A report from Rabobank highlighted challenges for the country in that respect.