All news articles for February 2024

Photo credit: GettyImages/DieterMeyrl

BioMar looks to manage stress and boost performance in salmon

By Jane Byrne

In the last 10 years there has been increased use of mechanical and other forms of treatment to help with the challenge of sea lice, increasing the cost of salmon production and also involving stressful events for the fish such as handling.

Could oil derived from chilli peppers get cows to burp out less methane? Image: Getty/travenian

Can botanicals improve milk production in dairy cows?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Researchers from the Penn State University experimented with supplementing dairy cows two types of botanicals and measured the effects on lactational performance, methane emissions and nutrient utilization.

The Forever Feed Mill will grow Automated Sprouted Grain in an indoor controlled environment.  Photo credit: Forever Feed Technologies and Dr Greenhouse

Indoor animal feed concept could be rolled out across US

By Michelle Perrett

California’s Forever Feed Technologies has partnered with Dr Greenhouse to design the controlled environment for an enterprise-scale indoor feed mill at the River Ranch Dairy in Hanford, California.

© GettyImages/AndreyPopov

Lab-grown meat startups target the pet food sector

By Michelle Perrett

The pet food market is becoming a target for cultivated meat; a small number of lab meat producers are targeting the sector, attracted by its volume growth, and commercial potential.

Image: Getty/VAWiley

Can the seaweed resurgence survive the bottlenecks?

By Oliver Morrison

The seaweed industry has been on a steady growth trajectory for decades thanks to its promise of efficiently producing nutritious food for a growing population. But bottlenecks require unlocking for the industry to be able to scale sustainably and successfully.

© The Pet Butcher

Australian dog food company set for expansion

By Michelle Perrett

The Pet Butcher, an Adelaide-based dog food company, is looking to expand its concept across Australia and diversify into the feline food market, founder and director Nick Martin tells us.