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Insects billed as feed of the future

Insects billed as feed of the future

By Jane BYRNE

Insects in animal feed could soon become a reality if regulators, industry and researchers can combine their common interests to push this alternative protein source, claims a Dutch academic.

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

By Jane BYRNE

Bullish US data on the global crop outlook means livestock farmers can expect to be enjoying some respite following a particularly tough few years of high prices and lack of quality fodder, said UK brokerage house Shore Capital.

IITA looks to make cassava a major source of animal feed

IITA looks to make cassava a major source of animal feed

By Maggie Hennessy

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) convened representatives of various international research institutes to create a roadmap for jumpstarting the cassava business in Africa given its potential for use in livestock feed, enabling...

BC farmers face grain shortages

BC farmers face grain shortages

By Maggie Hennessy

Farmers in Fraser Valley in British Columbia could face grain shortages in the coming days, endangering millions of local chickens, cows and pigs, according to the Province newspaper.

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

Interview with Cargill's marketing and technology director Scott Ainslie

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Scott Ainslie, director of strategic marketing and technology at Cargill, recently chatted with FeedNavigator about the broad range of challenges facing the animal feed market, from finding ways to better feed a growing global population to new carbon...

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Animal demand for US soybeans grows

By Maggie Hennessy

US animal agriculture's consumption of US-grown soybean meal increased by 1 million tons—equivalent to the meal from 42 million bushels of soybeans—in the 2011-12 marketing year, according to a soy checkoff-funded report. 

“The transfer of carotenoids from the microalgae to the egg yolk provides an additional benefit for microalgal supplementation, next to the enrichment with n-3 LC-PUFA,” wrote the researchers. Photo: iStockPhoto

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of laying hens with the microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Isochrysis galbana boosted the omega-3 and carotenoid profile in the yolk of the eggs, says a new study from Belgium.

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