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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

MyToolBox: Have mycotoxins finally met their match?

By Jane Byrne

A massive reduction in the mycotoxin load in DDGS, sensor led indication of toxin contamination of grains in silos as well as greatly enhanced biocontrol of aflatoxin development in the field – EU Horizon 2020 project, MyToolBox, has had a number of wins...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Mitigating risks in the soy supply chain

By Jane Byrne

BioMar recently asked commodity supply chains risk assessment provider, NEPCon, to scrutinize its soy value chain in Brazil, as part of the Danish company’s source-to-market rating process of its raw material portfolio – Sustainable Solutions Steering.

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Reports from Aqua 2018

Matching investors, farmers with SME innovators in aqua feed

By Jane Byrne

The INvertebrateIT consortium led a matchmaking event at Aqua 2018 in Montpellier, France, aimed at connecting aquaculture farming and feed companies, researchers, investors and any other parties interested in the use of land and marine invertebrates...

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Reports from Aqua 2018 in Montpellier

Fry feed on Aller Aqua’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Danish feed company, Aller Aqua, launched an updated fry feed portfolio, including reformulations of existing products and a new product for larvae and small fry at Aqua 2018 in France this week.

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

Reports from VIV Europe 2018

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

By Jane Byrne

The growing middle class in Africa is driving change throughout that continent’s poultry production value chain, encouraging greater local and international investment in required supporting infrastructure, says Rabobank.

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Are high protein soybeans on the horizon?

By Jane Byrne

The depressed protein content of oil meals combined with the lack of sufficient growth in fuel and fermentation co-products is encouraging the development of novel sources of protein, says Sara Girardello head of LMC International’s starch research team.

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Special Edition: Reports from IPPE

Guidance, clarity continue to be needed in FSMA roll-out

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

AFIA is seeking additional regulatory guidance and more information regarding work with animal feed-specific hazards and hazard mitigation in its ongoing efforts to help the industry address FSMA, says VP.

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Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Big data comes to French dairy sector

By Jane Byrne

French farming trade show, SPACE 2017 in Rennes last week, served as a launch pad for Applifarm, an open platform for data sharing in the livestock sector. 

Hackathon at Agrivision 2017: Data programmers get smart about swine

Hackathon at Agrivision 2017: Data programmers get smart about swine

By Jane Byrne

A group of coders pitching the idea of a data capture tool to link pig feed intake patterns to desirable characteristics at slaughter – Swine Smarts - snatched the top prize at a hackathon event at Agrivision 2017, a two-day conference hosted by Dutch...

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

By Jane Byrne

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. 

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Sow diets on Trouw Nutrition’s radar

By Jane Byrne

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

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

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

By Jane Byrne

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.

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Reports from the PIX/AMC conference in Australia

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

By Kacey Culliney

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

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Reports from Phileo Lesaffre Global Ruminant Symposium

How can dairy farmers meet the protein challenge?

By Jane Byrne

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.

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Part two in our series looking at the Australian prawn sector

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

By Kacey CULLINEY

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.