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Which way for future feed technology research?

By Lynda Searby

Enhancement of co-products with microbial proteins, improvements in protein digestibility and novel cell wall rupture techniques are among the important directions for future research, according to two feed technology luminaries.

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Milling and equipment experts Wynveen and Ottevanger to merge

By Jane Byrne

Specializing in process equipment and feed mill design and manufacture, Dutch companies, Wynveen International, and Ottevanger Milling Engineers, part of the Triott Group, are to be integrated as one company from the start of next month.

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Project aims to plug holes in feed pelleting process knowledge

By Jane Byrne

A public-private collaborative project led by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is looking to understand the fundamentals of feed pelleting to support the use of more fibrous co-products, thus further enhancing the sustainability profile of the...

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Structure needs to be built into piglet feed formulations

By Jane Byrne

Feed millers need to start demanding more coarse substrates from suppliers for their pelleted piglet diets, said Francesc Molist, manager, research and development, Schothorst Feed Research in the Netherlands.

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Special edition: reports from IPPE

WIPOTEC-OCS talks feed assessment for safety at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Precision assessment of feed, additives and ingredients along with the examination of products for unwanted contaminants has a role to play in feed safety.

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Slow harvest leads to drying challenges, fire prevention focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A wet and delayed feed crop harvest season in the US is being punctuated with reports of fires in grain dryers; however, there are ways to help prevent incidents and reduce the cost of drying, says industry expert.

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VICTAM and VIV join up on Asian trade show

By Jane Byrne

Instead of two separate events, which would not be in the interest of attendees or exhibitors, VIV and VICTAM have decided to combine their trade shows, which were both planned for Bangkok in Thailand, in the early part of 2020.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Danish firm launches grain-monitoring app

By Jane Byrne

The iGrain hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) app was developed to make it easier for grain managers in feed mills and other milling operations to utilize CO2 monitoring technology and to get definite answers regarding grain quality condition....

Broiler industry told to rethink pelleted feeds

Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Broiler industry told to consider low nutrient density pelleted feeds

By Jane Byrne

Despite the remarkable progress made in poultry nutrition over recent decades, a researcher claims the broiler industry, by increasing the dietary nutrient densities in order to lower FCR, has progressively disregarded the original goals of pelleting.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Interest increasing in enzymatic and microbial fermentation

By Jane Byrne

Fermentation of plant-derived proteins can enhance food safety, improve protein digestibility and beneficially affect the intestinal microbiota and animal health, says Jürgen Zentek, professor at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, the Free University...

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

By Jane Byrne

Two days into Victam International 2019 in Cologne, the evident trend on the show floor was the domination of aqua feed and pet food processing innovation, with feed machinery manufacturers citing growth and higher margins in both sectors as the rationale...

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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Bühler looks to optimize feed and food drying

By Jane Byrne

Bühler has launched a cloud-based digital feed and food drying service, MoisturePro, that it says boosts yield, while reducing costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the feed and food industries.

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