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US foundation wants to create awareness about silage risks

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US producers generate about $10bn worth of silage annually, but there is a need for greater understanding in terms of best practice when using such feed materials, said Keith Bolsen, professor emeritus in the department of animal science and industry...

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Special Edition: Reports from IPPE

Feed screening systems see increasing industry interest

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Regulatory changes and record keeping are some of the elements that maybe be increasing feed industry interest in using metal detectors during the feed generation process, says product manager.

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Grass derived protein could support EU organic production

By Jane Byrne

A Danish study shows that a protein product produced using a new method for refining proteins from green biomass could provide a very promising feed ingredient for organic pig and poultry farming in Europe.

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Special Edition: Feed Production Technology

Kent capital investments focus on improved technology

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Efficiency, safety and product consistency are among the focuses for a series of ongoing capital investments for Kent Nutrition Group, says VP.

'Common to all the new protein sources, though, is this issue of price; they can’t compete currently, but the research focus is on the development of these new sources to meet future feed requirements.' © istock/DanielLacy

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Will blue protein plug the gap in organic pig and poultry production?

By Jane Byrne

Organic pig and poultry producers in Europe face a lack of organic protein sources. Mussels and starfish may fit well as future feedstuffs for that segment but there are challenges around processing such raw materials into meal.

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New feed assessment tool focused on NSPs

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Canadian Bio-Systems’ feed analysis tool is said to help producers determine the presence of non-starch polysaccharides in monogastric feed.

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Special Edition: Organic Feed

US: Feed mill expands on organic market growth

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The continued growth of the US organic market has supported the expansion of organic feed production, including allowing Riverside Feeds to double in size.

NIR technology works by flagging up an unusual fingerprint in feed materials.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging Feed Risks

Fingerprinting technique touted as feed safety tool

By Jane Byrne

Near-infrared (NIR) technology has typically been used by large feed companies for quality control of feed ingredients and compound feed but a leading expert sees huge benefits for its use in detection of feed contaminants.

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Special Edition: Environmental friendly feed sector initiatives

UK feed mill revamp: ForFarmers banking on 20% energy savings

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed producer, ForFarmers, was recently granted permission to go ahead with the construction of a planned £10.5m extension to its dairy feed plant in Exeter, UK.