R&D

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Potential of seaweed as a protein source in dairy rations

By Jane Byrne

Amino acid (AA) concentrations are highest in red, followed by green, and lowest in brown seaweeds, found Danish and Norwegian researchers looking at the potential of macroalgae as an alternative protein source in dairy cow diets.

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Investors lend their weight to whisky based fish feed

By Jane Byrne

MiAlgae, a student-launched startup that is targeting the farmed fish and livestock sectors with microalgae made from the co-products of whisky, has received £500,000 (US $668,748) from investors.

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US: Cargill in water and cattle sustainability initiative

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill is starting a three-year collaborative project with The Nature Conservancy and Nestle Purina to reduce the water used in feed crop production and improve the sustainability of cattle production in Nebraska.