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Melissa Rebbeck, of the University of Adelaide, is leading research into a new pellet for methane reduction in cattle.

Grape bi-product pellet reduces methane emissions and feed costs

By Lynda Searby

Feeding trials are demonstrating that a pellet developed from grape marc and lucerne ‘offal’ by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, could be an economically viable route to reducing methane emissions in ruminants.

Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

Antimicrobial peptides: an alternative to conventional antibiotics?

By Lynda Searby

Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife (IZW) have found that antimicrobial peptides offer a “promising solution” for reducing the use of antibiotics in pig breeding, and suggest that these amino acid compounds could have application...

The palatability and digestibility of barley protein concentrate have been confirmed in trials.

Beer industry’s loss is aquafeed's gain

By Lynda Searby

Barley that doesn’t make the grade for the brewing industry is being turned into a feed ingredient for aquaculture via a patented process that improves its nutritional value.  

Using xylanase in conjunction with phytase super-dosing resulted in a 4% improvement in broiler bodyweight gain

Phytase-xylanase combo: taking super-dosing to the next level

By Lynda Searby

Whilst the poultry feed industry is still getting its head around the concept of phytase ‘super-dosing’, AB Vista has come out with the results of a new study which advocates combining phytase super-dosing with a single-enzyme xylanase.

Rice growers in California are producing 'strawlage' for cattle from rice straw

Californian research yields cattle feed from rice straw

By Lynda Searby

Researchers at the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension have been working on converting rice straw into cattle feed, providing a potential solution for livestock producers confronted with feed shortages as a result of California’s crippling...

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