R&D

EU whey to poultry feed project shows laying rate and FCR gains

EU whey to poultry feed project shows laying rate and FCR gains

By Jane Byrne

The findings of a Spanish research project show that incorporating up to 6% whey into layer and broiler feed improves the yield across all the parameters analyzed from laying rate to daily intake to conversion index to weight gain.

Brewing residue could support broiler industry in aflatoxin battle

Brewing residue could support broiler industry in aflatoxin battle

By Jane Byrne

While not the silver bullet in terms of Aflatoxin B1 inactivation, US and Brazilian researchers have shown a beer fermentation residue could be one component of a broiler farmer’s toolbox when faced with an aflatoxicosis challenge in their flock.

Big growth predicted in amino acid sector based on higher inclusion levels

Special Edition: Future Feeds

Big growth predicted in amino acid sector based on higher inclusion levels

By Jane Byrne

While microalgae and insect meal represent potentially innovative protein sources, producers should look to higher amino acid supplementation to lower the protein requirements in animal diets and reduce the environmental burden, says a leading researcher.

Jatropha kernel meal offers protein promise

Special Edition: Future Feeds

Jatropha kernel meal offers protein promise

By Jane Byrne

Non-toxic Jatropha kernel meal could prove a worthy candidate in the hunt for protein alternatives to soy and fishmeal for fish and animal diets, says an FAO expert.

Anitox and USDA join forces on research into Salmonella isolation in feed

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

Anitox and USDA join forces on research into Salmonella isolation in feed

By Jane Byrne

A multi-faceted approach must be used for testing for Salmonella in feed, concludes a study carried out by pathogen control specialist, Anitox, in tandem with researchers based at the Agriculture Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Canadian research to inform inclusion of co-products in swine feed

Canadian research to inform inclusion of co-products in swine feed

By Lynda Searby

Swine producers across Canada will soon be able to include more co-products from the food and bio-fuel industries in growing-finishing pig diets whilst reducing feed cost per kilogram of gain, on the back of research taking place at the University of...

Novozyme-Monsanto alliance yields microbial crop boosters

Novozyme-Monsanto alliance yields microbial crop boosters

By Lynda Searby

Microbial strains that have the potential to increase productivity of corn and soy crops are looking likely to be the first products to come out of the BioAg Alliance - Novozyme’s joint venture with Monsanto.

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