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Coppens launches fish-free trout feed

By Lynda Searby

Seven months on from being acquired by Alltech, Dutch fish feed producer Coppens International has brought to market a new trout feed incorporating its parent company’s DHA-rich algae-derived fish oil replacer, ForPlus. 

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Soybean production is a national priority for Burkina Faso

By Jane Byrne

French sustainable farming initiative, Fondation Avril, together with AGROPOL, the association responsible for international cooperation and development in the French vegetable oils and proteins sector, have signed an agreement, in Paris, with the agriculture...

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'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

By Jane Byrne

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3 oils in farmed salmon have halved in the past five years due to more plant based oils...

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Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

By Jane Byrne

Delacon says the initial industry skepticism about botanical compounds is decreasing as a growing number of independent studies show the impact of such additives on livestock production. 

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First ASC certified shrimp farm in Africa

By Jane Byrne

Unima, a leading exporter and shrimp producer in Madagascar, has been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, assessed against the ASC standard, for one of its farms.

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Reduction fisheries told ‘can do better’

By Lynda Searby

A third of fisheries supplying the feed industry with fish oil and fishmeal require “significant improvement” in terms of their sustainability performance, finds a new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

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Special Edition: Gut Health

Cargill aiming to model the effect of antibiotics

By Jane Byrne

What is the current strategy of Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) in terms of boosting animal immune development, disease resistance and performance?

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Special Edition: Feed Industry Consolidation Review

No let up expected in aqua feed M&A activity: PwC

By Jane Byrne

We caught up with Christopher Nolan, managing director, global deals origination at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who recently spoke at Alltech’s One conference, to hear about his views on amalgamation of the global feed sector.