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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?


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.

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

Reports from the PIX/AMC conference in Australia

Can preventative health stop AMR in its tracks?

By Kacey Culliney

Feed makers must focus on preventative health as part of a global and collaborative effort in tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance, say experts.

'Antibiotics may have knock-on effects on parts of the ecosystem where no one has even thought of looking before,' says Tomas Roslin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Image ©

Expert says future research should focus on the effect of antibiotics on methane emissions from cow belching

Research shows antibiotics intensify methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

A study by US, UK, Finnish and Swedish researchers is said to provide the first demonstration that antibiotics can increase dung emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG).


Concerns over heavy metal levels in Asia-Pacific feeds

By Jane Byrne

Of the 1,375 samples of minerals, premix and complete feeds from 16 Asia-Pacific countries submitted for testing, 20% had contamination levels exceeding EU allowable limits for heavy metal contamination of arsenic, cadmium and lead, said Alltech.


Special Edition: Environmentally friendly feed sector initiatives

What is the link between genomics and dairy feed efficiency?

By Jane Byrne

A game changing development in dairy cattle feed intake genome trait research will allow for more efficient and sustainable production, says the Dutch academic involved. 

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