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Ridley Corporation’s fish feed plant in Tasmania goes live

By Jane Byrne

Leading Australian feed manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, officially opened its new extrusion plant in Westbury, Tasmania, last week. The factory is targeting the salmon and fish feed sectors as well as pet food producers.

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New tool for seafood products that can stand scrutiny

By Lynda Searby

Aquafeed company, BioMar, has launched a digital transparency tool, Discover, that potentially allows shoppers to scan an on-pack QR code to access precise information about the origins, sustainability and nutritional profile of seafood products.

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Feed industry highlights from June

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Missed the feed industry news concerning corn prices, ASF, ADM or Nutreco while taking advantage of summer break? We’ve pulled together the big traffic getters for FeedNavigator in June to provide a quick recap.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Danish firm launches grain-monitoring app

By Jane Byrne

The iGrain hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) app was developed to make it easier for grain managers in feed mills and other milling operations to utilize CO2 monitoring technology and to get definite answers regarding grain quality condition....

Broiler industry told to rethink pelleted feeds

Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Broiler industry told to consider low nutrient density pelleted feeds

By Jane Byrne

Despite the remarkable progress made in poultry nutrition over recent decades, a researcher claims the broiler industry, by increasing the dietary nutrient densities in order to lower FCR, has progressively disregarded the original goals of pelleting.

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News in brief

Novus hikes prices on methionine products

By Jane Byrne

Feed additive company, Novus, has announced a price increase of 8% for two of its methionine hydroxy analog feed supplement products.

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US event cancelled over ASF fears

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US National Pork Producers Council board of directors is canceling the World Pork Expo 2019 in an ‘abundance of caution’ regarding African Swine Fever (ASF).

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WASDE report in line with expectations

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although the WASDE report brought bearish news for feed crop producers, there was little change in the commodity markets, said Chad Hart, associate professor of economics, crop markets specialist and extension economist with Iowa State University.

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US Grains Council head to depart

By Aerin Curtis

The US Grains Council announced recently that the long-time president and CEO of the organization, Tom Sleight, would be stepping down this summer after a successor is appointed.

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin brings probiotics to hatchlings by giving them a gel shower

By Richard Whitehead

Biomin has added to its range of water-soluble probiotic gel drops that protect chicks in their first days and stimulates feeding behavior. Earliest-stage nutrition promises healthier chicks and reduced mortality, says the supplier.

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Danish feed firm, BioMar, feeling the strain in Norway

By Jane Byrne

BioMar, in releasing its financial results for FY 2018, said the business performed well in certain geographies and species, except in Norway where the company did not win the sales contracts expected.

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...

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Reports from IPPE

Microbiome-focused startup plans geographic, product expansion

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Boosting animal production and daily gain, cutting methane generation and providing an alternative to antibiotic use are among the goals for Californian firm's focus on endomicrobial feed additives, says COO.