Australia

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 © istock.com/PeterHermesFurian

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).

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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.

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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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Fishmeal prices forecast lower in 2016

By Jane Byrne

The overall supply and demand balance for fishmeal, at least currently, looks slightly better than in 2015, says Rabobank analyst, Gorjan Nikolik.

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Part two in our series looking at the Australian prawn sector

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

By Kacey CULLINEY

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.