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Potential of seaweed as a protein source in dairy rations

By Jane Byrne

Amino acid (AA) concentrations are highest in red, followed by green, and lowest in brown seaweeds, found Danish and Norwegian researchers looking at the potential of macroalgae as an alternative protein source in dairy cow diets.

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Funding boost gets pulses racing at UK crop research hubs

By Jane Byrne

Four UK universities and institutes are to benefit from a crop development research funding package worth around £5.3m (US$ 7.03m) over five years, said Michael Gove, the UK environment secretary, Michael Gove, in an announcement today.

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USDA cuts its Russian wheat harvest estimate

By Jane Byrne

The US Department of Agriculture’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), published yesterday, lowered its forecast for world wheat production for 2018/19 largely due to forecasts for Russia being down by 3.5Mt from May estimates, to a...

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China ratchets up sunflower seed meal imports

By Jane Byrne

Historically, global sunflower seed meal consumption has been dominated by the leading sunflower seed producers and processors, such as the EU, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey, but other countries have recently emerged as growing users.