Adding a yeast derivative based on brewery yeast hydrolyzate to the diet of post-weaned piglets may support their immune system without affecting animal performance, says a new study from The Netherlands and Finland.
EFSA is set to increase the number of technical hearings it offers to applicants to give them greater opportunity to discuss outstanding questions about their applications during the food and feed additive risk assessment process.
UK politicians are calling for government action to ensure the use of antibiotics in farm animals is strictly required for therapeutic use and that more research is carried out on the link between animal and human pathogens resistant to antibiotics.
Dutch livestock feed group, ForFarmers, which operates in the UK through subsidiary BOCM Pauls, is continuing its European consolidation strategy by acquiring feed co-product company Wheyfeed for £5 million ($6.8m)
EFSA has again found that Toyocerin from Spanish feed additives firm, Rubinum, poses a risk for the spread of determinants for resistance to two antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine - tetracycline and chloramphenicol.
A group of UK politicians are calling for the government to migrate away from heavy dependence on imported soybean for animal feed and they want a Plan B for the development of alternative protein sources.
Barley with improved grain phytase activity could soon be a reality if regulators classify new plant breeding techniques in the same way as traditional breeding methods and do not label them GM, says a plant science expert.
Moisture levels, rising temperatures, the availability of oxygen and poor feed management during storage contribute to changes in the levels and types of mycotoxins in feed, says an expert on the grain contaminants.
The EU feed sector is aiming to further reduce feed conversion rates and has made lower phosphorous and nitrogen intake in livestock a priority for the coming years, according to the latest policy review from feed manufacturer representatives, FEFAC.