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.
An analyst questions Nutreco’s move to set up a joint venture in fish feed in Nigeria, saying the Dutch feed group should remain focused on the massive growth potential of the Asian and Latin American aquaculture markets instead.
As Nutreco announces it is to hold onto its Iberian business for the foreseeable future, a Dutch broker says management at the feed company has been ‘clumsy’ in the execution of the divestment process.