A US scientist, in a review of the literature, reports that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GM feed, with no indication of any unusual trends in livestock health since 1996 when GM crops were first harvested.
If a $3.4million EU Commission funded seaweed cultivation project can deliver on its high yield claims, there will be substantial benefits for the EU feed and food sectors, which, currently, are heavily reliant on imports for protein inputs.
Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife (IZW) have found that antimicrobial peptides offer a “promising solution” for reducing the use of antibiotics in pig breeding, and suggest that these amino acid compounds could have application...
Whilst the poultry feed industry is still getting its head around the concept of phytase ‘super-dosing’, AB Vista has come out with the results of a new study which advocates combining phytase super-dosing with a single-enzyme xylanase.
Researchers from Bangor University, UK, warn that diverting fodder crops to farm-scale anaerobic digestion in the UK could put pressure on animal feed supply and cause damage to the environment through land use displacement.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected EU feed wheat supplies for 2014/15 by 2.5 million ton in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), which were published this week.
Market conditions in animal feed continued to improve for DSM in recent months, with it citing a strong performance for its premix businesses during Q2, but the Dutch group predicts ongoing volatility in the vitamin E market.