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Putting grass protein to the test in pigs

By Jane Byrne

Researchers based at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark are optimistic they can partially replace traditional protein ingredients like soy with clover grass in organic pig feed.

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De Heus takes majority stake in Ukrainian feed producer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed manufacturer, De Heus, says it has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in D-Mix in Ukraine, giving it a foothold in feed manufacturing in that country after 10 years of exporting product to Ukraine.

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Atria’s bottom line pays price of high feed costs

By Lynda Searby

As increased animal feed costs are blamed for sub-par profits at Finnish food group Atria, an analyst's advice to meat and poultry producers in Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltics is to 'think about covering some of the raw material requirements...

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Can pre-natal nutrition program the gut microflora in birds?

By Jane Byrne

The basic concept of in-ovo feeding is to supplement the amniotic fluid, which is the first meal of a chick before it hatches, in order to provide nutritional input that can help with the development of that young bird towards hatch, says Dr Peter Ferket,...

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Assessing soybean meal for trypsin inhibitors

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trypsin inhibitor levels in soybean meal vary by country and region, but they do not necessarily correspond with urease activity and need to be measured separately, says researcher.