While not the silver bullet in terms of Aflatoxin B1 inactivation, US and Brazilian researchers have shown a beer fermentation residue could be one component of a broiler farmer’s toolbox when faced with an aflatoxicosis challenge in their flock.
Calysta is reviving the production of proven methane to feed technology BioProtein – a fishmeal alternative for use in aquaculture and animal nutrition that has hit several bumps along the road to market.
From methane reduction strategies, to innovation in amino acids and yeasts, to early animal nutrition R&D, FeedNavigator’s special editions editorial calendar 2015 spans the hottest topics for the global feed industry.
Evonik Industries, in its Q4 and full year results, predicts a slight hike in profit in 2015 based on ongoing high demand for amino acids in animal nutrition in tandem with their limited availability in the market.
GM plant oils would seem to represent the ‘holy grail’ in the hunt for viable replacements for fish oil derived long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in aqua feed.
While microalgae and insect meal represent potentially innovative protein sources, producers should look to higher amino acid supplementation to lower the protein requirements in animal diets and reduce the environmental burden, says a leading researcher.
Biotechnology firm, BRI, said trial work, both in India and the US, is showing the efficacy of its xylanase feed enzyme , Xylamax, in terms of improving feed digestibility and uptake in broilers fed a corn-soy diet.
The EU market for insect feed should be up and running in around 18 months from now, with all necessary legislative boxes ticked, says the head of a larvae to feed company that is just about to kick-start commercial scale production in South Africa.
The US feed industry applauds a bipartisan legislative move as the first step toward normalizing trade relations with Cuba, and reckons, if passed, it could allow US feed makers compete on a level playing field in that market.
The compound feed industry needs to get behind initiatives that foster precision feeding on small farms in developing markets to help optimize use of on-farm ingredients backed by commercial feed mixes to plug nutritional gaps, says the FAO.