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No productivity gains from boosting dairy calf milk intake: study

No productivity gains from boosting dairy calf milk intake: study

By Jane Byrne

A Canadian trial found a daily feed of eight liters of whole milk improved dairy calf growth performance up to three months of age but first lactation results indicated no milk yield benefits from this higher plane of nutrition in the neo natal phase.

Vacuum coating could help hike fat level in broiler feed

Vacuum coating could help hike fat level in broiler feed

By Jane Byrne

Broiler feed producers could exploit vacuum coating technology to enable the inclusion of a higher proportion of fat in broiler diets without compromising pellet durability, finds a literature review.

Beef prices stabilize but remain at record levels, says Rabobank

Beef prices stabilize but remain at record levels, says Rabobank

By Jane Byrne

The US continues to be the driver in the global beef market with constrained supply and strong demand keeping prices high, but the big question heading into 2015, says Rabobank, is whether a new norm has been reached for prices or whether they still have...

Feed industry outlook for 2015

Feed industry outlook for 2015

By Jane Byrne

As 2014 draws to a close, we seek out the opinion of manufacturers, suppliers and US and EU trade representatives to determine how next year might play out for the global feed sector.

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

By Jane Byrne

All parties in the poultry supply chain, including feed producers, need to assess how they can help limit avian flu outbreaks, with no certainties about whether the spread of the disease will be checked in the coming weeks, says an industry specialist.  

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

By Lynda Searby

Residual feed intake is emerging as the main tool for measuring feed efficiency and making genetic progress in efficiency-related traits among dairy cattle, but is not without its challenges, finds a new review.

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