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Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

By Stephen DANIELLS

Early administration of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum I5007 to piglets may boost the microbial composition of the young animals and modulate their immune status, says a new study.

Feed additives could help combat climate change

Feed additives could help combat climate change

By Jane BYRNE

Amino acids and enzymes in animal feed can reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, claims a project consortium releasing the results of a year-long study.

Lycoberries

Nutrativa to be exclusive marketer of Lycoberry

By Maggie Hennessy

Nutrativa Global has partnered with From The Wild to provide the exclusive manufacturing, sales and marketing support for the launch of Lycoberry, a red berry with a high concentration of naturally occurring lycopene.

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

By Jane BYRNE

Are feed safety schemes robust enough when it comes to food safety and fraud management? This is one of the questions being put by the initiators of a global feed safety scheme benchmarking drive who are currently reviewing the public consultation phase...

Insects billed as feed of the future

Insects billed as feed of the future

By Jane BYRNE

Insects in animal feed could soon become a reality if regulators, industry and researchers can combine their common interests to push this alternative protein source, claims a Dutch academic.

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

By Jane BYRNE

Bullish US data on the global crop outlook means livestock farmers can expect to be enjoying some respite following a particularly tough few years of high prices and lack of quality fodder, said UK brokerage house Shore Capital.

BC farmers face grain shortages

BC farmers face grain shortages

By Maggie Hennessy

Farmers in Fraser Valley in British Columbia could face grain shortages in the coming days, endangering millions of local chickens, cows and pigs, according to the Province newspaper.