By tracking the genetic footprints of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers funded by the US Department of Agriculture are hoping to shed some light on the extent to which in-feed antibiotics contribute to resistance.
A new broiler breeder facility at Cargill’s recently expanded animal nutrition innovation center in the Netherlands is said to allow scientists investigate the impact of the hen's diet on the performance of its offspring.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected global soybean crop output to 314.4 million tons, up 1.6m on US and Brazilian gains in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), which were published yesterday.
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.
Food-grade animal feed ingredients that will help tackle inflammation, among other challenges, in farmed animals are in the pipeline at Irish start-up, Nuritas, which uses bioinformatics technology for bioactive peptide mining.
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...