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Cargill looks at impact of hen nutrition on chick vitality

Cargill looks at impact of hen nutrition on chick vitality

By Jane Byrne

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. 

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.