US aquaculture firm, Bell Farms, has become a fully integrated fish farm with the completion of a new feed mill at its Indiana base that is set to produce around 907 metric tons (MT) of plant-based fish feed monthly.
Piglet mortality during the neonatal phase, from birth until weaning, can often run as high as 18%, and, in a bid to address that, Cargill recently launched a global nutrition program to help improve piglet livability.
Tyson Foods said it reviewing its operations to ensure environmental mishaps do not reoccur after improper disposal of a feed additive was said to have caused a major fish kill in the US state of Missouri last month.
Idaho based Anderson Farms has settled with the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over five safety violations at its feed operations leading to the death of an employee in February.
Nutrition and feeding approaches may be able to lower enteric methane in dairy production by up to 15%, but rumen modifiers have had very little success in terms of sustained methane reductions without compromising milk production, found a meta-analysis.
Supplementing the diet of cultured tilapia fish with astragalus polysaccharide (APS), one of the active ingredients of traditional Chinese herbal astragalus membranaceus, may boost growth performance and the immune parameters.
Technology such as drones and robots are set to usher in a new age of precision agriculture, which would lead to an end to the chemical ag system reliant on pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, according to experts.
Technology development firm Health Enhancement Products Inc. (HEPI) has a new urine test to measure critical biomarkers for stress and inflammation, which could have significant benefits for rapid identification of mastitis and ‘shipping fever’.