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Probiotic gives growth, immune response in farmed carp

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Supplementing carp diets with B. subtilis may improve fish growth performance and support fish health and intestinal antioxidant capacity while reducing reliance on antibiotics, say researchers.

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US dairy co-op focuses on China with new JV

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Global expansion plans and interest in supporting a developing dairy sector are spurring a dairy-focused joint venture for two international cooperatives.

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USDA: Forage, hay availability fears prompt cover crop rules change

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Wet weather and delayed planting are raising fears about forage and hay availability for US livestock and dairy producers and sparking the US Department of Agriculture to change when cover crops can be harvested or grazed on prevented planting acres.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Danish firm launches grain-monitoring app

By Jane Byrne

The iGrain hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) app was developed to make it easier for grain managers in feed mills and other milling operations to utilize CO2 monitoring technology and to get definite answers regarding grain quality condition....

Broiler industry told to rethink pelleted feeds

Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Broiler industry told to consider low nutrient density pelleted feeds

By Jane Byrne

Despite the remarkable progress made in poultry nutrition over recent decades, a researcher claims the broiler industry, by increasing the dietary nutrient densities in order to lower FCR, has progressively disregarded the original goals of pelleting.