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US: Feedlot linked to soybean field contaminant

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in the US has determined that grain and seed screenings used as feed were linked to the spread of an invasive weed, Palmer amaranth, in soybean fields there.

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BioMar probe shows its soy suppliers are legally compliant

By Jane Byrne

A BioMar investigation has found no intent or negligence on the part of its Brazilian suppliers of non-GMO, certified soy - Caramuru, Selecta and Imcopa - in terms of environmental or social legislation violations.

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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Dispatches from GFFC

Technology doesn’t baffle farmers, say experts

By Richard Whitehead

Are farmers baffled by blockchain and dissuaded by data? Do they get fed up with feed apps and antagonized by algorithms. No, say industry tech experts, that may be the perception but the reality is far more nuanced.

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Study examines potential role of feed in ASF spread

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

African swine fever may be orally transmittable in plant-based feeds and liquids, although higher doses of the virus are needed to generate infection from feeds, says researcher.

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New test to judge the quality of corn DDGS

By Jane Byrne

Evonik has launched a new testing service for corn DDGS used in feed production. The analytical service, AMINORED 2.0, allows rapid and reliable evaluation of the nutritional value distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), detecting the impact...

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Gut health, young animal nutrition and Agtech on Cargill's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Focusing on young animal nutrition, boosting gut health and the sustainability of the livestock and poultry sectors are some of the ways Cargill is seeking to address current and future industry challenges, says managing director.

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Assessing soybean meal for trypsin inhibitors

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trypsin inhibitor levels in soybean meal vary by country and region, but they do not necessarily correspond with urease activity and need to be measured separately, says researcher.

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