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Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

By Jane Byrne

Two days into Victam International 2019 in Cologne, the evident trend on the show floor was the domination of aqua feed and pet food processing innovation, with feed machinery manufacturers citing growth and higher margins in both sectors as the rationale...

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Dispatches from One: the Alltech Ideas Conference

Dairy sensor tech looks to assess milk components

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

SomaDetect’s milk sensor and analytical algorithms look to provide producers with information on cows’ reproductive status and health along with the influence of feed rations on milk components.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”

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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.