Exploiting the potential of bacteria to produce natural feed additives is the aim of a new partnership between two French companies - animal nutrition and agribusiness group, Sofiproteol, and biotechnology firm, Deinove.
Hazard control procedures in UK feed mills need to be enhanced, found a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) review of the systems in place to verify that UK feed operators identify and manage risks effectively.
A US scientist, in a review of the literature, reports that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GM feed, with no indication of any unusual trends in livestock health since 1996 when GM crops were first harvested.
Feeding trials are demonstrating that a pellet developed from grape marc and lucerne ‘offal’ by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, could be an economically viable route to reducing methane emissions in ruminants.
Researchers at the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension have been working on converting rice straw into cattle feed, providing a potential solution for livestock producers confronted with feed shortages as a result of California’s crippling...
US researchers, who concluded that controversial cattle feed additive, Zilmax, doesn’t have a detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, said their study is robust despite criticism this week that it was too narrow in terms of scale.
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’.