Pet Food

'The effect of extrusion on nutrients and the potential interaction of extrusion and protein sources have not been studied extensively in pet food.' © GettyImages/Compassionate Eye Foundation/Martin Barraud/OJO Images Ltd

Extrusion enhances amino acid digestibility in grain-free pet food

By Jane Byrne

A study examining the effects of single and twin thermal screw extrusion on the protein quality of grain-free pet foods including animal- or plant-based protein ingredients found that amino acid digestibility increases after extrusion compared to raw...

Hurayra Pet Food is 100% halal certified

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Halal cat food to hit store shelves this summer

By Gwen Ridler

Leeds-based entrepreneur Aihtsham Rashid has launched a brand new 100% halal certified pet food company, Hurayra Pet Food, in response to lack of options currently on the market.

The Alltech Agri-Food Outlook survey revealed that 65% of respondents identified the economy and soaring production costs as the primary factor influencing feed production. Following closely behind, dietary trends emerged as the second-most crucial factor. Photo credit: GettyImages/pidjoe

Anatomy of a fall in global feed production

By Jane Byrne

In a year marked by volatility, Alltech's Agri-Food Outlook for 2023 provides a comprehensive overview of the intricate dynamics shaping the feed production industry worldwide.

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Top 10 most read articles so far this year

By Jane Byrne

We delve into the diverse array of topics that have resonated deeply with our readers since January, shaping the discourse and informing perspectives on issues.

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Plant-based dog food brand PawCo secures $2m in funding

By Jane Byrne

PawCo Foods, a pioneering plant-based pet nutrition brand, has successfully secured $2 million in seed funding, spearheaded by Elevate Ventures, and featuring notable angel investors like Arash Ferdowsi, co-founder of Dropbox.

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Lab-grown meat startups target the pet food sector

By Michelle Perrett

The pet food market is becoming a target for cultivated meat; a small number of lab meat producers are targeting the sector, attracted by its volume growth, and commercial potential.

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Australian dog food company set for expansion

By Michelle Perrett

The Pet Butcher, an Adelaide-based dog food company, is looking to expand its concept across Australia and diversify into the feline food market, founder and director Nick Martin tells us.

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Five startups that captured our attention in 2023

By Jane Byrne

In 2023, the startup ecosystem faced persistent challenges due to economic uncertainties, anticipated interest rate increases, and the lingering effects of previous bank failures, as reported by EY.

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EFSA finds yeast probiotic effective for use in cat food

By Jane Byrne

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a positive opinion on the efficacy of a probiotic live yeast product for use in cats, outlining how it can increase their fecal dry matter content.