DSM says its animal nutrition division had a strong year, with 8% organic growth in the underlying business. The feed additive producer released its overall full year 2018 financial results today [February 14].
Black Soldier Fly (BSF) derived protein and single cell proteins from bacterial sources are two products nominated by an expert group as having potential in terms of new feed inputs for pigs and poultry.
Feed production in Great Britain (GB) was up 4% for cattle and calves, 1.7% for poultry and down 3.3% for pigs from July to December 2018, compared with the same period in 2017/18, according to a new report from AHDB.
Portuguese start-up, EntoGreen, says construction will begin on its first commercial scale black soldier fly (BSF) derived feed protein facility at the end of this year. The company was established in 2014.
The results of a study indicated that including fermented Ginkgo biloba leaves (FGBL) in the diet of broiler chickens improved gain to feed ratio, serum biochemistry and antioxidant function of the birds.
Calysta, a manufacturer of fish and animal protein feed products using methane conversion technology, has made it onto a roll-call of leading companies involved in sustainable innovation, the Global Cleantech 100.
Several regional platforms are materializing across Europe, alongside the global Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS), to encourage domestic retailers and traders to buy only responsibly sourced soy. One such is the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (UKRT).