Sensors, AI or predictive processing and blockchain have been touted as some of the technologies set to revolutionize the feed and animal production industries. An industry expert gave IPPE trade show attendees the low-down on some of those.
The lack of organic education resources, soil fertility and weed challenges along with transition period risk are some of the main hurdles to further expansion of organic feed and food grain production, say US organic groups.
Boosting animal production and daily gain, cutting methane generation and providing an alternative to antibiotic use are among the goals for Californian firm's focus on endomicrobial feed additives, says COO.
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.