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Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

Probiotics show immune and gut benefits for piglets

By Stephen DANIELLS

Early administration of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum I5007 to piglets may boost the microbial composition of the young animals and modulate their immune status, says a new study.

Feed additives could help combat climate change

Feed additives could help combat climate change

By Jane BYRNE

Amino acids and enzymes in animal feed can reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, claims a project consortium releasing the results of a year-long study.

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

By Jane BYRNE

Are feed safety schemes robust enough when it comes to food safety and fraud management? This is one of the questions being put by the initiators of a global feed safety scheme benchmarking drive who are currently reviewing the public consultation phase...

Insects billed as feed of the future

Insects billed as feed of the future

By Jane BYRNE

Insects in animal feed could soon become a reality if regulators, industry and researchers can combine their common interests to push this alternative protein source, claims a Dutch academic.

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

Interview with Cargill's marketing and technology director Scott Ainslie

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Scott Ainslie, director of strategic marketing and technology at Cargill, recently chatted with FeedNavigator about the broad range of challenges facing the animal feed market, from finding ways to better feed a growing global population to new carbon...

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Animal demand for US soybeans grows

By Maggie Hennessy

US animal agriculture's consumption of US-grown soybean meal increased by 1 million tons—equivalent to the meal from 42 million bushels of soybeans—in the 2011-12 marketing year, according to a soy checkoff-funded report. 

The US EPA and USDA are joining to combat food waste.

Agencies unite to reduce food waste

By Jenni Spinner

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture are partnering on an effort to reduce food waste in the country.

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