Contaminated feed might be a confirmed risk factor for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), but the number one mode of transmission is most likely contaminated transport, according to Dr Scott Dee, director of research at Pipestone Veterinary Services...
The Canadian canola industry is hoping that new research will alter the “outdated perception” that weaned pigs won’t do as well on a canola diet, encouraging feed producers to increase levels of canola meal.
Whilst the setting of maximum levels for fumonisins in maize is an important step, more attention needs to be given to the impact of the occurrence of multi-mycotoxins in feed grains, according to animal nutrition firm Biomin.
Despite having joined forces with fellow US feed giant DeKalb Feeds to offer non-porcine swine feed, JBS United rejects suggestions that there could be a link between Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) transmission and the use of porcine plasma in...
UK pig industry representatives have criticized a report from Defra looking at the progress of various livestock sectors on climate change targets saying feed conversion ratio (FCR) is too simplistic a metric for GHG emission performance.
The cost of feed grains in China has increased steadily in 2014 adding to the pressure on pig producers in that market, with some smaller farmers abandoning the pork business over the past few months, says Rabobank.
DuPont is increasingly focused on the benefits of phytase for aquaculture, the anti-nutrient effect of phytate in young pigs and the interaction between enzymes, betaine and probiotics in the absence of antibiotics.
Adding a yeast derivative based on brewery yeast hydrolyzate to the diet of post-weaned piglets may support their immune system without affecting animal performance, says a new study from The Netherlands and Finland.
Piglet mortality during the neonatal phase, from birth until weaning, can often run as high as 18%, and, in a bid to address that, Cargill recently launched a global nutrition program to help improve piglet livability.
Barley with improved grain phytase activity could soon be a reality if regulators classify new plant breeding techniques in the same way as traditional breeding methods and do not label them GM, says a plant science expert.
The mycotoxins, DON and FUM, were found in over 50% of feed grains samples analyzed by Biomin in its latest survey of the prevalence of mycotoxins in cereals globally, with piglets at risk from the levels of DON concentrates found.
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.
Defatted biomass from the biofuel industry may replace some of the corn and soybean currently used for weanling pigs, broiler chicks, and laying hens, report scientists from the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University.
Mergers are expected in the Mexican hog sector in the coming years to offset the impact of the PED virus - Rabobank says global feed companies should be ready to capitalize on the feed demand generated by a more consolidated industry.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has urged the US FDA to rethink its approach to animal food regulation to avoid imposing costs and burdens on animal food manufacturers that are even greater than those imposed on human food manufacturers.
Partial replacement of animal proteins by wheat proteins in the diet of piglets and veal calves can boost the animal's growth performance while wheat gluten could also improve the environmental profile of the aquaculture sector, said Tereos Syral...
Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza said, following a two year evaluation and quality phase, it has now got the new production process for L-Carnitine at its Chinese facility under control, with significantly greater capacity for the vitamin-like substance...
The move last week by the Chinese state-owned food and feed giant, Cofco, to take a $1.5 billion majority stake in Noble Agri – the agribusiness arm of the Noble Group – will help China to diversify the source of its grains such as soy and corn, says...
The US and Canadian pork, feed and other linked industries have mapped out feed-related research priorities in a strategic bid to control the future spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).
There will be a continuing slide in demand for pig feed in the EU this year due to productivity challenges in the sector and cattle feed demand is set to decline on better weather conditions for grasslands and forages production, says trade group.
A bid to streamline the export of US feed ingredients is underway with a new certification process that aims to help manufacturers comply with complex quality protocols in countries such as Brazil and China.
DSM is expecting further growth in meat production this year, an opportunity for its animal nutrition segment that showed flat organic growth in 2013 following weak demand, disease outbreaks and price pressure on vitamin E.