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Could oil derived from chilli peppers get cows to burp out less methane? Image: Getty/travenian

Can botanicals improve milk production in dairy cows?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Researchers from the Penn State University experimented with supplementing dairy cows two types of botanicals and measured the effects on lactational performance, methane emissions and nutrient utilization.

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Navigating the 2024 policy landscape for US animal food production

By Jane Byrne

2024 is shaping up to be a busy year for US lawmakers, with critical legislative actions on bills—such as the farm bill, appropriations, defense, and trade agreements—on the docket. Several policy issues are poised to challenge US animal food manufacturers,...

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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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Mootral: UK businesses snap up CowCredits

By Jane Byrne

Mootral reports that 3,000 of its CowCredits have been purchased by well-known UK businesses, including a household brand in financial services, driving much-needed capital into sustainable agriculture.

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US: New pathway proposed for approval of feed additives

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has come out in support of a bill that it says offers a new way for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate feed additives and spur innovation in the US livestock sector.

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