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Potential of seaweed as a protein source in dairy rations

By Jane Byrne

Amino acid (AA) concentrations are highest in red, followed by green, and lowest in brown seaweeds, found Danish and Norwegian researchers looking at the potential of macroalgae as an alternative protein source in dairy cow diets.

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Investors lend their weight to whisky based fish feed

By Jane Byrne

MiAlgae, a student-launched startup that is targeting the farmed fish and livestock sectors with microalgae made from the co-products of whisky, has received £500,000 (US $668,748) from investors.

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Albert Heijn selling insect company’s own brand eggs

By Jane Byrne

Netherlands supermarket giant, Albert Heijn, has started to sell eggs from laying hens fed live grubs; the sustainability and circular economy aspect of such egg production appealed to the retailing group.

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Nutreco takes stake in Indian smart shrimp feeding start-up

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed group, Nutreco, has taken a 25% share in Eruvaka, an India-based Internet of Things (IoT) company that develops connected devices and mobile-based decision tools aimed at helping shrimp farmers increase productivity.

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Waitrose, McDonald's and WWF see partnerships as vital for sustainable feed

By Jane Byrne

The retailer, fast food company, and NGO took part in an interactive panel debate during a workshop style event, at our conference, Feed Protein Vision 2018, last month. They were asked to explain why sustainable animal feed protein is relevant for the...