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US group to seek approval of hemp seed meal for chickens

By Jane Byrne

A US industry and policy stakeholder group is planning to submit an application in August this year to get approval for the use of hemp seed, meal and cake as protein supplements for use in the diets of layers and broiler chickens.

Left to Right: Thomas Sprangers, Roger Davin, Ana Cruz, from Norwegian feed manufacturer, Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling (FKF), and FEN senior editor, Jane Byrne, speaking at the Protein Promise for PIglets panel session at YAN20.

EU policymakers make progress on PAPs legislative roadmap

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission now envisions authorizing poultry and pig processed animal proteins (PAPs) for use in pig and poultry diets, respectively, along with approval for use of insect PAPs in monogastric diets all in the same regulatory package.

Dutch insect producer Protix attracts further investment

Dutch insect producer Protix attracts further investment

By Jane Byrne

Rabo Corporate Investments (RCI), Rabobank's investment franchise, has invested in Protix, a company that breeds larvae from the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) and processes them into ingredients like proteins and lipids for use in feed.

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Auchan backing sustainably fed trout, looks to other fish species

By Jane Byrne

Following the launch of insect-fed trout in 2018 in Auchan supermarkets in the north of France, the multinational retail group said it has continued to innovate along those lines. It has just launched a trout product containing microalgae, insect meal...

Aller Aqua phases out the use of South American soy

Aller Aqua phases out the use of South American soy

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed manufacturer, Aller Aqua, says it will cease sourcing the soy it needs for its formulations from South America, with its European manufacturing bases privileging regional purchasing of soy products instead.

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Nutreco partners with cell-based seafood startup

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco has announced a strategic partnership with US cell-based seafood startup, BlueNalu. This announcement comes only a week after the Dutch animal nutrition and fish feed group reported it was collaborating with cellular meat pioneer, Mosa Meat.

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Special edition: Novel Proteins

A look back at novel feed protein developments

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Our January special edition is focused on protein innovation in animal feed, a topic that we also explored extensively in 2019. The photogallery provides highlights of that earlier coverage.

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Protein promise for piglets

By Jane Byrne

The results of a new study suggest that partially replacing conventional protein sources with inactivated Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast, derived from sugars from Norwegian spruce trees, in diets for young pigs is possible without compromising energy and...

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The big read: Greening the UK feed industry

By Jane Byrne

We talk to UK feed and ag inputs representatives, AIC, about the trade group's efforts to further the sustainability agenda with its members, who are responsible for some £9bn (US$11.8bn) of farm trade,

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Special Edition: Feed Sustainability

ForFarmers seeks next generation ideas on circular farming

By Jane Byrne

Twelve Netherlands-based students are working for ForFarmers on a sustainability case in relation to circular farming over the next few weeks as part of a Dutch initiative called the Sustainable Business Challenge.

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Montana-based protein producer tests waters for expansion

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Montana Microbial Products is participating in a global aquaculture accelerator as part of its ongoing commercial expansion plans aimed at establishing new production plants for its barley-based feed protein.