Sustainability

Melissa Rebbeck, of the University of Adelaide, is leading research into a new pellet for methane reduction in cattle.

Grape bi-product pellet reduces methane emissions and feed costs

By Lynda Searby

Feeding trials are demonstrating that a pellet developed from grape marc and lucerne ‘offal’ by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, could be an economically viable route to reducing methane emissions in ruminants.

Feed producers rev up for the 'great acceleration'. Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee

Feed producers must prepare for the “great acceleration”

By Lynda Searby

The biggest trend in the animal nutrition industry today is preparing for an accelerated rate in demand for meat, driven by growing prosperity and populations in China, India, Africa and Asia, according to a leading sustainability academic.

The palatability and digestibility of barley protein concentrate have been confirmed in trials.

Beer industry’s loss is aquafeed's gain

By Lynda Searby

Barley that doesn’t make the grade for the brewing industry is being turned into a feed ingredient for aquaculture via a patented process that improves its nutritional value.  

Using xylanase in conjunction with phytase super-dosing resulted in a 4% improvement in broiler bodyweight gain

Phytase-xylanase combo: taking super-dosing to the next level

By Lynda Searby

Whilst the poultry feed industry is still getting its head around the concept of phytase ‘super-dosing’, AB Vista has come out with the results of a new study which advocates combining phytase super-dosing with a single-enzyme xylanase.

Rice growers in California are producing 'strawlage' for cattle from rice straw

Californian research yields cattle feed from rice straw

By Lynda Searby

Researchers at the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension have been working on converting rice straw into cattle feed, providing a potential solution for livestock producers confronted with feed shortages as a result of California’s crippling...