Sustainability

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

By Jane Byrne

Two days into Victam International 2019 in Cologne, the evident trend on the show floor was the domination of aqua feed and pet food processing innovation, with feed machinery manufacturers citing growth and higher margins in both sectors as the rationale...

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‘New plant breeding methods should not be considered GMOs’

By Jane Byrne

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability goals, said FEDIOL in a vision document for the EU agri sector released today ahead of its AGM in Brussels.

Left to Right in Picture: AFIA president and CEO Joel G Newman,  AFIA board chairman, Tim Belstra, and FEFAC president, Nick Major

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FEFAC, AFIA align to ensure safe and sustainable feed production

By Jane Byrne

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), announced a renewal of their long-term alliance yesterday [June 6].

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Dispatches from One: the Alltech Ideas Conference

Dairy sensor tech looks to assess milk components

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

SomaDetect’s milk sensor and analytical algorithms look to provide producers with information on cows’ reproductive status and health along with the influence of feed rations on milk components.

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Alltech first to formulate aquafeeds on net energy

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Alltech Coppens claims to have become the first aquafeed producer to formulate feeds for net rather than digestible energy, a strategy it says ensures “consistent performance between different batches of feed.”

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Take feed advice to cut carbon emissions, says UK body

By Lynda Searby

By ‘optimizing’ nutrient input, livestock producers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says the UK's Feed Adviser Register, whose members are now trained to help farmers mitigate environmental impact through nutrition and feed management.