Though vertical integration is the most popular model for feed producers in Southeast Asia, it is not the only way to operate commercially. Instead, De Heus has chosen to work with suppliers at the center of the Myanmar value chain to build their business...
In an ongoing series about feed industry careers, we caught up with Troy Wistuba, director of dairy technical solutions at Purina to talk about his new position, how he arrived where is he today and his thoughts on the world of feed manufacturing.
Secondary plant compound producer, EW Nutrition, says animals will indicate when all is not well and such signals should be analyzed carefully to determine the multiple parameters undermining performance.
The compound feed industry needs to get behind initiatives that foster precision feeding on small farms in developing markets to help optimize use of on-farm ingredients backed by commercial feed mixes to plug nutritional gaps, says the FAO.
Zilmax maker Merck says it has not made any decision to resume sales of the cattle additive in the US as a campaign group there condemns the company for “taking steps” to put the beta agonist back on the market.
The need to minimize water pollution, enhance biodiversity and exploit food waste for feed use are seen as critical by respondents to an FAO global survey, run as part of a project to develop more sustainable animal feed production and use.
The British Poultry Council (BPC) is calling for the legalization of insect based meal and the re-introduction of processed animal proteins in poultry feeds, as new government figures reveal that poultry feed prices are rising at a higher rate than prices...
Cargill said it still has no intention of taking cattle fed Zilmax back into its supply chain, despite Merck saying its research has shown the beta-agonist, pulled from the market last year due to concerns over side effects, is safe.
Feed safety and antimicrobial resistance were two subjects grabbing the headlines at the annual meeting between long-time bedfellows, the UN’s FAO and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), in Rome last week.
In vetoing a livestock antibiotic bill on Tuesday, the governor of California is, in fact, calling for stronger action to curb unnecessary antibiotic use in that state, say US environmental and consumer groups.
A US scientist, in a review of the literature, reports that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GM feed, with no indication of any unusual trends in livestock health since 1996 when GM crops were first harvested.
An analyst questions Nutreco’s move to set up a joint venture in fish feed in Nigeria, saying the Dutch feed group should remain focused on the massive growth potential of the Asian and Latin American aquaculture markets instead.