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What is being done to tackle feed protein deficiency?

Special Edition: Alternative Feed Proteins

What is being done to tackle feed protein deficiency?

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

This month, we are looking at innovation in the area of feed protein in the context of growing demand for fish and meat globally. We trawled the archives to track exciting developments in that arena over the past few years.

Various alternatives have been used to replace antibiotics in a prophylactic role, including probiotics, butyrate and organic acids: 'Our members keep trialin different methods, but we don’t have any scientific evidence as to whether one alternative or more in combination has led to reductions in the use of antibiotics,” said Kaul. “Trials have been taking place, but we don’t have any results yet.' © istock

UK poultry sector cuts antibiotic use by 50% in one year

By Paul Gander

UK poultry farmers not only halved antibiotic usage during the year to 2016 and eliminated the prophylactic use of antibiotics altogether, they did this as part of a 71% reduction in use since 2012, over a five-year period when poultry meat production...

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Guest Article

Is lab meat an existential threat to the animal feed industry?

By Paul Cuatrecasas

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of Aquaa Partners. He claims there is increasing evidence that...

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