Concordia University is teaming up with Elanco Animal Health on a genomics project looking to develop enzymes that will improve the digestibility of feed for pigs and poultry in Canada and make those livestock sectors more competitive.
There is still buoyant demand in Europe for non GM soy as a feed ingredient, despite some meat sectors in Germany, the UK, Denmark and Sweden debating the feasibility of retaining a GM free policy, says an industry insider.
Agri giant's Q1 results show solid performance for animal nutrition and meat division
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.
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.
As Nutreco announces it is to hold onto its Iberian business for the foreseeable future, a Dutch broker says management at the feed company has been ‘clumsy’ in the execution of the divestment process.
Mergers are expected in the Mexican hog sector in the coming years to offset the impact of the PED virus - Rabobank says global feed companies should be ready to capitalize on the feed demand generated by a more consolidated industry.
Foods tainted in the wake of the dioxin contamination scandal in Germany pose no health threat to consumers, said the country’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) following the first detailed appraisal of the incident.
German prosecutors have opened an investigation following the discovery of dioxin in eggs and meat in the country in the past week, with the contamination reported to have stemmed from feed contaminated with industrial fats.
A food safety research project in the UK is to investigate ways of identifying E. coli and salmonella-contaminated meat, poultry and eggs by using fluorescent imaging to spot chlorophyll markers administered through animal feed.
Four beef samples from Irish farms using contaminated feed have higher levels of dioxins than those found in the pork which led to the recent Irish pork product recall, said Ireland’s food safety agency.
Meat processors and suppliers should check the terms of supply arrangements and review their insurance policies in light of the Irish pig meat recall, claims a product liability expert from international law firm Eversheds.