As progress is made towards extending the production cycle of the modern laying hen beyond 60 weeks of age, it is vital to develop effective nutritional strategies to sustain egg production and maintain eggshell quality, finds a new paper.
Agrifirm has been busy globally and domestically in recent weeks, tapping into the major e-commerce trend in China, expanding in Brazil and investigating ways to reduce methane emissions in a new research partnership in the Netherlands.
Hamlet Protein, a Danish producer of soy-based protein ingredients for young animals, collaborated with international pig breeding company, Danbred, on the development of a new manual aimed at optimized pig feeding.
Danish venture, Scandinavian Farms, cites high feed costs in China as one of the reasons for its decision to switch to swine genetics that deliver stronger piglets, capable of utilizing feed more efficiently.
The cattle industry has a lot to learn from swine and poultry production in terms of resource efficient breeding, and genetic selection can close that loop, says a newly formed Vytelle, following its merger with GrowSafe Systems.
After years of growth, the aqua feed industry is experiencing a deceleration, with increasing overcapacity in nearly all key markets globally. The causes vary and are often region-specific - Rabobank says the aqua feed industry will need to think out...
Combing a cow’s own genetics with strategies that target changes in her rumen flora may be able to reduce methane emissions more effectively than by only selecting for low methane-emitting cows, according to a study from Denmark.