A study, undertaken as part of the EU-funded Feed-a-Gene project, found that near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) tools enable more accurate digestible energy predictions in pig feed ingredients than those done using in vitro assays (EDOM).
Pet food and aquaculture will undoubtedly remain very important markets for European insect protein producers but the lifting of the ban on the use of animal PAPs in pig and poultry feed represents a huge step forward for the sector, says an insider.
A Norwegian study showed phytase supplementation in pig feed improved phosphorus and calcium digestibility. However, no increased phytase efficacy was seen with the addition of formic acid in the ration, despite earlier research supporting such findings.
Industrial compound feed production in the EU and UK remained stable in 2020 despite the combined effect of the spread of animal diseases including African swine fever (ASF) and Avian influenza (HPAI) along with the disruption brought on by the COVID-19...