Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission
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Meat-and-bone meal allowed again by the European Commission

Meat-and-bone meal made its return to EU livestock feeders in September. In principle, it will be possible to feed poultry and pigs with "processed animal protein" (PAP), two decades after the ban on ...
Use of insects in animal feed
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Use of insects in animal feed

On the 18th of August, the European Commission adopted a new regulation that authorizes the use of processed animal protein (PAP) from insects in pig and poultry feed. In a press release, the International ...
Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry
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Alternative home-grown protein sources for poultry

Findings into alternative home-grown protein sources could help the UK poultry sector move away from unsustainable soya imports. At a time when global supplies of soya are looking increasingly fragile, ...
How organic acids can preserve feed quality
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How organic acids can preserve feed quality

Feed spoilage is a significant issue for the feed industry, leading to loss of nutrients, feed waste, and substantial economic issues for feed and animal producers worldwide. Fungal growth is one of the ...
Spices in animal feed
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Spices in animal feed

Spices are plant extracts that are regularly used in our daily lives. In addition to their taste, they have many other properties for which they have been used by humans for centuries. Spices combine ...
Vitamin A price remains steady
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Vitamin A price remains steady

This week’s feed additives and ingredients update reviews the developments in the Vitamin A market and highlights a new feed ingredient; insect meal. Last week, we wrote about the force majeure ...
Poultry probiotic to prevent salmonella infection
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Poultry probiotic to prevent salmonella infection

The first study on probiotic spray application on eggs to reduce Salmonella in hatchlings will soon begin at the University of Connecticut in the US. By targeting Salmonella infection and spread at multiple ...
A suitable feed supplement for calves
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A suitable feed supplement for calves

Vitaladd is a feed supplement for whole milk fed calves that allows them to fully express their growth potential.   Denkavit offers a new feed supplement for whole milk fed calves, Vitaladd. Based ...
Stable silage maize production
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Stable silage maize production

A clear improvement in yields would compensate for the drop in surface areas observed this year.  On August 4th, the Ministry of Agriculture published its forecasts for field crop harvests in 2021, ...
An outlet for sprouted cereals
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An outlet for sprouted cereals

Sprouted cereals can be used in cattle rations provided they are stored under good conditions. They have similar feed values to conventional cereals.   If the risk of having sprouted grain is present ...
Top 5 soybean meal alternatives
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Top 5 soybean meal alternatives

Soybean meal (SBM) is an excellent protein source for many livestock species and it is currently the most common protein component in compound feed for pigs, poultry and dairy cattle. However, because ...
New natural growth factor for pigs
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New natural growth factor for pigs

Nuwen has unveiled CalseaGrow, a new natural growth promoter for pig feed manufacturers. "This new product is the result of a careful selection of the best of marine and terrestrial plants, designed to ...
UE and UK 2020 compound feed production remains stable
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UE and UK 2020 compound feed production remains stable

With an increase of 0.1% compared to 2019, the EU+UK compound feed production remained fairly stable in 2020, according to data provided by FEFAC members. According to FEFAC the EU+UK compound ...
Proposed EU ban on cage farming
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Proposed EU ban on cage farming

The European Parliament wants the Commission to legislate on the issue of farmed animals. Initiated by a citizens' initiative, this project aims to reduce and end caged farming in the EU by 2027. While ...
A changing dairy industry
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A changing dairy industry

FranceAgriMer has devoted a study to the changes in dairy processing over the period 2010 to 2019: changes in production, diversity of regional dynamics... "Since 2010, the cow's milk sector has been ...
Digital revolution kicks off in animal feed sector
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Digital revolution kicks off in animal feed sector

Digitalisation is happening in all types of industries, and the animal feed sector is certainly one of them. By working with feed data in a more digital way, we can not only better manage the nutritional ...
Is the price of organic milk threatened by volume growth?
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Is the price of organic milk threatened by volume growth?

Although the increase in organic milk volumes is beginning to slow down, the sector must nevertheless deal with a surplus that is sometimes difficult to exploit, as sales are increasing less quickly than ...
Feeling the heat
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Feeling the heat

What is your first response when you are feeling too warm? Do you reach for a cold drink, seek out shade or put the fan on its highest setting? We humans may groan when temperatures rise, but our bodies ...
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