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Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Industry News & Trends
on October 2, 2017

Top 10 articles about the animal feed industry from September

Find out what you missed in feed news and blogs from last month

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See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in September.


Tyson to build poultry complex in northeast Kansas

In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in northeast Kansas. The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens.

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Study: Fishmeal spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at China's Dalian University of Technology have found that fishmeal is a "major reservoir for antibiotic-resistant genes," and that the use of fishmeal in animal feed is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria around the world.

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Animal feed formulation process explained in six steps

It is by bitter experience, the so called trial-and-error method, that most professionals get to know eventually the ins and outs of feed formulation.

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Zinc oxide in EU animal nutrition will be banned again

The EU has decided to ban zinc oxide in animal nutrition. Read more to find out how it affects you and what options you have to replace traditional zinc oxide.

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Understanding oligosaccharides in young animal nutrition

Oligosaccharides are considered as one of the most valuable sources of prebiotic fibers in diets for young non-ruminant animals such as broilers, pullets, piglets and calves.

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Is fishmeal production sustainable for the future?

Regular fishmeal (ranging from 60 to 70 percent crude protein) is produced by harvesting whole fish for the sole purpose of producing this protein-rich ingredient for feeding commercially raised animals.

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Future of enzyme research in animal nutrition

At the recent European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) conference in early May 2017, a prominent enzyme researcher mentioned that if we want something better than an improved xylanase - when it comes to fiber enzymes - we must keep dreaming. Taking this piece of advice to heart, I decided to dream about such enzymes.

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Tryptophan in animal feed: expensive, functional

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid for all animals. It must be provided in the feed of monogastric animals in the form of intact proteins (such as those in soybeans or rapeseed) or as feed-grade L-tryptophan - an amino acid that is manufactured for the animal industry.

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In layer diets, limestone is not just calcium carbonate

Calcium is one of those essential nutrients that can be secured cheap. This is true for all kinds of diets for pigs, poultry, ruminants, even pets. A metric ton of calcium carbonate costs about EUR80, when monocalcium phosphate (a major source of phosphorus) is over EUR500 per metric ton.

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Missouri reports mycotoxins in corn

One additional U.S. state has reported mycotoxins in its corn crop, according to Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin Report from September 11.

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