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Livestock Feed Manufacturing

Manufacturing animal feed takes raw agricultural ingredients, such as corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives and minerals and formulates them into a nutritious feed tailored for a production animal’s specific dietary needs. Find the latest articles, news and analysis on livestock feed manufacturing from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines.

ARTICLES

Technology can increase efficiencies in agriculture

Keenan CEO says technology is disrupting the ag industry
Technology is disrupting agriculture, according to Robert Walker, CEO of Keenan, a farming solutions company in Ireland. Walker spoke Tuesday at ONE 17, The Alltech Ideas Conference, in Lexington, Kentucky.
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5 ways phytogenics improve poultry, pig feed efficiency

Phytogenics are being used with increasing frequency, but many users are still uncertain on what constitutes this additive and its relation with essential oils.
Phytogenics are a family of additives with some considerable history. In fact, phytogenics have been around for a couple of decades under various names: essential oils, plant extracts, botanicals and now, phytogenics.
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Organic trace minerals: Getting the most out of phytase

In vitro-based research suggests that the use of organic trace minerals can better spare phytase activity when compared to inorganic equivalents.
Phytase inclusion in monogastric animal diets is commonplace in the industry today, primarily driven by its ability to release phytate-bound phosphorus (P) from cereal-based feed ingredients.
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Alltech acquires WestFeeds

Animal nutrition company headquartered in Montana
Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana.
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Infrastructure

How infrastructure investment benefits US feed industry

Trump’s infrastructure proposal could significantly improve rural roads and bridges, securing efficient feed transportation into the future.
The Trump Administration’s infrastructure proposal could have significant long-term benefits for rural communities and the U.S. feed industry.
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Partnership tackles antibiotic-free poultry production

Poultry Partners, Country Junction Feeds team up on antibiotic-free poultry feed
As the landscape of the poultry industry undergoes a major shift toward “post antibiotics” production, a new partnership has emerged to help producers make this transition successfully and profitably, while upholding high standards of animal health and welfare.
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Intrexon, Darling Ingredients team on EnviroFlight project

Joint venture will form the largest commercial-scale black soldier fly larvae production facility in the United States
Intrexon Corporation, a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve the quality of life and health of the planet, and Darling Ingredients Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from bio-nutrients, have formed a joint venture.
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