Dogs and cats could — legally — enjoy their own hemp-based edibles by the end of 2019, hemp advocates say; and feed ingredients for seven additional species are in the works. But industry leaders worry hemp producers aren’t prepared for the potential surge in demand.
Transparency may be the most important factor in creating a successful employee atmosphere at the feed mill.
Digitalization in animal feed design can help feed producers meet the needs of animal producers and consumers to deliver what they want most, according to Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill Format Solutions.
Consumer demands will strongly influence animal protein – and, therefore, animal feed – production in the coming year, according to Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior analyst, animal protein, at Rabobank.
Finland-based meat firm, Atria PLC, has blamed higher raw material costs — particularly for livestock feeds — for a 37 percent fall in profit in 2018 compared to the previous year, and disappointing results are behind an upcoming review of the company’s Russian business.