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


1. Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies at 73

Alltech has announced the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

 

2. 7 animal proteins to use in poultry feeds

Feeding animals proteins derived from other animals might confuse some consumers, but chickens remain omnivores and can consume safe animal proteins without problems.

 

3. German study on algal, insect proteins in broiler feeds

Replacing half of the soybean meal in broiler diets with alternative protein sources had no adverse impacts on chicken meat quality, according to a new study at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

 

4. How to hire, motivate employees in a changing workforce

A new generation of workers requires the agribusiness industry to rethink its hiring strategies in order to attract and keep quality employees.

 

5. BLOG: Trace minerals implicated in animal immune system functions

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Common trace minerals are no longer simple nutrients as they appear to affect animal immune system reactions.

 

6. Study: Whole grains improve broiler feed efficiency

New research from Australia suggests that replacing some of the ground wheat in broiler diets with whole grains could not only make meat production more efficient, but also contribute to improve food security in developing countries.

 

7. Corn, soy costs ‘as good as it gets,’ but for how long?

Costs for key feed ingredients corn and soybeans are currently about “as good as it gets,” but those prices are likely to increase in the not-to-distant future, poultry industry economist Paul Aho said.

 

8. Pakistani feed companies fined for fraudulent activities

Nine animal feed companies in Pakistan have been ordered to pay fines for the fraudulent use of another company’s trademark.

 

9. Sydney study links feed factors to feather pecking

Dietary form and levels of protein and key minerals have been identified as important factors in the incidence of feather pecking by free-range hens in an Australian study.

 

10. Experts: Face of agribusiness is changing

There are plenty of opportunities on the horizon for agriculture, but how the industry operates and who operates it are changing, according to economists who spoke at the American Feed Industry Association’s Purchasing and Ingredients Suppliers Conference.