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


1. 5 myths about insect meal in animal feed

Research and approvals for insect meal use in animal feed have advanced quickly in recent years, but there are some myths surrounding the alternative ingredient.

 

2. Research: Certain vegetables could prevent ASF spread in pigs

Chinese scientists say feeding pigs plants like cabbage, cauliflower and rapeseed may protect farms from African swine fever (ASF) that is sweeping through China and has more recently been found in Europe.

 

3. Elanco IPO launched, shares begin trading on NYSE

Elanco Animal Health began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 20 under the ticker symbol “ELAN.”

 

4. FSMA inspectors want ‘why’ of animal feed safety plan

To satisfy Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspectors, feed mill employees should know and be able to explain the reasoning behind all the steps in an animal feed safety plan, said Cassandra Jones, Ph.D., associate professor at Kansas State University, in an interview after her presentation at the Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, on September 19 in St. Louis.

 

5. Vietnam fears foreign domination of feed market

Over the past decade, Vietnamese livestock feed output has risen strongly from 13 million metric tons (mmt) in 2008 to more than 23 mmt this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

 

6. New reports of aflatoxin, fumonisin in US corn

There were new reports of aflatoxin and fumonisin in corn this week, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from September 4.

 

7. FDA recommends black soldier fly larvae for poultry diets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended amendment of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) ingredient definition of dried black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) to include feeding to poultry. 

 

8. MHP seeking to acquire Perutnina Ptuj

Leading Ukrainian poultry company MHP has confirmed that it is seeking to acquire Perutnina Ptuj, a well-established and vertically integrated company in Southeast Europe.

 

9. Pork industry focuses on feed ingredients to combat ASF

With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, the National Pork Board, along with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are working even more closely together to help keep the United States free of ASF and all other foreign animal diseases (FADs).

 

10. 3 ways algae can improve egg quality

The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.