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Animal Feed Additives

Alternative proteins

EU's booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

Insect meal has enormous potential for animal feed, but further investment, research and regulations are needed if it's to become a truly viable protein alternative.
Europe has made huge progress breeding insects for animal feed but uptake remains nascent, partly because production hasn't reached critical mass and partly because of numerous regulatory hurdles. But, experts believe a science-driven collaborative push from industry and government might be all that's needed to mainstream insects.
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12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers

There is no need to reinvent the wheel when EU countries have already made all of the necessary mistakes on the road toward antibiotic-free diets.
Today, the EU is following a more holistic approach that views the reduction of antibiotic usage as a goal to be achieved gradually by a complete overhaul of the whole industry and not miraculously by just the ban on feed antibiotics.
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Vets Plus acquires Merrick’s Animal Health

Deal will extend company’s footprint across Wisconsin
Animal health and nutrition company Vets Plus has acquired Merrick’s Animal Health, which makes animal feed additives for livestock. Both companies are based in Wisconsin.
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