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Animal Feed Additives

Why large farms do not buy many animal feed additives

Or, why nutrition suppliers fail to sell to mega farms worldwide
The most common complaint of nutrition suppliers (additives mostly) is that they cannot get (easily) into large (mega) farms. It appears to them that such mega producers prefer to use simple nutrition programs without much in terms of added (modern) nutritional supplements. There are many reasons why such large operations prefer simple nutrition programs, and some are offered here for discussion.
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China launches anti-dumping probes into methionine, DDGS

Investigations will look into possible dumping of methionine from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan; review anti-dumping tariffs of US DDGS
China’s Commerce Ministry said it has launched an anti-dumping investigation into methionine products imported from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, according to reports. The investigation began April 10 and is expected to last a year.
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A new face in top management at Dr. Eckel

On Feb. 1, Francesca Blasco became Vice President Product and Innovation, a newly created position at Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition, joining Dr Antje Eckel (CEO), Dr Bernhard Eckel (Vice President Sales) and Sabine Felten (Head of Finance) in the company’s top management. She will be  responsible for the development of the company’s new and existing innovative product solutions.
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Kemin to showcase benefits of Aleta at gut health conference

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer focused on improving the quality of life for more than half the world’s population, will showcase its new Aleta beta glucan (β-glucan) at the Intestinal Health Scientific Interest Group’s (IHSIG) 6th Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health in Rome from April 3-5.
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4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success

Antibiotics are disappearing quickly from animal production, and these four additives have been first to show positive results in replicating their end result, if not their mode of action.
There is no additive, not of a medicinal nature, that can replace the role of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes. Sick animals requiring antibiotic treatment under veterinarian care should receive appropriate antibiotics at proper dosages to ensure their health and welfare. What happens to such animals raised under no-antibiotics-ever production is a matter that has to do with the marketing/commercial aspects of such business.
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