News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Animal Feed Additives

Now is the time to unload animal feed formulas

The advent and heavy marketing of additives in the past 20 years have left little formulation and margin space in most commercial feed formulas.
Additives, as they have emerged in the animal nutrition industry, continue to offer numerous advantages in terms of animal and feed performance.
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Strategies for phytogenic feed additives in ABF production

Learn how animal feed trends and phytogenic feed additives can be used effectively in antibiotic-free production. Sponsored by Delacon.
Learn how animal feed trends and phytogenic feed additives can be used effectively in antibiotic-free production. Sponsored by Delacon.
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Ghana researchers suggest insect meal as alternative protein

Insect meal may replace soy and fish meal as the cheapest and safest source of protein feed for the country’s livestock.
Various researchers around the world have investigated the possibility of using insect meal as a sustainable source of nutrition in livestock feed. Is it the answer Ghana needs?
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FFAR launches antibiotic stewardship consortium

International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture accelerates innovation and knowledge across the livestock supply chain
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has launched the International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), a public-private partnership to advance research on antimicrobial stewardship in animal agriculture and improve animal health and welfare.
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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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