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and animal feed industries.

Animal Feed Additives

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Why algae failed to make an impact

Despite initial hopes, algae have fallen into the vortex of the feed additives industry
A few years ago, I was introduced into the potential of algae. They appeared to be a source of energy and protein for farm animals that could be explored at low cost, providing a viable alternative to areas that cannot produce cereals and protein crops at an advantageous cost.
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Pestell acquires Pro‐Ag Products, Verus Animal Nutrition

Acquisition further expands Pestell Group’s geographic presence and product portfolio across feed ingredients, feed additives and animal nutrition products
Pestell Group has acquired Pro‐Ag Products and Verus Animal Nutrition through its Pestell Minerals & Ingredients (PMI) business unit.
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ASF’s impact on the feed additives industry

Some companies have already shown indications of a fallout from the spread of the deadly disease.
Another victim of the African swine fever (ASF) virus that is wiping out a huge chunk of the global pig industry, with no sign it has peaked, is the feed additives industry. Unlike previous years when this industry made tremendous gains by siding with the movement to reduce antibiotic usage in the animal industry, there appears very little role left for it to play in the crisis.
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How to maintain animal performance while reducing antibiotics

The four R’s approach to antibiotic usage may be the best way to maintain optimum lifetime performance and retain antibiotic efficacy.
The four R’s approach — Review, Reduce and Replace Responsibly — is an effective way to achieve optimal poultry and livestock performance while lowering antibiotic usage.
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Summer heat stress and the role of antioxidants

While we go to great lengths to protect feeds from oxidation, we should also take care of heat stress-induced oxidation inside the animals.
Summer, heat stress and oxidation are all common terms associated with animal feeds when the temperature goes up, especially in areas with high humidity.
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DSM files for EU authorization of methane-reducing feed additive

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, has commenced filing for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30% and thereby significantly reduce the environmental footprint of milk and dairy products.
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iCell completes second plant to produce single-cell protein

iCell Sustainable Nutrition Co., Hong Kong, and Shandong Zhonggu Starch Sugar Co. of China (SZSS) on July 18 jointly announced the completion of their full-scale production facility that will convert nutrients previously lost in the process water into a single-cell protein (SCP) for use in animal feeds. Both companies expect the commercial shipments of the SCP to begin in August.
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