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Pig Nutrition

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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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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Swine

Benefits of feeding fatty acids to sows

The addition of fatty acids to sow rations improves colostrum quality, piglet survival and performance
Trials show improvements in reproductive performance, colostrum immunoglobulin content and piglet immunity in sows fed rations including short- and medium- chain fatty acids.
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