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Becky Timmons

Becky Timmons is the global director of applications research and quality for Alltech. She can be reached at



Increasing animal feed sources with algae

The time has come to seriously consider algae as a viable source of protein for animal feed.
With the increasing demand for protein sources in animal feed, many nutritionists are considering the use of autotrophic algae to supply needed nutrients in livestock diets. However, the field of algae is growing rapidly and through heterotrophic algae, nutritionists are finding a more natural, pure sustainable source of DHA, and high-quality fatty acids that are not only providing needed nutrients, but are also revolutionizing the way we feed our livestock.
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