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

Emma Penrod

Emma Penrod has covered science and business, with an emphasis on health, the environment and agriculture, for more than a decade. Penrod covers the animal feed industry for WATTAgNet.com and can be contacted at elpenrod@gmail.com.

ARTICLES

New CRISPR method produces ALV resistant chickens

Cockerels implanted with modified germ cells produce chicks resistant to ALV
A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.
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ASF drives Chinese soy meal consumption to 4-year low

Feed demand is down, but pork industry profits likely to soar, USDA says
Despite a seven-month decline in the size of china’s pig herd due to African swine fever, feed demand in China has decreased only marginally. Imports of U.S. soybeans, however, continue to drop dramatically.
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Biomin expects surge of mycotoxins after US floods

Percentage of corn products contaminated by two or more toxins could reach 90%, analyst says
High humidity, coupled with a potential late harvest, could cause the percentage of corn products containing two or more mycotoxins to soar as high as 90%, a Biomin analyst says.
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