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Livestock Feed Manufacturing

Manufacturing animal feed takes raw agricultural ingredients, such as corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives and minerals and formulates them into a nutritious feed tailored for a production animal’s specific dietary needs. Find the latest articles, news and analysis on livestock feed manufacturing from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines.

ARTICLES

Protix, Hendrix Genetics to develop insect breeding program

Program aims to improve potential of insects as an efficient protein converter
Protix, leader in insect protein production, and Hendrix Genetics, global multi-species animal genetics company, have collaborated in the development of an insect breeding program.
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Getting used to expensive vitamins — time to act is now

Vitamins used to be cheap, but this is last year’s news; we must now act to ensure vitamin feeding cost remains reasonable as vitamins will remain expensive for the foreseeable future.
Today, we see vitamins like E and A being dramatically expensive. Some believe their prices will come down, but others in the know realize that the few players who control the market will not be happy to see low prices again.
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O&T's organic linPRO provides natural way to enrich foods with Omega-3s

The North American organic market continues to grow and is being led by fresh produce and dairy products. Organic sales in the United States were worth $47 billion in 2016, and organic food sales represent more than five percent of total retail sales. In Canada, over 55 per cent of consumers purchase organic products on a weekly basis. With its new Certified Organic linPRO and linPRO-R animal feed ingredients, O&T Farms is helping its customers serve this growing market segment.
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Poultry Nutrition

How to improve the efficiency of corn-soy poultry diets

New research has shown positive effects on broiler performance when a wide range of NSP-degrading enzymes are included in the diet
Despite the lower level of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) found in corn compared with wheat, their negative effect on digestibility may be underestimated. By addressing a wide range of chemical bonds present in corn NSPs, the feedase concept has demonstrated significant benefits on energy uplift and the release of other nutrients.
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