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Hemp to be approved for layer feed in the US?

Laying hen feed could be about to join the trend for hemp products, perhaps changing the meaning of happy hens.
Could layer hens in the U.S. soon be tucking into a diet of hempseed meal and cake? They will be if a submission to have hemp approved as a feed ingredient in the country is successful.
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How omics are offering poultry feed additives new life

The application of omics to poultry feed additives will deliver new ways of giving birds precisely what they need to maximize performance.
Advances in the field of omics, and their application to poultry nutrition, should help to ensure the far more efficient and targeted use of feed additives.
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Jennie-O takes measures to mitigate high feed costs

As feed and grain costs rise, company is reformulating feed and taking pricing actions
Because of increased feed and grain prices, Hormel Foods is taking pricing action and reformulating its feed to offset those added expenses for its Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary, company executives said.
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Insect protein is also in the sights of welfare. Really?

Insect farming in Europe is gaining ground as a protein source for foods and feeds, with the consequent impact on society
Insect protein for feeds is another area that lately is attracting my attention. Insect production is becoming more and more visible in our industry, with several startups and other companies investing more than EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion), expecting EUR2 billion by 2025, as per the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, (IPIFF).
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Bell & Evans, Cargill aim to increase organic acreage

Bell & Evans finances transition of 50,000 U.S. acres to certified organic in 5 years through Cargill, Rodale Institute partnership
U.S. grain farmers have a new incentive to transition from conventional to organic practices, and Bell & Evans banks on many making the change.
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Feeding selenium to heat-stressed egg layers

There is considerable economic return possible when heat-stressed laying hens are fed selenium
The high selenium deposition through Selisseo resulted in the hen being able to overcome the oxidative stress and production drag that coincide with heat stress.
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