Top 10 articles about the animal feed industry from January

See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in January.


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See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in January.

Nutreco acquires Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest U.S. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval in Canada and the U.S. and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.

Trump withdraws US from TPP

United States President Donald Trump on January 23 signed an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

Trump nominates Sonny Perdue for Agriculture Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III – no relation to the Perdue poultry company – as his nominee for Secretary of Agriculture. The position was Trump’s last Cabinet selection to be made. Perdue served as governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011, becoming the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction.

World feed volume exceeds 1 billion metric tons

Global animal feed volume exceeded 1 billion metric tons of production in 2016, according to Alltech’s 2017 Global Feed Survey. The sixth edition of the animal nutrition and feed company’s annual survey gathers its data from international feed associations and more than 30,000 feed mills across 141 countries.

Study shows wheat quality’s impact on broiler performance

Newly published research from the United Kingdom reveals that the moisture content of wheat at harvest and the presence of a fungus can have significant impacts on the performance of growing broilers.

How to formulate energy-rich diets for growing piglets

Energy is the most expensive nutrient in a piglet diet. Although energy is a physical property and not a nutrient (that is, a chemically distinctive compound), it is often regarded as such for simplicity.

5 advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals

Feed formulation remains 10 percent science and 90 percent experience, not because there is no sufficient scientific background to support this exercise of balance, but rather because it remains a job learned after college.

Mineral relative bioavailability misconceptions explained

While visiting EuroTier 2016 last November, I had several discussions that involved minerals in animal feeds: the likes of copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Regardless of the purpose of the discussion or the mineral in question, I often encountered a misconception.

Livestock, poultry producers turn to vaccines, biosecurity

As new rules governing the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production come into force in the U.S., producers are increasing the use of vaccines and improving their sanitation and biosecurity.

Many fermentation products, not enough know-how

I have mentioned several times that producers of fermentation-derived ingredients are among those most protective of their technology. Perhaps they are right to keep everything behind bars as they limit competition, or perhaps the relevant technology is easy enough to copy once the basics are understood.

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