See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in October.
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The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2015.
Research and field experience have demonstrated that a synergy of practices is needed to promote growth, at least as effectively as most antibiotics.
Calcium in layer feed is a popular topic among nutritionists and producers. Whereas for other animals calcium is just another nutrient specification that needs to be monitored during feed formulation, this is not the case for layers.
Fishmeal produced from starfish has been approved as a feed ingredient for non-ruminants in the European Union.
Global compound feed production rose by 1.6 percent in 2014 – in part driven by the growing volumes of the world’s leading animal feed manufacturers. In total, the companies featured in the this year’s “World’s Top Feed Companies” report account for more than 40 percent of total global production.
While evidence has been found that the plan to reduce antibiotic resistance in the European Union is making progress, another report published October 24 finds that there is a great deal of variation between EU member states in sales of antibiotics for farm animals.
The first report of zearalenone (ZEA) in this year’s U.S. corn crop has come in, along with an additional report of deoxynivalenol (DON).
Of the 101 compound feed manufacturing companies highlighted in the 2015 edition of Feed International’s World’s Top Feed Companies report, 28 percent hail from Europe.
New reports of deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisin (FUM) in corn have been confirmed in one U.S. state, according to Neogen’s Mycotoxin Report from October 3.