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Animal feed trends for the week ending November 26

The past week brought us news about feed safety in Europe, mycotoxins in the U.S. corn crop, Ceresco Nutrition, Palital Feed Additives, dairy cow dry matter intake, cottonseed meal in layer feeds, and a blog from Ioannis Mavromichalis.

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The past week brought us news about feed safety in Europe, mycotoxins in the U.S. corn crop, Ceresco Nutrition, Palital Feed Additives, dairy cow dry matter intake, cottonseed meal in layer feeds, and a blog from Ioannis Mavromichalis.


New mycotoxin confirmed in US corn crop

A mycotoxin not previously seen in the U.S. corn crop this year was confirmed in corn in one state in the past week, according to Neogen’s Mycotoxin Report from November 23.

Palital Feed Additives is expanding

Palital Feed Additives is expanding its production site and international sales office. Where sales increase, production rises. The company expands by integrating the neighboring building in Velddriel, the Netherlands into its operations. Due to the increasing demand for the butyrate concepts of Palital, the production capacity was no longer sufficient to cope with the demand.

Informed Silica+ as a natural feed supplement to improve animal performance and farm environment

Ceresco Nutrition, a research company that is behind the new technology based on the transfer of vibratory information through an aqueous solution, says their product Silica+ is the future of the feed industry. New study, published in Poultry Science journal, showed that adding Silica+ to feed significantly improves animal growth performance and litter quality.

Informed Silica+ to replace part of fish meal in shrimp diet

Ceresco Nutrition, a research company that is behind the new technology based on the transfer of vibratory information through an aqueous medium, says their product Silica+ will change the diet formulation in aquaculture feed industry.

Feed antioxidant safety questions raised in Europe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says it is unable to draw a firm conclusion on the safety of ethoxyquin as a feed additive for any target animals, its safety for consumers or the environment.

5 steps to increase dairy cow dry matter intake

In dairy cattle nutrition, any possible increase in dry matter intake (nutrients) is associated with higher milk yield. In general, and assuming a well-balanced ration is offered, an increase in dry matter intake of 1 kg per day results in about 2 kg extra milk.

Limits of cottonseed meal in layer feeds

Cottonseed meal could be a less expensive alternative to soybean meal in layer diets if it was not for its main disadvantage: yolk discoloration caused by high gossypol content. It is also quite high in fiber (7 to 20 percent) and rather low in energy content (7 to 8.6 MJ/kg AMEn).

Poultry nutrition conference proceedings available for download

While looking for more material on poultry nutrition to keep myself updated – and, why not admit it: refresh my poultry nutrition background – I stumbled across the proceedings of the Arkansas Nutrition Conference, the annual event of The Poultry Federation.

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