Top 10 articles about the animal feed industry from June

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

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


INFOGRAPHIC: Top 28 European animal feed companies

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.

Lessons learned switching corn to wheat in broiler diets

A broiler producer reported severe loss of performance after a switch from corn to wheat. The broilers just refused to eat as much as they used to, and growth rates and feed efficiency were in the red. What was the problem?

Low protein feed, fewer eggs but better bottom line?

Prior to the mid 2000s low egg prices were common in the U.S., particularly during the summer months. For various reasons egg prices have remained high for the last several years with some hopefully thinking that prices would not return to more typical cyclic patterns. However, we now know that thinking was false.

101 Top global livestock feed companies of 2014

Analysis of regional growth of animal feed companies and major developments with key industry players in 2014 and the first half of 2015.

2016 Nutrition & Feed Survey: Formulating poultry feed for antibiotic-free production

Exclusive Feed International report preview: Compared with 2015, respondents to WATT Global Media’s annual Nutrition & Feed Survey had a fairly positive 2016 outlook, with 67 percent citing improving profitability or at least maintaining last year’s business.

Climate change spurs rise in mycotoxin contamination

Lectures at the 2016 World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) addressed aspects of the event’s theme, “Mycotoxins in a changing world”; however, the consensus among many speakers touched on the undeniable impact climate change has had – and will increasingly have – on mycotoxin contamination in the global food and feed supply.

Methionine’s value in animal agriculture sustainability

The feed additive methionine’s sustainability and profitability benefits make it one that will be increasingly demanded by producers going forward, so Novus has committed to helping ensure a global supply.

Vermont GMO law would turn back clock, ASA leader says

An on-package GMO labeling law set to take effect on July 1 in Vermont could have widespread impacts on the food and livestock feed industries, and essentially would “force farmers to turn back the clock,” said Steve Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association. However, there is still time to stop it.

Alltech acquires Coppens International

Alltech has acquired Coppens International, a leading international aquatic feed solutions company in the Netherlands. Coppens International is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 14 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011. For almost 24 years, Coppens International has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative, high-quality aquatic feed producer.

Aquaculture must become more efficient to meet demand

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing industry in the agriculture sector, but it needs to do more to improve production and increase efficiencies, according to Ioannis Nengas, aquaculture nutrition expert for Alltech.

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