Top 10 animal feed articles of 2018

Animal feed ingredients, infographics, blogs and breaking news were all popular in 2018.

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Animal feed ingredients, infographics, blogs and breaking news were all popular in 2018.

1. Infographic: World’s top 10 animal feed companies

In 2016, 100 animal feed manufacturers worldwide met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production.


2. 6 alternative protein sources to soybean meal

Soybean meal remains sovereign, but it can be easily replaced when other protein sources can offer a more profitable solution — it only takes knowledge and experience.


3. 7 animal proteins to use in poultry feeds

Feeding animals proteins derived from other animals might confuse some consumers, but chickens remain omnivores and can consume safe animal proteins without problems.


4. Infographic: Top 7 animal feed-producing countries of 2017

In its 2018 Global Feed Survey, Alltech reported that global animal feed volumes reached 1.07 billion metric tons, up 2.57 percent from the previous year.


5. 6 animal feed additives about to make headlines

These six animal feed ingredients are likely to make headlines in the near future — and just in time, too, as they are needed now.


6. Nutreco under investigation for bribery, fraud

Animal nutrition company Nutreco is reportedly under investigation by the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) on charges including bribery and fraud.


7. Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies at 73

Alltech has announced the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73.


8. 6 antibiotic-free supplements that can harm water lines

Products designed to feed and strengthen the birds can be nourishing and fortifying biofilm-forming bacteria.


9. BLOG: Vitamins A and E, now is not time to panic!

Ioannis Mavromichalis: If you are using high levels of these vitamins in your animal feeds, a quick look at their current prices will certainly cause a wave of anxiety, if not panic; but despair not, there is a remedy.


10. BASF plant fire limits vitamin availability

On October 31, 2017, a fire occurred at BASF’s citral plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Consequently, the company had to shut down the plant for its citral- and isoprenol-based aroma ingredients.

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