July’s top 10 animal feed industry articles, blogs

July’s top 10 animal feed industry articles, blogs

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Find out what you missed in feed news and blogs from last month

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


  1. COVID-19 will cause US to lose 2.5 million hogs in 2020

By the end of this year, there will be 2.5 million fewer hogs slaughtered than there should have been due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says hog producers need more financial help to weather the storm.

 

  1. How COVID-19 has affected the global poultry supply chain

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused changes all along the food supply chain, from the feed mill to poultry production and consumption.

 

  1. Methionine anti-dumping petitions filed against 3 nations

Feed additive supplier Novus International Inc.  filed anti-dumping petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission on Wednesday, July 29.

 

  1. Rabobank revises 2020 global pork production forecast

Rabobank has revised down its 2020 pork production forecast for major producing countries as a result of the uncertainties created by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

  1. Broilers’ first 14 days crucial for probiotics, prebiotics (blog)

Ioannis Mavromichalis: In young broilers, it is important to establish a healthy microbiota as soon as possible.

 

  1. What’s next for meat processing plants post-COVID-19?

The main problem that meat processing plants saw early on in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was one of capacity rather than size, according to one expert.

 

  1. Startup aims to help farmers start raising insects

FarmInsect co-founder Wolfgang Westemeier doesn’t want to sell farmers insect meal. He wants to see farmers around the world do what they do best, and start raising insects of their own.

 

  1. Kansas State study identifies best diet to slow pig growth

Researchers at Kansas State University have studied various diets aimed at slowing pig growth and found that limiting amino acid intake is successful at extending time to market.

 

  1. More African swine fever outbreaks in Philippines, Vietnam

Between mid-February and the second week of June, 20 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks were confirmed on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

 

  1. ASF finds ideal fomite in transient surfaces (blog)

Jackie Roembke: New K-State research highlights importance of biosecurity in and around the feed mill to prevent the spread of pathogens.