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November’s top 10 animal feed industry articles, blogs

See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in November 2020.

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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 November 2020.

  1. ASF, China will drive global protein markets in 2021

African swine fever (ASF) and China will be major drivers of the global protein industries in 2021, according to Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook 2021.


  1. Who’s on the short list for key ag seats in Biden Cabinet?

As President-elect Joe Biden considers his Cabinet appointments, the position of Secretary of Agriculture seems to be much sought after by several people with a range of ideologies, according to Constance Cullman, president and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).


  1. Trouw research examines copper dosage for poultry diets

Copper, long used as an antimicrobial in hospitals and other applications, may prove a useful stand-in for antibiotics in poultry diets. But to achieve the desired antimicrobial effect requires high levels of copper which, if not fed carefully, can degrade performance, according to research by Trouw Nutrition.


  1. FDA proposes to reclassify 17 antibiotics as ‘critical’

A new proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change classification criteria for antibiotics would increase the number considered critical to human health, and thus subject to greater restrictions when used in animals.


  1. 6 tips to reduce necrotic enteritis in broilers (blog)

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Necrotic enteritis (acute or chronic enterotoxemia) remains a perennial problem that has been made worse due to the removal of antibiotics from broiler diets.


  1. EU compound feed production to fall 2.2% in 2020

Compound feed production in the European Union is expected to fall in 2020 by 2.2%, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a shift in consumer demand, according to the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC).


  1. 5 trends shaping the future of agrifood supply chains

The short-term crisis adaptations corporations made at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis will play a significant role in shaping the future of manufacturing because it accelerated several industry trends already in play and created new ones.


  1. Global ag production, US exports hitting record levels

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and weather challenges in 2020, global agricultural markets are strong and U.S. exports of ag products are at record levels, according to Chad Hart, professor at Iowa State University and crop marketing specialist.


  1. USDA looks for novel protein in mundane source: alfalfa

Alfalfa could prove useful as a source of sustainable, plant-based protein across a variety of livestock species, according to emerging research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) — it just requires an extra dash of creativity.


  1. US meat, poultry production to rise despite feed costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is forecasting continued growth for U.S. meat and poultry production in 2021, but feed prices are expected to rise as well.

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