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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.