Top 10 animal feed industry articles from October

Top 10 animal feed industry articles from October

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 October.

1. Aidan Connolly to step down as Alltech chief innovation officer

Aidan Connolly, Alltech’s chief innovation officer, will leave the company by the end of November to pursue personal interests, Alltech said.


2. 7 feed additives to improve poultry gut health

The gastrointestinal tract is populated by more than 400 different bacterial species that live in distinct sections of the tract. For instance, bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Enterococcus and Streptococcus dominate the upper tract from crop to small intestine. 


3. Plant-based in-feed vaccines to control coccidiosis

A plant-based coccidiosis vaccine for oral administration in poultry will be presented at Poultry Tech Summit (PTS), November 5-7, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


4. US, Mexico, Canada reach trilateral trade agreement

The United States, Canada and Mexico have reached a trilateral trade deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


5. Why balanced antibiotic use is best for poultry industry

Although there are various ways to raise broilers, ranging from conventional production to no antibiotics ever (NAE), Dr. Don Ritter, director of technical marketing, Mountaire Farms, advocated that the industry take a balanced approach to antibiotics usage.


6. Top 10 Asian animal feed companies

One hundred global animal feed manufacturers met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2017, according to’s Top Feed Companies database.


7. Top 10 European animal feed companies

Of the 100 global animal feed manufacturers that met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2017, 28 are based in Europe, according to’s Top Feed Companies database.


8. BLOG: Animal nutrition advice: Do not educate your competition

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Sometimes, without it being our intention, we manage to educate our competition.


9. European parliament votes to limit animal antibiotic use

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted on October 25 in approval of measures that would limit antibiotic use in livestock and poultry.


10. FDA warns 2 feed mills about monensin contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to two feed mills that did not adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements for medicated feed mills.