Feed Strategy’s video archive includes footage and commentary from animal feed industry stakeholders, who provide insights into consumer trends, global markets, poultry, dairy and pig health and nutrition. Bonus features include interviews with poultry, protein and animal feed experts from the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
- Consumers looking to add more protein into diets
More than 61 percent of consumers are looking to add more protein and animal proteins into their diets, which means the poultry industry will need to innovate and create new diverse products to keep up with consumer demands, says, David Portalatin, vice president, food industry analyst, The NPD Group at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
- Macro trends affecting poultry feed production in 2019
China is one of the macro trends that will impact all animal feed companies and countries, such as Europe and Brazil that can import poultry and pork products to China will benefit with better margins in this market, says, Nan-Kirk Mulder, senior analyst- animal protein, Rabobank at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
- Animal Feed manufacturers adapting to meet FSMA
U.S. Animal feed manufactures are adjusting to the “new normal” to comply with new FSMA regulations, says Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, AFIA at 2019 IPPE. All feed mill employees must be trained to FSMA standards as well as have a preventative control person who can design a food safety plan and perform a hazard analysis.
- Sows’ milk critical to developing optimal piglet gut health
Sows’ milk is very influential in developing piglet gut health more so than sow gut health, even thought that is still important, says Dr. Crystal Levesque, Assistant professor, monogastric nutrition at South Dakota State University at the 2019 IPPE. We should look at milk composition and how it influences the microbiome and then piglet gut health.
- Communication critical to treat poultry wastewater properly
As chemicals used to clean poultry wastewater change to meet environmental regulations, poultry waste treatment facilities must have effective communication during drain out to ensure all chemical neutralization occurs, says, Juanfra DeVillena, director, quality assurance and food safety at Wayne Farms at the 2019 IPPE.
- How tariffs are impacting meat, soybean producers
Pork, poultry and soybean producers are experiencing market disruption as all the US export markets are not open. Learn what meat and soybean producers should expect in the coming year, according to Peter Rhode, vice president, and David Williams, director of global protein at Informa at the 2019 IPPE.
- US grain export demand to remain strong in 2019
US grain exports continue to be profitable despite Chinese tariffs because global soybean and corn export demand remains strong in the rest of the world, says Peter Rhode, vice president, and David Williams, director of global protein at Informa at the 2019 IPPE.
- Consumers focused on meat quality, production practices
Consumers want antibiotic-free chicken, ethical animal welfare and safe handling practices as well as birds that are free of defects, such as woody breast, says Dale Woerner, Texas Tech University at the 2019 IPPE.
- Poultry, livestock mycotoxin feed analysis advances
The analysis of animal feeds and mycotoxins is advancing rapidly because of LC-MS/MS methods is advancing our understanding of contamination and why poultry and livestock react differently to mycotoxins, says, Dr. Trevor Smith, Adjunct Professor, department of animal biosciences at the University of Guelph at the 2019 IPPE.
- How grain availability may impact poultry production
One of the challenges for poultry and egg producers this year will be the continued availability of grains now that China’s ethanol industry is now functional, which will consume 3 billion bushels of corn as well as other factors, according to, Mike Donohue, vice president, Agri Stats at the 2019 IPPE.
- Top trends impacting global poultry feed production
Uncertainty and volatility are two macro trends that will continue to impact global animal feed production in the coming year, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference. Biosecurity risks, costly poultry and pig diseases and lingering trade disputes will affect feed production costs.
- Consumer trends affecting poultry feed production
Two consumer trends, antibiotic free and ethical animal welfare practices, will continue to impact poultry feed production because these trends are the most tangible for consumers purchasing chicken products, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
- Lessons learned: how Perdue Farms became antibiotic-free
Some antibiotic growth promoter replacements look great in models, but don’t always work well in the field. Good poultry farm management is more important than anything we can put in the feed, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- what are the limitations of phytogenic feed additives?
Phytogenic feed additives are extracted from multiple plants and the industry needs to study how each and every compounds works. Finding the right combinations for feed formulations is key to making them work, says Dr. Raj Murugesan, technical director at Biomin at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- Do antibiotic alternatives improve poultry performance?
A healthy intestinal track has optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients, which helps birds reach their genetic potential. Antibiotics or replacements do improve health maintenance, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- What benefits do non-antibiotic growth promoters offer?
Non-antibiotic growth promoters may never fully replace therapeutic antibiotic treatments if a poultry flock is diagnosed with a clinical disease, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- Alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters work together
Poultry producers are looking to replace antibiotic growth promoters with alternatives that have more than just antimicrobial properties to close loopholes in their feeding strategies, comments, Dr. Maarten De Gussem, poultry nutrition consultant & director, Vetworks, at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- Perdue Farms: raising chickens without antibiotics
Raising antibiotic-free chickens requires finding the right feeding strategies and control of coccidiosis and other poultry diseases, comments Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president-technical services, Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE Feed Strategy Roundtable.
- Improving salmonella detection in animal feed
Biomapping looks for indicator organisms that behave and perform like pathogens to test quantitative interventions and from that deduce if salmonella were in an animal feed sample this intervention would work, says Dr. Steve Ricke of the University of Arkansas and Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education for AFIA at the 2018 IPPE.
- Perdue Farms benefits from no antibiotics in poultry diets
While there are many technical challenges to removing all antibiotics from poultry diets, says Dr. Randy Mitchell, vice president of technical services at Perdue Farms at the 2018 IPPE. It’s important the producers have the information they need to care for their flocks and understand the initiatives.
- Raising broilers effectively with a restrictive diet
Producers and growers feed broilers incredibly nutritious diets ad libitum and genetically they are selected to go to market in four weeks, says Dr. Michael Kogut, Lead Scientist at the USDA at the 2018 IPPE. We should be able to manipulate the ability to feed, which could eliminate gut inflammation issues.
- Does broiler gut inflammation play a role in woody breast?
Dr. Michael Kogut, Lead Scientist at the USDA presents a hypothesis that during the development of woody breast there is an issue at the gut level at the 2018 IPPE. While it’s not the main reason, there is a dysbiosis occurring at the gut usually due to overfeeding.
- Will Trump’s policies help or hurt American feed industry?
The animal feed and production industries have new opportunities under the Trump administration and we also have challenges where we will have to do more work, comments Joel Newman, president/CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) at the 2017 IPPE. We are 110 percent behind FSMA and are addressing areas to make the implementation more practical and still accomplish what the legislature intended.
- Will antibiotic-free poultry impact US chicken exports?
Poultry producers moving to antibiotic-free production shouldn’t experience a negative impact on exporting leg quarters, comments poultry economist and consultant Paul Aho at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
- Poultry nutritional strategies to reduce woody breast
“Reducing woody breast in high-yielding broilers using nutritional or management strategies currently is being researched and is also producing more favorable breast meat, said Rob Shirley, poultry technical services at Adisseo and Christine Alvarado, associate professor of poultry processing and products at Texas A&M University. WATTAgNet interviewed Shirley and Alvarado at the 2017 IPPE.”
- How the Trump administration may impact FSMA
With the Trump administration’s recent decision to rollback two regulations for every new regulation, Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), commented at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) that the industry hopes to negotiate better rules that are less costly for producers while maintaining feed safety.
- How AFIA will work Trump administration to promote feed
Since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the animal feed industry is looking to maintain its interests in the Asia-Pacific region and ensure U.S. trade policies broaden the scope and advantages in the area, says Gina Tumbarello, director of international policy and trade at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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- State-by-state discussion of the regulatory issues faced by the U.S. feed industry
AFIA’s Leah Wilkinson, director of ingredients and state legislative affairs, breaks down the key regulatory issues of 2015.
- What are the primary nutrition delivery challenges facing animal agriculture?
Brett Hart, vice president of global business development with Cargill/Feed Management Systems, discusses sustainability and the potential difficulties of delivering the “right diet at the right time.”
- How will pending trade agreements impact the US feed industry?
Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s director of international trade and policy, provides an update on the status of pending trade agreements and discusses the potential outcomes – and opportunities – for U.S. agriculture.
- Dairy nutrition challenge
As an extension outreach appointment, Dr. Tom Overton, professor of diary management within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture, spends much of his time working with NY dairies.
- Dairy feed inoculation
According to Troy Wistuba, dairy technology manager, Prince Agri Products, Inc., corn silage inoculation is a hot topic among dairy producers. Should you inoculate your corn silage or not?
- DCAD dairy rations
Dr. Tom Overton, professor of diary management within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture, discusses the benefits of balancing for dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) in the transition rations of dry dairy cows at the World Dairy Expo.
- How do feed mills ensure the production of safe feed?
Inst-Pro’s Dave Albin discusses how feed mills can ensure the production of safe feed.
- Where are engineering-design firms in the feed industry seeing facility investments?
Tim Lease, president of WL Port-Land Systems, describes the areas of the feed industry where his company is seeing an increase in facility investments.