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Don’t miss a thing in the dynamic global animal feed sector. All About Feed wraps up the latest updates and new business developments and products from the global feed industry.

New ADM animal nutrition facility

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recenyly opened its new high-tech livestock feed facility in Quincy, Illinois, USA. This is the fourth cutting-edge animal nutrition manufacturing facility in North America opened in recent months. The new facility is located next to the original feed manufacturing plant ADM purchased in 1998 from Moorman Manufacturing Company. It is one of six ADM locations in the Quincy area, where ADM employs approximately 500 people. The new plant will enable ADM to meet customers’ growing needs in the United States.

Yea-Sacc from Alltech is certified by the Carbon Trust

Alltech’s flagship brand, Yea-Sacc®, has been validated by the Carbon Trust to reduce cattle methane emissions and nitrogen excretion rates. Yea-Sacc is the only yeast culture designed for use in ruminant diets that has been awarded this certificate. The Carbon Trust, a global organization that provides independent advice to businesses, governments and institutions on reducing carbon emissions, formed an opinion based on evidence from public research and on-farm trials demonstrating the efficacy of Yea-Sacc in ruminant diets. The Carbon Trust’s findings on Yea-Sacc highlighted that reduced emissions do not need to come at the expense of improved animal performance; Yea-Sacc was shown to increase milk yield, milk fat and protein content, and nitrogen uptake via improved ruminal bacteria.

Zinpro launches ProPath-LQ for use in liquid applications

Zinpro Corporation, the industry leader in performance trace mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, equine, companion animals and aquaculture, announces the availability of ProPath®LQ in the US for use in liquid applications across all-species.

Consistent with the company’s ProPath products introduced in late 2018 for dry feed applications, ProPath-LQ is classified as a metal amino acid complex, with a unique molecular structure, resulting in a more efficient and sustainable product to improve animal wellness, genetic potential and performance. Highly adaptable, versatile, stable, soluble and sustainable, ProPath-LQ is flexible for use in a wide variety of diets, including conventional or specialty diets (like carrier-free or non-GMO). When included as part of a well-balanced diet, ProPath-LQ promotes exceptional animal performance and helps customers reach optimum efficiency and profitability in their operations.

Leiber animal nutrition wins medals for its yeast

Leiber GmbH and its Polish daughter company – Leiber Sp. z. o.o. based in Krosniewice have been awarded medals for 2 of Leiber brewer’s yeast products. The prices were granted at the FERMA fairy, an international trade fair and platform for producers and breeders of livestock, pork and poultry in Poland. The new product Leiber YeaFi® AB, a mixed product consisting of brewer’s yeast compounded with apple pomace and beet pulp, was awarded as being a innovative products due to its high content of active fibres to support digestion. Also Biolex® MB40, a specialist brewer’s yeast product from the Leiber animal feed range, was awarded. This product consists of the cell walls of genuine brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), which are obtained during the production of soluble brewer’s yeast extracts. Its high levels of beta-glucans and mannan-oligosaccharides, for example, actively support and relieve the immune system, and bind and inactivate pathogens and toxins in the gut.

IntelliBond: Performance up in EU grow-finisher pigs

6 Trials in Belgium, Germany and Spain have shown the efficacy of the trace mineral source IntelliBond, a Trouw Nutrition product. Company researchers collaborated with European universities and found pigs fed IntelliBond copper and IntelliBond zinc in the grow-finisher phase showed significantly improved percentages of lean meat compared to pigs receiving feed with copper sulphate and zinc sulphate. Also FCR was better (-3.8%), so was feed efficiency (+3.9%) and there was a trend toward improved ADG (+3.9%) in the phase before slaughter.

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients to partner with Blue Aqua

Blue Aqua International and Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients announced their new partnership for the exclusive distribution of Blue Aqua’s aquaculture and nutrition products in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The contract signing took place at theVIV Asia 2019. This new partnership will leverage the combined strength of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients’s distribution service and Blue Aqua’s product portfolio to bring outstanding products and solutions to the aquaculture and animal feed industry.

Yang: New study on piglet immunity

Lallemand Animal Nutrition released research indicating that the multi-strain yeast fractions product Yang can alleviate the effects of bad sanitary conditions on weanling piglets. The trial was conducted at Dankook University, South Korea, on 160 piglets. Diet supplementation helped improve growth performance, increase DM digestibility and modulate gut mucosa inflammation. The study was presented at the ADSA and ASAS Midwest Meeting in Omaha, NE, USA in March.