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Introducing the 10th All About Feed edition for 2020

In the 10th edition of All About Feed for 2020, we take a look at the range of webinars that were hosted by All About Feed and sister brands.

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We travel to the South Africa to talk to a farmer who forward sold grains ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we consider the impact of the US presidential election on Iran’s domestic pet food market.

Photo: Misset
Photo: Misset

Global feed outlook for 2020

In this article we take a look at major trends that are expected to impact the animal feed industry, including sustainability, insects as feed, and additives.

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Sustainability is one overall trend that is likely to impact the global animal feed industry in 2021. Photo: Dilok Klaisataporin
Sustainability is one overall trend that is likely to impact the global animal feed industry in 2021. Photo: Dilok Klaisataporin

Review: The Misset International Webinar Week

All About Feed together with sister brands, Poultry World, Dairy Global and Pig Progress, hosted a number of webinars which focused on a range of pertinent issues affecting the animal feed sector across various species.

Topics included mycotoxin management, gut health, weaning and advanced dairy farming.

All About Feed editor, Marieke Ploegmakers, discusses mycotoxins with Regiane Santos of Schothorst Feed Research, Dr Clarisse of Techer Mixscience, and Julia Laurain of Olmix. Photo: Misset Uitgeverij
All About Feed editor, Marieke Ploegmakers, discusses mycotoxins with Regiane Santos of Schothorst Feed Research, Dr Clarisse of Techer Mixscience, and Julia Laurain of Olmix. Photo: Misset Uitgeverij

Interview: Replacing fishmeal is not an easy challenge

Dr Wolfgang Peralta is head of swine feeding and nutrition at one of South America’s largest swine producers, Agrosuper. He describes the solutions in starting to replace as much fishmeal as they can from post-weaning diets.

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After completing a veterinary science degree, Dr Wolfgang Peralta began working at Agrosuper as a veterinarian in 1985. Photo: Agrosuper
After completing a veterinary science degree, Dr Wolfgang Peralta began working at Agrosuper as a veterinarian in 1985. Photo: Agrosuper

Bringing precision, performance and profitability to trace mineral supplementation

Although trace minerals are added in very small quantities to livestock diets, they are essential for supporting the productivity and well-being of animals. Research now offers clarity on the correct amount of trace minerals needed.

Producers and nutritionists are working to optimise the impact of their trace mineral investment. Photo: Trouw Nutrition
Producers and nutritionists are working to optimise the impact of their trace mineral investment. Photo: Trouw Nutrition

South African farmer forward sells grain in Covid-19 era

Grain and livestock farmer, Clifford Mthimkulu, forward sold grain at a decent price when he realised that a national lockdown was looming.

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Clifford and his father, Koos, on their farm in the Free State, South Africa. Photo: Chris McCullough
Clifford and his father, Koos, on their farm in the Free State, South Africa. Photo: Chris McCullough

Effective ways to reduce the cost of feed under Covid-19 conditions

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries are restricting the trade of grains. Feed industries are faced with the challenge of reducing the cost of feed, fast.

Cost savings related to formulas should be the focus to keep the industry competitive. Photo: Jan Willem Schouten
Cost savings related to formulas should be the focus to keep the industry competitive. Photo: Jan Willem Schouten

How can diets be formulated to improve sustainability credentials?

In this article, Emily Marshall from Alltech discusses how the industry can produce a sustainable product without having to fundamentally change the way we feed and raise animals.

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In poultry production, environmental and economic sustainability are closely intertwined. Photo: Alltech
In poultry production, environmental and economic sustainability are closely intertwined. Photo: Alltech

EU compound feed production drops by 2.2%

The European Feed Manufacturers Federation anticipates that compound feed production in the EU will drop by 2.2% due to the spread of animal diseases, Covid-19 and changes in consumer demand.

Compound feed production is expected to decline in all animal categories this year. Photo: Henk Riswick
Compound feed production is expected to decline in all animal categories this year. Photo: Henk Riswick

Seaweed from marine waters for animal nutrition

In this article we consider a study that evaluated the nutritional value of 6 seaweed species collected from the coast of Ireland, Scotland and France as a feed ingredient.

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The advantages of seaweed production are the use of salt instead of fresh water, sea instead of arable land, and biomass produced per unit of surface area. Photo: Pexels by Pixabay
The advantages of seaweed production are the use of salt instead of fresh water, sea instead of arable land, and biomass produced per unit of surface area. Photo: Pexels by Pixabay

Carinata meal

There are a number of reasons to be excited about carinata for animal feed. Also known as Ethiopian mustard, this highly sustainable crop is a cousin of canola.

This non-GMO, hardy and fast-growing crop has deep roots and high levels of protein. Photo: Nuseed
This non-GMO, hardy and fast-growing crop has deep roots and high levels of protein. Photo: Nuseed

Kormotech’s pet food is opening up new markets

Ukrainian pet food manufacturer, Kormotech, which, in 2019, ranked 3rd in the Ukrainian market in monetary terms and a leader in volume, is planning to be among the world’s largest pet food producers.

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In 2020, the company produced 80,000 tonnes of wet and dry pet food and treats, but plans are underway to grow by 17,000 tonnes annually. Photo: Kormotech
In 2020, the company produced 80,000 tonnes of wet and dry pet food and treats, but plans are underway to grow by 17,000 tonnes annually. Photo: Kormotech

Iran’s pet food industry is hoping for change

For many years, foreign brands have dominated the Iranian pet food market, but the results of the 2016 US presidential elections brought a nightmare to Iran’s pet owners when the Trump administration reinstated all US sanctions on Iran. The knock-off impact on the local pet food market was devastating. Joe Biden might change this.

Strict import restrictions mean that Iran’s domestic pet food production is thriving. Photo: Jiri Hera
Strict import restrictions mean that Iran’s domestic pet food production is thriving. Photo: Jiri Hera

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Column: Natural raw materials

Dejan Miladinovic discusses how the feed industry is seeking alternative natural ingredients that will promote growth and maintain health in domestic animals.

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