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2nd edition of All About Feed 2020 now online

In the 2nd edition of All About Feed for 2020 we look at how Iran will change its domestic feed landscape. We discuss organic trace minerals, enzymes and novel food proteins, as well as factors that affect feed pelleting and the option of hydrolysed poultry feather meal.

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Navigating unchartered waters

All About Feed spoke to Dr Majid Movafegh Ghadirly, chairman of the Iran Feed Industry Association (IFIA), about Iran’s plans to modernise its domestic feed industry, which is expected to bring state aid to feed mills. The country also aims to export feed across the Middle East.

By 2030, it is expected that domestic feed demand will be 26 million tonnes. Photo: IFIA
By 2030, it is expected that domestic feed demand will be 26 million tonnes. Photo: IFIA

Improve production sustainability with organic trace minerals

With increasing pressure from legislators and consumers for sustainable products, the animal production industry is challenged to support animal health and welfare while reducing one’s carbon footprint and improving efficiency without antibiotics. Trace minerals are essential.

Because of their high bioavailability, organic trace minerals can meet new challenges and are therefore becoming more relevant. Photo: Misset
Because of their high bioavailability, organic trace minerals can meet new challenges and are therefore becoming more relevant. Photo: Misset

Insects grown on former foodstuffs are safe for animal feed

A study by the Risk Assessment & Research Office of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority has concluded that potential risks of insects grown on former foodstuffs can be adequately controlled as animal feed.

Live insect larvae may be fed to chickens. Photo: Koos Groenewold
Live insect larvae may be fed to chickens. Photo: Koos Groenewold

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Pet food market in India growing

At a compound annual growth rate of 13.9%, the Indian pet food market is anticipated to be worth US$430 million by the end of the year.

World Mycotoxin Report

FUM and DON mycotoxins remains high according to Biomin’s 2019 World Mycotoxin Survey, which gathered over 20,000 samples that were tested from 86 countries, giving a global overview of current mycotoxin prevalence.

A defence mechanism in host plants can result in a conjugation of sugar to the mycotoxin and so some mycotoxins are masked. Photo: Shutterstock
A defence mechanism in host plants can result in a conjugation of sugar to the mycotoxin and so some mycotoxins are masked. Photo: Shutterstock

Enzymes reduce feed costs

In a study on the effect of the use of enzymes on feed costs, a blend of amylase, protease and phytase was used in corn-based broiler feeds resulting in a reduction in the amount of nutrients required.

Enzyme supplementation can reduce feed costs of broilers by up to US$4-11 per tonne and for layers up to US$9.8 per tonne. Photo: Mark Pasveer
Enzyme supplementation can reduce feed costs of broilers by up to US$4-11 per tonne and for layers up to US$9.8 per tonne. Photo: Mark Pasveer

Digestibility of hydrolysed poultry feather meal

Extensively hydrolysed poultry feather meal is used in aquaculture diets, as well as in dog and cat food. Little is known, however, on its digestibility in poultry.

Feathers can be converted into feather meal. Protamine is produced through a process of acid hydrolysis resulting in a highly nutritional product. Photo: Koos Groenewold
Feathers can be converted into feather meal. Protamine is produced through a process of acid hydrolysis resulting in a highly nutritional product. Photo: Koos Groenewold

EU compound feed production down

According to FEFAC, EU compound feed production in 2019 is estimated at 161.7 million tonnes, down 0.9% from 2018.

Industrial compound feed production is likely to remain stable in 2020, with an approximate 2% uncertainty margin. Photo: Henk Riswick
Industrial compound feed production is likely to remain stable in 2020, with an approximate 2% uncertainty margin. Photo: Henk Riswick

What affects the quality and efficiency of feed pelleting?

Fibre, protein and fat content, as well as the particle size of raw material and feed density all have a role to play in feed pelleting quality and efficiency.

The quality of pellet feed is mainly reflected in the vulnerability, hardness, appearance and length of the pellets. Photo: Serhll Derkach
The quality of pellet feed is mainly reflected in the vulnerability, hardness, appearance and length of the pellets. Photo: Serhll Derkach

In this edition’s Tech Talk, Dejan Miladinovic from the Centre for Feed Technology in Norway discusses novel food proteins.

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