In this edition, All About Feed unpacks the new European law currently being developed, which should put a stop to deforestation. Meanwhile, Nick Major, Chair of The Global Feed LCA Institute, discusses the role of the animal feed industry in reducing the carbon footprint of animal production, and we peer down the path that will lead to a half a million mt of insect protein by 2030.
The deforestation of nature areas for agriculture is an issue worldwide. A new European law currently
being developed should put a stop to deforestation. Meanwhile, FEFAC established new guidelines for the purchase of sustainable soy, in which more attention is paid to deforestation.
Feed represents up to 70% of the total cost of animal production with energy being the major cost component in diets for high-performing animals. Energy is critical for tissue growth, so increasing the energy efficiency of fats and oils will contribute to more economical and sustainable animal production.
The annual World Mycotoxin Survey published by Biomin, which analysed about 22,000 samples from 79 countries, confirmed that in 2020, DON and FUM were still the most prevalent mycotoxins globally.
It is necessary for feed mills to control the quality of their raw materials to optimise production costs and review formulations of feedstuffs. To save time and to become more reactive, feed mills are adopting NIR technology.
Trace minerals and vitamins are often combined in a premix, which presents an opportunity for negative interactions. The stability of trace minerals and vitamins can affect degradation and nutrient profiles, which directly impacts feed quality and nutritional value.
All About Feed discussed the role of the animal feed industry in reducing the carbon footprint of animal production with Nick Major, Chair of The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI).
Precision feeding means each animal is fed according to its individual requirements, which boosts efficiency as the specific nutritional requirements for individual animals is met. This article looks at the challenges and benefits of this approach.
Current volumes of insect protein are estimated at around 10,000 mt, but global market potential of up to 500,000 mt by 2030 is expected for insect protein as an animal feed ingredient, according to a recently released Rabobank report.
Extensive research takes a microscopic look at organic trace minerals. This article highlights chelates in animal nutrition, molecules that make a difference, and the paradigm shift.
A feed additive that causes a significant reduction in the amount of methane produced by cows is both exciting and extremely welcome. All About Feed considers a contender – red seaweed.
Microplastics are ingested by marine biota, including fish, which could lead to food safety concerns for those who consume the fish that have consumed microplastics. A study assessed the concentrations of microplastics in fishmeal and the method for extracting them.
Ruminants are capable of synthesising B vitamins. The rate of synthesis is influenced by a variety of factors but with different responses. This article discusses forage-to-concentrate ratio, the effect of dietary nitrogen and dietary carbohydrates, the physical form of the feed, acidosis, and dietary cobalt. Points to consider are also raised.