Introducing the 3rd All About Feed edition for 2021

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The pages between the covers of this edition take a closer look at the rising demand for aquafeed. Forest biomass could be a novel and alternate feed-binding option, and All About Feed launches the first virtual forum which brings together experts in the field to discuss future-proofing animal nutrition, ASF and its connection to the feed industry, and feed formulations in an antibiotic-free era, and much more.

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The aquafeed market: Growth, trends and future outlook

Aquaculture is gaining a bigger share of the human food protein market with the global demand for seafood anticipated to increase by 7-9% per year. With about half of all global seafood production for human consumption farmed, demand for aquafeed is rising.

It is expected that over 60% of global seafood production for human consumption will be farmed by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock
It is expected that over 60% of global seafood production for human consumption will be farmed by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock

Performance of broilers fed anticoccidial-free diets containing DON

This article investigates the effect of low and moderate levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) on the performance and intestinal integrity of broilers.

Schothorst Feed Research evaluated that broiler chickens fed a diet containing moderate levels of DON will perform inefficiently. Photo: Reinade Vries
Schothorst Feed Research evaluated that broiler chickens fed a diet containing moderate levels of DON will perform inefficiently. Photo: Reinade Vries

Formaldehyde in feed processing

There is an increasing demand for effective antimicrobial measures to prevent feed from being a source of contamination. While solutions are being investigated, Trouw Nutrition have been inspired to develop alternatives strategies to reduce feed contamination risk.

Since 2018, formaldehyde has been banned as a feed hygiene enhancer in the EU. Photo: Shutterstock
Since 2018, formaldehyde has been banned as a feed hygiene enhancer in the EU. Photo: Shutterstock

Novel feed pellet binders obtained from forest biomass

Although costly, feed binders are very effective. This article considers the possibilities of using galactoglucomannan, which his derived from spruce trees, as an alternate feed-binding option.

Novel feed binders obtained from forest biomass could be a valuable alternative. Photo: Anna Sadovskaia
Novel feed binders obtained from forest biomass could be a valuable alternative. Photo: Anna Sadovskaia

Join our Virtual All About Feed Forum

All About Feed has launched the first virtual forum which is free and full of relevant and enriching information where feed experts from around the world come together to share and discuss numerous innovations, challenges and best practises relating to the global feed industry.

Future-proofing animal nutrition, ASF and its connection to the feed industry, and feed formulations in an antibiotic-free era are some of the topics discussed.
Future-proofing animal nutrition, ASF and its connection to the feed industry, and feed formulations in an antibiotic-free era are some of the topics discussed.

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The Seaweed Company: “Seaweed in sustainable agriculture and food”

The founders of The Seaweed Company hope that seaweed will become a common ingredient in human food, animal feed and fertiliser. They say that its seaweed-based products improve the gut health and immunity of piglets and can reduce methane emissions in cows.

The Seaweed Company grows and processes seaweed and is about to begin marketing. Photo: The Seaweed Company
The Seaweed Company grows and processes seaweed and is about to begin marketing. Photo: The Seaweed Company

Russia mulls plans to use radiation on agricultural products

Could ionizing radiation present a new method for killing pathogens, pests and fungi in feed?

Russian state-owned nuclear corporation, Rosatom, promotes ionizing radiation. Photo: Rosatom
Russian state-owned nuclear corporation, Rosatom, promotes ionizing radiation. Photo: Rosatom

Feed intelligence in practice: NIR application in Europe

Precision nutrition is becoming increasingly important. Feed formulation software allows nutritionists to formulate diets while considering costs and nutrient content, and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) is a fast and inexpensive method used for quality control screening of feed and its ingredients.

NIR is a non-destructive alternative to traditional chemical assays. Photo: Ronald Hissink
NIR is a non-destructive alternative to traditional chemical assays. Photo: Ronald Hissink

US antibiotics usage: the numbers explained

The use of medically important antimicrobials (MIA) on swine farms in the US has dropped to historical lows following a major directive that came into effect in 2017. There was a dramatic decrease in its use in 2017, but then a significant increase in 2018. Meanwhile, sales of non-MIAs increased by about 5% in 2018.

Clinical professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, Dr Rademacher, believes one of the biggest challenges for many of the bacterial disease problems in US swine farming is the lack of truly efficacious vaccines that could replace antibiotic use. Photo: Kevin Turner, Michigan State University
Clinical professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, Dr Rademacher, believes one of the biggest challenges for many of the bacterial disease problems in US swine farming is the lack of truly efficacious vaccines that could replace antibiotic use. Photo: Kevin Turner, Michigan State University

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The value of feed additives: An economic analysis

Feed additives makes it possible for a farmer to do more with less. Is it possible to economically quantify the effect of feed additives on a farm? Dr Casey Bradley from the Sunswine Group in the US believes there is hidden value in feed additives.

Enzymes could lower feed costs. Photo: Vincent ter Beek
Enzymes could lower feed costs. Photo: Vincent ter Beek

Dietary betaine improves bone strength in laying hens

Betaine is a common feed supplement widely used as a feed additive in pigs, poultry, and fish production. New research by the University of Edinburgh has shown that betaine can improve bone strength in laying hens.

Researchers explored the potential of betaine in bone strength measurements. Photo: Kastermans StudioK
Researchers explored the potential of betaine in bone strength measurements. Photo: Kastermans StudioK

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