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30 January 2015
Feed Industry Discusses Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials...
29 January 2015
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
21 January 2015
Secure Feed Wheat Before Price Lift, Canadian Told
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 January 2015
Meet Ewe Protein Needs Without Soya, Study Shows
UK - Catering for ewe protein requirements in late pregnancy can be done without costly soya-based supplements and minimal performance loss, proves a new study....
12 January 2015
New Stamp of Approval for Pasture Meat
UK - A new certification mark for meat that comes from animals that only eat pasture and never any cereal feeds, was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference....
09 January 2015
Online Feed Manufacturing Course
US - The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the IGP Institute of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University will host a distance education programme...
30 December 2014
US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire on 31 December after nearly 40 years of service in the feed industry....
17 December 2014
Ruminant Nutrition Patents Peanut Brittle Style Coating
SOUTH AFRICA - A patent has been issued on a “peanut brittle” style coating for vitamins which assists nutrient absorption....
16 December 2014
Grass Not Enough Alone Post-Tupping
UK - Do not scrimp by relying on grass for feeding ewes over winter, a nutritionist is warning farmers. ...
09 December 2014
5th Global Feed & Food Congress Launched, Registration Open
TURKEY - The 5th anniversary edition of the Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) will be held for the first time ever in Turkey and will bring together the global feed and food chain in Antalya...
05 December 2014
Nutreco Recommends Takeover Bid
NETHERLANDS - A takeover bid for Dutch based animal and fish feed and poultry company Nutreco is to be recommended to its shareholders....
03 December 2014
Sheep Farm Margins to be Third Lower For Irish in 2015
IRELAND – A harder year lies in wait for Irish sheep farmers, according to latest predictions....
27 November 2014
New App Simplifies Flock Management
AUSTRALIA – Millions of dollars of research has been put in woolgrowers’ hands by a new flock management App....
26 November 2014
Feeding Cactus Fruit Halves Livestock Water Needs
ARGENTINA – Huge water savings can be achieved by feeding goats, sheep and cattle with chopped cactus fruit, Argentinian farmers are hearing....
21 November 2014
US Livestock "Mini-boom"
US - Livestock producers can look forward to an economic "mini-boom" that may last for the next several years, providing opportunities for expansion of herds and flocks, Purdue University agricultural...
19 November 2014
Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
UK - Animal feed vs human food will come under the microscope at the National Farm Management Conference ‘Farming for the Future - delivering sustainable intensification’. ...
30 October 2014
Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
24 October 2014
Insect Meal Could be the Future of Animal Feed
US - As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change...
Indian Feed Association Acts as Platform to Resolve Livestock Issues
INDIA - The Compound Feed Manufacturers Association (CLFMA) of India which plays a very important role in Indian feed market has got a new chairman. 5m Publishing spoke to Amit Saraogi (pictured),...
20 October 2014
Farm Trial Lambs Grow Faster on High Sugar Grass
NEW ZEALAND - Lambs grazing high sugar ryegrass (HSG) grow faster and heavier than lambs grazing a standard ryegrass (SRG), according to a two-year trial on three farms in the southern South...
17 October 2014
EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed
Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture....
09 October 2014
New Forage to Boost Brazil's Sheep Grazing
BRAZIL – Three new forage legumes are set to increase sheep production across southern Brazil, say plant scientists ahead of a technology and information drive....
01 October 2014
No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
29 September 2014
US Government Announce Funding for Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward two, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and...
25 September 2014
Heavier Lambs, More Lambs From Pre-Natal Shearing
ARGENTINA – Pre-natal shearing benefits both lamb and ewe but proper planning is vital for success, Patagonian sheep farmers are being advised....
16 September 2014
Registration for AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Equipment Manufacturers Conference, 6-8 November, in Palm Springs, California. This year's theme is Feeding the...
08 September 2014
UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep...
04 September 2014
EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
02 September 2014
Maintain Lamb Performance Post Weaning
UK - Despite reliable spring grass growth and favourable conditions leading to strong lamb performance, producers are being urged to carefully manage finishing lambs post weaning as grass quality...
29 August 2014
Fresh Cut Grass Makes New Zealand’s Goat Industry Unique
NEW ZEALAND – Cutting grass and transporting it directly to goats makes New Zealand’s dairy goat system stand out globally, say New Zealand researchers....

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