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  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Race is on to feed warming world

    It can take up to 30 years to improve a crop variety, test it and persuade farmers to adopt it. That means the speed of climate change in Africa could make a new variety of maize useless even before the first harvest, according to new research. But two separate studies that address the challenge of food security in a rapidly ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Emissions data from animal feeding operations study now available / EPA also solicits additional information to further understand emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making data publicly available from a two-year study of air emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs). AFOs, which house large numbers of animals for production of meat, dairy products and eggs, were monitored for the following air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. The data available today ...

  • Maize silage additive gets independent approval

    Livestock nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, has had its recently-launched silage additive, Ecocool, approved by the German Agricultural Society, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), for improving the aerobic stability of maize and wholecrop cereal silages. This prestigious approval, which is based on trials by three separate research institutes across Germany, gives ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • Feeding stock with rubber seed proteins

    Residues from rubber seeds can be used to enrich animal feed. Besides reducing waste during the production of rubber, this can also result in higher revenues for the farmers since feed is the highest cost component in livestock production. At 13 April 2016, Widyarani defended her PhD-thesis on the opportunities of rubber production at Wageningen University. Over fifty ...

  • Potential of insects as resources for animal feed

    Insects can provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for animal feed, in addition to already being a mainstay of human diets for 2 billion people worldwide, FAO Assistant Director-General Eduardo Rojas-Briales told an international gathering of researchers in The Netherlands. Rojas spoke during the opening session of the conference, “ ...

  • Shaping today’s farmers though smarter additions: Aquaculture - the new addition to mixed farming

    Aquaculture production accounts for 30, 000 mt (19%) of fish supply in Zambia, capture fisheries supplies 75,000 mt (47%) and 55,000 mt (34%) from imports (as at 2015).  Zambia’s fisheries produce approximately 70,000 metric tons of fish per year, amounting to over 3% of Zambia’s GDP.  Over 85% of this production comes from captured fisheries and over 10% from ...

  • Details on the new additions to the Union lists of Natura 2000 sites

    The latest update of the Natura 2000 lists concerns 20 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and the UK. The number of "Sites of Community Importance" has increased by 235 to 22 793, expanding the SCI network by 3.4 %, i.e. nearly 24 900 ...

  • OSU Expert: Corn Stalks Are An Inexpensive Feed Source

    Livestock producers looking for a relatively easy and inexpensive feed source can turn to harvested cornfields for the answer. The residue left on the field after harvesting corn can be used to meet the nutrient needs of ruminant livestock in early to mid-gestation, according to a forage expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ...


    By Ohio State University

  • MicroSynbiotiX wins Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge

    International jury praises finalist for high potential game changing innovation Start-up company MicroSynbiotiX has won the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event. The event took place on 22 and 23 February and consisted of several challenge rounds during which 10 contestants competed. According to the jury report, the innovation of MicroSynbiotiX had the best fit with the challenge ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • Silage Shrink Affects Feed Quality and Quantity

    When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. This, in turn, leads to a higher concentration of lower-value nutrients, like fiber. “Ensuring higher silage quality and conserving more of the nutrients and silage mass can ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Aqua Feed Market Worth $106 Billion By 2018

    The report "Aquafeeds Market By End Consumption (Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Others), By Additives, (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Others), By Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018",  defines and segments the Global Market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of volume and revenue. It ...


  • Top modern shrimp feed facility in Ecuador

    A new joint venture investment makes the construction of a greenfield project for a state-of-the-art shrimp feed facility reality. The new facility is located near the city of Guayaquil and has capacity to annually produce around 130,000 tons of high quality shrimp feed for supplying the local market. A GRAINTEC project team in cooperation with a Cargill project team have worked out the ...


    By Graintec A/S

  • Feed Mixing the Easy Way - Animal Individual Feed Preparation by Means of WEDA’s New Mill Control

    Nowadays, the composition of feed should be matched exactly with the individual needs of suckling piglets, fattening animals, and sows. Only if the mixture is the right one, a positive development of the animals is guaranteed. Independent of the kind of feeding system employed it is therefore decisive that the individual feed components can be mixed efficiently. With the help of the mill control ...


  • Organic Trace Minerals Market for Animal Feeds 2012-2016 Report

    Global Organic Trace Minerals for Animal Feeds Market 2012-2016 research report forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 6.97% over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for animal proteins. The global organic trace minerals for animal feeds market has been witnessing an increasing use in water-soluble organic feed ...


  • Feeding a growing world population requires investments in rural areas

    Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 percent of the world’s  poor are found, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. "It is a hard task, but it can be effectively done through a combination of investment in social protection, and targeted ...

  • New EPA requirements for controlling wastewater from large animal feeding operations

    EPA has finalized a rule helping to protect the nation’s water quality by requiring concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to safely manage manure.  EPA estimates CAFO regulations will prevent 56 million pounds of phosphorus, 110 million pounds of nitrogen, and 2 billion pounds of sediment from entering streams, lakes, and other waters annually. “EPA’s new regulation of animal ...

  • Two degrees Food(TM) feeds a hungry child with every product sold

    Two Degrees Food™ officially launched today as the first one-for-one food company designed to fight childhood hunger with the debut of its all-natural Two Degrees nutrition bars. For every Two Degrees nutrition bar sold, a medically-formulated nutrition pack is given to a malnourished child in Africa. With the launch of Two Degrees nutrition bars, everyday consumers can make a difference in ...

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