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Women in Food and Agriculture: For Advanced Biosciences, it’s Already a Woman’s World- Clusel

By |2019-03-29T10:19:33+00:00March 29th, 2019|

29 March 2019- “In veterinary school in France, 75% or 80% are women. In agronomic schools… the same trend is observed. [In a few years] our roles will be filled more by women than men…we will have a misbalance in the opposite direction.” Frédérique CluselGeneral ManagerPhileo Lesaffre Animal Care Frédérique Clusel, General Manager [...]

INTERVIEW: Global Opportunities Outweigh African Swine Fever Threat – Cargill Compound Feed Business President

By |2019-03-12T13:51:28+00:00March 12th, 2019|

11 March 2019 - Even though Alltech announced a 3% increase in global feed production in 2018 in its annual feed survey, the prospects for 2019 may be not as good. FEFAC market experts have already stated that they are rather pessimistic concerning industrial compound feed production in the EU in 2019. But the real [...]

INTERVIEW: Future of Large-Scale Algae Production Means Approaching it Like Any Other Crop

By |2019-02-11T12:02:15+00:00February 11th, 2019|

05 February 2019- High in protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, potentially beneficial for specialty applications like methane reduction, algae is an incredibly versatile category that many believe can transform the feed industry…just as soon as we can figure out how to get enough of the stuff, at a quality and purity that can be [...]

INTERVIEW: InnovaFeed Seeks First Mover Advantage on the Aquafeed Market with Speedy Scale-Up of Insect Production

By |2019-01-29T08:07:10+00:00January 29th, 2019|

24 January 2019- From a pilot plant today to five production scale facilities by the end of 2022. This is the objective of French insect protein firm InnovaFeed. One might be tempted to dismiss these objectives as visionary self-delusion; the insect protein sector likes grandiose promises. And yet, although only three years old, InnovaFeed is [...]

INTERVIEW: Unprecedented Pace of Product Launches Underpinned by Bold R&D Strategy at Phileo – Lesaffre Animal Care

By |2018-11-28T10:46:48+00:00November 28th, 2018|

28 November 2018- Things are changing at Phileo. The Animal Care division of Lesaffre, which has supplied yeasts for 160 years, is now readying itself for an unprecedented pace of new product launches. Global strategy director Gildas Joalland says this will reach four or five new products annually over the next few years. “We are [...]

INTERVIEW: EU Authorization for Poultry Product Supports Novus’s Eubiotics Push

By |2018-11-05T11:12:08+00:00November 5th, 2018|

05 November 2018- Following a positive EFSA ruling on its safety and efficacy a year ago, Novus International's AVIMATRIX® feed additive was inscribed on the EU's list of zootechnical feed additives for broilers and chickens reared for laying earlier this year. Although the product had already received market authorization for 15 jurisdictions outside the EU, [...]

INSIGHT: Tightening Rules on Fat Ingredients Disrupts Microalgae Ingredient Sector in US

By |2018-11-02T15:28:05+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

02 November 2018- The US has many things going for it as a place to launch large-scale microalgae production for feed. There's a large supply of cheap corn-based sugars which can be used as a substrate for heterotrophic algae production. There's a strong innovative culture, supported by research and investment from the federal Department of [...]

INSIGHT: African Swine Fever – US Livestock Producers Questioning Safety of Chinese Feed Ingredient Imports

By |2018-10-30T15:39:52+00:00October 30th, 2018|

29 October 2018 - It might be generally assumed that animal viruses in feed ingredients cannot resist the long durations of transoceanic voyages. But research in the U.S. has shown the possibility that African Swine Fever (ASF) could survive transboundary shipment in feed and feed ingredients. And in light of recent events many in the [...]

INTERVIEW: Hofmann Nutrition Looks Towards the Future With New CEO

By |2018-10-30T10:50:36+00:00October 30th, 2018|

30 October 2018- The departure of a CEO and transition to new management is always a momentous time, but especially so for a family-led business shaped in no small part in the image of that leader. For Switzerland's Hofmann Nutrition, the firm behind the Hokovit brand of natural micronutrition products, this has been a time [...]

INTERVIEW: Better Understanding of Enzymatic Mode of Action Brings Opportunities For Greater Optimisation—AB Vista

By |2018-10-15T10:19:24+00:00October 15th, 2018|

15 October 2018- It is estimated that over 95% of commercial poultry diets and 90% of commercial pig diets contain an enzyme—and many contain more than one. But of course, not all of those customers have the same end goals. Some might be interested in maximising animal performance by any means possible, but for many [...]