July 29, 2021



    JULY 2021 ISSUE


    • Pellet and Granule Feed & Production Technologies


    • Global Pet Food Market and Trends


    • Global Feed Additives Market and Trends

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    Responsible Pet Ownership

    The world has been battling Covid-19 for over a year. Many industries have had to face the challenges of the pandemic. Many factors such as travel restrictions between countries, temporary closure of social environments such as public places, offices, and schools, and the fact that people stayed in their homes for long periods have dealt heavy blows to many sectors and organizations in these sectors. The animal feed industry was no exception, of course. Companies in the industry have had to deal with supply and logistics processes that have been disrupted by lockdown measures while struggling to ensure the health and safety of their employees at the same time. However, some sectors have achieved very different results from this process. Like the pet industry ... The pet industry was one of the few sectors to...

    The role of technology in production of quality pellets and latest technologies

    Many variables affect the pellet quality. We should distinguish between parameters originating from the ingredients and formulation, and process and technology related factors. Technology plays a vital role, as it is directly linked to a feed miller’s objective of producing pellets that are as hard as required and maintain a high and constant throughput while keeping energy costs at the lowest level possible.

    Pellet and mash preference in feed production & production technologies

    Pellet quality is not only made in the pellet mill. The saying “the chain is as strong as the weakest link” applies also here. Every process step adds to the achieved pellet quality. The finer the particle size after grinding the better the pellet quality, the higher the capacity and the lower the energy consumption at the pellet mill.

    Improving pellet quality, the key to good performance

    The pelleted feed manufacturing process has undergone a significant evolution in recent decades due to the demand for higher standards of physical quality, nutritional value and microbiological hygiene, as well as greater flexibility in the incorporation of new and varied raw materials. The digital age in feed industry is becoming increasingly important, KPI measurement and monitoring can be done in real time.

    Covid-19 and global pet food market

    The global pet food market value is estimated at $100 billion as of 2019, and is expected to continue to grow. GAPFA, the Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations, represents 13 pet food associations from all corners of the world and three global pet food manufacturers. In the lead up to the pandemic, these individual associations reported that humanisation and premiumisation were accelerating at a rapid rate, resulting in continued growth.

    Using natural antioxidants effectively

    The natural pet food trend started 25 years ago in the U.S. and has continued to expand globally. Throughout the world premium pet foods have become synonymous with the concept of being “natural” and there has been noteworthy acceleration of this in Europe recently. A significant part of this trend has been the development of natural antioxidant alternatives to help pet food companies maintain the shelf-life of their pet foods and to preserve pet’s health.

    Global Feed Additives Market and Trends

    The global feed additives market draws attention as a growing market day by day. Some industry reports predict that the market will grow 6.1 percent between 2020 and 2027, reaching a value of $56.22 billion by 2027. The trends in the market of feed additives, which are generally used to increase feed efficiency, improve the quantity and quality of the animal products obtained, reduce the cost, and protect the health of animals, are shaped around animal and human health, welfare and environmental factors.

    Options to mitigate the effects of heat stress in sows

    It is important that pig producers know how to spot the signs of heat stress in their animals, as every factor of heat stress attributes to poor sow welfare. The best strategies to combat heat stress combine various techniques that reduce animal stress, improve animal performance, and boost the financial result for the farmers.

    Challenging times demand an efficient production strategy

    Swine producers face new stresses and persisting global challenges in 2021. Diseases, including COVID-19 and African swine fever, are altering market patterns. Meanwhile, incoming regulations bring additional changes to production practices. Combined, these elements call attention to the economics of swine production and highlight the need for improved efficiency to protect tightening margins.

    How bacteria speak to each other?

    Bacteria “talk” to each other using chemicals as their words, a signaling system now known as quorum sensing. Numerous bacterial species make small-molecule signals, called auto inducers (AI), that they release into their immediate environment to track changes in cell numbers. As the bacterial population grows, increasing in density, AI concentrations also accumulate.


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