September 13, 2021





    • Quality Control in Feed Factories & Laboratory Equipment


    • Ways to Save Energy in Feed Industry


    • Feed Raw Materials: BARLEY & 2021 EXPECTATIONS

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    A hot August and new developments

    Derya Yıldız We left behind a hot and generally quiet August. Acquisitions, partnerships and new investments by some of the leading representatives of the animal nutrition industry were important developments that brought heat to this month: DSM’s investment in First Choice Ingredients; Nutreco’s investment in Unga Group and Proteon Pharmaceuticals; Millennial Salmon project partnership of Nofima, InnovaFeed, Corbion Algae Ingredients, Cargill, SINTEF Ocean and Auchan; Sanderson Farms investment by Cargill and Continental Grain Company; Kainos Capital's Muenster Milling investment, and so on… Apart from these, there was another news that aroused great interest from the representatives of the animal nutrition industry. The European Union authorized the...

    “Quality control is essential in ensuring customer satisfaction”

        The purpose of a quality control plan is to provide confidence in what users are receiving and producing. The data received should be compiled regularly to update a central formulation matrix to ensure optimized feed production according to formulation and zootechnical needs. Feed mills have to produce many different types of feed, often with many ingredients. Because each animal has different physiological and biological characteristics and accordingly, nutritional needs and feed requirements also change. Can processing and blending different ingredients according to the needs of the animal, that is, preparing a good feed ration, be an important factor on the profitability...

    Quality control and use of NIR technologies in feed production

    All feed millers either have their own lab or send samples to an external lab. An NIR instrument is a very good investment for all feed millers with a yearly production of at least 50,000 tons and can be a good investment also for smaller sites. With an NIR instrument, it is possible to analyze each batch of raw materials that arrives, as well as each batch of finished feed produced. That would not be feasible by wet chemistry analysis. Feed millers mix raw materials, such as grain, grain by-products, oilseed meal, amino acids, vitamins, and some additives. Adding to...

    Sampling: A vital control in pellet manufacturing

    Key measures, taken to minimise sampling errors in the feed industry, include using good procedures and the right equipment. It is also important to ensure that samples are taken in sufficient quantity to enable all necessary tests to be carried out. IMPORTANCE OF SAMPLING DURING PELLETING PROCESSSampling is the most important activity in achieving good pellet quality control, with no analysis able to be better than the sample from which it is taken. Following proper sampling procedures is therefore essential when evaluating product quality. Sampling errors, when they occur, are often due to the diversity of the items which are being...

    Energy saving in compound feed mills

    The energy saving measures could be different for each country depending on specific conditions such as energy price and energy regulation. Moreover, in a particular country, each feed mill should be considered like a unique case because the energy efficiency solutions proposed for a feed mill could not be the most suitable for another feed mill. In order to improve its energy efficiency, a feed mill can implement techniques which are described in Best Available Techniques reference documents. Some examples can be optimized only with steam adjustment and some of them need high precision control system with speed control devices. However, with small touch it is easy to reduce energy 5% and with a well-planned plant investment energy can be saved approximately 20%.

    Astaxanthin: Huge potential for animal diets

    Ever heard about astaxanthin? It is a pigment responsible for the pink colour in salmon and crustaceans. Dr. Carlos Luna Flores from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) found a way to produce this pigment in a very efficient - and natural - way to be used as a supplement for farmed fish. He explains, “Astaxanthin is not only a pigment, but also has potent health promoting effects on fish”. Would you eat white-coloured salmon? Probably not... We are drawn to salmon that has a characteristic pink-colour, as we associate this with natural, health, taste and flavour. For fish farmers, the pink colour represents premium product quality and a good price. In the wild, salmon and crustaceans obtain their pink...

    Feed Raw Materials: BARLEY & 2021 EXPECTATIONS

    According to August data of International Grains Council (IGC), world barley production, which was 139 million tons in 2018/19 season, reached 156 million tons in 2019/20 season and 159 million tons in 2020/21 season. However, there is a significant decrease in production expectations in the current season. According to IGC data, global barley production will decrease by approximately 10 million tons down to 148 million tons in 2021/22 season. Because of this decline in production, it is estimated that the ending stocks will decrease by about 5 million tons. By Bahadır BüyükkılıçBarley attracts attention as a highly nutritious grain product that is mainly used in animal nutrition and malting industry....

    How do we verify sustainable animal feed in ruminant production?

    It is no longer sufficient to simply claim a low carbon footprint for your livestock production system or animal feed. This needs to be supported by repeatable, measurable and verifiable evidence. Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™ model to help feed manufacturers and producers globally measure and lower the carbon footprint of their feed.

    Postbiotics in feed for healthy gut development and animal production

    Choosing a product to promote the development and maintenance of a healthy gut in animals is essential for not only achieving optimal production performance but also to meet high health and welfare standards. Unlocking the inherent functionalities and nutritional values of feed ingredients, such as present in yeast, can already take us a long way.

    Chelated trace minerals help improve meat and carcass quality of modern broilers

    The meat and carcass quality issues can occur at all stages of the bird life and have consequences at farm level or slaughterhouse level, and till the transformation. Some of these meat quality issues can significantly impact the appearance of the meat, and while these meat quality issues do not pose any known risks to the food safety for consumers, they significantly impact producer profitability.

    A digital connection in the animal feed business

    Farm visits remain an essential part of creating and maintaining the connection between an animal feed company and their customers. Livestock farmers seek the best advice and need to know their feed supplier understands their objectives and can deliver the right product. One company is exploring how to improve the highly personalised interactions that take place in the feed business.

    Global status of shrimp feed additives and future perspectives in India

    Feed additives are generally substances added in feed in smaller quantities (0.1-2%) to improve the quality of the feed. The single nutrient will not be able to provide all the adequate nutrients to the shrimp. Hence the mixture of ingredients is used in shrimp feed formulation. Additives offer benefits to the quality of feed and improve the feed intake, stability, and better shrimp growth.


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