Increase Supplies Put New Crop Cottonseed On Sale

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A significant increase in new crop cottonseed supplies, coupled with favorable prices, is good news for dairy producers who count on the feedstuff to add a punch of protein, fat and digestible fiber to the ration, experts say. “Whole cottonseed is for anyone looking to get more milk,” says Steve Heckel, feed sales and nutrition representative of Harmony Country Cooperative …

Ag Group, Feed, Nutrition

BRI Celebrates 15 Years in Animal Nutrition

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2014 marks 15 years in business for BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition. The company attributes its continued success to the growing demand for its market-leading protease enzyme (Versazyme®), the launch of a new enzyme feed additive (XylamaxTM) and expansion into new markets. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Nutrition

Ralco Plans Expansion of Plant Facilities

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In an effort to centralize its facilities Ralco Animal Nutrition is planning to make a significant capital investment into its feed mill capacities in Marshall, MN. The investment in will provide expanded production capacity, precision mixing capabilities and enhanced packaging equipment. The planned expansion will be a significance upgrade of Ralco’s nutrition manufacturing facilities, which were originally constructed in 1974. …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition

Farmland to be Shown at 2015 IPPE

John Davis

The documentary Farmland will have some free showings at the upcoming 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. This influential documentary will be shown from 9 – 10 a.m. and from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the C-102 Auditorium of the Georgia World Congress Center and again from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. …

Ag Group, Feed, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

NBB: Livestock Industry Sees Big Benefits from Biodiesel

John Davis

While some have tried to pit the biofuels industry against livestock producers, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) explain their green fuel is actually helping those producers. “The livestock industry is a strong stakeholder. That’s how we view animal agriculture in terms of biodiesel production,” said Alan Weber, economic consultant for the NBB, during a recent interview with …

Agribusiness, Audio, Feed, Livestock

Land O’Lakes Offers Protein Blend Calf Milk Replacer

John Davis

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products has come out with a calf milk replacer it says will save producers money and help calves grow to be their best. The company has introduced the Cow’s Match® ColdFront® Protein Blend calf milk replacer. “The new protein blend formula offers a more economical way for producers to feed calves to their full potential, while …

Agribusiness, calf, Calves, Cattle, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Cargill Nutrition Program to Improve Finisher Pigs’ Feed

John Davis

A new nutrition program from Cargill is promising to deliver better feed efficiency for finisher pigs. This company news release says the program will improve feed efficiency and nutrient use in finisher pigs, saving customers money on feed during the crucial last phase of growth. “Customers are highly sensitive to feed costs during the finisher stage, given this is the …

Agribusiness, Feed, Swine

Research: Divide Sow Nutrition Between Gestation & Lactation

John Davis

New research from Purina shows the value of changing sows’ diets depending on whether they are in gestation or lactation phases. The information shows that fiber-dense rations are best during gestation, and energy-rich rations during lactation help sows maintain condition. Brenda de Rodas, Ph.D., director of swine research at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, says ration formulation in sows should …

Agribusiness, Feed, Swine

IPPE Program Gives Insight to Exporting Feed Products

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day meeting on “Exporting Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S.” at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 28, 2015. The educational program will provide knowledge about the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the United States. Gina Tumbarello, AFIA director of international …

Agribusiness, AMI, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Poultry

Purina Updates Premium Poultry Feed

John Davis

One of poultry producers most reliable feeds has just been made better. Purina Animal Nutrition has updated its proven formula of Purina® Layena® Premium Poultry Feed, formulated to support hen immune health and support egg quality and available in both pellets and crumbles. “Hens require additional, specific nutrients when they begin laying eggs,” says Gordon Ballam, Ph.D., director of lifestyle …

Eggs, Feed, Poultry