Tuna Feed Research Leads to Sustainable Tuna Farming

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The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program funded feed research by Dr. Alejandro Buentello of Ichthus Unlimited, LLC in the pursuit of finding sustainable tuna aquaculture. Various soy-based diets for use in tuna farming and ranching were tested and “Feeding Bluefin,” is a video summarizing the research project and its potential impact on protecting endangered wild tuna stocks. “The successful research …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, soybeans, sustainability

Novus Awarded Highest OSHA Honor

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The Little Rock feed supplement production plant operated by Novus International, Inc. was recognized for exceptional health and safety management with a special ceremony on April 13, 2017. The Novus facility was presented with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program’s highest honor, the VPP Star Certification. “This is something we’ve been working toward for years,” said …

Agribusiness, Feed, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition

AgriProtein to Build 20 Fly Farms in North America

Jamie Johansen

AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and first commercial-scale insect meal producer, aims to build 20 fly farms in the US and Canada in pursuit of establishing a global network of insect protein factories producing sustainable animal feeds to replace fishmeal used in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food. CEO Jason Drew, said, “With supplies of fishmeal dwindling we’re moving as quickly …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Protein

Alltech Collaborates with Aquaculture Feed Producers

Jamie Johansen

Coppens International, an innovative Dutch aquatic feed and nutrition company that joined Alltech in 2016, will be collaborating with Guabi, a leading fish feed producer in Brazil. Guabi entered into a strategic partnership with Alltech earlier this year linking the two leading aquaculture feed producers from opposite sides of the ocean together to accelerate solutions for the aquaculture industry. “The …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, Nutrition

Sorghum Partners Powers Yield Winner

Jamie Johansen

Peter Fleming of Triple Creek Farms in Yadkin County, North Carolina loves growing sorghum. “I love to watch it grow, I love to harvest it, it’s a beautiful crop,” said Fleming, who was the National Non-Irrigated Food-Grade winner in the National Sorghum Producers 2016 yield contest with almost 123 bushels per acre. His family farm has been growing sorghum – …

Agribusiness, Audio, Feed, Nutrition, sorghum

Ocean Harvest Tech Launches OceanFeed Swine™

Jamie Johansen

Ocean Harvest Technology, a global company producing patent-protected animal feed solutions centered on the bioactive ingredients present in different seaweeds, has launched its flagship product OceanFeed Swine™ in North America. “As the first patented, all-natural, seaweed-based, animal feed ingredient, OceanFeed is already being utilized by farmers around the world to improve the health of animals and we are delighted to …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

Zoetis Introduces VFD Mobile App

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis has introduced a mobile app for use on smartphones, helping simplify the process of writing a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for AUREOMYCIN® (chlortetracycline) or AUREO S 700® (chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine) for their cattle clients. The app is available now for iOS (iPhone®) or Android™ phone operating systems. “Veterinarians now have the important responsibility of providing oversight and issuing VFDs for the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Apps, Feed, Nutrition, Zoetis

Animal Ag & Ethanol Working Together

Jamie Johansen

At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

Ag Group, Audio, ethanol, Feed, NPPC

Novus Hosts Next Gen Swine Nutritionist Council

Jamie Johansen

Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year upon recognizing that up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry need resources for non-company career development, professional skill training, think tanks and networking. Novus’s Dr. Yulin Ma came up with the idea and said, “After spending time talking to my …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

Another Record Setting Year for #IPPE17

Jamie Johansen

A record setting 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world attended this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute sponsored event also brought in 1,273 exhibitors showcasing products in 533,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We are very excited about …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Meat Science, Novus International, Poultry