Mycotoxin Experts Talk Current, Future Scientific Landscape

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According to Biomin, new mycotoxin findings suggest that they have a significant impact on livestock production in less headline-grabbing ways, such as impairing gut health. “Research has implicated physiological and immunological effects at lower and more common levels of contamination that ultimately affects gastrointestinal tract functionality,” according to Prof. Todd Applegate of the University of Georgia. “These effects range from …

Agribusiness, Feed, Livestock, Nutrition

Partnership in Forage Testing

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Calibrate® Technologies partners with Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., to offer Calibrate® forage quality tests for starch and fiber digestibility as well as Calibrate® RFQ. Calibrate® forage quality tests provide highly accurate digestibility and quality information to improve forage performance in a dairy herd’s ration. “The agreement between Dairyland Laboratories and Calibrate® Technologies will expand service reach, reduce the impact of nutrition …

Agribusiness, Feed, Forage, Nutrition

Cattle Producer Talks DDGs at #ACE2016

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The growth of the ethanol industry and the use of dried distillers grains (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, as livestock feed have both harnessed significant controversy and skepticism from livestock producers through the years, and the use of distillers grains as livestock feed was a major topic of discussion at this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held …

Audio, Cattle, corn, ethanol, Feed, Nutrition

21 Land-Grant Universities Create Animal Feed Database

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The National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients with 21 land-grant institutions and partner organizations are collaborating to provide researchers, Extension professionals, regulators, feed industries, and producers with up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals. The database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Feed, Nutrition

#Cattle May Get Tasty Treat with Sweet Potato Feed

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Cattle may get a tasty treat soon – feed from sweet potato vines. New research from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are researching the industrial sweet potato variety (CX-1) to produce both feed and biofuels. The vines are traditionally disposed of during harvest, as are the roots. However, research is showing that while the roots …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Feed, Livestock

Cubed DDGs Offer Better Animal Feed

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Nebraska-based Rayeman Elements Inc. (REI) has developed and patented cubed distillers grains (DDGs). The company says this style of animal feed attains optimum cube integrity and nutritional value as compared to traditional forms of DDGs. More than five years in the making and $20 million in R&D, the company has also developed a new grain drying system that reduces the …

Agribusiness, distillers grains, Feed, Livestock

#Biodiesel – It’s Not Just for Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Biodiesel, it’s just not for fuel. This is one of the messages that National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Kaleb Little shared with media during the #2016 AgMedia Summit in St. Louis this week. Jamie Johansen spoke with him about some of the benefits the biodiesel industry brings to livestock producers. “The livestock industry has always been important to biodiesel. As the …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, biodiesel, Feed, Livestock

NCC Calls for Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has stated their support for recent efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy. The organization believes that the diversion of corn from feed to fuel exacts a heavy toll on U.S. chicken producers, as well as American consumers, at the pump and the plate. “NCC believes the …

Ag Group, Chicken, Company Announcement, energy, EPA, ethanol, Feed, Government, National Chicken Council, Policy

Feed & Grain LIVE Announces Event Location

Lizzy Schultz

Feed & Grain has announced that Feed & Grain LIVE, along with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food course, presented by Iowa State University and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), will be held at Prairie Meadows Casino and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Feed & Grain LIVE will be held Aug. 22-23, with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food …

AFBF, AFIA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Events, Feed, food safety

Forage Sampling Tips From Hubbard Feeds

Lizzy Schultz

Forage season has swung into full force, and as harvest season begins its approach, don’t forget to send those forage samples in for lab analysis. Analyzing samples is a vital processes in the harvest process, and the team at Hubbard Feeds has compiled a list of tips and considerations to take when sending your forage samples in for analysis this …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Farming, Feed, Forage