Swine Fitness Solutions from Hubbard Feeds

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Gut health is the foundation of pig health and immunity, and Hubbard Feeds is committed to working with their customers and keep the focus on gut health, daily nutrient intake and optimal marketing weight to produce pigs that are fit both physically and financially. The foundation of pig health and quality nutrition is the use of digestible ingredients, high quality …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Feed, Nutrition, Pig, Swine

BioZyme Creep Feed Rations Provide Needed Nutrients

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Now marks the time when cattle producers should begin thinking about creep feed supplementation for nursing calves. The milk from a lactating beef cow only furnishes about 50 percent of the nutrients that a 3-4 month-old calf needs to realize its genetic potential for growth. BioZyme brand VitaFerm offers three products, Sure Champ, Sure Power 37, and Sure Start Pellet, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Calves, Cattle, Feed, Nutrition

AFIA Welcomes New Leadership At DC Meeting

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Members of the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss current policy issues affecting the animal food industry, including the cumbersome Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The group attended a legislative briefing at the U.S. Capitol Building during the trip, and board members promoted AFIA positions on proposed legislation for GMO …

AFIA, Ag Group, Company Announcement, Feed, legislation, Policy

BASF & Balchem Collaborate on Product for Swine Industry

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. This relationship will open the door to a portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance. Look for offerings at World Pork Expo, June 8-10 in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our alliance with …

Agribusiness, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

AFIA Names Two Members of the Year

Lizzy Schultz

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has named Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D., of Westway Feed Products LLC, and Ronny Moser, Ph.D., of JBS United, Inc, as the AFIA Members of the Year. The two were honored during a ceremony at the AFIA Board of Directors dinner, held May 4 in Arlington, Va. The award is presented to AFIA members who exhibit …

AFIA, Ag Group, award, Feed

FDA Reopened Comments for Combo Drug Medicated Feeds

Jamie Johansen

The FDA has reopened the comment period to seek public input on Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) draft recommendations for modifications to the current review processes for new animal drug applications (NADAs) for the use of multiple new animal drugs in combination drug medicated feeds. In preparing these recommendations, CVM considered the input it previously received from the public. The …

Animal Health, FDA, Feed, Government

AFIA Supports White Paper on Livestock GHG Emissions

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association is in support of University of California, Davis, Professor Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., on the release of his white paper, “Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction.” The document dissects animal agriculture and other areas that produce greenhouse gas emissions, with the consensus that the livestock industry is not a driving force in climate change. …

AFIA, Ag Group, environment, Feed, Livestock

Alltech Acquires Keenan, 14th Since 2011

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011. “The Keenan group has long been a friend of Alltech. This is a story about two great Irish; globally-minded companies coming together. As an Irishman, I am delighted to welcome Keenan to our family, because together we …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed

Ceres Expands Forage & Feed Crops

Jamie Johansen

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology focused on forage and feed crops, has expanded its distribution network for its forage sorghum seed products. The announcement follows favorable product performance results from its new line of improved hybrids, which are used to grow hay and silage for dairy and beef cattle. With a larger network, Ceres plans to make its latest generation …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Feed, Forage

New Silage Additive Helps Minimize Nutrient Loss

Lizzy Schultz

BioZyme® Inc. recently announced the development of AmaSile, a natural silage additive that is helping to stabilize the fermentation process, reduce the time required by silage to properly ferment, minimize nutrient loss, and reduce spoilage by undesirable bacteria. “AmaSile works to stimulate the growth and development of beneficial microorganisms that speed up and stabilize the fermentation process,” said Dorothy Orts, …

Ag Group, BioZyme, corn, Feed, Nutrition, Research, Silage