Amasil Formic Acid Approved for US Poultry Market

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation received FDA approval to launch Amasil® formic acid in poultry diets in the United States. Amasil was recently introduced in the U.S. for swine, and has been successfully used in poultry diets around the world. It is considered the most potent organic acid for feed acidification. By lowering the feed pH, Amasil creates a less favorable …

Agribusiness, BASF, Nutrition, Poultry

Mycotoxins High in 2016 Alltech Canada Harvest Analysis

Jamie Johansen

The Alltech® Mycotoxin Management team analyzed corn, spring wheat, barley and triticale samples from across Canada as part of the 2016 Alltech Canada Harvest Analysis. The results indicated a high risk for the presence of mycotoxins in total mixed rations (TMR), distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and silage. On average, 3.8 different mycotoxins were present in the TMR and …

Alltech, Forage, Livestock, Nutrition

Beef Maintains Favorable Tenderness Ratings

Jamie Johansen

The beef checkoff-funded 2015/2016 National Beef Tenderness Survey was conducted at Texas A&M University, which has surveyed beef tenderness regularly since 1990. “Despite some challenges over the past ten years, including drought, fluctuating supply and rising input costs, the tenderness of the beef being produced in the United States has remained steady, and often improved,” according to Jeffrey Savell, Ph.D., …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Meat, Meat Science, Nutrition

DHA-enriched Pork, Milk & Eggs Hit Canadian Market

Jamie Johansen

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. “Consumers are becoming increasingly nutrition-focused, seeking out …

Agribusiness, Algae, Alltech, Dairy, Eggs, Feed, Food, Milk, Nutrition, Pork

Alltech Marketing Selenium-Enriched Eggs in Mongolia

Lizzy Schultz

Tumen Shuvuut, one of the largest layer companies in Mongolia, announced in a press conference that the company will begin marketing selenium-enriched eggs made with Sel-Plex organic selenium to Mongolian consumers nationwide. During the press conference, held in conjunction with the Public Health Institute of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, the company explained that the selenium egg is being launched to help …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Eggs, International, Nutrition

Proposed Fact Panel Revisions for Meat & Poultry

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed updated nutritional information for meat and poultry products. FSIS is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. The proposed rule will improve …

Ag Group, Food, Meat, Nutrition, Poultry, usda

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

A new groundbreaking type of canola in development by Cargill could give aquaculture farmers a more sustainable way to raise fish rich in EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids. The plant-based source of the nutrients, developed in collaboration with BASF, could provide an alternative to using fish oil in aquaculture feed and could ease harvest pressure on wild fish populations that currently …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Cargill, Fish, Nutrition

New Fish Supplement From Phibro Animal Health

Lizzy Schultz

Phibro Aqua has announced the launch of PAQ-Gro for Hatchery, a new nutritional feed supplement to maximize fish health during grow-out in hatcheries and nurseries. “Cultured fish and shrimp species in their early stages are especially susceptible to stress, disease and, ultimately, mortality,” Dr. Raanan Ariav, Vice President of Phibro Aqua, commented. “We believe that, when fed daily, PAQ-Gro for …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Nutrition, Supplements

Land O’Lakes to Purchase Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Southern States Cooperative, Inc.’s animal feed business. This follows the announcement earlier this year that Southern States had entered into a supply agreement with Land O’Lakes, Inc. through its WinField United crop inputs and insights unit. “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our relationship with Southern States and …

Agribusiness, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Hereford Launches Fed Steer Shootout Program

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association (AHA) and National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) are teaming up with Gregory Feedlots, Inc. to launch the 2017 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout which will give NJHA members cattle-feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feedyard performance and carcass merit, and then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Feed, Hereford, Nutrition