Jul 31

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining
China has emerged as the world’s top feed producer, and its increasing production levels put it on track to become the dominant source of feed in years to come. Aidan Connolly, Vice President of Alltech, takes a look at the issues facing feed companies in China as they expand and modernize.
 

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Jun 21

What Will Be Different About Pig Production In 2020?

What Will Be Different About Pig Production In 2020?

Looking at one product to fix our challenges will be a thing of the past. If you added a product for each challenge your animal faced you would be looking at a very expensive diet. Especially when you take into account the never ending challenge that is high feed costs. One thing that was realized in the Monogastric Programs not Products session at Alltech’s recent Symposium, was that tomorrow’s farmer will need more than just another product, they will need solutions and added value services that address the many obstacles that stand in their way.

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Jun 19

Are All the Pigs Going to China?

Are All the Pigs Going to China?
A few weeks ago, Chinese meat processing giant, Shuanghui International, made an agreement to purchase Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork producers in the US. The price tag on the deal was a whopping $4.7 billion dollars, making it the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese company to date, pending the purchase is approved.

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Jun 12

Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Categories: Ag Future, Algae, Aquaculture
Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Algae are an excellent source of energy and DHA, which is lately the cause of much attention. Microalgae that contain large quantities of high-quality EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids responsible for proper brain function and immunity health are being commercialized as sustainable alternatives to fish oil. The lipid content of microalgae can reach up to 70%, with high concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Specific strains have been found to contain a staggering 14% DHA.

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