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Russia may overcome a shortage of protein on its domestic feed market thanks to several independent projects working on bioprotein production.  In the Soviet Union, the first production of feed protein from hydrocarbons took place in the 1970s. In total, the country built 12 plants with a designed production performance of around 1 million tonnes per year. This was close to 70% of the world’s bioprotein production at that time. The importance of the bioprotein industry in the country was comparable with that of the nuclear industry, since it allowed the Soviet Union to be self-sufficient in feedstuffs.Studies on safety and efficiency were not adequately conducted All plants manufactured either Paprin – single-cell protein yeast grown on liquid paraffin medium – or Gaprin – inactivated biomass of methane, oxidised bacteria Methyllococcus capsulatus. Studies on safety and efficiency were not adequately conducted, which resulted in horrifying outcomes in the case of Paprin. Meat obtained...

Thailand anticipates a surge in corn production for MY2020/21 due to an increase in planted area and good weather. Meanwhile, there is still a high demand for alternative feed grains since domestic corn production and corn imports are insufficient to meet the demand for feed ingredients. The forecast for MY2020/21 corn production in Thailand is 5.6 million metric tonnes (MMT), up 24% from MY2019/20 due to an expansion in acreage and favourable weather conditions. The average farm-gate prices of corn between January and August 2020 were around 7.7 baht/kg (US$ 248/MT). Corn prices declined 3% from the same period last year due to the increased production and a surge in duty-free corn imports from neighbouring countries under the ASEAN free-trade agreement, particularly from Myanmar. Myanmar corn is approximately 30% cheaper than locally produced corn. A surge in corn production for MY2020/21 is expected in Thailand due to an increase in planted area and favourable...

A switch to insect-based animal feeds could help the UK reach its net zero carbon emissions target, researchers say.  Among other issues, tackling emissions from agriculture is vital if the UK is to reach its 2050 target, and insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable, low-carbon way. Exploring the science behind insect-based feeds has never been more topical, and a project led by Entec Nutrition, which was set up by 2 University of Exeter scientists, has won a £250,000 grant from the Innovate UK's transforming food production scheme to do just that.Insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable, low-carbon way. Photo: Henk Riswick“We are thrilled to have won this Innovate UK grant with our research partners,” says Dr Olivia Champion, who co-founded Entec Nutrition with University of Exeter colleague Professor Richard Titball. “It’s really exciting for Entec Nutrition to form part of the UK’s...

This week’s feed additive update, takes a look at the latest price changes in Vitamin E50, Vitamin A1000, Vitamin D3 500, Canthaxanthin 10% & Vitamin B7 (H) Biotin 2%   Spot buyers are paying 25% less for Vitamin E50 than they were in Mid April, with the current global price around US$ 7.45 per Kg. Buyers in Spain are paying around US$ 7.75 per Kg.Spot buyers are paying 6% more for Vitamin A1000 than last week, with the current global price around US$ 94.6 per Kg. Buyers in France are paying as little as US$ 95.6 per Kg.Spot buyers are paying 63% less for Vitamin D3 500 than they were in End of April, with the current global price around 21.1 USD per KG. Buyers in Iran are paying as little as US$ 22.41 per Kg.  Spot buyers are paying 9% less for Canthaxanthin 10% than they were in Beginning of July, with the current global price around US$ 52.8 per Kg. Buyers in Lebanon...

The price for soybeans is improving despite the major production that is expected worldwide. The main reason that prices are picking up is good exports. The recovering demand in the Chinese feed sector and improved economic conditions are making the sale of soybeans easier. Monthly forecast revised upwards The International Grains Council (IGC) has revised the monthly forecast for the global soybean harvest for the 2020-21 season upwards by 8 million tonnes to a record 373 million tonnes. That is 10% more than was harvested last year (2019-20: 339 million tons of soybeans). The increase is mainly due to an improved outlook for the United States.The recovering demand in the Chinese feed sector and improved economic conditions are making the sale of soybeans easier. Photo: Hans PrinsenSoybean trade has increased from 161 million tons (July) to 164 million tons (August), mainly due to good exports from South America; Brazil ships a lot of...

Oxidation of fats and oils (rancidity) is a natural reaction that occurs when unsaturated fatty acids are exposed to free oxygen. Antioxidants could therefore be added to animal feeds to prevent oxidation. During the reaction between unsaturated fatty acids and free oxygen, a peroxy radical is formed when the triglyceride free radical reacts with an oxygen molecule. The peroxy radical then reacts with another triglyceride, forming hydroperoxides, which are very unstable and break down into a number of secondary products such as aldehydes and alcohols, which contribute to the unpleasant flavours associated with rancid fats. They may also form other polymers that are unavailable and therefore reduce the energy content of the fat and are capable of affecting the absorption of, or even destroying, fat-soluble vitamins. Currently, there are no reliable standards for measuring the level of rancidity of fats, but it is generally accepted that fats with a peroxide value...

New research has shown that even low levels of mycotoxins found in animal feed have a direct negative impact on the performance of broiler chickens.   The longitudinal three-year study, a first of its kind in this field, was conducted by Oluwatobi Kolawole at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with agri technology company Devenish. Published in the Toxins journal of July 2020, the study demonstrated the negative effects of low levels of naturally-occurring toxic substances, i.e. mycotoxins found in animal feed, on poultry performance and health.   In a long-term feeding trial to evaluate the effect of low doses of mycotoxin mixtures, 18 consecutive broiler flocks were monitored on performance and feed intake. Photo: Chris McCullough Oluwatobi Kolawole, lead researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, said: “Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by fungi that can have serious effects on health, performance and the immune system of animals and humans...

The International Grains Council (IGC) soy price index, which stood at 187 points on 10 August 2020, made a steady climb to 194 points last Monday, which is the same level it was at in October 2018. The price increase is attributable mainly to good demands and to possible storm damage to soybean crops in the United States. Rising soy priceIGC price index soy, index 100 = price January 2000.Less US stocks of soy than expected Several incentives on the international market are causing the price of soybeans to rise. The National Oilseed Processors Association in the US (NOPA) published smaller soybean stocks than previously expected. Domestic soy consumption in the last period was higher than expected, which supports the continued rise of the soy price.Furthermore, the American sales figures of soy are good, in particular with regard to China. According to the latest USDA Wasde report, 165.6 million tons of soy will be exported...

“The misinformation passed on through social media about spread of the virus through poultry and egg has reduced prices drastically in the last four-months,” said the director of leading poultry company in Haryana, who didn’t wish to be identified. It’s a double whammy for poultry farmers as birdfeed prices are up by 35-45 per cent compared to the last winter season, he said. The egg industry has taken maximum hit as wholesale prices have slipped below the breakeven level as rising inventories force farmers to push sales. “The supply of egg has swelled against shrinking demand and poultry owners are struck with inventories,” said Sukjinder Singh, a poultry farmer based in Punjab. “We are incurring loss per egg as the input cost is 40-50 per cent higher than a year ago.” He said poultry farmers are not able to pass on the input cost to wholesalers and are incurring loss on birds and...

New Delhi: The animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries ministry is concerned over the low consumption of milk and poultry products due to the lockdown, even though they come under essential services. Union minister for animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, Giriraj Singh along with ministers of state, Sanjeev Balyan and Pratap Sarangi, have been taking stock of the situation on a regular basis. Ever since the lockdown, both the items have witnessed a decline in consumption largely due to supply and demand issues. Initially, many people didn’t buy chicken because of rumours that Covid-19 might spread through poultry. However, the ministry has been regularly clarifying that there is no harm in having chicken. Post the imposition of the lockdown, poultry shops have remained closed. After receiving complaints, the ministry wrote a letter on March 23 to the chief secretaries of all the states to issue necessary directions to include chicken, egg and meat in the...

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