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Why caring about climate change is good for your business
Developing a sustainability strategy for the global food and feed industries starts with industry players understanding climate change and how it impacts not just the planet and the people, says Dr TWAN VAN GERWE, Technical Director, and SABRIA REGRAGUI MAZILI, Editor, EW Nutrition who outline the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Malaysia must strengthen its feed industry, says MPN
Malaysia’s National Recovery Council (MPN) says the country needs to urgently strengthen its feed and feed crop growing industry to stop its reliance on imports.
Governments step in to manage runaway feed prices
Enough is enough, governments have started to step in to control rising costs of feed raw materials in Asia.
From Thailand to Malaysia, we see governments lower import tariffs or impose bans to protect local livestock industries. Malaysia is also looking at strengthening its own corn industry to limit its dependence on imports. Hopefully such interventions will help ease price pressure, especially as high input and logistics costs.
In the meantime we are also seeing reports of alternative ingredients such as cassava and even insect meal garnering greater interest in feed circles. Either way, the time has come for action and change.
Producers should look at performance based formulation
India has been facing high feed raw materials prices for several years. Srinivasa Farms’ Managing Director and Chairman, Suresh Chitturi believes that it is time for producers to look at performance-based formulation to overcome the crisis.
FlyLab sees viability of BSF meal in Thailand
Flylab, a startup in Thailand, believes that Black Soldier Fly (BSF) meal can address several of the sustainability concerns facing traditional feed production, writes PAYUNGSAK WIRIYABUNDITKUL.
Is there more inorganic selenium in Se-yeast?
Michele De Marco, Denise Cardoso and Vishwas Gowda, discuss how recent analytical improvements for seleno-yeasts better differentiate between inorganic and organic selenium.
NIR calibration database – bigger is better
Sanami Tatekura and Alejandro Criado discuss that by using the world’s largest independent calibration database, feed producers can save time and money.