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Alternative feed ingredients for laying hens

TONY EDWARDS* gives an overview of nutritional value of wheat, barley and sorghum, as alternatives to corn and soybean meal, and how to formulate...

Alternative ingredients to corn in broiler diets

REZA ABDOLLAHI* provides a brief overview of wheat, sorghum and barley, as potential alternatives to corn in broiler diets. Introduction Several factors including the global population...

Pakistan to build up sorghum exports with China’s help

Pakistan will work with China to improve its sorghum cultivation for export and local feed consumption. Scientists from both countries state that sorghum would...

Alternative ingredients viable for broiler and layer diets

Poultry production is cost sensitive, and feed is the single biggest cost. It is prudent to remain flexible regarding feed ingredients. Both broilers and...

Sri Lanka seeks alternatives to corn as prices remains high

As corn prices skyrocket in Sri Lanka, the All Island Poultry Association is encouraging members and other stakeholders to look for alternatives like sorghum...

Pelleting affects nutrient digestibility in wheat-sorghum diets

Pelleting has a negative effect on the nutrient digestibility in wheat and sorghum-based diets. This is not so for corn-based diets, said Fifi Zaefarian,...

Indonesia supports development of sorghum farming

The Commission IV of Indonesia’s House of Representative has urged the government to develop sorghum farming and supply the grain to the animal feed...

Australian barley, wheat and sorghum as alternative grains in pig diets in Asia

The surge in corn prices has left pig producers looking for cost-effective alternatives. TONY EDWARDS* explains that although barley contains less digestible energy than...

US commits 5.6 mt of corn and sorghum to China for delivery in 2019/20

The US’s old-crop corn and sorghum commitments (accumulated exports plus outstanding sales) to China stand at 5.6mt for delivery in 2019/20, the highest level...

Vietnam opens to US sorghum imports

Vietnam and US have progressed with sorghum trading, with a new pest risk assessment approval by both the US Department of Agriculture and Vietnam’s...

Indonesian millers seek import recommendation for alternative ingredients

- Feed millers in Indonesia expect the government to offer recommendations for imports of alternative feed ingredients such as sorghum and wheat as the supply and price of local corn continues to fluctuate.

Philippines to pilot sorghum program

The Philippines targets to begin planting sorghum in Mindanao by Q1 2020. Mindanao Development Authority Chief Emmanuel Piñol announced that Davao del Norte province...

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