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New research explores ‘triple benefit’ of phytase for tilapia producers


Two new studies to be presented by AB Vista at this month’s Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture (LACQUA) Congress demonstrate that phytase offers tilapia producers a threefold benefit, affecting performance, profitability and sustainability. The trials, conducted in partnership with the Federal University of Parana in Brazil, showed that the addition …

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the White House and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for their hard work and dedication in reaching a trilateral trade agreement that will benefit industries across North America. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will build on the progress of the former North …

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Louis Dreyfus CEO and finance chief quit


Agricultural commodity giant Louis Dreyfus Company announced the surprise departures of its chief executive and head of finance on Tuesday, triggering another reshuffle at the company as it strives to recover from weak agricultural markets. The group said in a statement that Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena had resigned as CEO after …

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European Protein Plan – Building in the Animal Nutrition Dimension In the development of a comprehensive European Protein Plan, the European feed industry is seen by DG AGRI as a crucial stakeholder as it represents the biggest user of protein in the EU. In the past year, FEFAC has highlighted …

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Influence of steam-conditioning on chemical changes of feed


There are several advantages of conditioning such as improving pellet durability index (PDI), eliminating feed pathogens, eliminating insects’ egg, improving feed conversion ratio, reducing processing costs, and increasing starch gelatinization. However, it has some chemical effects on starch, vitamins and protein. Amir Attar – CEO Alireza Abbasipour – Chairman of the …

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“Iran has to import more than 80 percent of the feed materials”


“We have to import more than 80 percent of the feed materials in order to produce compound feed. Another problem is the rules and regulations imposed by the government. A lot of rules, regulations and lots of bureaucracy make production difficult. We are holding meetings with politicians and official authorities …

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