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The global pet food market size was calculated around 76.5 billion American dollars in 2016 and is estimated to realize a compound annual growth rate of 4.3% over the forthcoming six years. Today, we are mostly “purchasing” the food we feed our pets. One may think that it has always …

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The Association of American Feed Control Officials

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is one of the three organizations that cooperate in the US to recognize pet food ingredients. AAFCO does not regulate anything and is recognized as a non-profit organization by the Washington government.   Susan M. Hays Executive Director The Association of American …

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Canary Feeding

Feed requirements of poultry farm animals are generally taken as a guide for domestic birds and requirements are determined accordingly. But rations for canaries are very different from rations for poultry farm animals such as chickens, ducks, turkeys or quails.   Prof. Dr. Murat Görgülü Ruminant Feeding Retired Lecturer FEED …

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Aquatic feed processing with twin screw extrusion

Fish is known as a high value food for humans, with health benefits that include long chain unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins & minerals and a well-balanced protein supply. In 2013, 3.1 billion people received 20% of their animal protein from fish origin. Therefore, fish feed processing technology plays a particularly …

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Alternative sources for marine raw materials

Development of more efficient feeding techniques and formulation of feeds that include less fishmeal is expected to lower the amount of fish meal protein needed to produce a given amount of high-valued carnivorous species like shrimps and salmon. Jon Bergmann Sustainable Aquaculture Expert The major aquatic animal protein meals and …

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Despite the fact that feed production includes similar processes in traditional terms, the sector demands the products at its hands to be manufactured in a more precise way together with the technological developments. Also the expectations regarding the quality and effectiveness are also rising. International competition forces all the producers …

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Process in the compound feed production

The most important parameter for production and quality determination in feed factory is traceability. In order to ensure full traceability, written registration systems must be in place. In case of recalling a product due to a problem, traceability is very important to find the source of problem quickly and effectively. …

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