• Animal Nutrition

    Improving ruminant proteins efficiency with plant bioactive molecules

    Silvafeed​ ByPro: a natural, holistic solution to optimise the use of nitrogen and energy, minimising the environmental impact of cattle production systems.​ Animal production has undergone a consistent intensification process in recent decades, replacing pastures for grains, silage, and supplements at different levels. This process also forced a better use of pastures, leading to the growth of intensive confinement systems, so common today. Moreover, the use of growth promoters, mostly antibiotics, has played a major role in increasing production, mitigating stress, and improving health. However, antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to human and animal health, therefore becoming  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Insects creep up on the human diet

    Harry Wright’s new range of smartly packaged seasonings looks like the sort of artisanal fare found at any foodie market or upmarket deli. But they have a distinctive ingredient: ground, roasted crickets. “Once the crickets are in with the herbs and spices, you can’t taste, see or smell them,” Wright said, adding that “there is none of the ‘bush tucker trial’ vibe” — a reference to a hit reality TV show where contestants are made to eat the most unappealing of bugs. Wright hopes his business, Short-Horn Super Seasonings, can help alter public attitudes towards the eating of insects, which  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    N.C. A&T, N.C. Virtual Public Schools collaboration grows first-ever virtual nutrition, animal science courses | Education

    Professors at the university, who interact with students throughout the school year, saw the need. “The pandemic showed that there are many practical life skills students today just don’t have,” says Colleran, who adapted the food and nutrition 1 curriculum she teaches in-person to an online platform using a mix of video demonstrations, assignments and PowerPoints. “The primary goal of this curriculum is to teach the basics of how to cook and understand the fundamentals of healthy eating — things like how to measure, how to choose food wisely at the grocery store, how to store food, table etiquette, knife  

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  • Animal Care

    Hundreds of dogs and cats waiting for adoption at Indianapolis animal shelter

    Adoption fees are normally $60, but they’re being waived to help clear hundreds of dogs and cats from the shelter. INDIANAPOLIS — Pet adoptions are free at the Indianapolis Animal Care Services shelter, which is nearly at full capacity. Hundreds of dogs and cats are ready to find their forever home, said Roxie Randall with Indianapolis Animal Care Services. “We’re close to having all of our cages filled up again,” she said. Last weekend, there were nearly 100 adoptions, which is a high number, said Randall.  “But on the flip side, we took in just as many animals as we  

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  • Pets & Animal

    The Emotional Power of Pets: As Classrooms Reopen, Why Schools Should Also Save a Place for Therapy Animals

    Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Education experts are proposing myriad interventions to address the harm the pandemic is having on students’ academic progress and social-emotional well-being. National tutoring programs. More school counselors. Year-round school. But scientific research and findings from a new market research survey of 2,000 parents align with an idea already backed by decades of robust research: give pets a place in schools. Yes, pets. Children have suffered as the pandemic forced school buildings to close and public health experts  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Terry Etherton to retire with legacy of groundbreaking research, leadership

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Terry Etherton joined the Penn State faculty in 1979, the use of biotechnology for the improvement of animal species was in its infancy. More than four decades later, the still-evolving field has advanced greatly, thanks in part to Etherton’s groundbreaking work. Terry Etherton, distinguished professor of animal nutrition, will retire at the end of June after more than four decades on the faculty at Penn State. As he retires from Penn State at the end of June, Etherton, distinguished professor of animal nutrition, is known in animal science circles around the world as a pioneer  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Approval sought for hemp products in broiler feed

    Kanjana Kawfang | Bigstock.com An application has already been filed to gain approval for hemp in layer feed, but Hemp Feed Coalition also wants that same approval for broiler feed An application to gain federal approval for the use of hemp products in layer feed has already been filed, but efforts are being made to also seek a similar approval for hemp products in broiler feed. Speaking during the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Virtual Convention, held May 18-21, Andrew Bish, vice president of the Hemp Feed Coalition, discussed the application process. Hemp products are not approved to be used  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Global Cattle Feed Market Is Expected to Reach USD 78.60

    Newark, NJ, June 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As per the report published by Fior Markets, the global cattle feed market is expected to grow from USD 65.79 billion in 2020 to USD 78.60 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 2.25{c93c05115eae7b2853c4a44517667f24b04dafe21463d3cb653b86ff5269b0fa} during the forecast period 2021-2028 Certain factors are boosting the growth of the global cattle feed market. Some of them include the industrialization of cattle products like dairy & meat products, growing consumer awareness towards the safety of milk & meat products with the nutritional content of the food, increasing disposable income, and rising demand for “Raised Without  

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