Industry Trends

February 2024

See what has been happening in Asia’s animal feed and health industries over the last weeks. What are experts and industry magazines talking about?

What has been happening?

Fermentation tech to be game-changer for feed industry sustainability, Enhancing laying hen production with plant and algae-based technology, Improving growth and disease resistance in Pacific White Shrimp, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Will fermentation tech prove a game-changer for feed industry sustainability?
Feed Navigator

A collaborative initiative involving academic and industry stakeholders, led by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Schothorst Feed Research (SFR), is aimed at enhancing the utilization of industry side streams in poultry and swine feed formulations.
Can plant and algae-based technology enhance laying hen production?
Feed Navigator

NUQO, a France-based feed additives company, asserts that trials conducted across various geographic regions validate the efficacy of its technology in boosting layer performance.
Study: Tartaric acid improves growth and disease resistance in Pacific White Shrimp
Feed Navigator

Tartaric acid (TA) can improve the growth, weight and disease defence of Pacific White Shrimp (L. vannamei), new research has shown.
Irish ag minister launches dairy-beef systems action plan
Dairy Reporter

During a seminar organized by the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia), the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Teagasc, the minister discussed how to make dairy calf to beef systems ‘a profitable and sustainable option for farmers’.
Benson Hill's soybean field trials reveal minimal trade-off between yield and protein
Feed Navigator

Benson Hill reports significant strides in its push for innovation in seed development for broadacre applications catering to aquaculture, pet food, swine, and poultry markets.
2024 Industry Outlook: Beef dealing with two-year decline
Meat & Poultry

Drought drives herd liquidation while pork and poultry production will see a bump in 2024.
Study identifies spirulina as prime alt protein source for poultry feed
Feed Navigator

A study underscores the potential of Spirulina sp. as a noel protein ingredient for poultry feeds, emphasizing its nutritional value, particularly its protein content, amino acid profile, protein solubility, and in vitro protein digestibility.
‘Culinary alliance’ in EU wants debate on lab-grown meat
The Malay Mail

A “culinary alliance” started by EU members Austria, France and Italy is seeking a public debate around lab-grown meat, agriculture ministers said on Tuesday while attending a meeting in Brussels. Synthetic meat cannot be sold in the European Union as it has not been authorised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Poultry tech start-ups still yet to solve cost hurdle for smallholders
The Jakarta Post

Cost is one of the major challenges poultry agritech start-ups are facing as they try to help smallholder farmers adopt their solutions for better efficiency in a volatile industry.
Philippines bans poultry products originating in California, Ohio
Meat & Poultry

The Department of Agriculture in the Philippines announced this week that it would temporarily ban poultry imports from California and Ohio due to concerns over highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
China steps up efforts to strengthen feed and food security
Feed Navigator

In late December, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released an update on its efforts to reduce the use of soybean meal (SBM) in animal feed.
Moo-ve over old ways: Empowering dairy farmers like never before!
The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has always savored its dairy products, which come from the thousands of dairy farmers across the archipelago.
This Dutch livestock feed company is betting big on Vietnam's aquaculture sector - IntraFish


The company, more historically focused on pigs and poultry, sees a world of possibility in Vietnamese aquaculture.

Philippines bans poultry imports from Japan due to avian flu outbreak

Straits Times

It has imposed similar bans on imports from California and Ohio, as well as from Belgium and France.

Protecting high-value potentials of Indonesian seas

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has an estimated annual potential of 100 million tonnes of aquaculture production; however, currently, only about 16 percent of this is being utilized.

Two new shrimp breeds to battle disease

Bangkok Post

Two new strains of Pacific white shrimp have been successfully developed to strengthen Thailand’s aquaculture industry, according to the Department of Fisheries.

In Thailand, farmers caught between poverty, Israel-Hamas war

The Malay Mail

Bowon Nonthasi is already feeling a little queasy as he packs his travel bags. He is preparing to leave his home village in Thailand and return to Israel in the coming days. “The poverty here [in Thailand] scares me more than the [Israel-Hamas] war,” he says as his relatives behind him nod in agreement.

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