Industry Trends

March 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?

Botanicals to improve milk production in dairy cows, Transforming fish waste into sustainable feeds, Krill-based salmon feeds, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Can botanicals improve milk production in dairy cows?

Researchers from the Penn State University experimented with supplementing dairy cows two types of botanicals and measured the effects on lactational performance, methane emissions and nutrient utilization.
Transforming fish waste into sustainable feeds

Sea Ventures transforms post-harvest fish scraps into protein for animal feeds, formulating complete feeds for various sectors, including aquaculture, poultry, and pets, as founder Faith Mwende explains.
Are krill-based salmon feeds redundant?

A recent study has shown that krill meal – an already controversial aquafeed ingredient – confers no benefit to Atlantic salmon when other animal proteins, such as poultry, are present in the feed.
USDA provides information on small-enterprise swine study

Since 2021, officials with the US Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) along with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducted its third national study of US small enterprise swine operations. The agency asked approximately 5,000 producers in 38 states to participate, which represents about 95% of US swine operations with fewer than 1,000 pigs.
New tool determines methane emissions, profit margins with feed additives

Colorado State University’s AgNext research collaborative announced a new, open access sustainability tool for the beef industry. The Feed Additive Calculator Tool (FACT) for Beef allows farmers, ranchers and feeders to better understand their methane emissions as well as how the use of methane inhibitors may affect profit margins.
Australian diets: Chelated trace minerals boost broiler growth, minimize environmental impact

The use of highly bioavailable chelated trace minerals can improve the ecological credentials of broiler production by reducing environmental excretion, claims Novus.
To what extent is vaccination against avian influenza increasing globally?

Some countries have started vaccinating against bird flu, while others are in the process of allowing farmers to do so, according to an expert.
Four poultry facilities awarded for innovation in safety, health

During the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council awarded four poultry facilities the Frank Cruice Innovation in Safety & Health Award. The facilities were recognized for advancement in operational excellence in safety or health innovation at the respective company. Awards were issued for both a process-based innovation and an equipment-based innovation. A panel of judges determined the award winners for each category.
Industry experts detail poultry market outlook

Poultry market experts cautioned industry stakeholders of a bumpy outlook ahead at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum, held at the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, and sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association. Brian Earnest, lead animal protein analyst at CoBank delivered a presentation on the “Domestic and Global Poultry Market Outlook for the Poultry & Egg Industry.” Earnest warned attendees that with increasing trade restrictions, US exports and imports could face challenges in the future.
Why the EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement should include seafood sustainability improvements

The Market Advisory Council (MAC) has provided four recommendations to the European Commission in bid to improve key features of aquaculture and fisheries practices as part of the relaunched EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement.
China green lights Calysta’s novel protein for use in shrimp and fish feed

Calysta has received official approval from China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) for the utilization of its single-cell protein (SCP) product, FeedKind, in aquaculture feeds for fish and shrimp in China.
Australia and Vietnam researchers collaborate on aquaculture monitoring tool


Sydney, Australia-based University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced a collaboration with researchers at the Vietnam National University and Ho Chi Minh University of Technology to develop a real-time aquaculture monitoring system in Xuan Dai Bay, Vietnam.

Asia Cage-Free Benchmark: Malaysia scores lowest in supporting industry shift towards non-battery farming for laying hens

The Malay Mail Online

A report that assesses the progress of governments across the region in supporting the industry shift towards cage-free farming has found that Malaysia scored the lowest when evaluated on three key pillars — ending cages, policy framework and welfare standards. Malaysia ranked equal lowest alongside Bangladesh and Vietnam at four out of 140 points, trailing Singapore with six points, Nepal with 6.5 points and Japan with eight points.

Vietnam's rare 'dragon chickens' all the rage for Lunar New Year


Known for their strangely large feet, Dong Tao chicken has for generations been a delicacy in Vietnam and mostly consumed during the Lunar New Year holiday. The rare breed of poultry, also known as dragon chicken, feature a pair of scaly red feet as large as a beer can, originates from Dong Tao, a village 30 kms southeast of Hanoi.

Vietnam Dairy Market to Expand at a CAGR of 9.90% Over 2024-2032 - IMARC Group


The Vietnam dairy market has witnessed significant growth due to a rise in health consciousness among consumers.

Dairy herd eyed for expansion in move to increase milk output


The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it plans to expand the dairy cattle herd to help achieve the National Dairy Authority’s (NDA) plan to boost milk production. “If we increase the number of cattle in the milking line, then we can increase production. Immediate effects will be felt. Developments in this sector will not only benefit our farmers but also help address malnutrition in the provinces,” Agriculture Secretary Francisco P. Tiu Laurel, Jr. said in a statement on Monday.

Chinese company to invest $10m in Vietnam shrimp feed production

Undercurrent News

China’s Yuehai announced an investment of $10m to establish an aquafeed production base in Vietnam…

Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments Opposing Request by Government of Vietnam to be Treated as a Market Economy


Over the objection of a large and diverse group of American industries and producers, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is currently conducting an administrative proceeding to determine whether Vietnam should be treated as a market economy for the purposes of our antidumping duty laws.

Feed giant appoints new director to accelerate Vietnam shrimp business


Denmark-based feed group BioMar has appointed Duong Anh Tu to managing director for its joint venture in Vietnam, BioMar Viet Uc. Anh Tu, who will take up the position in February, previously worked for feed group Cargill and agri-business Olam Global Agri. Anh Tu will replace Franck Bodin, who was hired to launch the business in Vietnam and was instrumental in establishing the BioMar Viet Uc feed brand in the local market, BioMar said.

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