Industry Trends

OCTOber 2023

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?

New vegan dog food capitalises on growing demand, Demand grows for innovative private label pet foods, Sustainable insect-based poultry feed garners lower weight gain, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Omni launches new vegan dog food to capitalise on growing demand

Vegan dog food that’s a blend of yeast and plant proteins with a texture, taste and nutritional profile of meat is selling well, but is vegan food healthy for carnivorous pets?.
Demand grows for innovative private label pet foods

A desire for innovative, specialised pet foods means that private labels now account for 34% of the market.
Study finds sustainable insect-based poultry feed garners lower weight gain

New research reveals weight gain in poultry fed a sustainable feed of black soldier fly larvae was around 17% lower compared to those fed soybean meal, with feed utilised 19% less efficiently.
Pandemic, geopolitical risks force agro-food companies to innovate

The coronavirus pandemic exposed the world to unprecedented risks, affecting the agricultural sector and food security and prompting governments to impose protectionist policies. But the global health crisis, which also showed the weakness of other industries in the face of supply chain disruptions, spurred companies in the agro-food sector to innovate.
Cysteamine supplements increase taurine levels in egg yolks by as much as 48%

Cysteamine supplements can increase the amount of taurine in egg yolks in both the peak and late stages of egg production, new research has shown.
Plant extracts and flavoured sow's milk improve robustness and aids weaning in piglets

Plant based extracts and essential oils can improve growth performance in piglets, new research has revealed.
Animal feed additives market predicted to grow by 5.5% by 2029

Robust growth in the feed additives sector is predicted as demand for meat especially poultry continues to rise.
FSIS begins sampling program for ‘raised without antibiotics’ claims

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), confirmed the start of a new exploratory sampling program to assess whether antibiotics residues are detectable in cattle intended to go to market with “raised without antibiotics (RWA)” claims.
‘It’s a change of agricultural practice‘: Danone’s regenerative agriculture programmes with dairy farmers

For dairy major Danone, regenerative agriculture isn’t just about the land; it’s also about animal welfare, GHG emissions reduction, and the livelihoods of its farmers.
What is the impact of feeding essential oils, prebiotics, and probiotics on antimicrobial resistance?

A US animal science expert is devising and evaluating a comprehensive and cost-effective method to understand the impact of feed additives on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Study: Chili pepper plant extract boosts feed efficiency during transition period, early lactation in dairy cows

Feeding rumen-protected Capsicum oleoresin (CAP), a plant extract derived from chili pepper plants, during the transition period and early lactation can increase fat-corrected milk yield and improve milk fat and feed efficiency of dairy cows, finds a new paper.
Enzymatically modified canola meal may enhance broiler gut health

A Canadian study finds that enzymatically modified canola meal can add value to broiler chicken production in terms of boosted gut health.
New combination of pre- and postbiotics designed to support immune system of older dogs

Tereos is launching a complementary feed that it said is proven to support the immune defense system in aging dogs. It was developed in collaboration with Lallemand.
Study: Bird flu is undergoing changes that may raise risk of widespread human transmission

A new study from researchers based in universities in China and in Nottingham, UK, has discovered that a subtype of avian flu virus, endemic in poultry farms in China, is undergoing mutational changes, which could increase the risk of the disease being passed on to humans.
Workshop addresses Indonesian shrimp challenges

A workshop organised for eFishery by Hatch Innovation Services (HIS) recently aimed to address some of the key challenges facing Indonesia’s aquaculture sector.
Vietshrimp Aquaculture Fair returns to showcase the Vietnamese shrimp industry

Aiming to showcase innovation and advancements within the shrimp industry, and provide a platform for industry analysis, the fifth annual Vietshrimp Aquaculture International Fair will take place in Ca Mau City, Vietnam, next March.
The rise of novel shrimp farming techniques in China

China is experiencing a boom in novel farming techniques, with low-cost “greenhouse” farms and recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) both gaining significant traction in recent years.
Vietnam's Booming Animal Feed Market: A Growth Analysis

The Vietnam Animal Feed Market boasted a size of USD 10.1 billion, and it is anticipated to surge to USD 18.6 billion by 2032, demonstrating a revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% throughout the forecast period. The market’s expansion is primarily propelled by several key factors, including the growing appetite for meat and dairy products, the country’s population growth, and the increase in consumer incomes.
Veterinary Services Dept says livestock in Malaysia free from Nipah disease
The Malay Mail Online

Livestock in this country is free from Nipah disease, the Veterinary Services Department (DVS) said today. In a statement, it said this was based on the surveillance of 399 commercial pig samples until August, which yielded negative test results.
Vietnam's aquaculture top position on world map

The growth in Vietnam’s seafood export turnover in recent years has been created from the foundation of the aquatic farming, exploitation and processing industry.
Vitarich plans to expand its farm product plants

Vitarich Corp. is planning to expand its network of farm product plants through partnerships, its top official said on Monday. “We are actually in the middle of planning for our road map, and we are identifying the areas for growth… possibly [in] North Luzon,” Vitarich President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Manuel M. Sarmiento said in an interview with ANC.
Milking the big dairy
Daily Tribune

The Philippine government’s dairy program, which, for decades, was plagued with corruption, expensive failed experiments and poor planning, can see a ray of hope in a dual-purpose cattle breed developed in Brazil: the Girolando, a breed with which we hoped to achieve the target of producing 10 percent of the country’s milk and dairy needs.
No need to panic over Nipah virus
Daily Tribune

An infectious disease expert on Monday allayed public fears over the Nipah virus, a zoonotic disease that is transmitted from animal to human through contaminated food or directly between people. In a radio interview, Dr. Rontgene Solante, president of the Philippine College of Physicians, clarified that although a Nipah outbreak has been declared in Kerala, India, the public should not “panic” over the disease. “There is no need to panic with this Nipah virus in one part of India.

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