Animal Feed

New targets for animal feed outlined in climate roadmap

New targets for animal feed outlined in climate roadmap

Animal feed will play a key role in helping the Irish agricultural sector to reduce its emissions, according to ‘Ag Climatise’,...

December 9, 2020

Gain ruminant feed products given all clear following testing

Gain ruminant feed products given all clear following testing

The temporary hold which had been placed on a number of Gain ruminant feed products last week has been lifted,...

October 13, 2020

Gain Equine says contaminated molasses source of banned substance

Gain Equine says contaminated molasses source of banned substance

Gain Equine Nutrition has confirmed that an international supplier of the feed ingredient molasses has issued an “urgent action &...

October 11, 2020

Gain places ‘temporary hold’ on some ruminant feed lines

Gain places ‘temporary hold’ on some ruminant feed lines

Gain Animal Nutrition has placed a “temporary hold” on the sale of some bagged ruminant feed product lines as a...

October 8, 2020

Gain resumes equine feed production as investigation continues

Gain resumes equine feed production as investigation continues

Following a weekend of intensive testing and data analysis, Gain Equine Nutrition has resumed equine feed production. In an update...

October 6, 2020

Guidelines for environmental performance of feed additives launched

Guidelines for environmental performance of feed additives launched

The Minister for Agriculture has addressed an international gathering of stakeholders at the launch of the FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment...

September 22, 2020

Dairy feed sales on the rise in first quarter of 2020

Dairy feed sales on the rise in first quarter of 2020

According to the Situation and Outlook report released by Teagasc this week, there was a sizable reduction in the amount...

August 10, 2020

Using flies in food production: The answer for global demands?

Using flies in food production: The answer for global demands?

While there may be a cause out there for humans turning to insects for food, it hasn’t quite compelled Ireland...

July 19, 2020

‘Small businesses can survive difficult times’: Mill celebrates 100 years in business

‘Small businesses can survive difficult times’: Mill celebrates 100 years in business

Farming 100 years ago definitely had its differences compared to now. Yet, while many things have changed, some things have...

July 6, 2020

Seaweed in feed can ‘help agriculture meet sustainability goals’

Seaweed in feed can ‘help agriculture meet sustainability goals’

The application of seaweed in the animal feed sector is now a scientifically recognised pathway to help global agriculture to...

April 21, 2020

Multiple factors see animal feed sales well up in March

Multiple factors see animal feed sales well up in March

Animal feed sales have seen an increase of up to 15 and 20% on last year’s figures in recent weeks,...

April 6, 2020

Agri-businesses note increase in input sales as weather picks up

Agri-businesses note increase in input sales as weather picks up

Agri-businesses, feed mills and agricultural merchants have seen an increase in farmer activity in recent days and weeks, with more...

March 20, 2020

No disruption to feed supplies; guidelines on deliveries

No disruption to feed supplies; guidelines on deliveries

Everyone must keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and farmers and feed mills need to work together to ensure that...

March 16, 2020

1.2 million tonnes of maize imported so far in 2019

1.2 million tonnes of maize imported so far in 2019

It seems this country’s dependence on, or interest in, maize is increasing. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show...

November 25, 2019

Irish cubed and coarse ration launched by Dairygold

Irish cubed and coarse ration launched by Dairygold

Dairygold has launched an Irish beef feed, available in both a cube and a coarse ration; the ingredients are Irish...

October 25, 2019

How much protein does the EU produce and use?

How much protein does the EU produce and use?

The EU published the EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet for 2017/2018 this week. A total of 85 million tonnes of...

May 23, 2019

Calls for protein labelling in feeds to be updated for accuracy

Calls for protein labelling in feeds to be updated for accuracy

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to update the method of protein labelling in...

May 10, 2019

‘Farmers must insist on Irish grain in feed rations’

‘Farmers must insist on Irish grain in feed rations’

Farmers who buy compound feed rations have been urged to insist on Irish grains, according to a farm-lobby group’s grain...

March 8, 2019