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Week of November 28, 2021

Fiona Tansil's MSc Defence

As food and animal protein demand increases, black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) meal has gained interest in the past couple of years for use in animal feed as an alternative protein ingredient. Black soldier fly larvae is an attractive protein source; however, it is important to evaluate its protein quality before incorporation in feed formulation.

Sharareh Jahanbin's PhD Defence

The nutritional value of feed ingredients varies due to the use of different raw materials and processing conditions during the produc-tion of protein ingredients. Thermal processing is central to the production of many feed ingredients. Proteins tend to be reactive and may un-dergo chemical changes during thermal processing which is collectively described as “heat damage”. Heat damage includes numerous chemical processes that may irreversibly damage amino acids or render protein more resistant to digestion. Processing of proteins at high temperatures can result in protein cross-linking.

CGIL Seminar: Can sensor technologies help identify more feed efficient dairy cattle?

We are very pleased to have Dr. James Koltes, an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University, to present a CGIL Seminar on Friday December 3rd, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Can sensor technologies help identify more feed efficient dairy cattle?”.