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AFMA Matrix

AFMA Matrix is a quarterly scientific magazine published on behalf of the Animal Feeds Manufacturer’s Association (AFMA) in South Africa and Southern Africa. This is the only magazine in South Africa dedicated to the animal feed industry and ideally positioned to facilitate discussion between role-players, whether in the form of the latest industry news or the latest feed research. Contact us: lynette@plaasmedia.co.za.

Click here to download a PDF version of AFMA Matrix. The magazine is also available as an interactive flipbook at digimags.agriorbit.com.

Read AFMA Matrix in April

The latest issue of AFMA Matrix is once again packed with information on the feed industry – from raw materials and processing, to the latest research into additives, new sources of feed, and balanced rations. This must-read issue of AFMA Matrix covers topics ranging from recontamination risks in the feed mill to an insightful article on upcycling food waste for feed purposes. The nutritional aspects of hemp-based products and the physical effectiveness of maize silage fractions are also explored.

Also look forward to the following articles:

  • Analysis of the South African compound feed market.
  • Training with a purpose.
  • Investigation of the effect of pelleting on the particle size of commercial poultry feeds.
  • Animal health risks related to the presence of ochratoxin A in feed.
  • Improving energy release from fibre in dairy rations.
  • Fertility as a key driver to a successful cattle operation.
  • And much more!

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