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Robin Crawshaw, one of the most cited author in Feedipedia, recently published a new opus about "Co-products feeds in Europe: Animal feeds derived from industrial processing". 

In these times of increasing awareness about circular economy/industrial ecology, this book which focuses on the feeds derived from industrial processing points out the many benefits that farmers, industry and the society can find in using such products.

Co-products arise in food or energy processing and their use in animal feeding returns them to the food chain in the form of invaluable quality animal products like fish, meat, milk and eggs. This also reduces waste which would otherwise pose a considerable burden on environment. 

Livestock and aquaculture make an effective use of unedible raw materials like grass and co-products provided their diet is adequately balanced. This book provides information on co-product origin, processing and nutritive value, with notes on factors that reduce their inclusion rate in diets. The book aims to help the livestock farmer use them with confidence with optimum effect. It also provides a useful guide for nutritionists, legislators, students and others in the feed industry.

Co-products Feeds in Europe, Robin Crawshaw