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Analysts say firms such as Cargill and DSM could still trump SHV's offer

‘We believe it is a fair price,’ Nutreco backs takeover offer from investment firm SHV

Animal and fish feed group, Nutreco, said it fully endorses the bid from privately-held Dutch investment firm, SHV, to acquire it for €40 ($51) per share, or €2.69 billion ($3.43bn), and it dismissed speculation about third party bids for the business.

'Legislators are right not to rush into allowing insects enter the food chain' - expert reveals findings showing heavy metals in flies reared on waste

Indications from trials assessing the safety of using insects for feed show fly larvae contain very high levels of heavy metals, putting their use as a potential protein source for pigs and poultry at risk.

DSM Award: Chinese study shows how antimicrobial peptides can trump antibiotics

A Chinese researcher whose study shows how short antimicrobial peptides could replace conventional antibiotics in livestock production has walked off with a top animal nutrition science prize.

Greening the industry - FEFAC wants sector help to measure environmental footprint of feed

FEFAC is calling on feed manufactures to join an EU-backed project looking to develop the parameters by which a company can prove the green credentials of an animal nutrition or food or drink product.

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Germany set to see more widespread use of GM free soy label in coming months

Germany set to see more widespread use of GM free soy label in coming months

There is still buoyant demand in Europe for non GM soy as a feed ingredient, despite some...

Study claims common mycotoxin makes broilers more susceptible to necrotic enteritis

Study claims common mycotoxin makes broilers more susceptible to necrotic enteritis

Feed contamination by the mycotoxin, DON, at concentrations below the EU maximum guidance level, is a predisposing...

International Beef Exchange: Lallemand looks at how yeast and microbial interaction benefits productivity and welfare

International Beef Exchange: Lallemand looks at how yeast and microbial interaction benefits productivity and welfare

The need to find ways to optimize cattle feeding and hence productivity and welfare concentrated the minds of 150 experts...

RTRS and ProTerra align standards to boost sustainable soy volumes

RTRS and ProTerra align standards to boost sustainable soy volumes

An alignment of two responsible soy standards, RTRS and ProTerra, will help boost physical flows of certified...

Syngenta case shows US market is not impervious to foreign rules: legal expert

Syngenta case shows US market is not impervious to foreign rules: legal expert

The lawsuits brought against Syngenta over sales of its GM corn seed, MIR162, into the US prior to trait...

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