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‘In-built premium in soy standards doing farmers a disservice’ - Nutreco

Dutch feed giant, Nutreco is evaluating sharing platforms to increase the efficiency of its raw material supplier audits, and the company is also exploring a variety of programs to ensure...

AFIA weighs in on classification debate over animals consuming biotech feed

AFIA was among those to suggest how to specify that biotech animal feed ingredients do not make animal products biotech in response to USDA questions on the subject.

US: SouthFresh Aquaculture earns first BAP certification for catfish feed production

SouthFresh Aquaculture’s feed mill has become the first feed mill in the southeastern US, and the second in the country to earn a BAP certification, says company VP.  

It is not about securing the best price per kilo of feed: R&D expert on formulating catfish and tilapia feeds for African market

As Aller Aqua’s feed factory in Zambia is due to open in August, the company discusses formulating feed for African fish farming; it says the use of higher quality feed...

Benchmark investing in probiotic technology, next generation larval diets

Aquaculture focused biotech company, Benchmark Holdings PLC, is showing strong organic growth, and investing, on the nutrition side, in probiotic technology, and replacement diets for juvenile shrimp production. 

US corn, soy markets rally as planted acres bring little surprise

USDA report marks an uptick in soybean planted acres and growth in corn acres from March, in response grain markets rally, say analysts.

Agrifirm climbs up the rankings in compound feed sector in Poland

Netherlands headquartered, Agrifirm Group, is to acquire feed player Bacutil in Poland, citing growth in Central and Eastern Europe as a key strategic priority and the rationale behind the move.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Blasts from the past: Ongoing and upcoming feed tech innovation and development

We dip into the archives to get a handle on feed technology trends over the past few years.

Special Edition: Feed Production Technology

Kent capital investments focus on improved technology

Efficiency, safety and product consistency are among the focuses for a series of ongoing capital investments for Kent Nutrition Group, says VP.

ADM recalls cattle feed lot for high monensin levels

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) seeks the return of a specific lot of bagged cattle feed after finding high levels of monensin.

Agrifirm defines and costs feeds of EU origin

Dutch feed company, Agrifirm, says it can deliver feeds of EU origin but the market must take account of the fact that costs rise the more local protein inputs are...

Fire destroyed feed mill rises from ashes

A feed mill in Caledonia, New York that generated feed for Purina Animal Nutrition has been rebuilt and opened after being destroyed in a fire in 2014.

Is there a ‘sell-by’ date for feed corn?

Storing feed corn for more than four years may lead to loss in performance and productivity in poultry, say researchers.

Costco invests $300m in feed mill, poultry production complex

With site groundbreaking, Costco’s $300m investment in a new feed mill, chicken production facility and hatchery starts to take shape.

New feed assessment tool focused on NSPs

Canadian Bio-Systems’ feed analysis tool is said to help producers determine the presence of non-starch polysaccharides in monogastric feed.

USDA pulls organic importer certification from Turkish company Beyaz Agro after fraud questions

Grain exporter Beyaz Agro loses US organic certification after accusations of falsely labeled feed grains, said USDA.

US legislators call for improved access to Cuban markets

A bipartisan group of US legislators is calling for an expansion of trade engagement with Cuba and the lifting of a trade embargo, a move that has seen support from...

BioMar invests $119m in Ecuadorian shrimp feed company

BioMar Group is focusing on expanding into the Latin America shrimp feed market with the acquisition of the feed producer Alimentsa, says CEO.

Ag, feed crop producers to carry on mitigation work post US exit from Paris Climate Agreement

Several ag and feed crop trade groups, along with agri-businesses, decry exit from Paris Climate agreement and say work on climate mitigation practices is expected to continue.

AFIA, NFGA offer database to make FSMA compliance easier

The AFIA and NGFA are offering member producers help meeting upcoming FSMA hazard analysis requirements with a searchable database of complied literature on feed hazards, says VP.

Neovia urges industry partners to make Farm of the Future project a reality

French nutrition group, Neovia, is calling on feed companies and other agriculture partners to involve themselves in its Farm of the Future project, as it looks to develop a new...

‘French dairy industry convalescing’

The French dairy industry is convalescing, says the head of that country’s largest liquid feed player.

Australian algae producer enters animal feed market

A specialist algae producer, known for work in the biofuel industry, is diversifying and making a play for the animal feed industry.

Purina, Texas Farm Products call for aquafeed case dismissal

Purina Animal Nutrition and Texas Farm Products Company have requested a lawsuit brought against them regarding bass feed be dismissed.

Efficiency, new technology push US feed mills to be bigger, newer

New regulations, animal production expansions are driving a move toward larger, newer feed mills in the US, says new economic report.

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