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Nutreco challenge: Cheap edible aquaculture vaccines take top spot

Ireland based start-up, MicroSynbiotiX, is the winner of the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge event.

Marine Harvest fish feed plant in Scotland gets green light

Marine Harvest has won approval to go ahead with its salmon feed plant build in Scotland. 

US: Cargill calls for responsible trade, immigration policy

Cargill has taken a stance on recent executive orders issued by the Trump administration. 

Demand for cheaper cattle feeds hurt Finnish group's Q4 2016 sales

Finnish food and agribusiness, Raisio, estimates its operating profit for 2017 will fall slightly short of earnings for 2016, and predicts exchange rates will continue to hit its EBIT.

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AB Vista: NIR tools can reduce losses linked to feed ingredient variability

NIR technology is moving beyond analysis of traditional components such as fibre and protein to include measurements of phytate, energy and reactive lysine, says AB Vista.

Nutreco challenge – which feed innovations have made the grade?

Dutch feed group, Nutreco, said it has selected 10 finalists for the closing phase of its Feed Tech Challenge event this month in the Netherlands. 

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Cargill field testing changes in nutrition and farm management to improve gut microflora in birds

Cargill is focused on quality control of ingredients, mycotoxin management, precision feeding and the factors that influence the microflora of the bird

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ebeam me up: feed ingredients get the Star Trek treatment

ebeam Technologies is looking to change how the biological burden in feed crops can be managed starting at harvest. 

Organic feed supply squeeze forces UK dairy farmers to act

The pressure on the UK organic protein feed supply is motivating some farmers to start cultivating domestic sources.

Danish Agro 'consolidates' its position in Europe

The Danish Agro group, which operates, primarily, in the Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, has posted pre-tax profits of €84m for 2016 - an improvement of 3.8% on 2015.

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Despite feed mill consolidation, global feed production rises

Although the number of feed mills in production has fallen by 7%, the amount of feed generated in 2016 increased and surpassed 1bn metric tons for the first time, said Alltech.

US: Poultry production growth spurs Wayne Farms to open $55m feed mill

Wayne Farms is opening a new $55m feed mill to support the company’s poultry production in Alabama. 

Ridley investing $50 million AUD in new Tasmanian feed mill

Australian feed producer Ridley is building a new mill in Tasmania to keep pace with “sustained aquaculture production growth” in the region. 

Cargill: animal feed is becoming more relevant for brands

The animal feed industry has a role to play in both feeding the world and meeting consumers’ needs, says Cargill.

Trump's TPP dump disappoints US feed sector

Trump's decision to extract the US from the TPP has angered feed and grain groups in the US who point to their industries need for international trade.

Acquisition bolsters Nutreco's standing in US, Canada

Dutch feed giant, Nutreco, has agreed to buy Canadian feed manufacturer, Hi Pro Feeds. 

FSMA course aims at deeper understanding of science behind preventive controls

A US feed industry focused course aims to help companies establish feed safety plans as FSMA deadlines start, says instructor. 

Feed contamination lawsuits may hinge on sampling, science experts

An ongoing lawsuit against ADM for alleged feed contamination may hinge on testing, scientific input, says area expert.

60 second interview: Dairy innovation and feed industry communication

In an ongoing series about feed industry careers, we caught up with Troy Wistuba, director of dairy technical solutions at Purina to talk about his new position, how he arrived...

Cargill points to animal nutrition for Q2 boost

Animal nutrition, protein and feed crop sales helped improve second quarter returns for Cargill.

F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge: US team stresses ecological focus of contest

An ongoing international aquaculture feed competition is supporting new ideas for feed formulation and may help improve the long term sustainability of the aquaculture industry, says a US participant.  

UK feed business performing for Carr's group

UK agribusiness group, Carr’s, has shown the advantage of its diversified strategy, say analysts. 

Idaho producer ups sustainability effort with recycled fish feed ingredient

Fish Breeders of Idaho is setting up a feed facility to recycle a waste product into a high-price feed ingredient.

Scratch and Peck Feeds seeks market, footprint growth in expansion

Scratch and Peck Feeds finds support for expansion in face of producer demand for organic feed, says owner.

Texas feed mill faces second OSHA fine in two years

The Thomas Moore Feed facility is facing a second fine from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a follow-up site visit.

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