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Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

New Olam feed and protein business aimed at boosting food security in Nigeria

Last week saw Olam International inaugurate its new poultry feed mill, hatchery and poultry farm in Kaduna State and its new integrated poultry and fish feed mill at Ilorin in...

Cargill buys Thai feed mill through public tender

US agribusiness group, Cargill, has acquired a poultry and swine feed mill in the Prachinburi province in Thailand, in a move it says will expand its animal nutrition business capabilities in...

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Dutch feed group to lend expertise to African, Asian and Latin American farmers

ForFarmers has announced it is to collaborate with Agriterra to help professionalize farmers' organizations and cooperatives in emerging markets. 

Irish pig feed player invests to meet Brexit challenges head-on

The Brett Group, an Irish integrated multinational pork and bacon processor with annual revenues of €100m, is striving for greater production efficiency, particularly in feed milling, to mitigate against Brexit...

European feed manufacturer space: acquisitions, new builds and a Halal deal

As autumn sneaks in, we review recent developments at some of Europe’s major feed production players. 

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New MD of Skretting

Nutreco has a new managing director of its Skretting salmon feed and Southern Europe unit.  

AEV expands feed business in Vietnam

Pilmico International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Philippine based Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) has acquired a 70% stake in Vietnam’s Eurofeed.

US feed groups weigh in on GMO labeling law

NGFA and the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food call for the USDA to be clear when relaying the idea that a biotech labeling disclosure law does not apply to...

Cargill sinks $18m into Nebraska feed grain facility

A Cargill facility in Nebraska is set to see an $18m facelift to expand feed grain storage and improve the unloading process.

Feed mill dust may offer diagnostic tool in US swine pathogen search

Researchers are examining the use of feed generated dust to check for pathogens from feed ingredients.

Cargill: sustainable feed, fish production worth the higher price tag for US consumers

A customer survey highlights the role for sustainable feed and fish production in the US marketplace, says Cargill Aqua Nutrition manager.

Environmental group draws up feed production roadmap

Cover cropping, protecting soil health and improving waste nutrient management are among suggestions offered in a report that highlights the environmental effect of feed crop production in the US.

Purina partners with Performance Livestock Analytics, offers real-time feed metrics

Purina Animal Nutrition is offering automatic data capture and analysis to its beef producers through a partnership with Performance Livestock Analytics.

AFIA, NGFA applaud FDA’s slowdown of regulatory inspections for FSMA preventive controls

The slowdown in regulatory review gives more time for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer guidance to members, said the feed organizations.

US grain and feed organizations talk priorities for trade agreements

Use of science-based risk assessments, reducing import delays and increased transparency are on the list of priorities for US feed and grain organizations seeking to offer input on upcoming trade...

US tilapia producer opens $5m aqua feed mill with focus on feed quality

Blue Ridge Aquaculture is integrating its production system with the opening of subsidiary Blue Ridge Aquafeed to generate the feed used for their fish production, says director.

Montana Specialty Mills starts work on $20m facility

Montana Specialty Mills is starting work on a new processing facility geared to provide non-GMO and organic feed ingredients, says company president.

Ridley CEO: ‘We’ll be looking to commercialize Novacq in the next 18 months’

Ridley Corporation has started harvesting trial batches of its bioactive feed Novacq on a large-scale in Thailand 

Cargill looks to acquire feed business from Southern States Cooperative

Cargill looks to expand to the eastern US with its plan to purchase Southern State Cooperative’s feed business, says managing director.

Ag services, animal nutrition help boost ADM second quarter

Agricultural services and animal nutrition results helped produce an improved second quarter for ADM, however results were down for oilseeds, says CEO.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

BioMar piloting a new supplier and raw material evaluation model

Danish fish feed producer, BioMar, is implementing a way of assessing its raw material supply chain that it says will reinforce the sustainability credentials of the ingredients it uses.

Canadian beef and dairy feed standards up for review

Proposed feed standards for beef and dairy cows seek to improve regulatory responsiveness, while maintaining nutritional and environmental safety, says CFIA.   

CPF looks to reduce fishmeal levels in shrimp feed

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) has pledged to reduce the fishmeal ratio in its aquaculture feed production to 5% in the next three years.

USDA: Feed not likely disease pathway for US BSE-positive cow

A cow in Alabama has been the most recent animal in the US to present atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

‘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...

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