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‘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.

Liquid feed player consolidates its position in France

Dielna, a subsidiary of the Avril Group, has acquired the ruminant liquid feed business of Provimi France, allowing it to develop its presence in the dairy segment and regionally.

Dutch feed group releases trading update

Concerns about Brexit bearing down on UK agri business: ForFarmers

ForFarmers says the market circumstances in the UK remain challenging in the short term. 

California feed company settles contamination case, must pay out over $725K

Western Milling has agreed to a $526,500 cash fine and $200,000 in safety upgrades as part of a settlement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

US Syfrett Feed told to change practices, stop making medicated feed

Syfrett Feed Company has been asked to make changes in procedure, practice not medicated animal feed, says court ruling.

Cattle-feed additive ractopamine found in Cargill horse feed

Cargill has found trace amounts of ractopamine in an equine feed supplement and is pulling the contaminated product from market.

Spring movers and shakers in the feed industry

Spring has brought changes to the feed industry - we take a look at some of the new hires over the past few months.

BioMar reports higher salmon feed sales volume, new builds on track

Danish fish feed player, BioMar, yesterday (May 4) said its Q1 2017 had improved sales and stronger EBIT compared to the same period in 2016.

ADM Q1 sees improvement, points to ongoing efforts

ADM saw overall improvement for the first quarter of 2017, ending March 31.

Camelina oil gets greenlight as fish oil replacement in Canadian aquafeed

Canadian salmon and trout farmers are soon to have a new ingredient for making their fish feeds – mechanically-extracted camelina oil. 

Algae-based DHA offers Chilean salmon producer way to boost sustainability

Salmon producer, Ventisqueros, is demonstrating the sustainability bump from using AlgaPrime DHA in the diets of farmed salmon.

Feed and grain industries weigh in against any US NAFTA withdrawal

Several US feed crop and agricultural groups are speaking out against a potential plan for the Trump Administration to withdraw from NAFTA.

Cargill in capital shift away from feed yard and cattle ownership

Cargill is planning to sell its remaining cattle feed yards to Nebraska-based Green Plains.

Optimal tryptophan levels boost tilapia weight gain, amino acid uptake

Boosting dietary tryptophan amounts also bumps weight gain, amino acid retention for Nile tilapia eating corn-soy diet, say researchers. 

Feeding tuna 'holy grail' for Illinois Soybean Association

Farm raised tuna see improved feed conversion, survival on diets with plant-based proteins, says Illinois Soybean Association.

US agriculture departments call for $20m to fund FSMA work on animal feed

State agricultural departments are calling for $20m in federal funding to support work on feed portions of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Devenish considers contracts with certified organic cereal growers to address shortfall

Belfast-based, Devenish Nutrition, is evaluating whether to get certified organic growers in the UK and Ireland to supply cereals under contract, to ensure volumes match its business needs, as current...

Fish-free feed challenge prompting industry trials

Several aqua feed producers have said they will offer feeding trials to the companies that win or are finalists in the F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge.

Record US soybean planting expected

The USDA, in its survey of planting intentions, sees the expected corn planted area to be lower than last year, while soybean planted area for 2017 looks set to top...

US: Sanderson Farms sinks $200m in feed, poultry production facility

Sanderson Farms is set to invest $200m in a new feed and poultry processing complex in Texas, to bolster regional retail production, says executive. 

Carr’s Group sees squeezed margins and lower volumes in US

Contract delays and a weak cattle market in the US will result in lower than anticipate profits for the year, said Carr’s Group.

Animal protein boosts Cargill’s Q3 as feed sales slow

The animal protein sector helps boost positive third quarter results for Cargill, but results for animal nutrition sales were not as strong, says company CEO.

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