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USDA feed crop numbers point to potential planting shift

Despite export challenges, soybeans may see acreage growth in 2017, says analyst.

USDA soy estimates take market by surprise

US grain stocks details offer different pictures for corn and soybeans, says economist.

Cargill points to animal nutrition for Q2 boost

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

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a...

Tracking career moves in feed

From trade group regulatory roles to CEO resignations, we look at recent comings and goings of personnel in the international feed space.

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HIG private equity acquires Brazilian ruminant player

Miami headquartered private equity group, HIG Capital, has acquired Brazilian animal nutrition company, Bigsal.

Trump and Pence told trade crucial for feed and agri-business

Industry representatives have reminded the incoming US administration of the importance of trade for feed ingredient and agricultural producers.

Alltech algae feed supplements find Canadian approval

Alltech’s algae-based DHA supplements for terrestrial production animals see approval for use in Canada.

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.

Is a rebound in cereal and oilseed prices on the cards?

All eyes are on Brazil and Argentina in terms of how weather will likely affect grains output in those leading maize and soybean producing countries. 

What is the state of the feed industry in 2016?

The FeedNavigator State of the Industry 2016 report indicated the feed sector is struggling to recruit employees with the appropriate skill base.

Outlook 2017

The road ahead: EU protein balance sheet, currency fluctuations, aqua feed M&A

We asked trade groups, a leading manufacturer and a market analyst to forecast how 2017 will play out for the European and international feed sector. 

Outlook 2017

How will the next 12 months play out for the US feed sector?

A US grain commodity analyst sees what is in store, and US feed trade groups weigh up what is likely to unfold in terms of regulatory changes, and interactions with...

Highlights from 2016

Grappling with US regulatory changes: a look back at 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, members of the US feed industry recall some of the notable events and share some of their perspectives about the year.

December WASDE report review

Price increase for US feed crops forecast

Strong usage and exports are supporting a slight price increase for US feed crops, despite the large harvest, says economist.

UAE agribusiness buys Aussie feed producer to mitigate market risks

Al Dahra Agriculture has bought an Australia based feed producer to “geographically diversify investments, ensure product availability across all seasons and mitigate market risks.”

Outlook 2017

What bumps on the road should the meat supply chain watch out for in 2017?

Power shifts, margin squeezes, the potential of alternative proteins in food and feed, value added meat products, uncertainty around currency movements and trade talks will likely be the dominant themes...

Outlook 2017

Fishmeal prices predicted to soften in 2017 (compared to 2016)

Fishmeal production is set to increase, and prices should weaken in 2017, compared to this year’s level, says a Rabobank analyst.

Are DON levels in wheat a concern for swine producers in the UK and Ireland?

Nutriad, in its analysis of wheat samples from the UK and Ireland this year, found notable deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination, at levels ten times higher than the maximum concentrations found for...

US feed crop storage capacity, futures market may be at odds

Feed grain prices point to potential for stored grain and increased opportunity for elevators, but storage capacity is feeling the pinch, says industry analyst.

Logistics and quality concerns for Russian wheat exports

Russia was predicted to be the top wheat exporting country in 2016/2017 but an analyst is now revising slightly downward that country’s expected 30m tons record wheat export crop.

Feed industry career ladder climbers

This month we track recruitment and career moves in the international feed sector, from new additions to the Cargill board of directors, AB Vista and Nutriad in new hires to...

US poultry sector again bemoans likely feed cost hike from RFS

Revised volume targets for the 2017 and 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) again cause feed cost concerns for poultry producers.

'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3...

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Former Cargill employee pleads guilty to stealing over $3m from company

A former employee stole at least $3.1m and caused about $25m in damages for the agro-giant Cargill.