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US: Daniel Baum aims to move into more specialty feed markets

Pennsylvania-based Daniel Baum Company is buying several product lines from Kauffman’s Animal Health with an eye toward expanding company reach, says executive. 

US: Tyson feed mill, poultry complex told to find new roost

After facing community pushback, a proposed Tyson Foods feed mill and poultry processing facility in Kansas, US is on hold.

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Chinese firm constructing tilapia farm in Angola

A Chinese state-owned company is reportedly investing US$1m in tilapia production in Angola.

Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Big data comes to French dairy sector

French farming trade show, SPACE 2017 in Rennes last week, served as a launch pad for Applifarm, an open platform for data sharing in the livestock sector. 

US feed sector highlights importance of South Korea for trade

Agricultural and feed organizations insist the US free trade agreement with South Korea should remain as rumours surface the US has considered leaving the arrangement.

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Feed protein player Unibio evaluates West African deal

Denmark’s Unibio is evaluating a joint venture (JV) on methane gas to feed protein production in Nigeria.

SPACE 2017 Live!

The feedback from SPACE2017 was that profitability is returning somewhat to the French dairy industry, but impatience lingers, the country's pork sector is holding steady, though the French poultry industry...

USDA: corn, soy production bump causes price drop

An unexpected increase to production of US feed crops has caused a drop in prices, says analyst. 

Insect meal producer, Entobel, seeking additional investment, partner

Vietnam based insect feed producer, Entobel, won the final of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge held in Ho Chi Minh City last week. 

Farmers object to feed link in Glanbia fixed milk price scheme

Irish dairy lobby group, the ICSMA, has expressed strong reservations about the five-year fixed milk price contract proposed by Glanbia, primarily its feed component. 

Vietnam reopens market to US DGGS

The US Grains Council is applauding the end of a suspension on imports of a US feed product to Vietnam and change to fumigation requirements for feed ingredients.

Investors to plough millions into Irish start-up and early stage AgTech

A new €20m fund for farm technology innovation was launched yesterday in Ireland.

USDA: Corn lags while soybeans keep pace

Despite weather challenges and some feed crop damage, overall production is expected to meet feed demands, says analyst.

60 second interview: Importance of trade for feed and grain industry future

The feed and grain industry has a new voice in the recently elected chairwoman for the US Grains Council. A farmer from Iowa, Deb Keller was elected to her new...

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Alltech and DLG Group set up alliance in Russia

Animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, and Danish agribusiness player, the DLG Group, have announced a tie-up in the Russia market.  

Feed industry needs to capitalize on bearish grains and oilseeds market: CRM

Strong recovery in the euro means fewer exports and leaves European feed compounders with access to larger quantities of wheat and barley, reports a grain market analyst. 

COFCO and Growmark in grain alliance

US grain co-op, Growmark, has established a partnership with COFCO as it seeks to expand the co-op’s feed and grain export market internationally, says executive director.

USDA: US sees drop in feed grain production

Feed production, use sees decreases in the US as initial survey-based results arrive, says USDA.

Feed sustainability and quality control needs collaboration, says Australian industry head

The feed sector must work together over the next five years if it wants to advance in contaminant control, sustainable sourcing and efficient processing, says the head of Stockfeed Manufacturers’...

South Asian dairy yields held back by poor diet

Although increasingly in demand in South Asia, raw milk output in the Indian Subcontinent in particular is being held back by tradition in the form of chosen animal genotypes, the...

Summer of ‘17 moves in the world of US feed

The past several summer months have seen multiple moves, new hires and elections among members of the US feed industries.

Dairy Australia: Farmers need forage variants with improved yield, nutrition and persistence

Plant breeding must remain a priority to develop and commercialize improved forage varieties for dairy farmers year-round, says Dairy Australia executive.

Feed, grain industry groups call for caution in NAFTA talks

Modernize NAFTA, but do not destroy it was the theme of several feed and grain industry members comments on the start of re-negotiations for the trade agreement.

Corn, wheat condition improve slightly while soy falls

Feed crop conditions remain behind last year’s quality scores, but corn saw slight improvement while soybeans fell, says USDA.

Canada offers new path for export grain testing

CFIA is set to offer grain and feed grain producers a new channel toward phytosanitary certification for product exports.

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