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ADM steps up its non-GMO soybean crush game in Europe

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) says it has extended its non-GMO soybean crush capacity in Germany as it sees increasing demand for such meal in Europe.

USDA: US crop condition scores continue to fall

USDA reports that US crop conditions are below expectations, yet again. 

USDA evaluates Iranian feed, grain market potential

More feed grains could be flowing from the US to Iran, but barriers to trade remain, says the USDA.

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Is lab meat an existential threat to the animal feed industry?

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas,...

US drought concerns plague cattle, feed producers on northern plains

Drought conditions in North Dakota and nearby states may be setting up a weather market for feed crop prices, says analyst.

US: SouthFresh Aquaculture earns first BAP certification for catfish feed production

SouthFresh Aquaculture’s feed mill has become the first feed mill in the southeastern US, and the second in the country to earn a BAP certification, says company VP.  

Cargill sees benefits from animal nutrition and protein in Q4, full-year results

Fourth quarter and full-year results for Cargill have grown based, in part, on earnings from the animal nutrition and protein segment.

'Tariff reductions under Japan deal the big opportunity for EU pig sector'

The free trade deal with Japan could offer the EU pork sector up to 10% price advantage compared to pig meat exports from US and Canada, says an analyst.

USDA releases WASDE report

US grain market: Water and heat stress may herald a reduction in yields

Dry weather, high temperatures bring concerns for some US feed crop producers, says state climatologist.

Brazil: Soybean exports on pace to reach record

Brazil is trending toward a record soybean production despite a slow initial pace for forward sales, says USDA agricultural attaché.

US sorghum players look to woo Chinese buyers

US sorghum producers met a Chinese feed buyers’ delegation as part of a market maintenance and expansion informational trip.

Skretting to scale up its shrimp feed production in Ecuador

Skretting, part of Nutreco, has reported that plans are underway to construct a new shrimp feed production plant in Ecuador.

Wheat market may be tightening

The market has been seeing a hike in wheat prices, following weather related risks emerging in key exporting producer countries, says an analyst.

US: Tax-based financial incentives for new soy processing facility in Michigan

ZFS Ithaca starts progress on Michigan-based soybean processing plant, says general manager.

Edible antivirals: Innovative feed promise amid Australia’s white spot outbreak?

Feed manufacturers and scientists must join forces in tackling Australia’s devastating white spot outbreak in prawns and edible antivirals could just be the answer, says an R&D expert. ...

Devenish buys ‘strategic’ stake in Turkish premix firm to expand in region

Northern Ireland's Devenish Nutrition has acquired a 50% share in leading Turkish premix brand, Yem-Vit.

US corn, soy markets rally as planted acres bring little surprise

USDA report marks an uptick in soybean planted acres and growth in corn acres from March, in response grain markets rally, say analysts.

Serbian feed phosphates deal: ‘Consolidation like this is to be expected’

Phosphea, a subsidiary of Groupe Roullier, will reportedly take over the commercial sales and related feed phosphate business activities of Serbia’s Elixir Group from 1 July. 

Syngenta GMO corn test trial: Kansas farmers win $217m

A jury has awarded $217.7m in compensatory damages to a class of Kansas-based corn producers.  

Alltech looks to China for new production facility site, aquaculture research

Alltech has signed an understanding with a Chinese conglomerate after a delegation visit to pursue aquaculture research, says VP.

Shrinking customer base sees strategic re-positioning by EU compound feed producers

European compound feed producers need to invest or collaborate with other parties to broaden their product portfolio and to ensure their sales teams are up to speed on nutritional advice...

US sorghum group seeks to expand market, footprint in Mexico

US sorghum producers are setting their sights on expanding relationships and markets for the feed grain in Mexico after visiting poultry, swine and cattle producers there, says industry representative.  

ADM forms specialty feed ingredient arrangement with Anco

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is set to offer more specialty feed ingredients through a “strategic collaboration” with Anco, says VP.

Hackathon at Agrivision 2017: Data programmers get smart about swine

A group of coders pitching the idea of a data capture tool to link pig feed intake patterns to desirable characteristics at slaughter – Swine Smarts - snatched the top...

'New UK rapeseed plant will benefit from Brexit as farmers want UK-sourced feed to avoid high import costs'

A commodities trading business is investing £25m in a UK processing plant that will produce 60,000 tons a year of rapeseed meal for animal feed.

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