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Special Edition: Middle East and African feed developments

Chinese firm constructing tilapia farm in Angola

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

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...

Boosting profit from optimizing steam conditioning, pelleting and cooling in feed mills

An event last week focused on ways to improve feed mill operation costs, while also maximizing quality, hygiene and security of the feed at such facilities.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

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.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

South Africa: Firms told alleged feed deal 'violates' competition law

Two South African companies face charges over reportedly violating competition law in that market in relation to the supply of fruit juice byproducts for animal feed use.

Call to action: Project aims to shift edible fats and oils onto sustainable footing

Volac, which among other activities, runs a global animal feed fats business with Wilmar, wants to help shape the future of edible fats and oils, such as those derived from...

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...

News in brief

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. 

IFFO picks holes in paper linking fishmeal and antibiotic resistance

Some perspective is required when evaluating the results of the recently published Chinse study identifying antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal, argues the IFFO.

Research shows antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal

Chinese scientists have found 132 antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in commercially available fishmeal.

News in brief

FAO carrying out survey on contaminants in feed

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking industry feedback and data on potential contaminants in feed.

Meihua Holdings signs amino acids production deal with Ajinomoto

Ajinomoto has entered into an agreement to subcontract the manufacture of feed use amino acids to China’s Meihua Holdings Group. 

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.

Guest Article

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,...

What environmental or dietary factors play a role in modifying amino acid requirements in farmed tilapia?

And why is there is little data on the recommended levels of amino acids in adult tilapia? We ask Evonik to explain…

BASF finds replacement for ethoxyquin in vitamin product

German company, BASF, has released a vitamin A formulation that includes an alternative to ethoxyquin for use in livestock and fish feed.

It is not about securing the best price per kilo of feed: R&D expert on formulating catfish and tilapia feeds for African market

As Aller Aqua’s feed factory in Zambia is due to open in August, the company discusses formulating feed for African fish farming; it says the use of higher quality feed...

Seafood Watch calls farmed salmon certified by ASC a ‘good alternative’

Data collection and feed sourcing were among the criteria considered by Seafood Watch in an evaluation of ASC’s farmed salmon standards.

No borders in the ocean: Feed and seafood trade look to get their ‘sustainability’ act together

The companies involved in Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a project aiming to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, recently released a statement outlining concrete goals for...

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

‘Nutrient levels are critical when designing a broodstock feed’ - BioMar

BioMar has launched a newly developed broodstock feed for tilapia and African catfish on the African market.

FrieslandCampina looks to bolster dairy production in Asia and Africa

Educating African and Asian farmers to improve milk production can take 20 years, says FrieslandCampina executive who runs a farmers’ training initiative

Glencore comes knocking, but Bunge indicates it is not ready to play ball

Bunge says it is not entering into any merger talks with Swiss headquartered Glencore.

Stable fishmeal prices forecast, alternative protein players could face choppy waters

Fishmeal prices have softened and look like they are going to stay at that level for the mid-term, a trend that could weigh heavily on the fortunes of many an...

Fish, poultry and pig producers can now test novel gas to feed protein

California based biotechnology company, Calysta, says it has produced sufficient quantity of its novel protein, FeedKind, to be able to ship samples for testing worldwide.

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