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EU regulatory clearance for $130 billion merger of Dow and DuPont

The EU said it decided to approve a merger between US chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, because they made “significant commitments” to meet its competition concerns.

Phone app tracks nutrient levels in feed for home mixers

A feed app for smartphones is aimed at helping poultry producers better mix their own feed using local ingredients, says researcher.

New fish feed plant in Kenya: ‘The stage is set for a blue revolution’

Skretting, Nutreco’s fish feed division, is lending its expertise to a new tilapia feed plant in Kenya run by animal and human nutrition product developer, Unga Holdings.

Testing feed grain moisture in developing countries

Feed and grain moisture monitoring may be getting easier for producers in developing nations with a combined project from Kansas State University and the USDA.

Neovia on the asset trail in Asia

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, said it is planning acquisitions in Asia in the coming 12 months but it would not disclose in which markets or in which livestock segments...

DSM and Evonik to build $200m US plant for salmon feed targeted algae oil

DSM and Evonik, as part of a newly announced 50-50 joint venture, are set to build a $200m facility in the US to produce their omega-3 fatty acid product from...

Nutreco challenge: Cheap edible aquaculture vaccines take top spot

Ireland based start-up, MicroSynbiotiX, is the winner of the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge event.

De Heus moves into Egyptian fish feed business

Growing demand for fish feed in Egypt sees a joint venture involving Dutch feed group, De Heus, open its first fish feed factory in that country.

Reports from IPPE

Despite feed mill consolidation, global feed production rises

Although the number of feed mills in production has fallen by 7%, the amount of feed generated in 2016 increased and surpassed 1bn metric tons for the first time, said Alltech.

Focus on fisheries management not FFDR, says marine ingredients industry group

IFFO speaks out against proposals to reduce the Forage Fish Dependency Ratio (FFDR) within the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s Salmon Standard, arguing that “direct, effective management” of fisheries is a better...

Coppens launches fish-free trout feed

Seven months on from being acquired by Alltech, Dutch fish feed producer Coppens International has brought to market a new trout feed incorporating its parent company’s DHA-rich algae-derived fish oil...

Soybean production is a national priority for Burkina Faso

French sustainable farming initiative, Fondation Avril, together with AGROPOL, the association responsible for international cooperation and development in the French vegetable oils and proteins sector, have signed an agreement, in...

Amaranth leaf offers potential protein for fishmeal replacement

Tilapia growth and production supported on a 80% fishmeal replacement diet, say researchers.

Novozymes to shed nearly 200 jobs

Enzyme maker, Novozymes, is to cut 198 jobs, with its Danish operations to see 31% of those redundancies.

'Political in-fighting has taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans

An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.

AlzChem plans IPO to gain bigger foothold in feed additives

German chemical company, AlzChem, today announced it plans to go public in the first half of this year.

Investors back French insect feed start-up to the tune of €1.3m

Paris headquartered, nextProtein, says it is ready to scale up production at its new expanded operations this year, after generating €1.3m in fundraising.

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Can garlic oil reduce calf greenhouse gas emissions?

Garlic oil may offer a way to reduce cow gas emissions when used with a high concentrate diet, say researchers.

Mycotoxins: Threshold no longer the only barometer of risk

The co-contamination of feedstuffs with multiple mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception, according to the lead author on a new paper, published in Toxins.

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

60 second interview: 'Consolidation trend a real opportunity for both the industry and Cargill'

The integration of EWOS, antimicrobial resistance, and talent development: Cargill feed executive looks back and forward

Pledge seen as ‘breakthrough’ for seafood industry sustainability

Eight CEOs of the leading seafood companies globally, in both wild capture and aquaculture, along with fish feed players have signed a major ocean sustainability pledge.

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.

'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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