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'Political in-fighting have 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...

Investors give South African insect feed firm massive dollar injection

South African insect derived feed producer, AgriProtein, has generated USD$17.5m in capital to fund expansion into Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Neovia's premix strategy underlines its global ambitions

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, says the rebranding of its premix business as Wisium is an attempt to bolster that division’s international standing.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

‘Phytogenics are moving from niche to mainstream’

Delacon says the initial industry skepticism about botanical compounds is decreasing as a growing number of independent studies show the impact of such additives on livestock production. 

Avril specialty additives and biosecurity business secures millions from investors

Investors are showing confidence in the growth potential of the biosecurity and nutritional specialty feed additives division of the Avril Group.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

How is Coppens reducing the fish in, fish out ratio?

At EuroTier 2016, we hear about innovation at fish feed producer, Coppens, five months after global nutrition company, Alltech, acquired it. 

US feed orgs, growers offer support for TPP, but plan alternatives

International trade remains focus for US feed and grower organizations, regardless of Trans-Pacific Partnership approval.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging feed risks

Cargill launches feed focused mycotoxin prevention program

Cargill is offering a mycotoxin prevention program to help producers understand and manage risk from the feed contaminants.

Extreme weather events signal need for information, agile feed crop agriculture

A warmer and wetter atmosphere means more, and potentially localized, extreme weather events causing feed crop producers to want more data to be increasingly responsive, says expert.

Special Edition: Grain market developments

High expectation for US soy crop, IGC predicts strong growth in feed wheat use

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had raised the US soybean yield again; the agency projected it at 51.4 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushels from the September forecast.

Special Edition: Grain Market Developments

South Africa sees feed prices soar, looks for increased corn imports

South African broiler production faces challenges from high feed prices as country looks to import corn from the US and Latin America, says US Foreign Agricultural Service attaché.

First ASC certified shrimp farm in Africa

Unima, a leading exporter and shrimp producer in Madagascar, has been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, assessed against the ASC standard, for one of its farms.

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Insects, algae, yeasts: Forum set to assess the pluses and minuses of new proteins

What are the pros and cons of feed protein derived from insects, from yeast, from duckweed or from seaweed and microalgae sources for poultry, pigs or farmed fish?

Time running out to enter our feed industry survey

Have you completed our survey yet that aims to get a snapshot of the hopes and fears of the international feed sector for 2016 and beyond?

Tannins and tapeworm thesis awarded Nor Feed botanicals prize

A Nepalese researcher has won the 2016 Nor Feed Award for his work on plant-based products against parasites, notably tapeworm.