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Global grain market snapshot: weather and politics still loom large

The impact of the persistent dryness and the April cold spell remains to be quantified in Europe but it has becoming more evident that the likely recovery in EU wheat...

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.

Philippines: Integrated producer beefing up feed volumes

Manila headquartered, Vitarich Corporation, a poultry and feed firm, has said it plans to double its production capacity this year. 

Malaysia offers potential growth market for US DDGS

A need for inexpensive feed ingredients may offer DDGS an increasing market share in Malaysia, says the USDA.

US researchers track pathogen survival in swine feed

Feed or feed ingredients may offer viral pathogens access to US farmed swine, say researchers.

Court decision looming in Cargill dispute with South Korean trade watchdog

A ruling in the appeal process initiated by Cargill against claims it participated in a feed cartel in South Korea is due this autumn.

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...

US soybean acres may be set to rise again

Delayed planting in the US has some producers turning additional acres to soybeans, says analyst.

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.

PKE product will make Malaysia less reliant on imports: Sime Darby

A supplier of a new, ultra-refined palm kernel expeller (PKE) for use in feed, branded Purafex, says the product has the potential to transform the Malaysian market.

Algae producer, Zivo, in cultivation contract with Spanish company

US firm, Zivo Bioscience, has just entered into a new cultivation contract with Algatek, based in Entrego, Spain, to produce its proprietary algae strain in photobioreactors, according to a company...

Impact from Brazilian meat scandal likely in Q2: CFO

Good volume growth in animal nutrition for DSM in Q1

DSM reported a strong first quarter for Q1 2017. Its adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to €345m (US$376m), while net profit increased 75% to €149m, partly achieved on the back...

Navis Capital acquires large NZ egg and feed producer

Private equity firm, Navis Capital, has taken a majority stake in New Zealand’s integrated animal feed and egg production businesses, Mainland Poultry.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Insect protein production offers ‘viable alternative to landfill’

Organic waste is the opportunity, says Jason Drew, co-founder of the Cape Town headquartered AgriProtein, as he predicts huge growth for the insect protein industry over the next 10 to 15 years.

Potential feed link in dioxin contamination scandal in Taiwan

The spotlight is on animal feed in a probe by Taiwanese authorities investigating an incident where eggs were found to have been tainted by dioxin.

Greening the animal feed sector: carbon footprint database development

A project to benchmark the environmental impact of feed, under the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) initiative, is gathering steam.

Chinese poultry market on Evonik's radar

Evonik is to introduce its recently developed poultry probiotic product to the Chinese market.

USDA: US feed grains may see challenges from South America

Soybeans face a potential price drop as planted acres increase and feed crops see export market challenge from South America, says economist.

Potential China, Canada free trade agreement seen as feed industry boost

The Canadian government is seeking industry and stakeholder input on a potential free trade agreement with China.

Soybean meal use supports growth, development of swimming crab

Soybean meal inclusion offers sustainable boost to farmed swimming crab diets, and may partially replace fishmeal, say researchers. 

FAO wants views on how to best benchmark feed risk assessment

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking the views of the feed sector on guidance material on how best to conduct risk assessment for feed.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

New plant breeding techniques – opportunity or death knell for organic feed and food?

There have been public debates about whether certain novel plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) such as CRISPR, could be used within the organic farming model to close the productivity gap, or...

Cargill tweaking sow diets to boost piglet livability

Cargill has been looking at how to improve sow unit efficiency in order to boost piglet survival.

Feed industry needs to cheerlead for trade

The feed industry has a role to play in highlighting the benefits the sector sees from free trade, says expert.

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