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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.

USDA feed crop numbers point to potential planting shift

Despite export challenges, soybeans may see acreage growth in 2017, says analyst.

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.

December WASDE report review

Price increase for US feed crops forecast

Strong usage and exports are supporting a slight price increase for US feed crops, despite the large harvest, says economist.

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.

Logistics and quality concerns for Russian wheat exports

Russia was predicted to be the top wheat exporting country in 2016/2017 but an analyst is now revising slightly downward that country’s expected 30m tons record wheat export crop.

'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...

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. 

Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum

What makes a more feed efficient dairy cow?

Cows with reduced maintenance needs and better energy efficiency may eventually lead to less feed use in the dairy industry, says researcher. 

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: Grain market movements

CRM strikes cautious note over La Niña, forecasts ample feed wheat from Australia

La Niña will be the key driver of grain markets in the coming months, says a leading agri-commodity analyst. 

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.

Piglet diarrhea: Australian player seeks regulatory backing for antibiotic alternative

Anatara has submitted an application to register a product, which is based on a natural extract from pineapple roots called bromelain, to control diarrhea in piglets, with the Australian Pesticides...

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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.

Researchers hit on way to make canola and soybeans drought resistant

It started with the answer to a twenty-year old question. It ended with the understanding of a new way to make feed crops like canola and soybeans drought resistant, says...

Special Edition: Gut Health

Cargill aiming to model the effect of antibiotics

What is the current strategy of Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) in terms of boosting animal immune development, disease resistance and performance?

Special Edition: Gut Health

Butyrate, botanicals and yeast cell walls – how can they be made more effective?

Recent research insights have helped reveal some of the cell biological mechanisms that are likely behind the beneficial effect of additives such as butyrate products, botanicals and yeast cell walls...

Arctic Char can be a sustainable alternative to salmon: investors

Sustainable aquaculture investors, Aqua-Spark, have ploughed $2.5m into an Icelandic fish farm that raises Arctic Char fed an antibiotic-free diet.