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Approval sought for 'DHA rich' canola fish feed oil

A genetically modified (GM) plant-based, omega-3 oil may be on its way to the aquafeed market in the US and Canada if Nuseed’s regulatory requests are approved.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Australia: Industry led initiative looks to boost organic grain supply

Stakeholders expect organic grain production in Australia to triple in the next five years, but they note a supply deficit currently.

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.

Australian production site will give us competitive advantage in that market: BioMar

Danish fish feed group, BioMar, has flagged up its plans to build a factory in Australia in 2019, an aquaculture market it sees as having huge growth potential. 

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Study questions whether organic dairy products should claim a premium

Organic and conventional feeding systems may offer similar results when a majority of pasture feeding is used, says researcher.

High feed costs put Australian pig producers under pressure

High feed costs are putting Australian pork producers at a disadvantage, but a bumper harvest could offer some relief in 2017.

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.

‘The soybean market will likely remain bearish in the medium to long term’

Speculators have started to liquidate their buying positions in the soybean complex as the crop in Argentina looks better than expected.

Reviewers weigh up the successes and pitfalls of nano feed in poultry

Delivering essential nutrients using nanoparticles shows promise for poultry health and growth, finds new research from Australia.

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...

Special Edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

'A lot of companies in Australia look at environmental performance as a USP'

Agri-environmental consultancy, Alltech E-CO2, launches into the Australian market and reveals plans for North American expansion, as part of a strategy to globalize its environmental assessment services for farmers.

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...

Ridley investing $50 million AUD in new Tasmanian feed mill

Australian feed producer Ridley is building a new mill in Tasmania to keep pace with “sustained aquaculture production growth” in the region. 

Trump's TPP dump disappoints US feed sector

Trump's decision to extract the US from the TPP has angered feed and grain groups in the US who point to their industries need for international trade.

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.

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.

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