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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.

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Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance

EFSA has initiated the public consultation phase in relation to a series of guidance documents supporting the safety assessment of feed additives.

New report again ‘casts doubt’ on sustainability pledges of Cargill and Bunge

Cargill and Bunge stress they are focused on ending deforestation in their supply chains, as a report decries continued land clearing in the Brazilian Cerrado and the Bolivian Amazon allegedly...

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Role of pre-weaning supplements for pigs highlighted in Alltech Young Scientist competition

The regional finalist for Alltech’s Young Scientist competition from Europe has focused her agricultural research on ways to improve the performance of pre-weaned piglets.

Agriculture lobby has wish list for the incoming UK government

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), a trade group representing the feed, crop protection, and fertilizer industries in the UK, has produced a manifesto outlining what the UK agri-supply industry wants...

Post-meeting, Scottish farmers confident of future feed supply from whisky association

Scottish farmers say they are confident of hammering out an agreement with the Scottish whisky industry amid concerns about a shortage of distillery by-products for animal feed.

US researchers track pathogen survival in swine feed

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

Perstorp brings out new organic acid for feed

The Perstorp Group has launched a feed material - branded as ProPhorce Valerins - based on glycerol esters of valeric acid and said to promote animal performance.

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...

Deinove protects its bacteria derived feed innovation in China

French biotech company, Deinove, says its first patent focusing on the use of the bacteria, Deinococcus, for animal nutrition has been issued in China.

Liquid feed player consolidates its position in France

Dielna, a subsidiary of the Avril Group, has acquired the ruminant liquid feed business of Provimi France, allowing it to develop its presence in the dairy segment and regionally.

US soybean acres may be set to rise again

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

Dutch feed group releases trading update

Concerns about Brexit bearing down on UK agri business: ForFarmers

ForFarmers says the market circumstances in the UK remain challenging in the short term. 

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.

De Heus increases market share in Serbian feed market, invests to boost production capacity

De Heus says it is in the process of expanding the capacity of the Serbian plant it acquired two years ago to strengthen its foothold in the Balkans.

KMP buys out fish oil interests of Marvesa

German feed ingredients distributor, Köster Marine Proteins (KMP) has acquired 100% of the fish oil business of the Dutch distributor and trader, Marvesa.

Continued growth in non-GM milk, poultry in Germany

The turnover of food products within the dairy, poultry and egg categories certified against a government backed non-GM food label in Germany is forecast to reach €4.4bn in 2017.

Bunge reports sharply lower Q1 2017 profit

Factors such as poor margins, and a delay in pricing by South American grain producers influenced its first quarter revenue decrease, said the agribusiness giant.

Asian investors participate in a new Series D funding round for Calysta's protein, $40m generated

US methane-to-protein facility takes step closer to production

NouriTech, along with lead investors Calysta and Cargill, broke ground on the new, 37-acre facility last week.  

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...

Boosted dietary ARA levels up sea bass growth, health

Increased dietary arachidonic acid boosts farmed sea bass growth, development and immune functioning, say researchers. 

Algae-based DHA offers Chilean salmon producer way to boost sustainability

Salmon producer, Ventisqueros, is demonstrating the sustainability bump from using AlgaPrime DHA in the diets of farmed salmon.

Finnish salmonella study estimates risk from pig feed, argues for status quo on controls UPDATED

Replacing imported feed raw materials with domestic ones could lead to a decrease in the Salmonella prevalence among pigs in countries where infection is low, such as in Finland, finds...

Researchers find yeast strain that boosts fish immunity

Yeast found in extreme climates supports farmed seabream growth and immune responses with a disease challenge, say researchers.  

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