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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.

Biomin additive can restrict trichothecene mycotoxins in poultry feed: EFSA

A Biomin additive aimed at mycotoxin control in poultry feed has garnered a positive opinion from EFSA.

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.

Opinion round-up: EFSA backs pathogen and silage targeted feed additives

EFSA said an additive, when used in poultry feed, is an effective tool to reduce carcass contamination by Salmonella spp. and so improve the quality of poultry products.

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.

Feed safety: Is a collective approach at national level key to risk reduction?

A communication drive and expansion of geographical reach are on the agenda for a Dutch feed safety collective in 2017.

Phosphates cartel: EU court validates €60m fine on Timab

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed the Roullier group’s appeal and confirmed the €60m fine imposed on its subsidiary, Timab, by the EU Commission for its role in...

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.

F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge: US team stresses ecological focus of contest

An ongoing international aquaculture feed competition is supporting new ideas for feed formulation and may help improve the long term sustainability of the aquaculture industry, says a US participant.  

UK feed business performing for Carr's group

UK agribusiness group, Carr’s, has shown the advantage of its diversified strategy, say analysts. 

Alltech algae feed supplements find Canadian approval

Alltech’s algae-based DHA supplements for terrestrial production animals see approval for use in Canada.

GM NK603 corn research generates debate in Europe and the US

Design of GMO corn 'equivalence' study flawed: US animal scientist

A new study on GM corn, involving French researcher Séralini, whose previous work has generated controversy, has spurred scientific debate on both sides of the Atlantic.

Is a rebound in cereal and oilseed prices on the cards?

All eyes are on Brazil and Argentina in terms of how weather will likely affect grains output in those leading maize and soybean producing countries. 

Nor Feed gets EU thumbs-up for its dry grape extract

The European Commission has authorized a dry grape extract developed and commercialized by French plant extracts producer, Nor-Feed, as a botanical sensory additive for use in animal nutrition.

Neovia buys French ruminant and horse speciality feed player, confirms Brazilian deal

Neovia moves to shore up its position on the specialty nutrition market globally by acquiring Agranix, a French producer of nutritional products for ruminants and horses. 

‘Nutritional programming key to optimal use of marine ingredients in EU aquaculture’

A five-year EU project has concluded European farmed fish species will still hit nutrition and growth targets with only minimal levels of fishmeal and fish oil in diets based on...

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.

Danish environmental impact study behind EMA decision on zinc oxide

New research prompted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to revise its previous assessments on zinc oxide risk.

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. 

Zivo and NutriQuest in algae feed ingredient R&D venture

US company, Zivo Bioscience and, feed additive producer, NutriQuest, have formed an alliance to jointly develop and test animal nutrition products derived from Zivo’s proprietary algae strain.

GM soybeans risk evaluation: EU court finds for Commission

Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).

Dairy Crest in prebiotic feed trial alliance with DuPont

A prebiotic used in infant formula could have benefits for animal gut health, says a UK group behind the functional ingredient.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

New EU rules to boost food and feed safety one step away from adoption

The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.

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