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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...

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.

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

Maternal supplementation with methionine shows benefit for neonatal calf development: study

A cow’s prenatal diet offers the opportunity for “nutritional programing” in the calf, say researchers.

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.

Food and mouth disease risk from exports: USDA reviewing system gets checkup

Improved guidance and transparency are needed for USDA’s reviews of foreign animal health systems, says GAO program director. 

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.

In drought conditions, cactus feed supports cattle production

Spineless cactus maintains cattle performance when included in feed as a partial forage replacement, say researchers. 

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.

ADM Q1 sees improvement, points to ongoing efforts

ADM saw overall improvement for the first quarter of 2017, ending March 31.

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.

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.  

Regulatory clearance for non-GMO Canadian protein meal

Agrisoma Biosciences has gained approval to commercialize carinata as a non-GMO protein meal for beef cattle feed in the US, says CEO.

Politics and precipitation: grain markets keep close eye on elections and rain

The weather and the outcome of the French elections could play a pivotal role in the European wheat market in the coming weeks. 

Feed and grain industries weigh in against any US NAFTA withdrawal

Several US feed crop and agricultural groups are speaking out against a potential plan for the Trump Administration to withdraw from NAFTA.

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.

Lerøy flags up use of microalgae sourced DHA in its salmon diets

Salmon producer, Lerøy, says it has reduced its use of marine sourced omega-3 fatty acids by switching to a feed incorporating a DHA laden microalgae product. 

US, Mexico trade rhetoric may influence feed grain market

The future for trade in feed ingredients between Mexico and the US hangs in the balance, despite desire to maintain established markets, says expert.

Optimal tryptophan levels boost tilapia weight gain, amino acid uptake

Boosting dietary tryptophan amounts also bumps weight gain, amino acid retention for Nile tilapia eating corn-soy diet, say researchers. 

60-second interview: challenges in verifying a non-GMO feed supply chain

Andy Green, sustainability expert at Cert ID Europe, part of the Group ID group, wants to keep a lid on the costs of non-GM verification. We caught up with him to...

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