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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 dietary intervention can relieve stress for farmed trout?

The use of betulinic acid in trout feed may offer a natural trout calming agent, say researchers. 

Enhanced nutrition post-weaning brings earlier heifer puberty

Supplemental nutrition in the post-weaning stage may offer producers a way to hasten puberty in beef heifers, say researchers.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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).

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

What bumps on the road should the meat supply chain watch out for in 2017?

Power shifts, margin squeezes, the potential of alternative proteins in food and feed, value added meat products, uncertainty around currency movements and trade talks will likely be the dominant themes...

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.

What role can supplemental phytase play in catfish feed digestibility?

Supplemental phytase improves the nutrient digestibility of fish feed ingredients, but has differing responses depending on the raw materials used in the formulation, say researchers. 

US feed crop storage capacity, futures market may be at odds

Feed grain prices point to potential for stored grain and increased opportunity for elevators, but storage capacity is feeling the pinch, says industry 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.

Researchers find ideal histidine levels to boost tilapia growth

Targeted histidine levels point toward improved growth, muscle development in Nile tilapia, say researchers.

'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

ADM continues to build case for yeast and immune defense

ADM Animal Nutrition says it is investing in R&D to strengthen the use of its well-established whole cell yeast product, Citristim, in aquaculture, while it continues to shore up its...

Despite legislative pressure, US GM feed trade 'still strong' with Dominican Republic

Although last year saw potential concerns about the import of GMO feed and feed ingredients from the US, use continues to be strong in the Dominican Republic, says analyst. 

Gas to feed protein: Cargill and Calysta reveal US plant location

Cargill’s corn oil production site in Memphis, Tennessee will be the location of the first commercial scale facility for manufacture of Calysta’s gas to feed protein, FeedKind.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Neovia's premix strategy underlines its global ambitions

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, says the rebranding of its premix business as Wisium is an attempt to bolster that division’s international standing.