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BASF finds replacement for ethoxyquin in vitamin product

German company, BASF, has released a vitamin A formulation that includes an alternative to ethoxyquin for use in livestock and fish feed.

Wheat market may be tightening

The market has been seeing a hike in wheat prices, following weather related risks emerging in key exporting producer countries, says an analyst.

Devenish buys ‘strategic’ stake in Turkish premix firm to expand in region

Northern Ireland's Devenish Nutrition has acquired a 50% share in leading Turkish premix brand, Yem-Vit.

Seafood Watch calls farmed salmon certified by ASC a ‘good alternative’

Data collection and feed sourcing were among the criteria considered by Seafood Watch in an evaluation of ASC’s farmed salmon standards.

No borders in the ocean: Feed and seafood trade look to get their ‘sustainability’ act together

The companies involved in Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a project aiming to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, recently released a statement outlining concrete goals for...

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

UK election result adding to instability

Global grain market under pressure, prices may go higher: analyst

The UK election result has increased instability in grain markets, and buyers were rightly advised to take precautionary risk measures against political fallout and weather related developments, says an analyst.

Reproduction boost for farmed fish from dietary ARA supplement

Farm-raised freshwater fish may see reproductive benefits from added levels of ARA in the diet, say researchers.

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.

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.

ADM looks to Israeli acquisition for growth, market expansion

ADM has agreed to purchase a controlling interest in Israel-based Industries Centers, with a focus on expanding efforts into that region.

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.

Hike expected in demand for grain and feed in the UAE

The overall consumption of grain and feed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will grow nearly 6% over the next year, thus boosting imports, finds a USDA GAIN report. 

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...

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.

Greening the animal feed sector: carbon footprint database development

A project to benchmark the environmental impact of feed, under the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) initiative, is gathering steam.

US forage and hay exporter partners for Middle East expansion

Agthia Group and Anderson Hay and Grain are forming a joint venture to bring US forage and feed products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and GCC (Cooperation Council for...

FAO wants views on how to best benchmark feed risk assessment

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking the views of the feed sector on guidance material on how best to conduct risk assessment for feed.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

New plant breeding techniques – opportunity or death knell for organic feed and food?

There have been public debates about whether certain novel plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) such as CRISPR, could be used within the organic farming model to close the productivity gap, or...

Cargill tweaking sow diets to boost piglet livability

Cargill has been looking at how to improve sow unit efficiency in order to boost piglet survival.

Feed industry needs to cheerlead for trade

The feed industry has a role to play in highlighting the benefits the sector sees from free trade, says expert.

Fish-free feed challenge prompting industry trials

Several aqua feed producers have said they will offer feeding trials to the companies that win or are finalists in the F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge.

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.

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...

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