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Animal protein boosts Cargill’s Q3 as feed sales slow

The animal protein sector helps boost positive third quarter results for Cargill, but results for animal nutrition sales were not as strong, says company CEO.

Approval sought for 'DHA rich' canola fish feed oil

A genetically modified (GM) plant-based, omega-3 oil may be on its way to the aquafeed market in the US and Canada if Nuseed’s regulatory requests are approved.

Canada: Outlook for canola and soybean meal production

Oilseed crush in Canada this year is forecast to dip 4% to 10.5 million metric tons (MMT) from 11 MMT in 2016/17 due to low carry-in stocks and only a...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

US: Feed mill expands on organic market growth

The continued growth of the US organic market has supported the expansion of organic feed production, including allowing Riverside Feeds to double in size.

South African insect meal producer plans to build 20 fly farms in US and Canada

AgriProtein said it wants to bring insect protein into the mainstream of animal feeds in North America.

Purina disputes the accusations and intends to fight them

Fish farm alleges Purina feed led to fish death

Veath Fish Farm has filed a lawsuit against Purina Animal Nutrition and a third party manufacturer claiming loss of income due to fish death.

Canada: Firm to offer more data in light of dioxin-based recall

After dioxin levels prompted a voluntary recall effort in Canada, Absorbent Products is turning to additional testing to demonstrate how little is bioavailable, says company president.

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.

Expanding eConnectivity in agriculture

US grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) thanks to a...

Phone app tracks nutrient levels in feed for home mixers

A feed app for smartphones is aimed at helping poultry producers better mix their own feed using local ingredients, says researcher.

Testing feed grain moisture in developing countries

Feed and grain moisture monitoring may be getting easier for producers in developing nations with a combined project from Kansas State University and the USDA.

Canada: anti-caking agent recalled over dioxin concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised a manufacturer to recall a feed ingredient from the Canadian marketplace due to unacceptable levels of dioxins.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Study questions whether organic dairy products should claim a premium

Organic and conventional feeding systems may offer similar results when a majority of pasture feeding is used, says researcher.

Mexican metrics: USDA trains spotlight on risk to corn trade with US

As Mexico becomes a more attractive and sophisticated importer, some other countries that produce yellow corn, such as Brazil and Argentina, have shown interest in exporting to the Central American...

Land O’Lakes: 'Southeast US offers the single biggest growth opportunity'

Land O’Lakes is set to build a new feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Virginia with a goal of opening in December 2018.

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil?

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.

Mercosur deal: Brussels pressed over Brazilian meat scandal

The EU farm lobby has stressed concerns over meat standards and safety must be given priority in discussions with the Latin American trade bloc in the wake of the corruption...

America’s not got talent: the feed industry recruitment challenge

The US feed industry is facing a major shortage of qualified technical talent, according to industry recruiter Continental Research.

ADM expanding feed footprint in China

Work is about to get underway on ADM’s fifth feed facility in China.

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Industry demand sees TerraVia and Bunge ramping up DHA algae production

TerraVia and Bunge said the salmon industry’s fast rate of adoption of their jointly developed algae derived DHA feed ingredient is prompting a ramp up of production in Brazil....

Cargill collaborates with New Hope on soybean facility in China

Cargill is set to open in an oilseeds facility as part of a joint venture with China's New Hope.

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...

US team weighs up benefits of hulless barley as dairy feed

In times of high feed ingredient prices, dairy cows may be seeing a new ingredient in their ration – hulless barley, says researcher.

Special edition: organic feed

Fungal supplement may reduce parasite load in organic dairy calf systems

Dietary treatments of fungal spores may help manage gut parasites in calves reared organically, say researchers.

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