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Bunge competitiveness program seeks to trim $250m in spending

A new cost-cutting program for Bunge aims to reduce expense spending and capital expenditure for the next several years, says CEO.

US: Center awarded $3.8m for animal and human nutrition R&D

A research partnership established by two South Dakota universities and industry members focuses on animal nutrition, health and regional economic development, says director.  

AFIA weighs in on classification debate over animals consuming biotech feed

AFIA was among those to suggest how to specify that biotech animal feed ingredients do not make animal products biotech in response to USDA questions on the subject.

US drought concerns plague cattle, feed producers on northern plains

Drought conditions in North Dakota and nearby states may be setting up a weather market for feed crop prices, says analyst.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

IFFO RS looks to make new fishmeal and fish oil sourcing standard fit for purpose

The aim of the revised IFFO RS, version 2.0, launched today, is to ensure the relevancy and credibility of the marine raw material standard, which, up to now, has mainly...

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.

Sorghum could substitute cassava as starch source for feeding Pangasius in Vietnam

Sorghum may offer a replacement feed ingredient for Pangasius aquafeeds currently using cassava, says the US Grains Council.

US: SouthFresh Aquaculture earns first BAP certification for catfish feed production

SouthFresh Aquaculture’s feed mill has become the first feed mill in the southeastern US, and the second in the country to earn a BAP certification, says company VP.  

USDA: New barley strains with bioavailable phosphorus targeted at feed sector

New low-phytate barley varieties offer feed ingredient alternative for monogastrics, say geneticists.

US: Wastewater filtering company to produce algae for feed and food as byproduct

Clearas Water Recovery company is starting a large-scale facility to clean wastewater and generate algae, and is looking to feed, food and fuel as potential byproduct markets, says executive.

Cargill sees benefits from animal nutrition and protein in Q4, full-year results

Fourth quarter and full-year results for Cargill have grown based, in part, on earnings from the animal nutrition and protein segment.

Supplemental microalgae in shrimp feed may offer improved survival in disease challenges

Microalgae supplementation may improve farmed shrimp survival rates in the face of a bacterial challenge, say researchers.

USDA releases WASDE report

US grain market: Water and heat stress may herald a reduction in yields

Dry weather, high temperatures bring concerns for some US feed crop producers, says state climatologist.

Larger pellet size may reduce pest infestation for DDGS-inclusive feeds

Storing dryer, pelletized feeds when using DDGS may reduce potential for insect infestation in animal feed, says researcher.

Brazil: Soybean exports on pace to reach record

Brazil is trending toward a record soybean production despite a slow initial pace for forward sales, says USDA agricultural attaché.

US sorghum players look to woo Chinese buyers

US sorghum producers met a Chinese feed buyers’ delegation as part of a market maintenance and expansion informational trip.

Efficacy of alternatives to antibiotics can vary considerably by species and purpose of use: Pew Trusts

Questions remain on most effective reasons to deploy antibiotic alternatives, which products are most effective and in which species, says researcher in new report.  

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.

Yerba mate supplement may bring antioxidant properties to milk production

Dietary yerba mate supplementation may offer antioxidant boost to dairy cattle without limiting intake milk yield or production, say researchers.

US: Tax-based financial incentives for new soy processing facility in Michigan

ZFS Ithaca starts progress on Michigan-based soybean processing plant, says general manager.

Cargill, Delacon partnership looks to expand market presence of phytogenic feed additives

Cargill and Delacon are partnering to expand the global market presence of phytogenic, plant-based feed additives in an ongoing effort to address consumer preference in animal feed ingredients.

What factors play a role in analyzing forage fish fishing regulation?

The interaction of predators, fishing and forage fish is more complicated than previously thought and that several factors must be considered, says researcher.

US-based fats and proteins foundation offers $250,000 in research funding

A feed ingredient research project is among seven proposals funded by the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation.

US corn, soy markets rally as planted acres bring little surprise

USDA report marks an uptick in soybean planted acres and growth in corn acres from March, in response grain markets rally, say analysts.

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Blasts from the past: Ongoing and upcoming feed tech innovation and development

We dip into the archives to get a handle on feed technology trends over the past few years.

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