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Chinese firm constructing tilapia farm in Angola

A Chinese state-owned company is reportedly investing US$1m in tilapia production in Angola.

Prize on offer to company selling fish-free “fish oil”

An upcoming fish oil challenge aims to support and reward sales of fish feeds with no fish oil. 

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

New Olam feed and protein business aimed at boosting food security in Nigeria

Last week saw Olam International inaugurate its new poultry feed mill, hatchery and poultry farm in Kaduna State and its new integrated poultry and fish feed mill at Ilorin in...

Boosting profit from optimizing steam conditioning, pelleting and cooling in feed mills

An event last week focused on ways to improve feed mill operation costs, while also maximizing quality, hygiene and security of the feed at such facilities.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

Feed protein player Unibio evaluates West African deal

Denmark’s Unibio is evaluating a joint venture (JV) on methane gas to feed protein production in Nigeria.

Insect meal producer, Entobel, seeking additional investment, partner

Vietnam based insect feed producer, Entobel, won the final of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge held in Ho Chi Minh City last week. 

TechAccel wants to 'de-risk' agricultural, animal nutrition and health technologies

The Kansas-headquartered company seeks to collaborate with start-ups or support development of a university project to the stage where it would be commercially viable.

IFFO picks holes in paper linking fishmeal and antibiotic resistance

Some perspective is required when evaluating the results of the recently published Chinse study identifying antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal, argues the IFFO.

European feed manufacturer space: acquisitions, new builds and a Halal deal

As autumn sneaks in, we review recent developments at some of Europe’s major feed production players. 

Low-cost enzymes may offer digestion boost to tilapia

Soybean meal and low-cost enzymes use may offer boost to tilapia production, though results differ when alternative plant proteins are used, say researchers.

Research shows antibiotic resistant genes in fishmeal

Chinese scientists have found 132 antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in commercially available fishmeal.

AEV expands feed business in Vietnam

Pilmico International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Philippine based Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) has acquired a 70% stake in Vietnam’s Eurofeed.

Fitness check for EU feed additives regulation

The European Commission is seeking comments on the extent to which the existing EU feed additive legislative framework is fit for purpose.

Nile tilapia farmed in cold water may see performance boost from added α-linolenic acid

Raising levels of α-linolenic acid in tilapia diets may improve growth, weight gain and feed efficiency in a cold-water environment, say researchers.

Veggie power? Cargill develops fermented feed to battle disease in aquaculture

Cargill has developed a fermented vegetable feed said to be rich in organic acid for shrimp that it claims can reduce the spread of early mortality syndrome (EMS).

Summer of ‘17 moves in the world of US feed

The past several summer months have seen multiple moves, new hires and elections among members of the US feed industries.

Cargill: sustainable feed, fish production worth the higher price tag for US consumers

A customer survey highlights the role for sustainable feed and fish production in the US marketplace, says Cargill Aqua Nutrition manager.

Using pre-gelatinized starch in aqua diets may boost tilapia growth, performance

Pre-gelatinized starch may offer a growth boost to fish and improve pellet characteristics, say researchers.

US tilapia producer opens $5m aqua feed mill with focus on feed quality

Blue Ridge Aquaculture is integrating its production system with the opening of subsidiary Blue Ridge Aquafeed to generate the feed used for their fish production, says director.

Ridley CEO: ‘We’ll be looking to commercialize Novacq in the next 18 months’

Ridley Corporation has started harvesting trial batches of its bioactive feed Novacq on a large-scale in Thailand 

Corbion seeks microalgae platform in TerraVia bid

The acquisition of TerraVia would bring an algae platform along with research and production facilities to Corbion if approved, said executive.

News in brief

FAO carrying out survey on contaminants in feed

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking industry feedback and data on potential contaminants in feed.

Evonik expects lower methionine volumes in Q3

In its Q2 financial results, Evonik reported good demand and improved market sentiment in its animal nutrition business towards the end of the quarter. 

TerraVia files for bankruptcy, announces potential sale

TerraVia voluntarily applied to restructure and has had a $20m “stalking horse” stock and asset purchase agreement offered.

Meihua Holdings signs amino acids production deal with Ajinomoto

Ajinomoto has entered into an agreement to subcontract the manufacture of feed use amino acids to China’s Meihua Holdings Group. 

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