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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.

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.

Neovia buys premix player in Mexico

Animal nutrition group, Neovia, has acquired Apligén, a Mexico based company specializing in the production of premix, specialty feed, and additives.

EU farmers want short-term ban imposed on Brazilian meat imports

The EU farm lobby wants the EU Commission to impose a temporary ban on Brazilian meat imports, in the wake of the meat scandal in the Latin American country. 

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.

Understanding mode of action of antibiotic resistance

Biomin wants to gain greater insight into how replacement of in-feed antibiotics by certain feed additives can reduce the presence of antibiotic resistance genes.

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...

EU parliament votes to keep food losses as feed, not waste

The feed and formers foodstuffs sectors have welcomed the plenary vote by the EU Parliament backing a Commission proposal to leave raw materials placed on the market as feed outside...

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.

Glyphosate should not be classed as a carcinogen: ECHA

In a long awaited opinion, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said, on the available scientific evidence, there were no grounds to classify the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogen, as...

Neovia on the asset trail in Asia

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, said it is planning acquisitions in Asia in the coming 12 months but it would not disclose in which markets or in which livestock segments...

ForFarmers 2016 results: Revenue down, volumes up

ForFarmers said its net revenue for 2016 declined by 6% to €2.1bn last year, with it citing lower raw material prices and the impact of a weaker pound sterling. 

De Heus expands footprint in Spanish feed market

De Heus says it has bolstered its position on the Spanish feed market by acquiring compound feed manufacturer, Acorex.

Agri-trade alliance prepares for Brexit battle

A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.

Clear conscience: users of responsible soy can claim ‘zero deforestation’

By sourcing soy that conforms to a new responsible production standard, feed users and producers can demonstrate that their operations haven’t had caused any deforestation.

ADM expanding feed footprint in China

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

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

India: Ruminants on Nutriad’s radar

Nutriad has traditionally focused on the swine and poultry segments in Asia, but is now looking to target the cattle market in the region, bringing insights from other ruminant markets...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Germany: Organic feed sector proving growth driver for wheat starch player

Wheat starch producer, Kröner-Stärke, said it can meet demand for locally produced organic raw materials as it notes a booming sector in Germany.

Chile looks set to open its market to EU beef exports

The EU veal sector, in particular, could benefit if Chile opens up its market to EU beef, says the Commission.

Should producers hike zinc levels in high producing dairy cows?

There are productivity and economic impacts from formulating with quality trace mineral sources at the appropriate levels, says Zinpro.

Canadian team seeing results in research aimed at methane reduction in cattle

Trial additives, feed ingredients and farm management all play a part in addressing methane emissions in cattle production, says researcher.

Controlling deforestation will require government, industry, farmers, local communities and civil society to develop new systems, says Bunge

'Bunge and Cargill are not living up to their commitments to protect forests' claims Mighty Earth soy investigation

One company alone cannot solve deforestation challenges linked to soy, says Bunge

FEFAC downbeat about prospects for EU compound feed production in 2017

There was a decrease in EU compound feed production in 2016 – it was down 1% on 2015, according to data released by FEFAC this week. 

News in brief

UK feed producer fined as worker loses finger

A court has fined UK animal feed manufacturer, W L Duffield and Sons Ltd, after a mill cleaner suffered a serious hand injury.

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