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EU imposes limits on commodity trading, opponents say new rules 'too permissive'

January 2018 will see new rules enter force in the EU aimed at curbing speculation in products such as wheat, maize and soybeans. 

AMR report prompts further calls to curb use of antibiotics in farming

Multi-drug resistance in Salmonella bacteria is high across the EU but resistance to critically important antimicrobials used to treat severe human cases of Salmonella infection remains low, finds a report by two EU agencies....

European crop report: wheat protein levels on par with 2015

The average protein content of wheat - 11.52% - in Europe this year is about half a percent above that of 2015, found the latest crop report from Evonik.

60 Second Interview: Ruminant nutrition focus and expansion

In an ongoing series taking a closer look a feed industry careers, we caught up with Sabrina Zettell, nutrition and technical service manager at Canadian Bio-Systems.

Agribusiness says politics trumps science in Commission move

Some 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.

Reports from IPPE

Enzyme, phytase combo supports poultry production with less phosphorus: study

Phosphorus reduction and mode-of-action research is one part of an ongoing expansion effort for Canadian Bio-Systems, says technical director.

DSM: Vit C shutdown and LATAM only headwinds in Q4

DSM said it had a very strong 2016, one that was well ahead of strategic goals, as it released it full year and Q4 financial results today.

UK: Poultry feed production leaving others in the shade

Animal feed production for the UK was up 6.4% for poultry and 1.4% for cattle and calves but down 5.3% for pigs in December 2016 compared to same month a year earlier. 

Nutreco challenge – which feed innovations have made the grade?

Dutch feed group, Nutreco, said it has selected 10 finalists for the closing phase of its Feed Tech Challenge event this month in the Netherlands. 

Silage additive producer quibbles with EFSA over analytical tool

Agriton says it disagrees with an EFSA opinion on its silage additive 

Reports from IPPE

Nor-Feed looks to US with antibiotic alternatives

Nor-Feed plans to bring plant-based, antibiotic alternatives to the US market, says company CEO. 

Danish Agro 'consolidates' its position in Europe

The Danish Agro group, which operates, primarily, in the Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, has posted pre-tax profits of €84m for 2016 - an improvement of 3.8% on 2015.

Inconclusive EFSA findings on safety of talc derived feed additive

EFSA has reiterated a previous finding on a talc based additive, produced by Italian company, IMI FABI.

‘The soybean market will likely remain bearish in the medium to long term’

Speculators have started to liquidate their buying positions in the soybean complex as the crop in Argentina looks better than expected.

Special edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

Evonik tracking Chinese agtech and animal nutrition innovation

Evonik says it is boosting its corporate venturing activities in Asia by taking a stake in a Chinese investment fund that focuses on the agriculture and nutrition sector.

Former foodstuffs processors back proposed EU waste targets

The UK’s association for former foodstuffs processing has welcomed the recent proposal by MEPs to halve food waste by 2030. 

Danube GM free soy use case for ‘Internet of Things’ technology

This year sees the start of a four-year project co-funded by the EU to advance the implementation of ‘Internet of Things’ technologies to reduce waste and improve efficiency in the...

Live! IPPE 2017 Day 3

Attendance was up for the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), say event organizers.

US: Syfrett Feed hit with court order over medicated feed 'violations'

The US authorities have filed an enforcement action against the Florida feed manufacturer over reported violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&CA).

What does a coughing pig reveal?

Is precision livestock farming (PLF) still a utopian dream or does agribusiness see such tools as potentially transformative?

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Feeding cows milk that may contain antibiotic residues - what's the risk?

EFSA says the feeding to calves of colostrum and milk containing residues of antimicrobials that could select for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria should be avoided.

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Limited diets with high DDGs inclusion support growth, nutrient digestion in dairy heifers

Use of high levels of dried distillers grains maintains growth performance and increases digestibility for dairy heifers getting limited rations, says researcher.

EU and Brazilian players act to foster 'more sustainable' soy production and trade

A new “cooperation agreement” sees the setting up, for the first time, of a formal working relationship between Brazilian soy producers and key European soy purchasers.

Sweets for cows? Questions raised as candy feed lands on roadway

The use of candy in feed garners attention in mainstream media after a spill of a load of Skittles, manufactured by Mars Inc, found on a roadside in the US.

Acquisition bolsters Nutreco's standing in US, Canada

Dutch feed giant, Nutreco, has agreed to buy Canadian feed manufacturer, Hi Pro Feeds. 

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