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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.

Cattle diets lower in crude protein may boost nitrogen recycling

An international team of researchers from Brazil and Canada examined the influence of dietary crude protein (CP) level and animal gender on the recovery of nitrogen (15N) in microbial protein.

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.

Contaminated feed likely cause of 60 BSE cases in EU since ban: EFSA

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) experts have concluded that contaminated feed was the most probably source of infection in the 60 BSE cases that have occurred in the EU after the...

Australian firm files patent for high-protein native shrub feed

Wilson Pastoral has developed a solid feed using saltbush and bluebush that it claims is a sustainable and economical alternative to current feeds.

Devenish buys ‘strategic’ stake in Turkish premix firm to expand in region

Northern Ireland's Devenish Nutrition has acquired a 50% share in leading Turkish premix brand, Yem-Vit.

EU action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance

The Commission has committed to continuing to promote animal husbandry and feeding regimes that support good animal health and welfare to reduce the use of antibiotics at farm level.

Special Edition: Feed Production Technology

Kent capital investments focus on improved technology

Efficiency, safety and product consistency are among the focuses for a series of ongoing capital investments for Kent Nutrition Group, says VP.

ADM recalls cattle feed lot for high monensin levels

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) seeks the return of a specific lot of bagged cattle feed after finding high levels of monensin.

Compliant NI feed firms can expect fewer inspections

Feed businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) who participate in and comply with feed assurance schemes – FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS – can look forward to fewer inspections and less sampling,...

Fire destroyed feed mill rises from ashes

A feed mill in Caledonia, New York that generated feed for Purina Animal Nutrition has been rebuilt and opened after being destroyed in a fire in 2014.

US sorghum group seeks to expand market, footprint in Mexico

US sorghum producers are setting their sights on expanding relationships and markets for the feed grain in Mexico after visiting poultry, swine and cattle producers there, says industry representative.  

News in brief

Hike in animal feed exports from Scotland

Scotland reported an increase in its exports of animal feed in the first three months of 2017 compared to Q1 2016.

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

Improved efficiency, agricultural sustainability: AgTech trends in the US

Data tracking, aquaculture and insect production offer some areas for ag technology investments moving forward, says CEO.

UK election result adding to instability

Global grain market under pressure, prices may go higher: analyst

The UK election result has increased instability in grain markets, and buyers were rightly advised to take precautionary risk measures against political fallout and weather related developments, says an analyst.

EFSA: trial does not allow safety evaluation of zinc compound

EFSA was unable to conclude on the safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate as an additive for us in feed due to the limitations of the study the applicant...

Mate extract improves carcass quality, oxidative stability in feedlot cattle

Adding mate extract to the diets of feedlot cattle boosted meat quality and oxidative stability, say researchers.

UK anticipates more ‘forensic approach’ to feed safety audits

UK feed and agribusiness industry representative group, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), has changed the company it uses to endorse and audit its feed safety scheme.

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Weaning time, plasma use, supplements and on: a look at trends in early animal nutrition

Recent work to address or improve the nutrition of young animals, from just hatched birds to calves facing weaning challenges includes a look at feed palatability, pre-weaning supplements and maternal...

Feed industry descends on Lille for conference to debate the future of soy

Stakeholders in the feed industry will be in France this week to attend a two-day conference that will debate the future of the soy industry.

Global grain market snapshot: weather and politics still loom large

The impact of the persistent dryness and the April cold spell remains to be quantified in Europe but it has becoming more evident that the likely recovery in EU wheat...

Neovia urges industry partners to make Farm of the Future project a reality

French nutrition group, Neovia, is calling on feed companies and other agriculture partners to involve themselves in its Farm of the Future project, as it looks to develop a new...

Live! One '17 the Alltech Ideas Conference

One goal is to give conference attendees a ‘headache,’ says Alltech founder.

Glencore comes knocking, but Bunge indicates it is not ready to play ball

Bunge says it is not entering into any merger talks with Swiss headquartered Glencore.

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