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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.

News in brief

Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance

EFSA has initiated the public consultation phase in relation to a series of guidance documents supporting the safety assessment of feed additives.

Agriculture lobby has wish list for the incoming UK government

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), a trade group representing the feed, crop protection, and fertilizer industries in the UK, has produced a manifesto outlining what the UK agri-supply industry wants...

ADM feed app for US farmers seeks to offer more personalized service

ADM’s Animal Nutrition unit has launched an app in an effort to improve how farmers buy their animal feed and offer them a more personalized service.

Court decision looming in Cargill dispute with South Korean trade watchdog

A ruling in the appeal process initiated by Cargill against claims it participated in a feed cartel in South Korea is due this autumn.

Liquid feed player consolidates its position in France

Dielna, a subsidiary of the Avril Group, has acquired the ruminant liquid feed business of Provimi France, allowing it to develop its presence in the dairy segment and regionally.

California feed company settles contamination case, must pay out over $725K

Western Milling has agreed to a $526,500 cash fine and $200,000 in safety upgrades as part of a settlement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

USDA seeks improved understanding of in-feed antimicrobial use

A pair of studies is set to collect information on the use of antimicrobial products in feed and water on cattle feedlots and in swine nursery and grower-finisher facilities, says...

De Heus increases market share in Serbian feed market, invests to boost production capacity

De Heus says it is in the process of expanding the capacity of the Serbian plant it acquired two years ago to strengthen its foothold in the Balkans.

Cattle-feed additive ractopamine found in Cargill horse feed

Cargill has found trace amounts of ractopamine in an equine feed supplement and is pulling the contaminated product from market.

Food and mouth disease risk from exports: USDA reviewing system gets checkup

Improved guidance and transparency are needed for USDA’s reviews of foreign animal health systems, says GAO program director. 

In drought conditions, cactus feed supports cattle production

Spineless cactus maintains cattle performance when included in feed as a partial forage replacement, say researchers. 

Impact from Brazilian meat scandal likely in Q2: CFO

Good volume growth in animal nutrition for DSM in Q1

DSM reported a strong first quarter for Q1 2017. Its adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to €345m (US$376m), while net profit increased 75% to €149m, partly achieved on the back...

Regulatory clearance for non-GMO Canadian protein meal

Agrisoma Biosciences has gained approval to commercialize carinata as a non-GMO protein meal for beef cattle feed in the US, says CEO.

Greening the animal feed sector: carbon footprint database development

A project to benchmark the environmental impact of feed, under the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) initiative, is gathering steam.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Balance sheet will enable clued-up debate around EU protein supply: FEFAC

The Commission has published an overview of protein crops used for feed purposes in the EU.

Biotech company raises $5m to improve forage feed quality

Amfora is focusing its forage research on improving the energy level of feed crops destined for dairy feed, says executive. 

Report lays out the case for use of moringa and mulberry plants in feed

Replacing conventional animal feed with the leaves from moringa and mulberry plants could be a “win win” for both industry and farmers, according to one of the authors of a...

FAO wants views on how to best benchmark feed risk assessment

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking the views of the feed sector on guidance material on how best to conduct risk assessment for feed.

Gaps remain in US oversight of antibiotic use in production animals

More oversight is needed to track the use, in feed or other methods, of medically important antibiotics in production animals says the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Special Edition: Organic Feed

New plant breeding techniques – opportunity or death knell for organic feed and food?

There have been public debates about whether certain novel plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) such as CRISPR, could be used within the organic farming model to close the productivity gap, or...

News in brief

USDA to allow emergency grazing after western wildfire

Damage to feed and grasslands caused by wildfires in several western US states prompted President Trump to open reserved grasslands to cattle.

Carr’s Group sees squeezed margins and lower volumes in US

Contract delays and a weak cattle market in the US will result in lower than anticipate profits for the year, said Carr’s Group.

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.

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