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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Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance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.

New report again ‘casts doubt’ on sustainability pledges of Cargill and Bunge

Cargill and Bunge stress they are focused on ending deforestation in their supply chains, as a report decries continued land clearing in the Brazilian Cerrado and the Bolivian Amazon allegedly...

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...

Special Edition: early animal nutrition

Maternal supplementation with methionine shows benefit for neonatal calf development: study

A cow’s prenatal diet offers the opportunity for “nutritional programing” in the calf, say researchers.

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.

US: Alltech goes west with purchase of Montana based feed company

Kentucky headquartered, Alltech, expands US interests with the acquisition of WestFeeds.

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.

Dutch feed group releases trading update

Concerns about Brexit bearing down on UK agri business: ForFarmers

ForFarmers says the market circumstances in the UK remain challenging in the short term. 

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).

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.

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. 

US researchers test high fiber forage in dairy cattle

High-preforming dairy cattle saw milk production remain consistent when teff hay replaced alfalfa and corn silage in feed, says researcher.

Continued growth in non-GM milk, poultry in Germany

The turnover of food products within the dairy, poultry and egg categories certified against a government backed non-GM food label in Germany is forecast to reach €4.4bn in 2017.

In drought conditions, cactus feed supports cattle production

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

Algae producer, Zivo, in cultivation contract with Spanish company

US firm, Zivo Bioscience, has just entered into a new cultivation contract with Algatek, based in Entrego, Spain, to produce its proprietary algae strain in photobioreactors, according to a company...

Hike expected in demand for grain and feed in the UAE

The overall consumption of grain and feed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will grow nearly 6% over the next year, thus boosting imports, finds a USDA GAIN report. 

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.

Cargill in capital shift away from feed yard and cattle ownership

Cargill is planning to sell its remaining cattle feed yards to Nebraska-based Green Plains.

Tannins in feed may offer production boost for dairy cattle

In-silage tannins may make dairy cattle more efficient without the need for additional dietary protein, says researcher.

News in brief

Deciphering rumen microflora and link with dairy productivity

Lallemand Animal Nutrition says its two new educational resources for dairy cow management are aimed at helping industry better understand the rumen environment and microbial function, along with the potential...

60-second interview: challenges in verifying a non-GMO feed supply chain

Andy Green, sustainability expert at Cert ID Europe, part of the Group ID group, wants to keep a lid on the costs of non-GM verification. We caught up with him to...

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.

Glencore expects to handle larger maize volumes through UK port expansion

Glencore Agriculture says its buy-out of Dorset based animal feed supplier, Mercury Commodities, will enable it to grow its feed business in the UK.

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