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'Political in-fighting have taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans

An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.

Dairy feed challenges: 'Mycotoxins not the only culprits'

Rock River Laboratory is offering a new diagnostic suite for US dairy and cattle producers after increasing demand for analysis from those sectors last year.

60 second interview: Dairy innovation and feed industry communication

In an ongoing series about feed industry careers, we caught up with Troy Wistuba, director of dairy technical solutions at Purina to talk about his new position, how he arrived...

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Can garlic oil reduce calf greenhouse gas emissions?

Garlic oil may offer a way to reduce cow gas emissions when used with a high concentrate diet, say researchers.

Phosphates cartel: EU court validates €60m fine on Timab

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed the Roullier group’s appeal and confirmed the €60m fine imposed on its subsidiary, Timab, by the EU Commission for its role in...

Mycotoxins: Threshold no longer the only barometer of risk

The co-contamination of feedstuffs with multiple mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception, according to the lead author on a new paper, published in Toxins.

UK feed business performing for Carr's group

UK agribusiness group, Carr’s, has shown the advantage of its diversified strategy, say analysts. 

FDA: US human-important antimicrobials sales grow, made up 62% of sales of all antimicrobials approved for livestock

Sales and distribution of antimicrobials continue to grow in the US, despite efforts to reduce use in animal feed and production.

Alltech algae feed supplements find Canadian approval

Alltech’s algae-based DHA supplements for terrestrial production animals see approval for use in Canada.

GM NK603 corn research generates debate in Europe and the US

Design of GMO corn 'equivalence' study flawed: US animal scientist

A new study on GM corn, involving French researcher Séralini, whose previous work has generated controversy, has spurred scientific debate on both sides of the Atlantic.

Is a rebound in cereal and oilseed prices on the cards?

All eyes are on Brazil and Argentina in terms of how weather will likely affect grains output in those leading maize and soybean producing countries. 

Nor Feed gets EU thumbs-up for its dry grape extract

The European Commission has authorized a dry grape extract developed and commercialized by French plant extracts producer, Nor-Feed, as a botanical sensory additive for use in animal nutrition.

Neovia buys French ruminant and horse speciality feed player, confirms Brazilian deal

Neovia moves to shore up its position on the specialty nutrition market globally by acquiring Agranix, a French producer of nutritional products for ruminants and horses. 

What is the state of the feed industry in 2016?

The FeedNavigator State of the Industry 2016 report indicated the feed sector is struggling to recruit employees with the appropriate skill base.

Outlook 2017

The road ahead: EU protein balance sheet, currency fluctuations, aqua feed M&A

We asked trade groups, a leading manufacturer and a market analyst to forecast how 2017 will play out for the European and international feed sector. 

Zivo and NutriQuest in algae feed ingredient R&D venture

US company, Zivo Bioscience and, feed additive producer, NutriQuest, have formed an alliance to jointly develop and test animal nutrition products derived from Zivo’s proprietary algae strain.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

New EU rules to boost food and feed safety one step away from adoption

The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.

Outlook 2017

60 second interview: 'Consolidation trend a real opportunity for both the industry and Cargill'

The integration of EWOS, antimicrobial resistance, and talent development: Cargill feed executive looks back and forward

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Inorganic arsenic, arsenolipids, iodine – tracking future feed controls

A risk assessment of arsenolipids, which are lipid-soluble arsenic-containing compounds present in marine oils, is urgently needed, says a researcher. 

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Crisis-sparked research generates digital tools for feed and food safety

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has developed software to estimate the transfer of certain environmental contaminants in feed to milk, eggs and pork.

EU organic farming regulation still proving divisive

EU agriculture ministers have failed to reach a consensus on the proposal for organic regulation.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging Feed Risks

What risks are involved in switching formulations in feed plants?

Feed for multiple animals can be made at the same facility if safeguards are followed, says biosecurity expert.  

Cargill to build $19m feed facility in Michigan

Cargill is starting work on a $19m dairy feed manufacturing facility in Owosso, Michigan.

Outlook 2017

What bumps on the road should the meat supply chain watch out for in 2017?

Power shifts, margin squeezes, the potential of alternative proteins in food and feed, value added meat products, uncertainty around currency movements and trade talks will likely be the dominant themes...

US: ADM continues animal nutrition business expansion

ADM is to build a new feed facility to replace its existing production plant in Columbus, Nebraska, a location the producer said is key to its US business.