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EU regulatory clearance for $130 billion merger of Dow and DuPont

The EU said it decided to approve a merger between US chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, because they made “significant commitments” to meet its competition concerns.

Neovia buys premix player in Mexico

Animal nutrition group, Neovia, has acquired Apligén, a Mexico based company specializing in the production of premix, specialty feed, and additives.

Phone app tracks nutrient levels in feed for home mixers

A feed app for smartphones is aimed at helping poultry producers better mix their own feed using local ingredients, says researcher.

EU farmers want short-term ban imposed on Brazilian meat imports

The EU farm lobby wants the EU Commission to impose a temporary ban on Brazilian meat imports, in the wake of the meat scandal in the Latin American country. 

Project aims to find protein feeds ‘fit for the future’

The team behind the Protein Challenge, an initiative aimed at taking the pressure off land and sea for feed, has begun work on the development of a new benchmarking tool. ...

Mexican metrics: USDA trains spotlight on risk to corn trade with US

As Mexico becomes a more attractive and sophisticated importer, some other countries that produce yellow corn, such as Brazil and Argentina, have shown interest in exporting to the Central American...

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil?

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.

Understanding mode of action of antibiotic resistance

Biomin wants to gain greater insight into how replacement of in-feed antibiotics by certain feed additives can reduce the presence of antibiotic resistance genes.

Mercosur deal: Brussels pressed over Brazilian meat scandal

The EU farm lobby has stressed concerns over meat standards and safety must be given priority in discussions with the Latin American trade bloc in the wake of the corruption...

EU insect meal manufacturers look beyond fish

European insect protein players are aiming to push for regulatory change to allow larvae meal to be used in EU pig and poultry production. 

News in brief

Japan: corn supply crisis eases

Feed manufacturers in Japan, under pressure in recent weeks due to a supply shortage of corn arising from the cold weather in the US, told Reuters the crisis has eased.

DuPont cracks enzyme combo for boosting Indian layer production

DuPont says its new enzyme combination for inclusion in Indian layer diets has the ability to improve egg production by 2% and feed conversion ratio by 3%.

EU parliament votes to keep food losses as feed, not waste

The feed and formers foodstuffs sectors have welcomed the plenary vote by the EU Parliament backing a Commission proposal to leave raw materials placed on the market as feed outside...

America’s not got talent: the feed industry recruitment challenge

The US feed industry is facing a major shortage of qualified technical talent, according to industry recruiter Continental Research.

Glyphosate should not be classed as a carcinogen: ECHA

In a long awaited opinion, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said, on the available scientific evidence, there were no grounds to classify the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogen, as...

Botanicals player pulls off second regulatory coup

Delacon said it received the official EU authorization of its plant-based compound for use in poultry last week.

Neovia on the asset trail in Asia

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, said it is planning acquisitions in Asia in the coming 12 months but it would not disclose in which markets or in which livestock segments...

ForFarmers 2016 results: Revenue down, volumes up

ForFarmers said its net revenue for 2016 declined by 6% to €2.1bn last year, with it citing lower raw material prices and the impact of a weaker pound sterling. 

De Heus expands footprint in Spanish feed market

De Heus says it has bolstered its position on the Spanish feed market by acquiring compound feed manufacturer, Acorex.

Agri-trade alliance prepares for Brexit battle

A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.

Clear conscience: users of responsible soy can claim ‘zero deforestation’

By sourcing soy that conforms to a new responsible production standard, feed users and producers can demonstrate that their operations haven’t had caused any deforestation.

Evonik’s Asian strategy: We will build on what Norel established

Evonik says it is aiming to expand its probiotics portfolio in Asia with Ecobiol, using VIV Asia as a platform.

ADM expanding feed footprint in China

Work is about to get underway on ADM’s fifth feed facility in China.

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

India: Ruminants on Nutriad’s radar

Nutriad has traditionally focused on the swine and poultry segments in Asia, but is now looking to target the cattle market in the region, bringing insights from other ruminant markets...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Germany: Organic feed sector proving growth driver for wheat starch player

Wheat starch producer, Kröner-Stärke, said it can meet demand for locally produced organic raw materials as it notes a booming sector in Germany.

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