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Dispatches from SPACE 2017

Sanders Euralis looks to develop a French soybean chain

Sanders, the animal feed business of French agri group, Avril, in conjunction with the cooperative, Euralis, are backing French protein production through the opening of a soybean crushing facility in...

US: Daniel Baum aims to move into more specialty feed markets

Pennsylvania-based Daniel Baum Company is buying several product lines from Kauffman’s Animal Health with an eye toward expanding company reach, says executive. 

US: Tyson feed mill, poultry complex told to find new roost

After facing community pushback, a proposed Tyson Foods feed mill and poultry processing facility in Kansas, US is on hold.

FDA looks to get more 'nuanced view' of fluctuation in livestock targeted antibiotic sales

The FDA said a new analytical method will support its ongoing efforts to encourage the judicious use of antimicrobials in US food-producing animals, in its bid to help ensure the...

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

Middle East, Asia and Americas perform for additive group Anpario

Feed additives company, Anpario, posted an earnings hike for the first half of 2017.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

New Olam feed and protein business aimed at boosting food security in Nigeria

Last week saw Olam International inaugurate its new poultry feed mill, hatchery and poultry farm in Kaduna State and its new integrated poultry and fish feed mill at Ilorin in...

Boosting profit from optimizing steam conditioning, pelleting and cooling in feed mills

An event last week focused on ways to improve feed mill operation costs, while also maximizing quality, hygiene and security of the feed at such facilities.

Dispatches from SPACE 2017

How can an SME scale feed additive producer enter the EU registration game?

French botanical extracts producer, Nor Feed, secured official EU authorization for its dry grape extract as a sensory additive for feed in February this year. 

Commission told to extend 5% non-organic feed protein rule

UK farming organizations are urging the EU Commission to extend two derogations for organic pigs and poultry that are due to expire at the end of this year.

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

Feed protein player Unibio evaluates West African deal

Denmark’s Unibio is evaluating a joint venture (JV) on methane gas to feed protein production in Nigeria.

SPACE 2017 Live!

The feedback from SPACE2017 was that profitability is returning somewhat to the French dairy industry, but impatience lingers, the country's pork sector is holding steady, though the French poultry industry...

Regionally relevant probiotic may boost growth, weight gain in broilers

A novel probiotic strain may offer an alternative to antibiotic use by supporting weight gain and broiler health, say researchers.

News in brief

Dutch feed group to lend expertise to African, Asian and Latin American farmers

ForFarmers has announced it is to collaborate with Agriterra to help professionalize farmers' organizations and cooperatives in emerging markets. 

Prebiotic products failed to deliver in broiler study

A study evaluating the use of dry whey, chitosan, a mixture of both, and inulin in wheat based broiler diets found reduced bird growth due to lower feed intake.

Insect meal producer, Entobel, seeking additional investment, partner

Vietnam based insect feed producer, Entobel, won the final of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge held in Ho Chi Minh City last week. 

Investors to plough millions into Irish start-up and early stage AgTech

A new €20m fund for farm technology innovation was launched yesterday in Ireland.

Anatara and Zoetis in talks to commercialize antibiotic alternative

Zoetis has started the negotiation process with Australia's Anatara Lifesciences on an licence option to develop an anti-scour supplement for the global market.

European feed manufacturer space: acquisitions, new builds and a Halal deal

As autumn sneaks in, we review recent developments at some of Europe’s major feed production players. 

Sodium butyrate has benefits for birds with necrotic enteritis: study

Microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) supplementation enhanced intestinal barrier function of broiler birds challenged with necrotic enteritis, finds a Chinese study.

Campaigners want US to rethink biofuel feedstocks

Factors such as direct and indirect land use conversion, higher feed prices and environmental damage are prompting US environmental campaigners, Mighty Earth, and others to demand the EPA reconsider and...

Grass derived protein could support EU organic production

A Danish study shows that a protein product produced using a new method for refining proteins from green biomass could provide a very promising feed ingredient for organic pig and...

Fitness check for EU feed additives regulation

The European Commission is seeking comments on the extent to which the existing EU feed additive legislative framework is fit for purpose.

Feed sustainability and quality control needs collaboration, says Australian industry head

The feed sector must work together over the next five years if it wants to advance in contaminant control, sustainable sourcing and efficient processing, says the head of Stockfeed Manufacturers’...

Veggie power? Cargill develops fermented feed to battle disease in aquaculture

Cargill has developed a fermented vegetable feed said to be rich in organic acid for shrimp that it claims can reduce the spread of early mortality syndrome (EMS).

Earthworm meal and vermi-humus may boost broiler performance, gut health

Feeds with earthworm meal and vermi-humus may improve broiler feed efficiency, growth and gut health, say researchers.

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