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Global grain market snapshot: weather and politics still loom large

The impact of the persistent dryness and the April cold spell remains to be quantified in Europe but it has becoming more evident that the likely recovery in EU wheat...

Neovia urges industry partners to make Farm of the Future project a reality

French nutrition group, Neovia, is calling on feed companies and other agriculture partners to involve themselves in its Farm of the Future project, as it looks to develop a new...

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.

Philippines: Integrated producer beefing up feed volumes

Manila headquartered, Vitarich Corporation, a poultry and feed firm, has said it plans to double its production capacity this year. 

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Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance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

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Role of pre-weaning supplements for pigs highlighted in Alltech Young Scientist competition

The regional finalist for Alltech’s Young Scientist competition from Europe has focused her agricultural research on ways to improve the performance of pre-weaned piglets.

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.

Efficiency, new technology push US feed mills to be bigger, newer

New regulations, animal production expansions are driving a move toward larger, newer feed mills in the US, says new economic report.

US researchers track pathogen survival in swine feed

Feed or feed ingredients may offer viral pathogens access to US farmed swine, say researchers.

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.

Stable fishmeal prices forecast, alternative protein players could face choppy waters

Fishmeal prices have softened and look like they are going to stay at that level for the mid-term, a trend that could weigh heavily on the fortunes of many an...

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. 

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...

Fish, poultry and pig producers can now test novel gas to feed protein

California based biotechnology company, Calysta, says it has produced sufficient quantity of its novel protein, FeedKind, to be able to ship samples for testing worldwide.

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.

KMP buys out fish oil interests of Marvesa

German feed ingredients distributor, Köster Marine Proteins (KMP) has acquired 100% of the fish oil business of the Dutch distributor and trader, Marvesa.

Special Edition: Early Animal Nutrition

Novus investigates optimizing sow diets for piglet growth

A Novus International roundtable on swine nutrition pointed to ongoing challenges in swine production and areas where research could improve piglet growth and development.

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...

Finnish salmonella study estimates risk from pig feed, argues for status quo on controls UPDATED

Replacing imported feed raw materials with domestic ones could lead to a decrease in the Salmonella prevalence among pigs in countries where infection is low, such as in Finland, finds...

Politics and precipitation: grain markets keep close eye on elections and rain

The weather and the outcome of the French elections could play a pivotal role in the European wheat market in the coming weeks. 

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