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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.

'The industrial scale will be in the many 10s of thousands of tons per annum'

Bühler and Protix align for 'breakthrough' in large scale insect production

Protix and Bühler have joined forces to develop "cost-effective, industrial scale" insect feed production technology.

AlzChem plans IPO to gain bigger foothold in feed additives

German chemical company, AlzChem, today announced it plans to go public in the first half of this year.

Investors back French insect feed start-up to the tune of €1.3m

Paris headquartered, nextProtein, says it is ready to scale up production at its new expanded operations this year, after generating €1.3m in fundraising.

USDA soy estimates take market by surprise

US grain stocks details offer different pictures for corn and soybeans, says economist.

Trump and Pence told trade crucial for feed and agri-business

Industry representatives have reminded the incoming US administration of the importance of trade for feed ingredient and agricultural producers.

Investors back KnipBio's alternative fish feed protein

A new funding round offers support to alternative fish feed protein development and commercialization efforts, says KnipBio CEO.

Alltech algae feed supplements find Canadian approval

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

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Alltech extends reach with acquisition of Spanish horticultural business

Alltech said it is bolstering its crop science business through the acquisition of Spanish agriculture and horticulture product developer, Solbiosur.

Probiotics: Evonik forging own path, ends Asian tie-up with Chr. Hansen

Evonik is ending its probiotic collaboration with Danish producer, Chr. Hansen, in the Asia Pacific region; the German firm says it wants to develop markets now for its own probiotic...

French producer, Ynsect, generates over $15m in funding

Insect protein player, Ynsect, says it has raised USD$15.2m in a Series B investment round.

60 second interview: Using tech in feed formulation, mill management

In a new series on feed careers, we caught up with Bruce Feist, managing director of Format Solutions regarding his current role, how he how he arrived at where he...

AgriProtein and Twynam Group in licensing deal

Australasia to get 20 new insect feed factories

Insect feed producer, AgriProtein, has announced a licensing deal with its Australian partner, Twynam Group, that it said will see 20 insect feed factories being rolled out across Australasia.

Japan: Methionine facility set to target Asian poultry sector

Sumitomo Chemical is building a methionine manufacturing facility on the island of Shikoku in Japan.

Researchers find ideal histidine levels to boost tilapia growth

Targeted histidine levels point toward improved growth, muscle development in Nile tilapia, say researchers.

FDA extends comment period on antimicrobial use in animal ag

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the consultation period on antimicrobial use that it originally announced in September.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

ADM continues to build case for yeast and immune defense

ADM Animal Nutrition says it is investing in R&D to strengthen the use of its well-established whole cell yeast product, Citristim, in aquaculture, while it continues to shore up its...

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Feed climbs up the rankings at Roquette

Feed ingredient sales have become increasingly critical to Roquette’s overall income, accounting for 25% of its $3bn turnover now.

Gas to feed protein: Cargill and Calysta reveal US plant location

Cargill’s corn oil production site in Memphis, Tennessee will be the location of the first commercial scale facility for manufacture of Calysta’s gas to feed protein, FeedKind.

Investors give South African insect feed firm massive dollar injection

South African insect derived feed producer, AgriProtein, has generated USD$17.5m in capital to fund expansion into Europe, North and South America and Asia.

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Evonik splashes €45m on methionine production technology

Evonik is paying €45m for amino acid technology from French group, METEX.

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Pancosma invests in additives producer in China

Pancosma has acquired an 80% majority shareholding in a Chinese feed additives firm, Jangsu Keybio Biology Technology Co, to accelerate its development in China.

Danes producing fishmeal substitute

Danish biotech company, UniBio, said it has officially entered the commercial phase in the development of its methane gas derived protein alternative to fishmeal and soy.

Dispatches from EuroTier 2016

Italian firm exploiting immune boosting yeast extracts for pigs and fish

Italian company Prosol launched two yeast products aimed at supporting the immune system of piglets, sows and fish at EuroTier 2016.

Avril specialty additives and biosecurity business secures millions from investors

Investors are showing confidence in the growth potential of the biosecurity and nutritional specialty feed additives division of the Avril Group.