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Expanding eConnectivity in agriculture

US grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) thanks to a...

Canada: anti-caking agent recalled over dioxin concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised a manufacturer to recall a feed ingredient from the Canadian marketplace due to unacceptable levels of dioxins.

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.

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.

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

Lallemand to address aqua feed costs, formulation challenges in Bangkok

Lallemand is flagging up the benefits of using yeast derivatives, probiotics, and antioxidants in fish and shrimp nutrition at an aquaculture focused conference tomorrow ahead of the VIV Asia trade...

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.

Irish insect protein biotech firm secures €1m funding for industrial scale-up

Three young Irish entrepreneurs are on the cusp of bringing to market insect protein and oil after securing second round funding of €1m for their “revolutionary” insect farming venture, Hexafly. ...

Industry demand sees TerraVia and Bunge ramping up DHA algae production

TerraVia and Bunge said the salmon industry’s fast rate of adoption of their jointly developed algae derived DHA feed ingredient is prompting a ramp up of production in Brazil....

US team weighs up benefits of hulless barley as dairy feed

In times of high feed ingredient prices, dairy cows may be seeing a new ingredient in their ration – hulless barley, says researcher.

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

Vietnamese production base keeps costs low for Belgian insect meal producer

Entobel is aiming to achieve 100,000 tons a year of insect meal production by 2025.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Capital released for US farmers transitioning to organic

Starting at the end of March, US feed crop producers working toward organic certification will be able to gain funding support for some fees involved in the certification process.

Methionine price declines to level out: Evonik

Evonik said lower prices in its animal nutrition business was one of the main reason for a 13% drop in fourth quarter earnings in 2016.

News in brief

Lallemand acquires Nebraska-based feed additive company

The yeast producer said the purchase of Nova Microbial Technologies is part of its effort to offer more microbial products and focus on services related to improving animal performance and well-being....

Is access to genetically improved fish breeds an issue?

Animal nutrition and breeding company, EW Group, acquires Norwegian tilapia genetics player

Animal breeding, animal nutrition and animal health holding entity, EW Group, has acquired a Norwegian tilapia breeding company, GenoMar Genetics.

News in brief

Locusts destroy feed crops in Bolivia

A plague of locusts has descended upon the feed crop producing region of Bolivia, says the USDA.

Hansen-Mueller looks to expand footprint with new feed bagging facility

A new facility is set to expand feed bagging, organic processing opportunities for Hansen-Mueller. 

Special Edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

US DDGS producers seek Trump’s help on Chinese market

The US Grains Council and ethanol groups are asking the Trump administration for support to secure the Chinese DDGS and ethanol markets.

Minnesota soybean co-op looks to double production

Minnesota Soybean Processors are in the early stages of doubling production with a new, $240m soybean facility in North Dakota.

Reports from IPPE

Novus assessing link between maternal nutrition and gene expression in the chick

On-going Novus gut health research in poultry includes a focus on breeder feed and trace mineral load, says researcher director. 

Jury trial requested in amended complaint

US: Lawsuit claims 'natural' label is misleading if milk from GM feed used

A lawsuit argues the 'all natural' label on a range of Dannon yogurts is misleading as the products "contain ingredients derived from animals who are fed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and...

60 Second Interview: Ruminant nutrition focus and expansion

In an ongoing series taking a closer look a feed industry careers, we caught up with Sabrina Zettell, nutrition and technical service manager at Canadian Bio-Systems.

US sees introduction of seaweed-based ingredient aimed at boosting gut health in pigs

A feed ingredient product made of blended types of seaweed may offer an immunity boost to swine raised without antibiotics. 

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

DSM: Vit C shutdown and LATAM only headwinds in Q4

DSM said it had a very strong 2016, one that was well ahead of strategic goals, as it released it full year and Q4 financial results today.

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