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DSM acquires Dutch premix company

The Netherlands headquartered vitamin player, DSM, said the takeover of Twilmij would strengthen its position in animal nutrition and health, particularly in Northwest European markets.

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.

US feed sector highlights importance of South Korea for trade

Agricultural and feed organizations insist the US free trade agreement with South Korea should remain as rumours surface the US has considered leaving the arrangement.

Healthy hens: Anpario looks to crack UK egg market with oregano additive trial

Anpario hopes to gather more data on its gut health oregano-based feed additive as it drives its presence forward in the UK layer sector, its commercial director says.

US software developer looks to streamline feed mill operations

US company, Sprout Solutions, is using tools from the world of finance to addressing feed milling challenges. 

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.

COFCO and Growmark in grain alliance

US grain co-op, Growmark, has established a partnership with COFCO as it seeks to expand the co-op’s feed and grain export market internationally, says executive director.

USDA: US sees drop in feed grain production

Feed production, use sees decreases in the US as initial survey-based results arrive, says USDA.

US feed groups weigh in on GMO labeling law

NGFA and the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food call for the USDA to be clear when relaying the idea that a biotech labeling disclosure law does not apply to...

US organic advocacy group weighs in on regulatory updates as USDA seeks tougher regulations

Importers of organic feed grains to the US may see more scrutiny as the National Organic Program seeks to improve oversight and control procedures.

European Commission to investigate Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

Reduced competition in pesticides, seeds and plant traits are among the reasons given by the European Commission in announcing an in-depth investigation of a proposed Monsanto-Bayer merger.

Feed, grain industry groups call for caution in NAFTA talks

Modernize NAFTA, but do not destroy it was the theme of several feed and grain industry members comments on the start of re-negotiations for the trade agreement.

Corn, wheat condition improve slightly while soy falls

Feed crop conditions remain behind last year’s quality scores, but corn saw slight improvement while soybeans fell, says USDA.

Canada offers new path for export grain testing

CFIA is set to offer grain and feed grain producers a new channel toward phytosanitary certification for product exports.

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.

USDA: Corn endings stocks drop as soybean, meal prices fall

Feed crop report brings smaller corn yield drops than expected, and a bleak picture for US spring wheat, says economist.

Three-in-one probiotic offers interactive benefits for poultry

Poultry farmers wanting to boost productivity and safeguard animal health, while minimizing the use of antibiotics, will soon be able to access what its creator says is the most heavily-researched...

US grain and feed organizations talk priorities for trade agreements

Use of science-based risk assessments, reducing import delays and increased transparency are on the list of priorities for US feed and grain organizations seeking to offer input on upcoming trade...

Corbion seeks microalgae platform in TerraVia bid

The acquisition of TerraVia would bring an algae platform along with research and production facilities to Corbion if approved, said executive.

Evonik expects lower methionine volumes in Q3

In its Q2 financial results, Evonik reported good demand and improved market sentiment in its animal nutrition business towards the end of the quarter. 

TerraVia files for bankruptcy, announces potential sale

TerraVia voluntarily applied to restructure and has had a $20m “stalking horse” stock and asset purchase agreement offered.

Meihua Holdings signs amino acids production deal with Ajinomoto

Ajinomoto has entered into an agreement to subcontract the manufacture of feed use amino acids to China’s Meihua Holdings Group. 

Challenging Q2 for agribusiness: Bunge

The New York-based company released details of its second quarter earnings on Wednesday. The quarter ended June 30.

Does alkalization technology allow more with less in dairy feed?

Dairy farmers looking to get more protein from local grain can harvest more feed wheat and boost its protein content through alkalization, says an expert in the field.

US cattle producers faced with limited feed production turn to alternative ingredients

By-products and corn may be options for US cattle producers looking to extend the use of forage ingredients as pasture conditions deteriorate, nutritionists say.

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