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Commodity pricing

Commodity pricing

What factors are influencing soy, corn, and wheat grain movements? What drivers are behind lysine and methionine price developments and how are markets like feed phosphate and phytase performing?

'Political in-fighting have taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans

An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.

USDA feed crop numbers point to potential planting shift

Despite export challenges, soybeans may see acreage growth in 2017, says analyst.

USDA soy estimates take market by surprise

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

Phosphates cartel: EU court validates €60m fine on Timab

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed the Roullier group’s appeal and confirmed the €60m fine imposed on its subsidiary, Timab, by the EU Commission for its role in...

Cargill points to animal nutrition for Q2 boost

Animal nutrition, protein and feed crop sales helped improve second quarter returns for Cargill.

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a...

UK feed business performing for Carr's group

UK agribusiness group, Carr’s, has shown the advantage of its diversified strategy, say analysts. 

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.

Idaho producer ups sustainability effort with recycled fish feed ingredient

Fish Breeders of Idaho is setting up a feed facility to recycle a waste product into a high-price feed ingredient.

Is a rebound in cereal and oilseed prices on the cards?

All eyes are on Brazil and Argentina in terms of how weather will likely affect grains output in those leading maize and soybean producing countries. 

What is the state of the feed industry in 2016?

The FeedNavigator State of the Industry 2016 report indicated the feed sector is struggling to recruit employees with the appropriate skill base.

Outlook 2017

The road ahead: EU protein balance sheet, currency fluctuations, aqua feed M&A

We asked trade groups, a leading manufacturer and a market analyst to forecast how 2017 will play out for the European and international feed sector. 

Outlook 2017

How will the next 12 months play out for the US feed sector?

A US grain commodity analyst sees what is in store, and US feed trade groups weigh up what is likely to unfold in terms of regulatory changes, and interactions with...

Highlights from 2016

Grappling with US regulatory changes: a look back at 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, members of the US feed industry recall some of the notable events and share some of their perspectives about the year.

December WASDE report review

Price increase for US feed crops forecast

Strong usage and exports are supporting a slight price increase for US feed crops, despite the large harvest, says economist.

Outlook 2017

What bumps on the road should the meat supply chain watch out for in 2017?

Power shifts, margin squeezes, the potential of alternative proteins in food and feed, value added meat products, uncertainty around currency movements and trade talks will likely be the dominant themes...

Outlook 2017

Fishmeal prices predicted to soften in 2017 (compared to 2016)

Fishmeal production is set to increase, and prices should weaken in 2017, compared to this year’s level, says a Rabobank analyst.

US: ADM continues animal nutrition business expansion

ADM is to build a new feed facility to replace its existing production plant in Columbus, Nebraska, a location the producer said is key to its US business. 

US feed crop storage capacity, futures market may be at odds

Feed grain prices point to potential for stored grain and increased opportunity for elevators, but storage capacity is feeling the pinch, says industry analyst.

EU protein production: Does FEFAC have its finger on the pulse?

Limited availability and high prices are two factors restricting the use of pulses in the European feed complex, says EU compound feed manufacturer trade group, FEFAC.

Logistics and quality concerns for Russian wheat exports

Russia was predicted to be the top wheat exporting country in 2016/2017 but an analyst is now revising slightly downward that country’s expected 30m tons record wheat export crop.

US poultry sector again bemoans likely feed cost hike from RFS

Revised volume targets for the 2017 and 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) again cause feed cost concerns for poultry producers.

ADM boosts sunflower meal production in Ukraine, adds rapeseed crush capabilities

ADM said it has almost doubled sunflower seed crushing capacity at its reopened Ukraine oilseeds processing facility to meet feed and food manufacturing sectors demand for meal and oil. 

Revenue down for ForFarmers in Q3

ForFarmers reported a revenue dip in its third quarter 2016 citing reasons such as lower raw material prices and the translation of the devalued sterling to euros. 

Tyson Foods CEO to step down, 2017 forecast not so bright

The announcement of the pending departure of Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith coupled with the company's forecast that profits for FY 2017 would be lower that previously stated, sent the...