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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?

Special Edition: Middle East and African Feed Developments

New Olam feed and protein business aimed at boosting food security in Nigeria

Last week saw Olam International inaugurate its new poultry feed mill, hatchery and poultry farm in Kaduna State and its new integrated poultry and fish feed mill at Ilorin in...

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.

USDA: corn, soy production bump causes price drop

An unexpected increase to production of US feed crops has caused a drop in prices, says analyst. 

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. 

Vietnam reopens market to US DGGS

The US Grains Council is applauding the end of a suspension on imports of a US feed product to Vietnam and change to fumigation requirements for feed ingredients.

USDA: Corn lags while soybeans keep pace

Despite weather challenges and some feed crop damage, overall production is expected to meet feed demands, says analyst.

60 second interview: Importance of trade for feed and grain industry future

The feed and grain industry has a new voice in the recently elected chairwoman for the US Grains Council. A farmer from Iowa, Deb Keller was elected to her new...

Feed industry needs to capitalize on bearish grains and oilseeds market: CRM

Strong recovery in the euro means fewer exports and leaves European feed compounders with access to larger quantities of wheat and barley, reports a grain market analyst. 

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.

Cargill sinks $18m into Nebraska feed grain facility

A Cargill facility in Nebraska is set to see an $18m facelift to expand feed grain storage and improve the unloading process.

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.

Purina partners with Performance Livestock Analytics, offers real-time feed metrics

Purina Animal Nutrition is offering automatic data capture and analysis to its beef producers through a partnership with Performance Livestock Analytics.

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.

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...

China’s pork imports flat in first half of 2017

Rabobank, in its outlook for the remainder of the year, predicts that global pork supply will increase further, and competition for global consumers will intensify. 

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. 

Thailand: Feed wheat usage higher than expected due to import exemption for shrimp feed sector

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report looking at feed usage trends in Thailand sees impact due to the government’s import restrictions on feed wheat.  

Challenging Q2 for agribusiness: Bunge

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

Ag services, animal nutrition help boost ADM second quarter

Agricultural services and animal nutrition results helped produce an improved second quarter for ADM, however results were down for oilseeds, says CEO.

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.

Farmers want US Dept of Justice to stop proposed Monsanto-Bayer tie up

Agriculture industry groups are raising concerns about the proposed Monsanto-Bayer tie up, and asking the US Department of Justice to stop the merger.

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