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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?

EU imposes limits on commodity trading, opponents say new rules 'too permissive'

January 2018 will see new rules enter force in the EU aimed at curbing speculation in products such as wheat, maize and soybeans. 

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.

Special Edition: Asia Pacific Feed Developments

Vietnam: Debate over influence of international feed players on pricing

Foreign feed companies are extending their reach in the Vietnamese market, according to the country’s ministry of agriculture. 

Outlook for Argentina soybean harvest improves

Despite concerns about heavy rain in Argentina causing additional crop loss for producers, conditions are considered to have stablished: USDA 

Bunge: Demand for soymeal 'soft' but Q4 2016 positive end to tough year

Agribusiness had a challenging year in terms of global macroeconomics but finished strong, says Bunge as it released its Q4 2016 results. 

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.

Demand for cheaper cattle feeds hurt Finnish group's Q4 2016 sales

Finnish food and agribusiness, Raisio, estimates its operating profit for 2017 will fall slightly short of earnings for 2016, and predicts exchange rates will continue to hit its EBIT.

UK: Poultry feed production leaving others in the shade

Animal feed production for the UK was up 6.4% for poultry and 1.4% for cattle and calves but down 5.3% for pigs in December 2016 compared to same month a year earlier. 

WASDE: Wheat offers surprise as eyes turn to exports

The USDA raised US 2016/17 wheat exports by 50m bushels to 1,025m, which it said reflects a strong pace to date.

Organic feed supply squeeze forces UK dairy farmers to act

The pressure on the UK organic protein feed supply is motivating some farmers to start cultivating domestic sources.

Danish Agro 'consolidates' its position in Europe

The Danish Agro group, which operates, primarily, in the Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, has posted pre-tax profits of €84m for 2016 - an improvement of 3.8% on 2015.

ADM Q4 shows profit slump

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported a sharp drop in earnings for its fourth quarter. 

Special Edition: Asian Pacific Feed Developments

South Korean government rice decision will impact feed wheat imports: USDA

Despite an upturn in rice feeding in South Korea, US feed corn imports are expected to stay steady for that Asian country, says the USDA.

‘The soybean market will likely remain bearish in the medium to long term’

Speculators have started to liquidate their buying positions in the soybean complex as the crop in Argentina looks better than expected.

US feed sector asks Trump to continue to back trade with Cuba

Feed and agricultural groups are asking the new US administration to support efforts to reduce regulation and improve the trade relationship between the US and Cuba.

USDA: small drop in corn production, increase in global coarse grain use

US and global feed grain stocks may be in for slight fluctuation for production and price, said the USDA. 

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Limited diets with high DDGs inclusion support growth, nutrient digestion in dairy heifers

Use of high levels of dried distillers grains maintains growth performance and increases digestibility for dairy heifers getting limited rations, says researcher.

EU and Brazilian players act to foster 'more sustainable' soy production and trade

A new “cooperation agreement” sees the setting up, for the first time, of a formal working relationship between Brazilian soy producers and key European soy purchasers.

US ag orgs make case for inclusion on NAFTA negotiation

Multiple US agricultural and feed crop organizations are calling for the new administration to work with them in efforts to renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump's TPP dump disappoints US feed sector

Trump's decision to extract the US from the TPP has angered feed and grain groups in the US who point to their industries need for international trade.

Sweets for cows? Questions raised as candy feed lands on roadway

The use of candy in feed garners attention in mainstream media after a spill of a load of Skittles, manufactured by Mars Inc, found on a roadside in the US.

US farmer mood upbeat post election: survey

US agricultural producers show an increased positive outlook for the future and economy after the election, says economist. 

Amaranth leaf offers potential protein for fishmeal replacement

Tilapia growth and production supported on a 80% fishmeal replacement diet, say researchers.

Novozymes to shed nearly 200 jobs

Enzyme maker, Novozymes, is to cut 198 jobs, with its Danish operations to see 31% of those redundancies.

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