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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?

Global grain market snapshot: weather and politics still loom large

The impact of the persistent dryness and the April cold spell remains to be quantified in Europe but it has becoming more evident that the likely recovery in EU wheat...

Glencore comes knocking, but Bunge indicates it is not ready to play ball

Bunge says it is not entering into any merger talks with Swiss headquartered Glencore.

Philippines: Integrated producer beefing up feed volumes

Manila headquartered, Vitarich Corporation, a poultry and feed firm, has said it plans to double its production capacity this year. 

US feed and grain sectors weigh in on NAFTA review

Several US feed and grain groups have called for caution moving forward and a consideration of the gains already made in the wake of a NAFTA review announcement.

Post-meeting, Scottish farmers confident of future feed supply from whisky association

Scottish farmers say they are confident of hammering out an agreement with the Scottish whisky industry amid concerns about a shortage of distillery by-products for animal feed.

Efficiency, new technology push US feed mills to be bigger, newer

New regulations, animal production expansions are driving a move toward larger, newer feed mills in the US, says new economic report.

Malaysia offers potential growth market for US DDGS

A need for inexpensive feed ingredients may offer DDGS an increasing market share in Malaysia, says the USDA.

Will weather affect corn planting in the US?

After poor weather and a slow start in some regions, US feed crop planting moves forward, says USDA.

Court decision looming in Cargill dispute with South Korean trade watchdog

A ruling in the appeal process initiated by Cargill against claims it participated in a feed cartel in South Korea is due this autumn.

US farmer sentiment lift after USDA report: Purdue University

Producer sentiment regarding the state of the US agricultural economy rose for April following a multi-month slide, says analyst.

US soybean acres may be set to rise again

Delayed planting in the US has some producers turning additional acres to soybeans, says analyst.

US researchers test high fiber forage in dairy cattle

High-preforming dairy cattle saw milk production remain consistent when teff hay replaced alfalfa and corn silage in feed, says researcher.

PKE product will make Malaysia less reliant on imports: Sime Darby

A supplier of a new, ultra-refined palm kernel expeller (PKE) for use in feed, branded Purafex, says the product has the potential to transform the Malaysian market.

Bunge reports sharply lower Q1 2017 profit

Factors such as poor margins, and a delay in pricing by South American grain producers influenced its first quarter revenue decrease, said the agribusiness giant.

ADM Q1 sees improvement, points to ongoing efforts

ADM saw overall improvement for the first quarter of 2017, ending March 31.

Impact from Brazilian meat scandal likely in Q2: CFO

Good volume growth in animal nutrition for DSM in Q1

DSM reported a strong first quarter for Q1 2017. Its adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to €345m (US$376m), while net profit increased 75% to €149m, partly achieved on the back...

Politics and precipitation: grain markets keep close eye on elections and rain

The weather and the outcome of the French elections could play a pivotal role in the European wheat market in the coming weeks. 

Feed and grain industries weigh in against any US NAFTA withdrawal

Several US feed crop and agricultural groups are speaking out against a potential plan for the Trump Administration to withdraw from NAFTA.

‘Strange start’ leads to delay in US feed crop planting

After a wet start to the feed crop-planting season, some states are making progress with corn and starting to get soybeans in the ground, says the USDA. 

US, Mexico trade rhetoric may influence feed grain market

The future for trade in feed ingredients between Mexico and the US hangs in the balance, despite desire to maintain established markets, says expert.

Glencore expects to handle larger maize volumes through UK port expansion

Glencore Agriculture says its buy-out of Dorset based animal feed supplier, Mercury Commodities, will enable it to grow its feed business in the UK.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Balance sheet will enable clued-up debate around EU protein supply: FEFAC

The Commission has published an overview of protein crops used for feed purposes in the EU.

Brazil corn crop to dampen prices, increase US export competition

The US is not the only country expecting low feed crop prices, Brazil may be facing a similar challenge, says the USDA. 

Wet weather delays some initial US feed corn plantings

Several Corn Belt states have delayed to the start of feed crop planting because of ongoing bouts of wet weather, says climatologist.

USDA: US feed grains may see challenges from South America

Soybeans face a potential price drop as planted acres increase and feed crops see export market challenge from South America, says economist.

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