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EFSA funds project evaluating mycotoxin co-occurrence risk analysis tools

An EU wide feed and food mycotoxin project has been awarded a €375K grant under an EFSA initiative.

Nutreco challenge: Cheap edible aquaculture vaccines take top spot

Ireland based start-up, MicroSynbiotiX, is the winner of the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge event.

US feed companies urged to sign up to gain access to Chinese market

Chinese market opportunities await US feed additive and premix producers as market regulation protocols progress.

Antibiotic free chicken production: Tyson Foods shifts up a gear

Tyson Foods is set to switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics.

Kemin’s Russian feed operations set to go live

Kemin says it is to open its new feed manufacturing facilities and office in Russia in April.

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. 

AMR report prompts further calls to curb use of antibiotics in farming

Multi-drug resistance in Salmonella bacteria is high across the EU but resistance to critically important antimicrobials used to treat severe human cases of Salmonella infection remains low, finds a report by two EU agencies....

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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.

Marine Harvest fish feed plant in Scotland gets green light

Marine Harvest has won approval to go ahead with its salmon feed plant build in Scotland. 

Research shows enzymes improve energy release for broilers

A study shows broilers fed a diet with a reduction in apparent metabolizable energy, N- corrected, and supplemented with amylase and xylanase, in the starter phase, had improved performance. ...

Reports from IPPE

Novus assessing link between maternal nutrition and gene expression in the chick

On-going Novus gut health research in poultry includes a focus on breeder feed and trace mineral load, says researcher director. 

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News in brief

EFSA identifies data gap in assessment of xylanase

EFSA has found a xylanase is effective for use in pigs for fattening but insufficient evidence prevented it from ruling likewise on its efficacy in broilers and weaned piglets....

European crop report: wheat protein levels on par with 2015

The average protein content of wheat - 11.52% - in Europe this year is about half a percent above that of 2015, found the latest crop report from Evonik.

Study shows limitations of prolonged high feed intake in heifers

Reduced feed intake may boost heifer ovulatory response and embryo production, say researchers.

Jury trial requested in amended complaint

US: Lawsuit claims 'natural' label is misleading if milk from GM feed used

A lawsuit argues the 'all natural' label on a range of Dannon yogurts is misleading as the products "contain ingredients derived from animals who are fed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and...

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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. 

60 Second Interview: Ruminant nutrition focus and expansion

In an ongoing series taking a closer look a feed industry careers, we caught up with Sabrina Zettell, nutrition and technical service manager at Canadian Bio-Systems.

US sees introduction of seaweed-based ingredient aimed at boosting gut health in pigs

A feed ingredient product made of blended types of seaweed may offer an immunity boost to swine raised without antibiotics. 

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

Agribusiness says politics trumps science in Commission move

Some 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.

US: Ag 'thought leaders' and farmers at odds over how crop prices will play out

Feed grain farmers are looking forward to the next few years, easing regulation and a rebound in the markets, but wider industry is less convinced of a hike in feed...

Alltech looks to give leg up to innovators

Aqua feed delivery innovator, eFishery, is one of 10 start-up companies chosen to take part in a mentorship program run by Alltech and Irish start-up hub, Dogpatch Labs.

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 

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