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Land O’Lakes: 'Southeast US offers the single biggest growth opportunity'

Land O’Lakes is set to build a new feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Virginia with a goal of opening in December 2018.

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil?

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.

Understanding mode of action of antibiotic resistance

Biomin wants to gain greater insight into how replacement of in-feed antibiotics by certain feed additives can reduce the presence of antibiotic resistance genes.

Chicken feathers in pet food: Wilbur-Ellis denies misbranding and adulteration

A California company says it is ready to defend itself in court over accusations it misbranded its pet food products by using too many lower-quality ingredients, such as chicken feathers,...

Mercosur deal: Brussels pressed over Brazilian meat scandal

The EU farm lobby has stressed concerns over meat standards and safety must be given priority in discussions with the Latin American trade bloc in the wake of the corruption...

Coppens in alliance with Brazilian tilapia and shrimp feed player

Alltech owned aqua feed and nutrition company, Coppens, said it has entered a strategic partnership with long established Brazilian fish feed player, Guabi.

EU insect meal manufacturers look beyond fish

European insect protein players are aiming to push for regulatory change to allow larvae meal to be used in EU pig and poultry production. 

News in brief

Japan: corn supply crisis eases

Feed manufacturers in Japan, under pressure in recent weeks due to a supply shortage of corn arising from the cold weather in the US, told Reuters the crisis has eased.

Towards sustainable fishery management for Peruvian anchovy

The Peruvian anchovy fishery - the aquaculture feed industry’s most important individual fishery - is embarking on a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) to improve its sustainability record.

DuPont cracks enzyme combo for boosting Indian layer production

DuPont says its new enzyme combination for inclusion in Indian layer diets has the ability to improve egg production by 2% and feed conversion ratio by 3%.

EU parliament votes to keep food losses as feed, not waste

The feed and formers foodstuffs sectors have welcomed the plenary vote by the EU Parliament backing a Commission proposal to leave raw materials placed on the market as feed outside...

America’s not got talent: the feed industry recruitment challenge

The US feed industry is facing a major shortage of qualified technical talent, according to industry recruiter Continental Research.

Glyphosate should not be classed as a carcinogen: ECHA

In a long awaited opinion, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said, on the available scientific evidence, there were no grounds to classify the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogen, as...

Botanicals player pulls off second regulatory coup

Delacon said it received the official EU authorization of its plant-based compound for use in poultry last week.

Neovia on the asset trail in Asia

French animal nutrition group, Neovia, said it is planning acquisitions in Asia in the coming 12 months but it would not disclose in which markets or in which livestock segments...

ForFarmers 2016 results: Revenue down, volumes up

ForFarmers said its net revenue for 2016 declined by 6% to €2.1bn last year, with it citing lower raw material prices and the impact of a weaker pound sterling. 

De Heus expands footprint in Spanish feed market

De Heus says it has bolstered its position on the Spanish feed market by acquiring compound feed manufacturer, Acorex.

Agri-trade alliance prepares for Brexit battle

A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.

Clear conscience: users of responsible soy can claim ‘zero deforestation’

By sourcing soy that conforms to a new responsible production standard, feed users and producers can demonstrate that their operations haven’t had caused any deforestation.

Evonik’s Asian strategy: We will build on what Norel established

Evonik says it is aiming to expand its probiotics portfolio in Asia with Ecobiol, using VIV Asia as a platform.

ADM expanding feed footprint in China

Work is about to get underway on ADM’s fifth feed facility in China.

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

Lallemand to address aqua feed costs, formulation challenges in Bangkok

Lallemand is flagging up the benefits of using yeast derivatives, probiotics, and antioxidants in fish and shrimp nutrition at an aquaculture focused conference tomorrow ahead of the VIV Asia trade...

VIV Asia 2017 Preview

India: Ruminants on Nutriad’s radar

Nutriad has traditionally focused on the swine and poultry segments in Asia, but is now looking to target the cattle market in the region, bringing insights from other ruminant markets...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Germany: Organic feed sector proving growth driver for wheat starch player

Wheat starch producer, Kröner-Stärke, said it can meet demand for locally produced organic raw materials as it notes a booming sector in Germany.

Irish insect protein biotech firm secures €1m funding for industrial scale-up

Three young Irish entrepreneurs are on the cusp of bringing to market insect protein and oil after securing second round funding of €1m for their “revolutionary” insect farming venture, Hexafly. ...

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