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Record US soybean planting expected

The USDA, in its survey of planting intentions, sees the expected corn planted area to be lower than last year, while soybean planted area for 2017 looks set to top...

US: Sanderson Farms sinks $200m in feed, poultry production facility

Sanderson Farms is set to invest $200m in a new feed and poultry processing complex in Texas, to bolster regional retail production, says executive. 

GM case: legal expert rejects ‘precautionary principle’ grounds

An opinion from an advocate general (AG) about a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case found EU states should only adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified feed and food if...

Carr’s Group sees squeezed margins and lower volumes in US

Contract delays and a weak cattle market in the US will result in lower than anticipate profits for the year, said Carr’s Group.

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EFSA seeks feed additive industry expert help

EFSA is inviting industry representatives to join two ad-hoc discussion groups that will assist in the development of draft guidance documents on the assessment of feed additives.

Brazilian feed producer said to be using expired by-products

'Brazil must implement corrective action to restore credibility of its official controls'

The EU has called for independent official controls on Brazil's meat industry to ensure greater trust in the country's exports.

Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim in probiotic partnership

Novozymes and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health are set to collaborate on probiotic research and production in the coming years, says company VP.

Potential bearish outlook for soybean, oilseed prices

Record soybean production in South American is continuing to put pressure on prices, says a grain market strategist.

Animal protein boosts Cargill’s Q3 as feed sales slow

The animal protein sector helps boost positive third quarter results for Cargill, but results for animal nutrition sales were not as strong, says company CEO.

Danish study shows microalgae could work as fishmeal alternative

A researcher based at the Technical University of Denmark (DTC) says he has found a method to make microalgae derived cost-effective fish feed ingredients.

Skretting to expand Chilean R&D capacity, talks up antibiotic reduction plans

Skretting, Nutreco’s fish feed arm, is establishing a new R&D facility in Chile, while also weighing up RAS systems and raw materials as part of a €6m research capacity expansion...

Approval sought for 'DHA rich' canola fish feed oil

A genetically modified (GM) plant-based, omega-3 oil may be on its way to the aquafeed market in the US and Canada if Nuseed’s regulatory requests are approved.

Canada: Outlook for canola and soybean meal production

Oilseed crush in Canada this year is forecast to dip 4% to 10.5 million metric tons (MMT) from 11 MMT in 2016/17 due to low carry-in stocks and only a...

Brexit triggered: EU feed group calls for 'safeguard measures to maintain markets'

FEFAC said its members are convinced a comprehensive free trade agreement between the UK and the EU-27, based on EU standards, would be the best outcome for the EU and...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

US: Feed mill expands on organic market growth

The continued growth of the US organic market has supported the expansion of organic feed production, including allowing Riverside Feeds to double in size.

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Australia: Industry led initiative looks to boost organic grain supply

Stakeholders expect organic grain production in Australia to triple in the next five years, but they note a supply deficit currently.

Vote against GM crops for cultivation in Europe

EU states yesterday (27 March) failed to deliver a qualified majority supporting the approval of two new GM crops for cultivation in Europe. A licence renewal of the only GM...

Heliae makes progress on astaxanthin, pivots to feed in DHA production

Algae ingredients producer Heliae has taken steps toward commercial viability with new certifications on its astaxanthin products and launch of new finished products. In addition, the company has reached a...

South African insect meal producer plans to build 20 fly farms in US and Canada

AgriProtein said it wants to bring insect protein into the mainstream of animal feeds in North America.

Purina disputes the accusations and intends to fight them

Fish farm alleges Purina feed led to fish death

Veath Fish Farm has filed a lawsuit against Purina Animal Nutrition and a third party manufacturer claiming loss of income due to fish death.

Neovia buys premix player in Mexico

Animal nutrition group, Neovia, has acquired Apligén, a Mexico based company specializing in the production of premix, specialty feed, and additives.

Canada: Firm to offer more data in light of dioxin-based recall

After dioxin levels prompted a voluntary recall effort in Canada, Absorbent Products is turning to additional testing to demonstrate how little is bioavailable, says company president.

EU regulatory clearance for $130 billion merger of Dow and DuPont

The EU said it decided to approve a merger between US chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, because they made “significant commitments” to meet its competition concerns.

News in brief

Conflict of interest questions: EFSA wants feedback on policy

EFSA is seeking comment from the scientific community, NGOs, MEPs and other stakeholders on its independence policy.

Expanding eConnectivity in agriculture

US grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) thanks to a...

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