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Evonik tool assess ideal amino acid levels for farmed tilapia

A new formulation tool from German chemical group, Evonik, is aimed at increasing production efficiency in tilapia aquaculture, by helping the sector to formulate on an ideal protein basis.

A new Dutch plant will be the first in Protix and Buhler insect tie-up

Bühler Insect Technology, in tandem with its joint venture partner, Protix, will build an industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition in the southern part of the...

Seafood Watch calls farmed salmon certified by ASC a ‘good alternative’

Data collection and feed sourcing were among the criteria considered by Seafood Watch in an evaluation of ASC’s farmed salmon standards.

ADM recalls cattle feed lot for high monensin levels

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) seeks the return of a specific lot of bagged cattle feed after finding high levels of monensin.

Ireland: Questions over iodine levels in dairy feed

In response to a request from feed manufacturers, the Irish Department of Agriculture has clarified what the maximum content of iodine in complete feeds for dairy cows should be.

Serbian feed phosphates deal: ‘Consolidation like this is to be expected’

Phosphea, a subsidiary of Groupe Roullier, will reportedly take over the commercial sales and related feed phosphate business activities of Serbia’s Elixir Group from 1 July. 

Unauthorized GM Bacillus subtilis production strain identified in a vitamin B2 feed additive

A genetically modified microorganism (GMM) integrating an antibiotic resistance gene was found in a riboflavin supplement from China aimed at feed use, finds newly published study. 

Syngenta GMO corn test trial: Kansas farmers win $217m

A jury has awarded $217.7m in compensatory damages to a class of Kansas-based corn producers.  

Nebraska site picked for Evonik, Royal DSM omega-3 joint venture

Evonik and DSM have selected a site in Blair, Nebraska to construct a $200m production facility for omega-3 generating algae.

Agrifirm defines and costs feeds of EU origin

Dutch feed company, Agrifirm, says it can deliver feeds of EU origin but the market must take account of the fact that costs rise the more local protein inputs are...

Compliant NI feed firms can expect fewer inspections

Feed businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) who participate in and comply with feed assurance schemes – FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS – can look forward to fewer inspections and less sampling,...

Microorganisms as feed additives – EFSA wants industry feedback

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance document on the characterization of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms.

Fire destroyed feed mill rises from ashes

A feed mill in Caledonia, New York that generated feed for Purina Animal Nutrition has been rebuilt and opened after being destroyed in a fire in 2014.

Alltech looks to China for new production facility site, aquaculture research

Alltech has signed an understanding with a Chinese conglomerate after a delegation visit to pursue aquaculture research, says VP.

Shrinking customer base sees strategic re-positioning by EU compound feed producers

European compound feed producers need to invest or collaborate with other parties to broaden their product portfolio and to ensure their sales teams are up to speed on nutritional advice...

EU pig sector has up to five years to phase out zinc oxide in piglet feed

The EU Commission has confirmed the EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in piglet feed, but member states have up to five years to phase...

Is there a ‘sell-by’ date for feed corn?

Storing feed corn for more than four years may lead to loss in performance and productivity in poultry, say researchers.

US sorghum group seeks to expand market, footprint in Mexico

US sorghum producers are setting their sights on expanding relationships and markets for the feed grain in Mexico after visiting poultry, swine and cattle producers there, says industry representative.  

Costco invests $300m in feed mill, poultry production complex

With site groundbreaking, Costco’s $300m investment in a new feed mill, chicken production facility and hatchery starts to take shape.

New feed assessment tool focused on NSPs

Canadian Bio-Systems’ feed analysis tool is said to help producers determine the presence of non-starch polysaccharides in monogastric feed.

JBS to sell Moy Park, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Brazilian meatpacker, the corruption hit JBS, today announced it is selling off its share in Northern Irish integrated chicken business, Moy Park, in its plan to raise around R$6bn (US$1.8...

News in brief

Hike in animal feed exports from Scotland

Scotland reported an increase in its exports of animal feed in the first three months of 2017 compared to Q1 2016.

No borders in the ocean: Feed and seafood trade look to get their ‘sustainability’ act together

The companies involved in Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a project aiming to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, recently released a statement outlining concrete goals for...

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

Study questions level of methionine required in sea bass diets

European sea bass production can be supported with less methionine supplementation and no added taurine, even when using a low-fishmeal diet, say researchers.

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