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What is the state of the feed industry in 2016?

The FeedNavigator State of the Industry 2016 report indicated the feed sector is struggling to recruit employees with the appropriate skill base.

Danish environmental impact study behind EMA decision on zinc oxide

New research prompted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to revise its previous assessments on zinc oxide risk.

Outlook 2017

The road ahead: EU protein balance sheet, currency fluctuations, aqua feed M&A

We asked trade groups, a leading manufacturer and a market analyst to forecast how 2017 will play out for the European and international feed sector. 

Zivo and NutriQuest in algae feed ingredient R&D venture

US company, Zivo Bioscience and, feed additive producer, NutriQuest, have formed an alliance to jointly develop and test animal nutrition products derived from Zivo’s proprietary algae strain.

GM soybeans risk evaluation: EU court finds for Commission

Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).

Dairy Crest in prebiotic feed trial alliance with DuPont

A prebiotic used in infant formula could have benefits for animal gut health, says a UK group behind the functional ingredient.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

New EU rules to boost food and feed safety one step away from adoption

The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.

UK pig trade group furious over decision

EMA committee makes 'U-turn' decision on zinc oxide

A committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the refusal of the granting of future marketing authorisations and the withdrawal of existing ones for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide (ZnO)....

Outlook 2017

60 second interview: 'Consolidation trend a real opportunity for both the industry and Cargill'

The integration of EWOS, antimicrobial resistance, and talent development: Cargill feed executive looks back and forward

Greenpeace wants EU wide ban on the feed additive

EFSA updates on timeline for ethoxyquin risk assessment

EFSA says its eagerly awaited updated opinion on the safety of ethoxyquin as a feed additive should be finalized by 2017.

News in brief

Alltech extends reach with acquisition of Spanish horticultural business

Alltech said it is bolstering its crop science business through the acquisition of Spanish agriculture and horticulture product developer, Solbiosur.

Probiotics: Evonik forging own path, ends Asian tie-up with Chr. Hansen

Evonik is ending its probiotic collaboration with Danish producer, Chr. Hansen, in the Asia Pacific region; the German firm says it wants to develop markets now for its own probiotic...

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Inorganic arsenic, arsenolipids, iodine – tracking future feed controls

A risk assessment of arsenolipids, which are lipid-soluble arsenic-containing compounds present in marine oils, is urgently needed, says a researcher. 

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Crisis-sparked research generates digital tools for feed and food safety

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has developed software to estimate the transfer of certain environmental contaminants in feed to milk, eggs and pork.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Hike in amount of feed samples tainted with Salmonella: EU report

A slight increase was seen in the overall level of Salmonella tainted animal and vegetable derived feed material last year, according to a new report.

US: Ridley business recalls beef cattle feed

US firm, Ridley Block Operations, a division of the Alltech owned Ridley Inc, has initiated a voluntary recall of a single batch of a beef cattle feed product due to...

Outlook 2017

How will the next 12 months play out for the US feed sector?

A US grain commodity analyst sees what is in store, and US feed trade groups weigh up what is likely to unfold in terms of regulatory changes, and interactions with...

Highlights from 2016

Grappling with US regulatory changes: a look back at 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, members of the US feed industry recall some of the notable events and share some of their perspectives about the year.

EU organic farming regulation still proving divisive

EU agriculture ministers have failed to reach a consensus on the proposal for organic regulation.

French producer, Ynsect, generates over $15m in funding

Insect protein player, Ynsect, says it has raised USD$15.2m in a Series B investment round.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging Feed Risks

What risks are involved in switching formulations in feed plants?

Feed for multiple animals can be made at the same facility if safeguards are followed, says biosecurity expert.  

Cargill to build $19m feed facility in Michigan

Cargill is starting work on a $19m dairy feed manufacturing facility in Owosso, Michigan.

Green light for insect protein in fish feed in EU

The EU Commission voted yesterday (Tuesday 13 December) to open the aquaculture feed market for insect derived protein from July 2017.

Pledge seen as ‘breakthrough’ for seafood industry sustainability

Eight CEOs of the leading seafood companies globally, in both wild capture and aquaculture, along with fish feed players have signed a major ocean sustainability pledge.

60 second interview: Using tech in feed formulation, mill management

In a new series on feed careers, we caught up with Bruce Feist, managing director of Format Solutions regarding his current role, how he how he arrived at where he...

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