All news articles for January 2020


Coronavirus causing grain and oilseed market jitters

By Jane Byrne

In a grains and oilseeds markets update today, the AHDB in the UK reported that Chinese imports of US soybeans surged, throughout December, when compared to levels in the comparative period a year ago.

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Polish pork production undermined by ASF and high feed costs

By Jane Byrne

Swine inventories in Poland decreased by 4% in 2019 due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and growing feed costs stemming from the 2019 drought, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Nutritional strategies to cut methane release in cows

Nutritional strategies to cut methane release in cows

By Jane Byrne

As cows burb, they emit the methane produced in their stomach, and this factor makes dairy and beef production responsible for a significant amount of man-made global warming. So the race is on to find solutions to reduce methane emissions in livestock,...

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Nutreco invests in RAS based yellowtail producer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch animal nutrition and feed group, Nutreco, has announced an investment in Kingfish Zeeland, a company, established in the Dutch province of Zeeland in 2015, which is producing yellowtail kingfish through a proprietary recirculating aquaculture system...

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Special Edition: Novel Proteins

Scotland sees potential in seaweed feed

By Jane Byrne

A UK feed project, being carried out through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), is aiming to pinpoint the ideal seaweeds for use in ruminant feeds based on their nutritional value, with a particular interest in protein content.

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