Australia’s livestock production representatives are exploring options to facilitate the safe import of feed grains, given that ongoing drought conditions are putting a squeeze on grain supplies for the country’s feedlots.
Coronavirus stories were evidently the hard hitters last month but the most read piece in April was actually one about the sanctions Cargill faced over reported feed manufacturing violations at a plant in the US.
Australia feed manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, said, to date, there has been no direct interruption to its business from the COVID-19 outbreak, with it noting ongoing consumer need for animal proteins.
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard, which it says is the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish dairy herds.
Pigs delivered to Danish Crown in the coming years must be fed with 100% responsibly produced soy, said the company in an action plan that it delivered to the Soy Alliance in Denmark last Thursday [April 30].