UK politicians are calling for government action to ensure the use of antibiotics in farm animals is strictly required for therapeutic use and that more research is carried out on the link between animal and human pathogens resistant to antibiotics.
US aquaculture firm, Bell Farms, has become a fully integrated fish farm with the completion of a new feed mill at its Indiana base that is set to produce around 907 metric tons (MT) of plant-based fish feed monthly.
As the FIFA world cup soon draws to a close, we let the biggest feed producing countries go head to head in terms of tonnage output, with the teams slugging it out including China, Brazil, the USA, Mexico, Spain, India, Russia and Japan.
Dutch livestock feed group, ForFarmers, which operates in the UK through subsidiary BOCM Pauls, is continuing its European consolidation strategy by acquiring feed co-product company Wheyfeed for £5 million ($6.8m)
EFSA has again found that Toyocerin from Spanish feed additives firm, Rubinum, poses a risk for the spread of determinants for resistance to two antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine - tetracycline and chloramphenicol.
Piglet mortality during the neonatal phase, from birth until weaning, can often run as high as 18%, and, in a bid to address that, Cargill recently launched a global nutrition program to help improve piglet livability.
A group of UK politicians are calling for the government to migrate away from heavy dependence on imported soybean for animal feed and they want a Plan B for the development of alternative protein sources.
French group, InVivo NSA, remains on the lookout for premix, vaccine production and complete feed assets in Mexico and surrounding countries but its immediate priority is to boost its share of the shrimp feed market in the region.