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.
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)
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.
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.
Tyson Foods said it reviewing its operations to ensure environmental mishaps do not reoccur after improper disposal of a feed additive was said to have caused a major fish kill in the US state of Missouri last month.
An analyst questions Nutreco’s move to set up a joint venture in fish feed in Nigeria, saying the Dutch feed group should remain focused on the massive growth potential of the Asian and Latin American aquaculture markets instead.