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Cargill sinks $235m into Philippines expansion

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Expanding the company's animal feed business and developing supply chains are two of the focuses for Cargill as it expands investment in the Philippines.

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Neovia acquires Colombian premix player

By Jane Byrne

French company, Neovia, said a newly acquired asset allows the company to strengthen its positions on the global premix market and gain a significant market position in Latin America's fourth-largest economy.

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Reports from EuroTier 2018

What production trends are driving swine feed innovation at Agrifirm?

By Jane Byrne

Pig farmers in Northwestern Europe are working under tremendous constraints today, in terms of a shift away from antibiotics usage, the removal of zinc oxide and a reduction in copper inclusion levels. Agrifirm says it was mindful of those developments...

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BioMar upbeat about full year earnings

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed group, BioMar, reported a 2% increase in volumes sold in its third quarter (Q3) for 2018, which it said mainly derived from the acquisition of Alimentsa in Ecuador and strong sales in Chile; its reported lower sales in Norway.

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Q1 2019 animal nutrition earnings down for Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill published its first quarter FY 2019 results yesterday. The US agribusiness giant said adjusted operating earnings for the period, ending 31 August, totaled $883m, nearly matching the $888m of last year’s comparative period.

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Reports from Aqua 2018 in Montpellier

Fry feed on Aller Aqua’s radar

By Jane Byrne

Danish feed company, Aller Aqua, launched an updated fry feed portfolio, including reformulations of existing products and a new product for larvae and small fry at Aqua 2018 in France this week.

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Summer months bring expansions, changes for feed industry

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Summer has not been a quiet season for many companies and organizations in the animal feed and agricultural industries. Several have seen the arrival of new faces, while a few others have said farewell to longtime employees.

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ADM in talks to acquire Neovia

By Jane Byrne

ADM is in exclusive talks to take over French animal nutrition business, Neovia, for €1.5bn (US$1.75bn).

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BioMar signals its intent in Ecuador

By Jane Byrne

BioMar is looking to accelerate the development of Alimentsa, less than a year after acquiring the majority stake in the Ecuadorian shrimp feed producer; it said it wants to fortify the company in what is a highly competitive market, despite the recent...

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News in Brief

CEO of Nutreco to step down

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco chief executive officer (CEO), Knut Nesse, is to quit on October 1, according to a company statement.

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Nutreco reaching for the moon in radical innovation chase

By Jane Byrne

As the winner of its 2018 feed tech challenge is announced, Viggo Halseth, chief innovation officer at Nutreco, gives us his perspective on the victor. He also discussed the Dutch group’s innovation pipeline, and its hunt for what he called “moonshot”...

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Ridley appoints Investec in prawn feed ingredient push

By Jane Byrne

Australian animal feed group, Ridley Corporation, announced today that it has appointed Investec to see how it can drive the growth of its prawn feed ingredient, Novacq, which it claims generates an increase in prawn biomass when added to prawn feed at...