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Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

Victam 2019: Fish feed and pet food innovation stands out

By Jane Byrne

Two days into Victam International 2019 in Cologne, the evident trend on the show floor was the domination of aqua feed and pet food processing innovation, with feed machinery manufacturers citing growth and higher margins in both sectors as the rationale...

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On the move: Who is swapping hats in the feed biz this month?

By Jane Byrne

We track recent hires and promotions in both the compound feed and additives sectors, the EU Commission's hunt for new faces for the EFSA management board and FEFAC's recognition of work done on feed safety by a US industry expert.

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Soybeans provide rich pickings for Indian farmers

By Lynda Searby

Whilst there is unlikely to be any relief from high feed prices in the short term for the soymeal-reliant poultry industry, an increase in soybean plantings in India in 2019 is “highly likely,” according to an analyst.

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Take feed advice to cut carbon emissions, says UK body

By Lynda Searby

By ‘optimizing’ nutrient input, livestock producers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says the UK's Feed Adviser Register, whose members are now trained to help farmers mitigate environmental impact through nutrition and feed management.

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LDC and Haid in fish feed joint venture in China

By Jane Byrne

A joint venture between Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Guangdong HAID Group Co. Ltd. aims to develop the biggest aqua feed mill in North China and leverage the synergies from combining soy crushing and feed production activities in one location.

ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

By Jane Byrne

The African swine fever (ASF) virus, initially detected in Vietnam in February, has resulted in the culling of over 1.3m domestic pigs in that market, so far, according to an update from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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