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Malaysia looks to cut back on poultry feed imports

By Jane Byrne

Malaysia needs to produce its own feed ingredients for the livestock industry to remain self-sufficient, while reducing dependency on imported agricultural products, says its agriculture minister.

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Land use tool aimed at sustainable expansion of Brazilian soy farming

By Jane Byrne

Technology is allowing producers a way to find already cleared land to grow soybeans sustainably in Brazil’s Cerrado and Amazon regions, keeping forests intact while maximizing economic returns, says a major soy trader and an environmental organization....

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WASDE report ‘brings few surprises’

By Aerin Curtis

US corn continues to have export strength as South American producers see challenges, but doubts remain about the US agency’s predictions for US soybean exports, says economist.

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Are high protein soybeans on the horizon?

By Jane Byrne

The depressed protein content of oil meals combined with the lack of sufficient growth in fuel and fermentation co-products is encouraging the development of novel sources of protein, says Sara Girardello head of LMC International’s starch research team.

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US tax change cited for lower Cargill Q3 earnings

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill reported a 24% drop in third-quarter earnings saying it was hit by a charge of $161m related to the recent change in US tax laws. The Minnesota-based agro-giant, however, reported a strong performance for its animal nutrition, grain origination...

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Waitrose, McDonald's and WWF see partnerships as vital for sustainable feed

By Jane Byrne

The retailer, fast food company, and NGO took part in an interactive panel debate during a workshop style event, at our conference, Feed Protein Vision 2018, last month. They were asked to explain why sustainable animal feed protein is relevant for the...

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The Netherlands sees record pork exports

By Jane Byrne

Dutch exports of fresh and frozen pork increased by 6% to 913,400 tons in 2017 compared to 2016, which represented the largest volume of exports in the trade record going back to 1997.

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The fallout from US China tariff spat

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Short-term implications of China’s newly proposed 25% tariffs on soybeans, sorghum and several other products may be making market waves, but long-term considerations also bring concerns, says economist.