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Chinese livestock gets a taste for Australian barley

By Lynda Searby

Australia is exporting increasing volumes of barley to China to not only quench the country’s growing thirst for beer, but also fuel its booming livestock industry, says Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC).

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Neovia enters Nigerian premix market

By Jane Byrne

Animal nutrition group, Neovia, has acquired a Nigerian premix company, Hi Nutrients, in a move it says will help accelerate its expansion within Africa.

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Funding boost gets pulses racing at UK crop research hubs

By Jane Byrne

Four UK universities and institutes are to benefit from a crop development research funding package worth around £5.3m (US$ 7.03m) over five years, said Michael Gove, the UK environment secretary, Michael Gove, in an announcement today.

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USDA cuts its Russian wheat harvest estimate

By Jane Byrne

The US Department of Agriculture’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), published yesterday, lowered its forecast for world wheat production for 2018/19 largely due to forecasts for Russia being down by 3.5Mt from May estimates, to a...

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China ratchets up sunflower seed meal imports

By Jane Byrne

Historically, global sunflower seed meal consumption has been dominated by the leading sunflower seed producers and processors, such as the EU, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey, but other countries have recently emerged as growing users.

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Special Edition: Asian Trends

Increased compound feed demand in India

By Jane Byrne

The USDA, citing feed industry sources, says India’s feed industry is growing at a CAGR of 5-7% with poultry, cattle and aqua feed sectors emerging as major growth drivers.

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New grain terminal for Québec

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

La Coop fédérée is putting $90m into a new grain transfer terminal as part of a project to expand the export market for Canadian grains to regions including Asia and Europe, says VP.

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Nutreco invests in Indian aquaculture partnership

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco has formed a joint venture with Mumbai-based West Coast Group to supply the growing Indian aquaculture market; the companies are to build a feed production facility in west India to supply to aquaculture farms in the region.