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WASDE report in line with expectations

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although the WASDE report brought bearish news for feed crop producers, there was little change in the commodity markets, said Chad Hart, associate professor of economics, crop markets specialist and extension economist with Iowa State University.

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US Grains Council head to depart

By Aerin Curtis

The US Grains Council announced recently that the long-time president and CEO of the organization, Tom Sleight, would be stepping down this summer after a successor is appointed.

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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ASF: Canada amends feed import rules

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Canada is amending its feed and feed ingredient regulations to address the potential risk from imports originating in countries experiencing African Swine Fever outbreaks.

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Agrifirm sees increase in net earnings

By Jane Byrne

Despite a slight decrease in revenue, Dutch feed and agribusiness group, Agrifirm, saw its net profit grow by 14.6% in 2018 to €44m (US$49.8m).

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South Africa could be a market for US corn exports

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Drought in South Africa and a related decrease in corn production there could result in that country becoming a new export market option for US corn farmers, says analyst.

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Assessing soybean meal for trypsin inhibitors

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trypsin inhibitor levels in soybean meal vary by country and region, but they do not necessarily correspond with urease activity and need to be measured separately, says researcher.

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special edition: aquaculture feed innovation

Skretting has upgraded its integrated feed concept for RAS

By Jane Byrne

Skretting, a pioneer in diets specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), has upgraded its integrated feed concept for the closed containment farmed fish production method.

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Bunge CEO to leave

By Jane Byrne

Bunge, one of the top four agriculture-trading houses, today announced that its CEO, Soren Schroder, will step down.

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Push on for sorghum use in food and feed in Europe, Russia and Ukraine

By Jane Byrne

The second International Sorghum Congress took place on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan, Italy. The event looked at how sorghum could compete with other cereals both in terms of profitability for farmers and economic and nutritional interest for users in both...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

MyToolBox: Have mycotoxins finally met their match?

By Jane Byrne

A massive reduction in the mycotoxin load in DDGS, sensor led indication of toxin contamination of grains in silos as well as greatly enhanced biocontrol of aflatoxin development in the field – EU Horizon 2020 project, MyToolBox, has had a number of wins...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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US: Feed industry, academic collaboration on safety

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As concerns about the presence of African swine fever (ASF) overseas continue, a series of questions for swine producers to ask their feed companies about feed origins and feed safety measures are being developed.

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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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All change at the top at Louis Dreyfus Company

By Jane Byrne

Ian McIntosh, formerly chief strategy officer at agribusiness giant, Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV (LDCH), has been appointed the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Tariff woes drag US outlook for soybeans

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although both corn and soybean production are looking at large yields, the overall outlook paints separate pictures as soybean trade uncertainty weighs on the industry, said analysts.

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US: Studies track in-feed FMD, ASF infection

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Ongoing swine health research seeks to track the potential for virus-infected feed to cause the related disease in pigs, says swine health center director.