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Soybean production on the rise in Ethiopia

By Jane Byrne

The USDA predicts that the production of soybeans will climb in Ethiopia, partially due to requirements for the raw material in livestock feed – soybean meal for poultry production.

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

Reports from VIV Europe 2018

Poultry industry taking shape in Africa

By Jane Byrne

The growing middle class in Africa is driving change throughout that continent’s poultry production value chain, encouraging greater local and international investment in required supporting infrastructure, says Rabobank.

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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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News in Brief

BASF resumes vitamin A and E supply

By Jane Byrne

BASF said that, as of today [July 20], it has lifted the force majeure for its Lutavit A 1000, Lutavit A 500, vitamin A Palmitate 1.6 Mio IU/g, Lutavit E 50, Lutavit E 50 S, and vitamin E Acetate 94% animal nutrition products.

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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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What is stopping responsible soy from reaching scale?

By Jane Byrne

Awareness raising among consumers is needed to stimulate demand among downstream players if the soy supply chain is ever to get the level of palm oil in terms of responsible production and sourcing, says a representative of a French agribusiness group.

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Lallemand optimizing rumen efficiency measuring tools

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition says it is now in the process of generating mobile app versions of its rumen efficiency investigation (REI) audit tool for both the dairy and beef sectors, much like the app it has for silage evaluation, Lalsil.

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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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US team looks to develop feed sector in Tunisia

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Grains Council is starting work on a training program to grow the feed industry in Tunisia and nearby regions in addition to expanding export opportunities, says global strategies director.

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Special Edition: Reports from IPPE

New feed phytate reference guide

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

AB Vista is working to highlight average levels of phytate in common feed ingredients to provide a guide for phytase use and cost-effective feed formulation, says global manager.

What is being done to tackle feed protein deficiency?

Special Edition: Alternative Feed Proteins

What is being done to tackle feed protein deficiency?

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

This month, we are looking at innovation in the area of feed protein in the context of growing demand for fish and meat globally. We trawled the archives to track exciting developments in that arena over the past few years.

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Profit decline: Cargill cites challenges in global grain trading

By Jane Byrne

Minneapolis headquartered agribusiness giant, Cargill, reported profits were down as it announced its 2018 Q2 financial results yesterday; however, it said its animal nutrition and protein segment was the largest contributor to adjusted operating earnings...