Biomin’s 2015 survey shows deoxynivalenol (DON) is the most prevalent mycotoxin for all regions except South America and Middle East, where fumonisins (FUM) pose the bigger threat to livestock production.
The move from Chinese state-owned food and feed giant, Cofco, to acquire 100% of Noble Agri, the agriculture arm of the Noble Group, shows the market in international trading is shifting, says an analyst.
Dietary approaches from ration balancing to plant extract supplementation could boost milk yields in developing countries while supporting a reduction in methane emissions, said a leading Indian researcher.
Cargill Animal Nutrition hopes to leverage the ever increasing demand for animal protein products in African markets as its new US$12.5 million South African feed premix facility, targeting the swine, poultry and ruminant sectors, goes operational.
An analyst questions Nutreco’s move to set up a joint venture in fish feed in Nigeria, saying the Dutch feed group should remain focused on the massive growth potential of the Asian and Latin American aquaculture markets instead.
Africa’s chicken and broiler industry is five years away from equivalence with the Thai or Brazilian sector but international feed compounders are not yet exploiting this massive business potential, says a leading animal nutrition firm.