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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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Barley feed usage jumps in the UK

By Jane Byrne

UK barley demand is seeing a hike as higher wheat prices meant buyers sought a more cost effective grain for animal feed.

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Soybean meal shortage keeps protein prices high

By Jane Byrne

Despite the sharp increase in US and Brazilian soybean crushings, the world will remain short of soymeal at least until September, meaning protein prices will remain elevated, says CRM AgriCommodities.

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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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Australia: Swine body frustrated over lack of feed research pitches

By Jane Byrne

The Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is disappointed over the limited number of proposals covering reduction of feed costs, improved feed efficiency and carcass fatness manipulation following its call for research ideas to enhance...