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Commodity price hikes behind higher cost of cattle feeding

By Jane Byrne

Agri-commodity prices in April were pushed to levels not seen since 2011 to 2013, noted Rabobank in its beef quarterly. It says the knock-on effect of that trend are heightened concerns about the cost of feed.

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New research tie-up to enhance canola in Australia

By Jane Byrne

Australian seed provider, Pacific Seeds, and government agency, CSIRO, have joined forces on a new three-year AUS$250K (US$194,245) research project set to better tailor canola hybrids and crop management to regional Australia’s variable growing conditions.

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WASDE: An optimistic view of global wheat and corn production

By Jane Byrne

This week saw the USDA release its first official look to World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for next season, alongside the first time that the UK has been split from the EU, an interesting report in what has been a big data week,...

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IFFO expects big increase in use of fishmeal in pig feed in Asia

By Jane Byrne

In 2019 there was little change to report in terms of biggest marine ingredient exporters and importers – Peru remained the main pelagic-based fishmeal and fish oil production and exporting country, while China stayed the biggest importer of fishmeal...

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Hired and Retired: This month's career moves

By Jane Byrne

We look at industry exits and new appointments over the past four weeks. Our career gallery tracks appointments at single cell protein producer, Calysta, at feed additive supplier, AB Vista, new feed space entrants and more.

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American feed industry trade group calls for reform of WTO

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and over 60 US agricultural industry stakeholders voiced support for the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday [September 23] but they also encouraged WTO reform, calling some of its rules outdated.

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Alliance shedding light on how to boost FCR, welfare in fish farming

By Jane Byrne

Lighting innovator, Signify, and aquaculture industry advisor, ScaleAQ, have joined forces to boost fish welfare, production and yield for fish farmers by providing an optimal light spectrum, light distribution and control system for aquaculture producers....