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Politics remains a major driver of oilseeds prices, note analysts

By Jane Byrne

Although the truce between the US and China has not yet translated into US soybean exports fully, it has certainly created more positive undercurrents in the market, now trading near the highest levels since August, reported CRM Agri in its weekly market...

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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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BioMar upbeat about full year earnings

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed group, BioMar, reported a 2% increase in volumes sold in its third quarter (Q3) for 2018, which it said mainly derived from the acquisition of Alimentsa in Ecuador and strong sales in Chile; its reported lower sales in Norway.

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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

‘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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Bühler looks to optimize feed and food drying

By Jane Byrne

Bühler has launched a cloud-based digital feed and food drying service, MoisturePro, that it says boosts yield, while reducing costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the feed and food industries.

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Call to industry over carryover of veterinary drugs in feed

By Jane Byrne

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are seeking stakeholder involvement in an advisory meeting and are also looking for data to address the issue of the carryover from feed to food of unavoidable and...

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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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Drip Feed: Round-up of stories from the week

By Jane Byrne

We track new plant developments as far apart as Tasmania and Austria, and we find out about the winners of an agriculture and food start-up accelerator initiative in London, as well as an acquisition of an animal health player by a UK agribusiness group.

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Omega-3-rich canola plant sees US approval

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Aquaculture producers may be closer to a new land-based source of omega-3 as the USDA approves cultivation of Nuseed’s omega-3 generating canola variety.

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Special edition: lowering feed's carbon footprint

Feed goes green

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

In recent months, several companies have been highlighting efforts to reduce the carbon footprint generated by their feed production, while others have talked about ways to reduce the methane produced by cows.

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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.