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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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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...

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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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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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Adisseo expanding liquid methionine production

By Jane Byrne

The growth rate in demand for liquid methionine is expected to be higher than powder methionine due to industrialization of the feed industry in China and in India as well as in other developing countries, says Adisseo.

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‘More awareness is needed on feed fraud’

By Jane Byrne

GMP+ International says the feed sector needs to be as alert as the horsemeat-hit food industry has shown itself to be in recent years in relation to fraud in the supply chain.