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Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

The use of rapeseed cake in the production of livestock feed cuts methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13%, without affecting digestibility in vitro, according to the initial results of a EU-funded research project.

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

By Jane BYRNE

There will be a continuing slide in demand for pig feed in the EU this year due to productivity challenges in the sector and cattle feed demand is set to decline on better weather conditions for grasslands and forages production, says trade group.

Vitamin E supply hit by fire at BASF facility

Vitamin E supply hit by fire at BASF facility

By Jane BYRNE

A major fire due to a technical issue on March 12 at a BASF plant in Germany will close the plant for a month or more and affect supply of vitamins A and E.

German anti-GM soy in feed advocates set to stage rebuttal event

German anti-GM soy in feed advocates set to stage rebuttal event

By Jane BYRNE

The German poultry sector’s claim that supplies of non-GM soy from Brazil can no longer be guaranteed is untenable, said the anti-GM lobby in Germany which is holding a ‘correction’ forum in April to inform the feed industry about the reality of soy volumes.

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

By Jane Byrne

Average prices for compound feed across all animal categories in the UK have slipped in the past quarter, says Defra in its animal feedstuffs price report.

Ukraine crisis will not hit grain export volumes, says Kiev based analyst

Russia Ukraine standoff - how it impacts the grain markets

Ukraine crisis will not hit grain export volumes, says Kiev based analyst

By Jane Byrne

The Ukraine political crisis will not hit wheat and corn export volumes, says a Kiev based market analyst, as the growing threat of war between that country and Russia has sent global wheat prices soaring this week.