Latin America


France’s Avril Group looks to Brazil for feed additives growth

By Jane Byrne

MiXscience , which is the animal nutrition division of the Avril Group, has formed a “strategic alliance” with Brazilian feed additive and premix player, Salus Group, to leverage the continuing growth in the livestock sector in the Latin American powerhouse.


Peru announces kick off date and quota for anchovy fishing season

Drop in prices but uncertainties remain in fishmeal market

By Jane Byrne

Fishmeal prices are expected to decrease as Peru sets the first season anchovy quota and announces when the fishing season will start, says an expert.

'Antibiotics may have knock-on effects on parts of the ecosystem where no one has even thought of looking before,' says Tomas Roslin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Image ©

Expert says future research should focus on the effect of antibiotics on methane emissions from cow belching

Research shows antibiotics intensify methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

A study by US, UK, Finnish and Swedish researchers is said to provide the first demonstration that antibiotics can increase dung emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG).


Arla ready to capitalize on what it sees as a major trend in dairy

What are the benefits to EU dairy farmers of a switch to GM free feed?

By Jane Byrne

Dairy company, Arla Foods, says it only has ambitions, at this stage, that more of its farmers will convert to GM free feed based on the increasing market willingness to pay the higher price required.

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