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US event cancelled over ASF fears

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US National Pork Producers Council board of directors is canceling the World Pork Expo 2019 in an ‘abundance of caution’ regarding African Swine Fever (ASF).

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WASDE report in line with expectations

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although the WASDE report brought bearish news for feed crop producers, there was little change in the commodity markets, said Chad Hart, associate professor of economics, crop markets specialist and extension economist with Iowa State University.

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US Grains Council head to depart

By Aerin Curtis

The US Grains Council announced recently that the long-time president and CEO of the organization, Tom Sleight, would be stepping down this summer after a successor is appointed.

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Moisture control in feed mills could result in real savings

By Jane Byrne

Managing the moisture content in feed formulations is critical as it can compensate for weight losses during feed processing, it can also preserve the shelf life of products and allow for uniform quality of finished feed, says Trouw Nutrition.

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin brings probiotics to hatchlings by giving them a gel shower

By Richard Whitehead

Biomin has added to its range of water-soluble probiotic gel drops that protect chicks in their first days and stimulates feeding behavior. Earliest-stage nutrition promises healthier chicks and reduced mortality, says the supplier.

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Agrifirm sees increase in net earnings

By Jane Byrne

Despite a slight decrease in revenue, Dutch feed and agribusiness group, Agrifirm, saw its net profit grow by 14.6% in 2018 to €44m (US$49.8m).

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Animal nutrition continues to deliver for DSM

By Jane Byrne

DSM says its animal nutrition division had a strong year, with 8% organic growth in the underlying business. The feed additive producer released its overall full year 2018 financial results today [February 14].

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Oilseeds supported by trade deal optimism

By Jane Byrne

CRM AgriCommodities says global oilseeds values have edged higher this week as markets sensed a more optimistic tone in the trade negotiation between the US and China.

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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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Push on for sorghum use in food and feed in Europe, Russia and Ukraine

By Jane Byrne

The second International Sorghum Congress took place on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan, Italy. The event looked at how sorghum could compete with other cereals both in terms of profitability for farmers and economic and nutritional interest for users in both...

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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...