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US swine sector looks to reduce its environmental impact

By Jane Byrne

The US produces 12% of the world’s pork, which is one of the most widely consumed proteins in the world. Working with American producers is critical to making an impact on the sustainability footprint of livestock, said the lead of a UC Davis facility...

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Novus acquires Agrivida, looks to develop new feed additives

By Jane Byrne

Novus International has acquired biotech company Agrivida Inc. The deal gives the US animal health and nutrition company ownership of Agrivida's INTERIUS technology, which is designed to embed feed additives inside grain.

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US soybean exports outpacing last season

By Jane Byrne

Soybean markets remained supported in recent days due to dwindling US supply amid incredibly strong export demand, finds a CRM Agri report.

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Protenga gets funding boost from The Yield Lab Asia Pacific

By Jane Byrne

The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is the latest investor in Asian insect ingredient developer, Protenga. The Singapore-based company’s most recent funding round also saw participation from SEEDS Capital and JBI Innovations.

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Reports from EuroTier 2022

Balchem: Supplementation of cows with choline benefits the calf

By Jane Byrne

Researchers are seeing benefits for the calf from the supplementation of the diets of the cow with choline, according to Balchem Corporation, which has been working with choline for the past 25 years, for both ruminant and monogastric application.

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EU agrees deforestation law

By Jane Byrne

A provisional political agreement has been reached between the EU Parliament and the Council in relation to EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.

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DSM temporarily reduces vitamin C production in China

By Jane Byrne

DSM is to significantly cut back production of vitamin C at its Jiangshan, China based facility, with immediate effect. It says it will re-evaluate the situation in late January 2023, after the Chinese New Year.

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WASDE: US corn production revised higher

By Jane Byrne

This month’s WASDE saw corn production in the US forecast higher, to 353.84Mt, a slight hike on the 352.95Mt estimated in October, leading to a slightly eased ending stock projection.

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