North America

Beef prices stabilize but remain at record levels, says Rabobank

Beef prices stabilize but remain at record levels, says Rabobank

By Jane Byrne

The US continues to be the driver in the global beef market with constrained supply and strong demand keeping prices high, but the big question heading into 2015, says Rabobank, is whether a new norm has been reached for prices or whether they still have...

Feed industry outlook for 2015

Feed industry outlook for 2015

By Jane Byrne

As 2014 draws to a close, we seek out the opinion of manufacturers, suppliers and US and EU trade representatives to determine how next year might play out for the global feed sector.

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

By Jane Byrne

All parties in the poultry supply chain, including feed producers, need to assess how they can help limit avian flu outbreaks, with no certainties about whether the spread of the disease will be checked in the coming weeks, says an industry specialist.  

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

Review: improving feed efficiency in dairy cows

By Lynda Searby

Residual feed intake is emerging as the main tool for measuring feed efficiency and making genetic progress in efficiency-related traits among dairy cattle, but is not without its challenges, finds a new review.

No immediate plans to put Zilmax back on US market: Merck

No immediate plans to put Zilmax back on US market: Merck

By Jane Byrne

Zilmax maker Merck says it has not made any decision to resume sales of the cattle additive in the US as a campaign group there condemns the company for “taking steps” to put the beta agonist back on the market.

SHV to finalize offer for Nutreco shares by early December

SHV to finalize offer for Nutreco shares by early December

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco says the offer process from SHV is “on track” with the investment firm saying it will publish its offer memorandum on its intended acquisition of all the animal nutrition company’s shares at the start of next month.