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BioMar ties up loose ends in Chile with factory buy-out

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed maker, BioMar, has acquired the 50% remaining shares in the Chilean factory, APSA, ending what is said was over 10 years of successful collaboration with salmon, trout and tilapia producer, AquaChile, in the operation of that facility....

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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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Danish feed firm, BioMar, feeling the strain in Norway

By Jane Byrne

BioMar, in releasing its financial results for FY 2018, said the business performed well in certain geographies and species, except in Norway where the company did not win the sales contracts expected.

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Putting grass protein to the test in pigs

By Jane Byrne

Researchers based at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark are optimistic they can partially replace traditional protein ingredients like soy with clover grass in organic pig feed.

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De Heus takes majority stake in Ukrainian feed producer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed manufacturer, De Heus, says it has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in D-Mix in Ukraine, giving it a foothold in feed manufacturing in that country after 10 years of exporting product to Ukraine.

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Reports from IPPE

AFIA: Good biosecurity essential for tackling ASF

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

AFIA works to address foreign animal disease concerns, promote a safe feed supply and prompt open communication about risk with biosecurity guidance development, says director.

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reports from IPPE

Assessing soybean meal for trypsin inhibitors

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trypsin inhibitor levels in soybean meal vary by country and region, but they do not necessarily correspond with urease activity and need to be measured separately, says researcher.