Cattle - beef

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Feed enzyme development on ADM's radar

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

ADM has opened a new enzyme research facility in Davis, California, partly focused on optimizing such products' use in animal health and nutrition.

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US foundation wants to create awareness about silage risks

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US producers generate about $10bn worth of silage annually, but there is a need for greater understanding in terms of best practice when using such feed materials, said Keith Bolsen, professor emeritus in the department of animal science and industry...

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Land use tool aimed at sustainable expansion of Brazilian soy farming

By Jane Byrne

Technology is allowing producers a way to find already cleared land to grow soybeans sustainably in Brazil’s Cerrado and Amazon regions, keeping forests intact while maximizing economic returns, says a major soy trader and an environmental organization....

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US tax change cited for lower Cargill Q3 earnings

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill reported a 24% drop in third-quarter earnings saying it was hit by a charge of $161m related to the recent change in US tax laws. The Minnesota-based agro-giant, however, reported a strong performance for its animal nutrition, grain origination...

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Waitrose, McDonald's and WWF see partnerships as vital for sustainable feed

By Jane Byrne

The retailer, fast food company, and NGO took part in an interactive panel debate during a workshop style event, at our conference, Feed Protein Vision 2018, last month. They were asked to explain why sustainable animal feed protein is relevant for the...

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The fallout from US China tariff spat

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Short-term implications of China’s newly proposed 25% tariffs on soybeans, sorghum and several other products may be making market waves, but long-term considerations also bring concerns, says economist.