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Dispatches from GFFC

Technology doesn’t baffle farmers, say experts

By Richard Whitehead

Are farmers baffled by blockchain and dissuaded by data? Do they get fed up with feed apps and antagonized by algorithms. No, say industry tech experts, that may be the perception but the reality is far more nuanced.

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Cargill Q3 sees net income rise, challenges from ASF, market uncertainty

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

African swine fever hampered animal feed sales and soy crush operations, and trade disruptions and uncertainty created challenges across the company even as cost-cutting measures boosted quarterly net earnings, according to Cargill’s third-quarter results.

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Reports from IPPE

Novus on preparing a young animal’s immune system and gut

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Understanding producer challenges and efforts to develop responses in areas like gut health, maternal nutrition, ingredient quality and immune functioning drive Novus forward, say executives.

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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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Phileo Lesaffre surprised by EFSA finding

By Jane Byrne

Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care said the recent EFSA opinion questioning the efficacy of its Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 product in ruminant production was unexpected.

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New test to judge the quality of corn DDGS

By Jane Byrne

Evonik has launched a new testing service for corn DDGS used in feed production. The analytical service, AMINORED 2.0, allows rapid and reliable evaluation of the nutritional value distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), detecting the impact...

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The Big Interview

CGF: Mobilizing local action is key to stopping soy deforestation

By Jane Byrne

The Consumer Goods Forum, through the Soy Buyers’ Coalition (SBC), aspires to work closely with soy producers, traders, local governments, investors, NGOs and more in the main soy sourcing regions, where deforestation is a risk.

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EFSA feed additive assessments thwarted by data gaps

By Jane Byrne

EFSA said it was unable to determine the efficacy of a yeast strain from Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care when used in dairy and beef cattle, due to gaps in studies provided to it by the applicants.