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special edition: reports from IPPE

Digital tech seeks to boost feed, livestock sector production

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Integrating technology and animal nutrition to provide usable insight for producers is one area where digital development and the use of new tools can help improve industry productivity.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

AFIA outlines feed industry priorities at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The American Feed Industry Association is promoting steps to improve feed industry biosecurity and supporting US-based and international work to improve feed ingredient registration, says VP.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

US feed industry talks sustainability at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) sponsored an Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at IPPE to address how to optimize US feed and animal production practices...

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

Part 1 of a two-part dive into US trade deals

US trade deals spell change for the feed industry

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The revised trade agreement negotiated by the US, Mexico and Canada is expected to improve provisions on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and reduce non-trade barriers, says expert.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

Novus head looks to support employees, streamline focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A review of core business and acquisition opportunities is underway at Novus International, along with moves to ensure staff are empowered, says incoming CEO.

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special edition: reports from IPPE

NIR tech highlights changes in ingredient composition

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

NIR-based analysis of feed ingredients is detailing changing amino acid profiles in plants and alterations in nutrition from processing, says Evonik representative, who also talks about challenges to ‘real-time’ use of the data generated.

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How to minimize EU contribution to deforestation

By Jane Byrne

Around 80% of global deforestation is driven by agricultural expansion, a phenomenon which has roots in the global demand for products such as palm oil, soy and beef, says the EU Commission.

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Polish pork production undermined by ASF and high feed costs

By Jane Byrne

Swine inventories in Poland decreased by 4% in 2019 due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and growing feed costs stemming from the 2019 drought, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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US Senate passes revised NAFTA trade deal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Following up on Wednesday’s trade agreement progress with China, the US Senate approved the revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico (USMCA) on Thursday [January 16]. The development was welcomed the US feed sector.

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US feed industry welcomes US, China phase one trade deal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US feed industry members are applauding progress on the US and China trade relationship as a new phase one trade deal looks to improve agricultural exports and streamline the approval process.

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Special edition: Novel Proteins

A look back at novel feed protein developments

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Our January special edition is focused on protein innovation in animal feed, a topic that we also explored extensively in 2019. The photogallery provides highlights of that earlier coverage.

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Challenges for US crop data collection

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Delayed US feed crop harvests create challenges for feed crop production data collection and raise questions about corn and soybean yields and corn usage, say experts.

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More work to do in South America’s soy industry, says Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill has moved to clarify what its current trading relationship is with Nestlé, following the report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the leading food and beverage company had stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the...

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Nutreco gets behind Dutch cultured meat pioneer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch animal nutrition and fish feed group, Nutreco, has announced a strategic partnership with Mosa Meat, the company behind the world’s first cell-based or cultivated hamburger.

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Nestlé ceases to source Brazil soy from Cargill

By Jane Byrne

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, has stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the link to deforestation.

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US: Novel wheatgrass provides perennial forage, grain

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A novel perennial crop aims to provide a more sustainable forage for livestock production along with a grain cash crop while reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality, says researcher.

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Market expansion top of mind for US Grains Council in 2020

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Grains Council (USCG) is focusing on supporting trade in current markets and expanding into others over the coming 12 months. The US soy sector, among other priorities, is looking to address infrastructure challenges.

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Slow harvest leads to drying challenges, fire prevention focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A wet and delayed feed crop harvest season in the US is being punctuated with reports of fires in grain dryers; however, there are ways to help prevent incidents and reduce the cost of drying, says industry expert.

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US renderer, feed ingredient producer faces FDA warning

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Food and Drug Administration calls on Valley Proteins to improve some company practices and undertake corrective actions regarding identifying and controlling some potential hazards for animal feed ingredients.

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Delayed spring planting hampers US feed crop harvest

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Feed grain producers continue to see challenges from delayed spring planting as corn crops remain in the field and saturated soils raise questions about next year’s progress and planting decisions.

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Trade and regulatory hurdles top of mind for new AFIA head

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Helping the feed and grain industry prepare for the future, looking at regulatory hurdles, and expanding trade opportunities are some of the goals of the new head of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).