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Two acquisitions help diversify Zinpro product portfolio

By Jane Byrne

US trace mineral producer, Zinpro Corporation, is acquiring two US companies involved in water-soluble-based animal nutrition and nutritional support products - Paragon Specialty Products (PSP), which is based in Alabama, and CouvLotta, which is located...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

MyToolBox: Have mycotoxins finally met their match?

By Jane Byrne

A massive reduction in the mycotoxin load in DDGS, sensor led indication of toxin contamination of grains in silos as well as greatly enhanced biocontrol of aflatoxin development in the field – EU Horizon 2020 project, MyToolBox, has had a number of wins...

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Swine and poultry markets deliver for Chr. Hansen

By Jane Byrne

Chr. Hansen, in releasing the group’s 2017/2018 financial results yesterday, said its animal health business was positively impacted by strong growth in silage and solid growth in swine and poultry.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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Biomin reveals roadmap for unlocking future growth

By Jane Byrne

Biomin is in expansion mode. It recently broke ground on a new mineral feed and premix production plant in Austria, while, in November 2017, it increased its capacity in the fast-growing Chinese market with the opening of a production plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu...

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News in Brief

Korean and Chinese firms in lysine alliance

By Jane Byrne

South Korea’s Daesang announced yesterday that it had signed a contract to transfer its lysine technology to China’s Chengfu Group for 10 billion won (US$8.82m), according to local media reports.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Profits at Louis Dreyfus undermined by soy trading strategy

By Jane Byrne

Agri-commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has reported a fall in half-year profits, seeing a negative impact from its hedging strategy. It said it had taken a hit on derivative contracts used to lock in margins in its soybean business.

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UK university exports crop science expertise to China

By Lynda Searby

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are working with one of China’s biggest feed and pig producers to “transform” Southwest China’s feed industry by increasing the nutritional value of crops via genetic engineering.