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ADM capitalizing on rocketing Chinese meat demand

ADM capitalizing on rocketing Chinese meat demand

By Jane Byrne

Archer Daniels Midlands (ADM) aims to leverage expected growth in the swine, poultry and aquaculture sectors in China over the next decade by expanding its premix footprint there with a new plant. 

System for life cycle assessment of feed hailed as 'milestone'

Special edition: environmental footprint reduction initiatives

System for life cycle assessment of feed hailed as 'milestone'

By Jane Byrne

The new LCA guidelines, developed under the LEAP project, are ‘game changing’ as they synchronize the plethora of existing feed impact assessment methods and provide the feed sector with one set of rules to reduce its environmental footprint, said FEFAC.

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Acquisition leaves Masan Group a major feed player in Vietnam

By Jane Byrne

The Masan Group has a acquired a 52% and 70% equity interest in Vietnam French Cattle Feed JSC – Proconco – and Agro Nutrition Company JSC – Anco – respectively - a deal which makes it the second leading animal feed producer in Vietnam.

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Insect feed producers align to remove EU regulatory roadblocks

By Jane Byrne

Firms behind insect derived protein for animal feed have joined forces in a trade association to tackle existing EU legislative bottlenecks and ensure that stakeholders are fully aware of the sector’s production methods and regulatory adherence.

AFIA confident the US feed sector can meet challenges of FSMA compliance

Special Edition: Global Feed Regulation

AFIA confident the US feed sector can meet challenges of FSMA compliance

By Jane Byrne

The final animal food rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) won't be published until the summer, but trade representatives say feed mills need to take steps now to be fully compliant regardless of the planned phased-in transition period.

Dutch feed player expands production capacity in Vietnam

Dutch feed player expands production capacity in Vietnam

By Jane Byrne

De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed plant underway in the Mekong Delta region.

We get the inside track on European feed legislation

Special Edition: Global Feed Regulation

Stalemate ended as GM crop imports for food and feed get EU hearing date

By Jane Byrne

FEFAC says the EU Commission is set to break the 18 month deadlock on GM crop imports and approve 13 biotech traits at a meeting next month, but the trade group warns against nationalization of decision making on further trait approval.

EU whey to poultry feed project shows laying rate and FCR gains

EU whey to poultry feed project shows laying rate and FCR gains

By Jane Byrne

The findings of a Spanish research project show that incorporating up to 6% whey into layer and broiler feed improves the yield across all the parameters analyzed from laying rate to daily intake to conversion index to weight gain.

FeedNavigator 2015: How does our editorial calendar shape up?

FeedNavigator 2015: How does our editorial calendar shape up?

By Jane Byrne

From methane reduction strategies, to innovation in amino acids and yeasts, to early animal nutrition R&D, FeedNavigator’s special editions editorial calendar 2015 spans the hottest topics for the global feed industry. 

Big growth predicted in amino acid sector based on higher inclusion levels

Special Edition: Future Feeds

Big growth predicted in amino acid sector based on higher inclusion levels

By Jane Byrne

While microalgae and insect meal represent potentially innovative protein sources, producers should look to higher amino acid supplementation to lower the protein requirements in animal diets and reduce the environmental burden, says a leading researcher.

Jatropha kernel meal offers protein promise

Special Edition: Future Feeds

Jatropha kernel meal offers protein promise

By Jane Byrne

Non-toxic Jatropha kernel meal could prove a worthy candidate in the hunt for protein alternatives to soy and fishmeal for fish and animal diets, says an FAO expert.