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.
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.
Australian feed manufacturers are expecting a glut of feed additives to enter the market following on from a decision to remove any registration requirements for such products in an effort to boost innovation and feed efficiency.
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.
The number of samples testing positive for aflatoxins decreased from 30% in 2013 to 22% in 2014, though the average concentration nearly doubled from 33 ppb to 64 ppb, found Biomin’s latest report into the global mycotoxin threat.
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.
The newly announced USDA grant for organic agriculture research, education and extension projects will indirectly help grain and feed producing farmers to grow more organic products, says a Washington based lobby group.
Calysta is reviving the production of proven methane to feed technology BioProtein – a fishmeal alternative for use in aquaculture and animal nutrition that has hit several bumps along the road to market.
FEFAC expects a review of dioxin legislation to bring about greater efficiency in terms of fats and oils monitoring and clarification around the supporting evidence required to demonstrate product testing.
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.
Evonik Industries, in its Q4 and full year results, predicts a slight hike in profit in 2015 based on ongoing high demand for amino acids in animal nutrition in tandem with their limited availability in the market.
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.
Farmer groups and the EU biofuels sector are calling MEPs to ensure that at least 8% of transport fuels come from biofuels made from arable crops by 2020 when they vote on future EU biofuel policy tomorrow.
The EU market for insect feed should be up and running in around 18 months from now, with all necessary legislative boxes ticked, says the head of a larvae to feed company that is just about to kick-start commercial scale production in South Africa.
The US feed industry applauds a bipartisan legislative move as the first step toward normalizing trade relations with Cuba, and reckons, if passed, it could allow US feed makers compete on a level playing field in that market.
US feed safety certification program, FSC36, has been revamped to ensure it adheres to the new requirements under the FSMA and that it drives a continuous improvement ethos in accredited feed suppliers.
The compound feed industry needs to get behind initiatives that foster precision feeding on small farms in developing markets to help optimize use of on-farm ingredients backed by commercial feed mixes to plug nutritional gaps, says the FAO.
EFSA says the feed sector will get a chance to outline their past experiences in risk assessment of feed additives as well as discuss future challenges at a technical meeting it is running in Barcelona on 5-6 May 2015.
Expansion of existing tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on beef, with the hormone ban remaining in place, is likely to be the only modification of agriculture policy by the EU under trade talks with the US, says a policy expert.
Microalgae offers promise to the feed and livestock sector in terms of sustainable production and its use in feed could ensure better quality eggs, milk and possibly meat, and improved growth performance in piglets, chickens and lambs, finds a literature...
A new joint venture will see the capacity of an export terminal in the northern Brazilian state of Pará jump from 1.5 million tons of grain annually to 6 million tons in a few years, say partners in the initiative, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Glencore.
The launch of a new additive for breeders at IPPE 2015 underlines Cargill’s increased focus on the benefits of plant-based antioxidants for overall animal performance, particularly in the early life stage.
IPPE attendees heard about the latest findings into the links between feed and porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, the prospects for the US swine sector over the next 12 months and the impact of the removal of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in...
Dispatches from 8th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting
The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in Atlanta last week saw government officials from around world exchange ideas with feed industry delegates on how best to manage fraud in the feed chain.
India had a considerable boost in feed production, up to 29.4 million tons last year, a 10% increase over 2013, owing mainly to favorable weather conditions and improvements in farming methods and technology, Alltech’s 2014 Global Feed Tonnage Survey...
Potash development company Sirius Minerals has landed its first deal in the animal nutrition market, securing a long-term supply agreement that will see polyhalite from a new mine in North Yorkshire, UK, enter the feed market from 2018.
By tracking the genetic footprints of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers funded by the US Department of Agriculture are hoping to shed some light on the extent to which in-feed antibiotics contribute to resistance.
More insight into the efficiency and mode of action of biotic substances, plant extracts, and bacteriophage therapy is needed in order to find alternatives to in-feed antibiotics, concludes an EU focus group (FG) looking at how to minimize the use of...