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IFFO sees positive trend for global fishmeal output

By Jane Byrne

June this year saw significant marine raw material production, well above the average for output that month during the years, 2011- 2019, said the IFFO, the marine ingredients organization, in a report this month.

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People on the Move: August 2020

By Jane Byrne

We track hires and retirees over the past month in feed, premix and additive companies as well as people taking on roles in feed related associations.

Key learnings from Covid-19 for the EU feed sector

Key learnings from Covid-19 for the EU feed sector

By Jane Byrne

To prevent challenges such as disruption to food supply chains from a pandemic like Covid-19 or other public health sanitary crisis, a key learning for the EU feed manufacturing sector is to have permanent crisis management capacity in place - at company...

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Report: Coronavirus will change German livestock industry

By Jane Byrne

COVID-19 infections among workers in German slaughterhouses is expected to not only have a short-term impact on the pig market and global pork trade but will most likely result in fundamental changes for German pork production, argues the USDA’s Foreign...

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BioMar sustainability journey: Striving for aquaculture without guilt

By Jane Byrne

This week saw Danish fish feed group, BioMar, release its sustainability report for 2019, highlighting its high use of trimmings and novel ingredients has enabled it to achieve a five-year average of 1:1 or below Forage Fish Dependency Ratio for its raw...

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AIC looks to improve UK farmer access to feed advisers

By Jane Byrne

The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) run by UK feed and ag services trade group, Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), has launched a new initiative to allow farmers find nearby feed companies that employ registered feed advisers.

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Post-COVID-19: USDA sees sluggish EU dairy production for 2020

By Jane Byrne

The USDA estimates that 2020 EU dairy production will be stagnant relative to 2019 due to global market volatility and lower demand for dairy products following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during the spring and summer months.

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US set for bumper corn crop

By Jane Byrne

The latest WASDE report from the USDA put the US 2020/21 corn crop at the highest level for over 30 years.

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News in Brief

COVID-19: French trade show SPACE 2020 is cancelled

By Jane Byrne

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting crisis, SPACE 2020, which was scheduled to take place from September 15-18 at the Rennes Exhibition Centre in France, is not going ahead.

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COVID-19 and the EU’s supply of plant protein

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission has been urged to lift certain restrictions on protein crp production in Europe to address what the EU farming lobby terms ‘a growing risk’ to supply.

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Opinion

COVID-19: Lessons learnt from L-Threonine supply challenge

By Jane Byrne

You shouldn’t be asking if your business is essential, but how prepared your essential business is to maintain supply and service during a lockdown, says Guy Soreq, co-founder of Israel-based data provider, Glowlit.

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Coronavirus: Huge increase in animal feed demand globally

By Jane Byrne

US farmers are panic buying feed, concerned that they could run out of supplies if feed mills shut due to employees becoming ill, or deliveries are reduced due to truck shortages, according to an article on Bloomberg.