Commodity pricing

Lysine cartel case defies EC damages Directive

Ajinomoto considering appeal

Lysine cartel case defies EC damages Directive

By Jane Byrne

A ruling in a lysine cartel case which saw damages awarded to French poultry breeder, Doux, against Ajinomoto will make it easier for victims of anti-competitive practices to bring an action for damages and prove prejudice, says a lawyer.

Global BioChem to put the brakes on lysine production

Global BioChem to put the brakes on lysine production

By Jane Byrne

Chinese group, Global Biochem Technology (GBT), is to scale down its lysine production this year but is confident it can take the helm in the amino acid segment when buoyancy returns to the market.

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

EU pig and cattle feed demand is forecast to weaken

By Jane BYRNE

There will be a continuing slide in demand for pig feed in the EU this year due to productivity challenges in the sector and cattle feed demand is set to decline on better weather conditions for grasslands and forages production, says trade group.

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

By Jane Byrne

Average prices for compound feed across all animal categories in the UK have slipped in the past quarter, says Defra in its animal feedstuffs price report.

Ukraine crisis will not hit grain export volumes, says Kiev based analyst

Russia Ukraine standoff - how it impacts the grain markets

Ukraine crisis will not hit grain export volumes, says Kiev based analyst

By Jane Byrne

The Ukraine political crisis will not hit wheat and corn export volumes, says a Kiev based market analyst, as the growing threat of war between that country and Russia has sent global wheat prices soaring this week.