South Korean livestock and feed manufacturer, Harim Group, announced this week that its subsidiary, Farmsco, has acquired the feed and poultry-breeding units of Indonesia’s Sujaya Group, writes Business Korea.
As Mexico becomes a more attractive and sophisticated importer, some other countries that produce yellow corn, such as Brazil and Argentina, have shown interest in exporting to the Central American country, claims the USDA.
The National Chicken Council (NCC) supports moves to shrink the mandates on ethanol production in the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) as a way to avoid high feed corn prices and inelasticity in the feed market.
China’s long awaited approval for Syngenta’s contentious GM corn strain, MIR 162, may see that biotech firm settle the multiple lawsuits against it, which were triggered by allegations of damages from the sale of the seed into the US prior to Chinese...
Livestock producers can expect abundant feed grains and subsequent downward pressure on prices as bumper maize harvests are predicted in the EU and the US, and a greater proportion of the EU wheat crop is diverted to feed use.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected EU feed wheat supplies for 2014/15 by 2.5 million ton in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), which were published this week.
Whilst the setting of maximum levels for fumonisins in maize is an important step, more attention needs to be given to the impact of the occurrence of multi-mycotoxins in feed grains, according to animal nutrition firm Biomin.
As concerns grow for the security of food supplies for its billion-plus population, China—the sixth biggest producer of genetically modified crops—has resolved to continue importing GM soybeans to satisfy domestic demand.
The European Commission authorized six genetically modified (GM) maize varieties for food and feed use on Wednesday after member states failed to return majority decisions for or against on three occasions.
As Asia slowly recovers from the bird flu crisis, mounting corn
prices are now hitting poultry and other livestock producers as
they race to restock feed supplies. With corn stocks in China
hitting new lows, other feed alternatives...