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Kemin secures US patent over control of ASF in feed

By Jane Byrne

Kemin has acquired a US patent application for a method to control African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) in feed and feed ingredients using a global pathogen control product that it manufactures – Sal CURB.

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ASF being contained in Vietnam

By Jane Byrne

The ASF outbreak in Vietnam is starting to be controlled, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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US pork producers welcome ASF response plan

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Department of Agriculture is outlining plans to address African Swine Fever if the disease enters the US, including establishing which agency has control in the situation, when swine may be moved and how producers would be reimbursed for virus...

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Feed mills should watch ingredients, traffic in biosecurity plan

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

High-risk ingredients, mitigation plans, limiting on-site travel and preventing facility cross-contamination are some of the steps feed producers need to consider when facing disease challenges, says expert.

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Hormel Foods cuts ractopamine use in swine supply

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As part of a company focus on meeting product demand in international markets, Hormel Foods is set to stop sourcing pigs raised using, or having been exposed, to the feed additive ractopamine.

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AFIA outlines feed industry priorities at IPPE

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The American Feed Industry Association is promoting steps to improve feed industry biosecurity and supporting US-based and international work to improve feed ingredient registration, says VP.

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Have vitamin E prices been affected by the m-cresol outage?

By Jane Byrne

There would not seem to be major volatility in vitamin E pricing since November last year when a force majeure was announced by LANXESS for the production of m-cresol, an intermediate in the manufacture of vitamin E, at its site in Germany.

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Polish pork production undermined by ASF and high feed costs

By Jane Byrne

Swine inventories in Poland decreased by 4% in 2019 due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and growing feed costs stemming from the 2019 drought, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Keeping ASF out of North America

Keeping ASF out of North America

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Maintaining biosecurity at the farm-level, educating feed producers about disease risks, continuing to research disease spread and mitigation agents and working together with the government are the steps needed to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) from...

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Trade and regulatory hurdles top of mind for new AFIA head

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Helping the feed and grain industry prepare for the future, looking at regulatory hurdles, and expanding trade opportunities are some of the goals of the new head of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).

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Feed prices forecast to stabilize in 2020

By Jane Byrne

Global feed prices are expected to stay relatively neutral in 2020; there are ample supplies that should keep feed prices at reasonable levels, says Rabobank. It released its annual global animal protein outlook today.

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ASF: Producer organization stresses safety of European PAPs

By Jane Byrne

The European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA) is looking to reassure users and importers of European processed animal proteins (PAPs) and animal fats that those materials pose no risk in terms of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFv) transmission....

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Feed grain producers, users see volatile start to year

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Ongoing weather and trade challenges are keeping the agricultural industry’s focus on markets, exports and tariffs as harvest starts and global economies slow, say CoBank analysts.

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