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14 June 2013
Long-term Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed a Mixed GM Diet
NEW ZEALAND - The following is a briefing about the contents of a new, peer-reviewed scientific paper titled: "A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy...
05 June 2013
Peru Cereal Production in 2013 Close to Last Year’s Record
PERU - Harvesting of the main season rice and maize crops is currently underway. The 2013 aggregate cereal production is forecast to decrease slightly from the record level of the previous year...
03 June 2013
FAO/IFIF Feed Manual Published in Arabic
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Arabic language version of the "Manual...
30 May 2013
How Germany is Restricting Harvest Losses
ANALYSIS - Germany loses about 3.3 per cent of its wheat crop each year because of pests, bad handling and poor storage, writes Chris Harris. ...
29 May 2013
Study Show Messy Parts of Farm Provide Vital Habitat
UK – Overgrown corners in fields and farm yards could are more important to wildlife than previously thought, according to research carried out on a Somerset farm....
Fusarium Resistant Wheats Expected to Benefit Prairie Pork Producers
CANADA - A swine nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says the introduction of new fusarium resistant varieties of wheat will be of particular benefit to western Canada's pork producers....
27 May 2013
Report Looks at Feed Enzyme Market
GLOBAL - The global feed enzyme market is a fast growing segment of the feed additives market, according to a new report....
23 May 2013
Indiana Soybean Alliance Studies Feasibility of Aquaculture Feed Mill
US - Exploring the opportunity to bring a feed mill dedicated to producing fish feed to Indiana in hopes of building a new market for Hoosier soybean farmers is the intent of a new grant recently...
21 May 2013
Philippines Exports Corn Feed Silage to South Korea
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture in partnership with corn industry groups recently sent an initial shipment of 24 metric tons (MT) of corn feed silage for cattle to Busan, South Korea....
Poultry Sector Seeks Ban on Maize Export
BANGLADESH - Poultry industry has sought export ban on maize, a key raw material of the poultry feed, for stabilizing chicken and egg prices amid fresh price hike of different feeds in the international...
20 May 2013
International Vision for Wheat Improvement
UK - By 2050, a 60 per cent increase in wheat production will be needed to meet the demand of a growing population. The Wheat Initiative, an international consortium gathering public institutions...
13 May 2013
EU Food and Feed Regulations to be Revised
EU - The European Commission has put forward proposals to change the current legislation governing all official controls in the food and agriculture industries. ...
USGC Conference Reassures Korean Customers of US Partnership
SOUTH KOREA - "The American agricultural system is astounding. We will overproduce again, you can bank on it," said Kelly Davis of the Renewable Fuels Association. During his presentation at...
08 May 2013
Taiwan Remains Reliable US Grain Customer
TAIWAN - Echoing sentiments expressed last fall at the US Grains Council's Export Exchange 2012, the Taiwanese feed industry reaffirmed their preference for US corn during meetings held in Taiwan...
Russian Feed Sector Continues to Expand
RUSSIA - The Russian feed sector is continuing to develop rapidly, supported by strong growth in the livestock and poultry sectors and the introduction of new technologies and improved quality....
07 May 2013
Mixed Rate of Corn Consumption, but Does it Matter?
US - Most of the discussion in the corn market has centered on US planting progress, the likely magnitude of planted acreage, and the US average yield potential, writes Darrel Good....
22 April 2013
Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly...
20 April 2013
Grain Hedge: Volatile Weak for Macro Markets, Grain Hold Tight
US - The Dow Jones Industrial Average, gold, and oil all fell sharply for the week. These macro markets were mostly driven by worse than anticipated Chinese GDP and by weaker than expected domestic...
GeoGrain: Domestic and International Markets Impact Soy Basis
US - It was a tale of two markets this week in the cash soybean market. ...
USDA Grain Review: Bids Mixed on Weather, Lower Chinese Growth, Bird Flu
GLOBAL - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed. ...
18 April 2013
Irish Fodder Situation Still Critical
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association's Deputy President Eddie Downey has appealed to farmers with surplus fodder, including straw, to make it available to their neighbours who need feed urgently...
16 April 2013
Feeding Corn Germ to Pigs Does not Affect Growth Performance
US - Inclusion of corn germ in swine diets can reduce diet costs, depending on the local cost of corn germ and other ingredients. Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois indicates...
11 April 2013
Critical Feed Issues Under Discussion at IFRM
SOUTH AFRICA - The 6th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) meeting organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture...
10 April 2013
CME: USDA Expected to Revise Estimates of Corn Ending Stocks
GLOBAL - Following a grain stocks report that was significantly different that what trade was expecting, USDA will update on 10 April its grain and meat protein balance sheets, write Steve Meyer...
Miratorg Shows Growth
RUSSIA - Miratorg, Russian integrated meat and feed producer is continuing to show growth according to the figures for the first quarter of 2013....
Grain Inventories, New Crop Outlook Boost Livestock Prospects
US - Despite record high feed costs during the 2012/13 crop year, feed use in the animal protein sector has slipped by only two per cent as US farmers and ranchers limited the downsizing of their...
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
04 April 2013
Climate and Crop Trends Provide 'Downer' Cow 'Perfect Storm'
CANADA - Along with challenges posed from the weather, the developing trend for livestock farmers to increase grain and oilseed plantings is seeing some of the country’s best meadow land cultivated...
26 March 2013
South Korea's Price-driven Market Ready to Rebound
SOUTH KOREA - US Grains Council's talks with major South Korean importers send one message loud and clear: Korea has a strong preference for US corn provided that it is competitively priced....
21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
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