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21 March 2013
Study Highlights Strong Anti-cancer Properties of Soybeans
NETHERLANDS - Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes up around 40 per cent of the nutritional components of the seeds...
20 March 2013
Weekly Roberts Market Report
US - CORN futures on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) closed up on Monday. MAR’13 corn futures closed at $7.200/bu; up 3.0 ¢ /bu but 14.0 ¢ /bu less than this time last week. The DEC’13...
Saudi Livestock Feed Imports to Reach 2.4 Million Tonnes by 2016
SAUDI ARABIA - More than 2.4 million tonnes of livestock forage will be imported into Saudi Arabia by 2016 if it is to keep up with the booming dairy and poultry industries, a leading agriculture...
14 March 2013
VIV ASIA: Animal Protein Professionals Unite at Top Industry Event
THAILAND - VIV Asia 2013, co-located with Aquatic Asia 2013, promises to be Asia's best technology showcase in animal protein production, including feed and health, breeding and hatching, farming,...
12 March 2013
Korea Increases US DDGS Imports, Mixed Feed Production
SOUTH KOREA - 2012 was overall a good year for US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Korea. On a customs cleared basis, Korea imported more than 505,000 metric tons of DDGS in 2012,...
Venezuela Agricultural Future Uncertain, Says USGC Director
VENEZUELA - After a 14 year rule as president of Venezuela, the passing of Hugo Chavez leaves the country's agricultural sector in a state of uncertainty. ...
08 March 2013
2013 Grain Markets Impacted by Peruvian Poultry Sector
ANALYSIS - The Peruvian poultry industry will have a direct impact on the growing corn and soybean oil markets in 2013, according to two recent reports from USDA GAIN. Fishmeal production, on...
25 February 2013
Tight Supplies, High Prices Expected Until Prices Ease
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) predicts continued tight global availability of grain and high prices before prices start to ease in anticipation of...
20 February 2013
Russian Government Discusses Grain Situation
RUSSIA - On February 5, 2013, the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, led a meeting of the Russian Government devoted to the situation in the domestic grain market. He also supported a Ministry...
11 February 2013
Understanding Production Costs to Manage Risk, Maximize Profit
US - Cost of production is a fundamental economic concept that applies to nearly any business model. Due to the high risk and slim profit margins of farm businesses, it is particularly important...
Moving Towards Global Feed LCA Guidelines
EU - The European Feed Manufacturer's Association (FEFAC) and AFIA are joining forces to harmonize the methodology for environmental footprinting of compound feed and to publish the first Feed...
07 February 2013
Miratorg Expanded All Business Operations in 2012
RUSSIA - In 2012, ABH Miratorg remained the undisputed leader among Russian pork and feed producers, according to a company report. The total amount of realised holding investments was more than...
30 January 2013
All Eyes on the Weather for Producers
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork Council says weather in the US corn belt this coming spring will be the factor that determines the challenges pork producers will face in the coming...
21 January 2013
US Hay Stocks at Lowest Level Since 1957
US - December 1st hay stocks, reported by USDA-NASS, came in at the lowest level on record - which dates back to 1957 - at 76.5 million tons, according to the Livestock Marketing Information...
18 January 2013
Cargill Completes Purchase of Pennfield
US – US agrifood business Cargill has secured the winning bid to complete the acquisition of two animal feed mills from Lancaster, Pa.-based Pennfield Corporation for $9.8 million in a bankruptcy...
17 January 2013
JBG to Grow Corn on 1,700-acre Property
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broiler Group (JBG) is producing corn for its own use and will likely operate the farm itself, said Ian Parsard, senior vice-president for operations and finance....
16 January 2013
Good Practice Feed Manual to be Published in Chinese
CHINA - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have launched the Chinese language version of the “Feed Manual...
14 January 2013
GeoGrain: Soy Basis Surge Continues
US - Average US soybean basis levels were up 3 cents a bushel last week, bolstered by a recovery in the river market situation. ...
10 January 2013
Helping Producers Sort out Forage Decisions
US - Selecting the right forage species to grow can be a daunting task with long-term consequences, but an upcoming Indiana Forage Council seminar will help producers narrow down the options....
09 January 2013
Biliran Statistics Office to Conduct Census on Agriculture, Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - To establish an inventory of the agricultural and fishery resources of which data collected will be used by policymakers and planners the National Statistics Office (NSO) will conduct...
24 December 2012
Amendment to Label GE Food Pre-Filed for Consideration
US - New Mexico State Senator Peter Wirth has pre-filed a proposed amendment to the New Mexico Food Act to require the labeling of genetically engineered food and feed. ...
Weather's Impact on 2013 Crops Likely to Impact Hog Profitability
US - An agricultural economist with the University of Missouri says how the weather impacts next year's crop production will be the biggest factor impacting the profitability of North American...
18 December 2012
USDA Action During Drought Opened 2.8 Million Acres to Haying and Grazing
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the US Department of Agriculture's measures to open conservation land to emergency haying and grazing during the 2012 drought freed up a...
FAO and ACP Countries Agree Strategic Partnership
GLOBAL - FAO and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states are to become strategic partners in the fight against hunger and poverty and for the sustainable management of natural...
17 December 2012
Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure
US - Following this year's drought, water levels on the Mississippi River are so low that shipping may have to to stop, disrupting transportation of a whole range of important products, including...
14 December 2012
CME: Corn Finished Down on Thursday
US - March Corn finished down 5 1/4 at 720 1/4, 7 3/4 off the high and 5 1/4 up from the low. May Corn closed down 4 1/2 at 724. This was 5 1/2 up from the low and 6 3/4 off the high, writes...
10 December 2012
India Rice Exports Reach Record High
INDIA - According to preliminary official trade statistics, rice exports in September 2012 were estimated at 676,000 tons, taking MY (market year) 2011/12 rice exports to a record 10.4 million...
05 December 2012
NFU: Renewable Fuel Crucial to Future Energy Needs
UK - Biodiesel and bioethanol markets are both crucial to meeting our future energy needs and contribute an estimated £1 billion to the UK economy, the NFU said yesterday (4 December)....
30 November 2012
Irish Agricultural Production Costs Rise
IRELAND - Irish agricultural production costs are rising faster than the prices being achieve in the market according to the latest statitics from the Irish Central Statistics Office....
Cherkizovo's Revenue Passes US$1-Billion Mark
RUSSIA - Commenting on Cherkizovo's results for the third quarter, the company's CEO highlighted that its nine-month revenue exceeded US$1 billion. The poultry and meat processing sectors...
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