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29 November 2012
China's Corn Harvest Hits Record High
CHINA - In spite of a strong typhoon that hit major corn producing areas, the Chinese corn harvest increased by 3.6 per cent to 119.74 million tonnes, writes Ron Lane, senior consultant for Genesus...
28 November 2012
USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D
US - Analysis published by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) in the most recent issue of the journal Science examine the relationship between public and...
23 November 2012
Production Underway at Animal Nutrition Center
US - Auburn University's new $7.1 million Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center, a state-of-the-art academic and research feed production facility located on a 50-acre site north of the main campus,...
20 November 2012
USMEF Elects Committee Members
US - The US Meat Export Federation has elected three representatives to sit on the executive committee....
16 November 2012
China, India to Triple Consumption by 2020
GLOBAL - China and India will triple their domestic consumption to 10 billion in 2020, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). ...
13 November 2012
EUROTIER: Livestock Producers Meeting Challenge of Feed Speculation
GERMANY - Livestock farmers might have to join the options and futures markets for deed to counter rising prices, writes Chris Harris....
12 November 2012
DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent Upheld
SWITZERLAND - DuPont Pioneer recently prevailed in a major European patent challenge to its bacterial strain used in the Pioneer® brand inoculants portfolio. The decision in favor of Pioneer...
02 November 2012
Irregular Weather Pushes Mexico Feed Production Down
MEXICO - New marketing year (MY) 2012/13 corn production estimate has been revised downward from USDA/Official forecast due to smaller than previously estimated planted area and irregular weather...
Extra South African Corn to Ease Global Shortage
SOUTH AFRICA - On a year-on-year basis, white corn and yellow corn prices in South Africa are, respectively, 10 per cent and 14 per cent higher as global corn stock are still tight due to the...
26 October 2012
Feedipedia – New Resource on Feed Ingredients
MEXICO – During the Latin American Animal Nutrition Congress in Puerto Vallarta, a new source for evaluating non-conventional feed ingredients for all types of livestock was presented, writes...
25 October 2012
EU Approves Maize which Opens Doors to US DDGS
US - The US Grains Council is pleased to learn of the official approval of the Syngenta corn variety MIR 162 Agrisure Vipterra in the European Union, opening the way for exports of US corn co-products,...
Forage Conference Focuses on Recovery
US - Severe drought has taken a toll on forages in Arkansas. "Focus on Recovery" is the theme of the 2012 Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council Forage Conference set for Thursday, 1 November....
24 October 2012
Grazing Cornstalks - What about Pricing?
US - After this summer's drought caused a forage shortage for cattle producers, many are venturing into grazing cornstalks for the first time. This raises questions not only about pricing, but...
23 October 2012
Mexican Sorghum Buyers Look at Texan Sorghum Quality
MEXICO and US - En route to the Export Exchange 2012 conference and trade show, a team of Mexican sorghum feed grain buyers get a first-hand look at the quality of sorghum produced in Texas....
19 October 2012
Wheat - No Longer Passenger of Volatile Maize Market
ANALYSIS - For 18 months wheat has been a passenger on the movements of the volatile maize market, but this scenario can no longer continue, writes Chris Harris. ...
18 October 2012
NFU Reacts to EU Renewable Proposals
UK - The NFU is calling on the EU to forge joined-up policies that support both the production of food and renewable fuel after the European Commission proposed changing key targets and goals...
17 October 2012
Feed Prices Dramatically Higher in Vietnam
VIETNAM - The price of raw materials has increased dramatically pushing feed prices higher, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant Genesus Vietnam & Meggie Vo, Research Assistant, in his Global Market...
11 October 2012
US Grains Council Releases Third Edition of DDGS Handbook
US - To update current and potential customers on advances in research and end-users' experience in feeding US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), the US Grains Council has released...
09 October 2012
NIRS Workshops Helps Get Most Out of Feed Ingredients
CANADA - With the rising cost of feed, anything that can improve feed efficiency is a plus. Next month, Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) workshops are coming to Alberta, featuring international...
02 October 2012
Value Sales of Brazil Soy Meal Increase 18 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Despite a drop in shipments of soybean meal throughout September, the value of sales grew by 18 per cent, compared to the same period last year....
24 September 2012
Russia Loses 4.3m Grain Hectares to Drought
RUSSIA - The latest figures from the Russian agriculture ministry show that grain crops on 4.3 million hectares that had been planted this have been lost because of the drought. ...
21 September 2012
Manitoba Grain Growers Hurt in Puratone Fallout
CANADA - One of Manitoba's largest hog producers, Puratone Corp., may have filed for creditor protection last week, but isn't the only one feeling the pain....
19 September 2012
Call Renewed for RFS Waiver
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on September 12, 2012 released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report that confirms further deterioration...
17 September 2012
Argentina to Increase Maize Exports
ARGENTINA - Argentina will export an additional 2.75 million tonnes of maize from its 2011/12 crop, the country's Minister of Agriculture Norberto Yauhar confirmed last week. ...
14 September 2012
Rising Raw Material Costs Threaten Production
EU - FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation has stressed the need for consumers to pay higher end product costs to reflect the dramatic increases in vegetable proteins and energy...
Livestock Species, Diet Influence Manure Composting Recipes
CANADA - A soil scientist with the University of Manitoba says diet is one of the factors that will influence nutrient levels contained in composted livestock manure, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 September 2012
Double-Crop Soybeans Struggle to Mature; Could be Valuable Forage
US - Many of Indiana's double-crop soybeans will struggle to reach maturity before the first killing freeze, meaning the plants could provide another forage option for livestock producers struggling...
31 August 2012
CME: Russia's Wheat Crop Hits the News
US - Russia’s wheat crop was all the news yesterday as a Russian economic analyst predicted some sort of export restriction is looming due to a drought-impacted crop, write Steve Meyer and...
27 August 2012
Low-cost Cow feed is as Close as the Nearest Cornfield
US - Persistent drought conditions have rendered pastures lifeless, sent hay costs soaring upward, and jumped corn prices to the eight dollar mark, leaving cattlemen coping with record-high feed...
23 August 2012
USDA Announces More Help for Livestock Producers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to file special provisions with the federal crop insurance program to allow haying or grazing of cover crops without impacting the insurability...
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