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08 March 2012
Increased US Millet Exports to the Netherlands
US & NETHERLANDS - In April 2011, Timothy Larsen of the Colorado Department of Agriculture visited the Netherlands with the goal of promoting millet exports to the region....
07 March 2012
New Technology Offers Barley Digestible Energy Analysis
CANADA - A new Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy calibration is providing barley growers and their customers a quick and accurate analysis of the digestible energy content of barley....
06 March 2012
Global Beef Consumption - US Convincing Others to Eat Beef?
ANALYSIS - With a modest 2 to 7 per cent increase expected in beef consumption in developing countries, will the US need to convince countries like China and Japan to eat more beef, writes Sarah...
05 March 2012
Duo CS Maize Update Details Positive Grower Experiences
UK - Caussade's Duo CS maize is due to expand further following last year's successful UK trials....
India Expects Fifth Record Wheat Crop
INDIA - India expects a fifth record wheat crop in a row, 87.5 million metric tons, on higher planted area and optimal growing conditions in major growing areas to date....
Corn Used More for Ethanol than Feed in US
US - For the first time in US history, ethanol refiners are consuming more of the US corn crop than livestock producers and this trend is set to continue to at least 2014 as government mandates...
02 March 2012
Insight into Korea's Corn Market Sectors
SOUTH KOREA - According to Byong Ryol Min, US Grains Council director in Korea, the United States supplied 77.6 per cent of Korea’s corn imports in 2011. ...
27 February 2012
Feed is Key to Rising Prices of Chinese Pork
CHINA - Feed is the largest of the hog production expenses in China, accounting for about 60 per cent of the total production cost and a major contributor to the rising prices in China’s domestic...
Egypt Buys More CGM and DDGS
EGYPT - Egypt’s October-to-January imports of corn gluten meal (CGM) reached 50 million metric tons, up 19 per cent compared to last year, a development Dr Hussein Soliman, US Grains Council...
21 February 2012
Philippines Third Largest Market for US Soybean Meal
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines was the 3rd largest market for US soybean meal (SBM) and the world's largest coconut oil (CNO) exporter in both 2010 and 2011. ...
20 February 2012
EU Missing Out on GM Feed Opportunity
ANALYSIS - Is Europe's headstrong views on GM crops putting EU farmers at a competitive disadvantage, writes TheCropSite editor Charlotte Johnston ...
15 February 2012
Allendale: Cattle is "Trade of the Year"
ANALYSIS - Rich Nelson, Allendale, Inc. director of research, said the US cattle market is "the trade of the year" and is bullish beef due to cattle liquidation and production issues, reports...
13 February 2012
USDA: Republic of Korea Grain and Feed Update
US - The Korean government recently released the 2012 Minimum Market Access (MMA) rice purchasing plan. Under the MMA, Korea will purchase nearly 368,006 MT of rice, comprised of 162,778 MT under...
12 February 2012
Allendale: US Meat Supply vs Global Demand
ANALYSIS - From an overall meat demand perspective, the world market is a major driver and a key reason why the US has been trading at extended price levels the past few years, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
08 February 2012
Biotech Crop Adoption Rising; Brazil Leads Growth
GLOBAL - Global adoption of biotech crop technology continues at unprecedented rates. During 2011, an additional 12 million hectares were planted representing an annual growth rate of 8 per cent...
06 February 2012
Tunisia Makes Progress on Feed Testing Laboratory
TUNISIA - The US Grains Council and Ministry of Agriculture cooperative programme to establish a Tunisian central laboratory for feed analysis is well underway, reported Cary Sifferath, USGC...
27 January 2012
IPE 2012: Forum Focuses on Cutting Feed Costs
ANALYSIS - The recent periods of escalating feed ingredient prices across the globe have focused attention on the search for ways to reduce feed costs and/or improve feed efficiency, writes Jackie...
25 January 2012
Findings on Safety of Genetically Modified Food
GLOBAL - A three year feeding study has shown no adverse health effects in pigs fed genetically modified (GM) maize. The maize, which is a Bt-maize bred for its insect resistant properties, was...
23 January 2012
Feed Grain Supplies for 2011/12 Up This Month
US - US feed grain supplies for 2011/12 are forecast at 358.0 million metric tons, up 0.4 million from last month but down 22.5 million from last year. The 2011 corn crop is estimated higher...
13 January 2012
USDA: Higher Estimated Corn Production Improves Feed Supplies
US - US feed grain supplies for 2011/12 are projected higher as an increase in estimated corn production more than offsets a reduction for sorghum. Corn production is estimated 48 million bushels...
12 January 2012
Corn Stover - An Economical Feed?
US - Corn stover, the leaves and stalks left on fields after the grain is harvested, holds great potential as an economical feed for livestock, attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation's...
US Soy to Feed Fish in Pakistan Aquaculture Programme
US and PAKISTAN - The American Soybean Association's (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) programme and the Pakistan Fisheries Development Board have started the "FEEDing Pakistan"...
11 January 2012
Cargill Earnings Fall Sharply
US - International producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, Cargill, has reported an 88 per cent fall in earnings in the second quarter of...
05 January 2012
End of Ethanol Tax Credits Affects Corn, Feed and Biofuel Markets
ANALYSIS - The US ethanol tax credit which is worth roughly $6 billion is due to end at the turn of the year, writes TheCropSite Editor in Chief Chris Harris. ...
Highest Ever Corn Bills to Curb Hog Farm Profits
SOUTH AMERICA - The revival in crop prices on South America weather concerns has left livestock farmers on track for their most expensive year for corn, crimping hopes for hog farm profitability....
03 January 2012
Organic Feed Fraud Uncovered
ITALY - Conventional feed has been sold as falsely labelled organic products in Italy, leading to the arrests of several executives from agro-businesses....
29 December 2011
Poultry Industry Setbacks Worry ZNFU
ZAMBIA - The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has said lack of certified soya beans seed in the country is affecting the production of the crop. The union said this had in turn affected the...
16 December 2011
Supply, Quality Crucial to Global Wheat Market
GLOBAL - Late last week, the USDA released another bearish World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. Unfortunately for growers with low protein wheat, the news was even worse....
12 December 2011
Is Corn Too Valuable to Feed Corn Silage?
US - Corn silage has historically been considered a "cheap feed" in the dairy industry. After the recent higher corn grain prices, some are asking if it is more economical to sell grain than...
02 December 2011
Graziers Urged To Use Herbicide Cautiously
AUSTRALIA - Queensland grain and cattle producers will need to abide by new rules for the commonly used herbicide diuron until March next year....
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