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30 May 2014
Distance Learning Course on Feed Production Now Available
US - Registration is now open for the course, 'Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing' co-sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)....
27 May 2014
Soy Prices Driven by Chinese Poultry Industry?
CHINA - The head of Bunge has said that China’s recovering poultry industry is resulting in a bounce back in soybean crushing prices....
13 May 2014
Nepal’s Nimbus to Open 200 Agri Stores
NEPAL - Nimbus Krishi Kendra will be opening 200 agri stores in Nepal that will market agricultural products and equipment across the country as a one-stop solution for farmers....
Cargill Completes Expansion of Animal Feed Plant in Central Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Cargill’s animal nutrition business recently celebrated the completion of its US$20 million animal feed mill expansion in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province. ...
05 May 2014
International Grains Council Offers Five-year Global Supply, Demand Projections
World total grains output is expected to decline slightly in 2014/15, from the record level forecast for the current season, but then to rise by an average of 1.6 per cent p.a. over the remainder...
02 May 2014
Focusing on Feed at Cereals 2014
UK - At next month’s Cereals, HGCA will have a special exhibit focusing on the importance of animal feed which is the single largest end use from UK arable farms....
01 May 2014
High-yielding Forage Rape Ideal for Boosting Grazing Options
UK - New onto the official National List for 2014, Avon forage rape offers a significant uplift in dry matter yields (recording 130 per cent of control varieties in National List trials) for...
16 April 2014
Indian Soymeal Exports Down 17 Per Cent last year
INDIA - India’s soymeal exports has recorded a negative growth of 0.59 million tonnes or 17.27 per cent at 2.84 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 financial year, writes Jagdish...
14 April 2014
Turn to Genetically Engineered Soymeal Highlights Market Realities
GERMANY - The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically engineered (GE) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany. Interest has been rekindled by a recent decision...
10 April 2014
Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been...
03 April 2014
Compound Feed Production Down Marginally in EU
EU - Compound feed production for 2013 is estimated to have fallen by 0.2 per cent compared to the previous year, while further reduction is forecast for 2014 in a challenging environment for...
02 April 2014
Soybean Meal Demand from Pakistani Aquaculture Runs Deep
PAKISTAN - Lucas Heinen, a soybean farmer from Everest, Kan., was surprised at how much he had in common with the Pakistani aquaculture-industry representatives who recently traveled more than...
31 March 2014
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
20 March 2014
EU Feed Industry Moves Towards More Responsible Soybeans Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to...
19 March 2014
First Global Feed Sustainability Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has announced the Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) guidelines developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...
24 February 2014
Food Authority Criticised For Bacillus Safety Tests
EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been criticised by a British veterinary body over its evaluation of the safety of bacillus species in the food chain....
21 February 2014
India's Poultry Feed Demand to Rise in 2014
INDIA - India's rising appetite for poultry products will boost domestic demand for animal feeds corn and soymeal this year by about 9 per cent, traders said on Thursday....
11 February 2014
Animal Health, Feed Safety Concerns Boost Feed Antioxidant Market
GLOBAL - The world market for animal feed antioxidants is set to grow at more than five per cent annually, according to a recent market research report at a CAGR of 5.07 per cent over the period...
06 February 2014
Panhandle Growers’ Options Narrow
US - While drought conditions for large parts of Texas were rolling back, the dry weather continued to limit options for producers in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and South Plains regions, according...
Study Establishes Positive Role of Specialty Feed Ingredients
GLOBAL - The Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) Project Consortium, dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of livestock production through innovative specialty feed ingredients,...
04 February 2014
Organic Diet Mixes for Pigs, Poultry
UK - Defra has commissioned a project which will help to establish whether the current five per cent 'non-organic' allowance will continue to be needed in organic pig and poultry feeds after...
ForFarmers Acquires HST Feeds
UK - ForFarmers has announced that it has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of HST Feeds Ltd. ...
03 February 2014
5th Global Feed & Food Congress Announced
TURKEY - The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016....
30 January 2014
Feed Survey Reports Slight Increase in Global Feed Production in 2013
GLOBAL - Results from the 2014 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released this week revealed a one per cent increase in feed production, with global feed tonnage reporting in at 963 million metric tonnes,...
Feed Regulators and Industry Discuss Critical Issues
GLOBAL - The 7th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization...
21 January 2014
Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy...
18 January 2014
GeoGrain: Aggressive Farmer Selling Pressures Spot Basis
US - Grain basis came under slight pressure this week following USDA's lower corn forecast and strong soybean exports that pushed futures prices higher over the past week. ...
17 January 2014
Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
MALAYA - A consumer group in Malaysia has called on the authorities to ban antibiotic use in animal feeds following the EU ban on antibiotics in animal feed....
16 January 2014
Record Corn Crop Offset by Feed, Ethanol Usage
US - US farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities...
13 January 2014
Rising Input Costs Erode Price Gains for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - The Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
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