Thursday, October 8, 2015

Animal feed trends for the week ending Oct. 8

The past week brought us news about mixed ration systems for dairy cows, Vietnam's animal feed market, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Evonik's new methionine plant in Singapore, the EU pork industry, mycotoxins in the U.S., Cargill's earnings report, and a blog on organic acids.

Total mixed ration system for dairy cows: benefits, drawbacks

The use of total mixed ration (TMR) in dairy cows is so widespread these days that we often forget there are still enterprises that rely on older feeding systems.

8 key findings about Vietnam animal feed market

Vietnam's animal feed market size is expected to reach US$10.55 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc.

Countries reach Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Negotiators from 12 countries reached an agreement on October 5 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), resulting in a trade pact that vows to cut trade barriers as well as set labor and environmental standards.

Evonik plans another world-scale methionine plant in Singapore

Evonik Industries has started the planning stage for the construction of an additional world-scale plant complex in Singapore.

Five factors to consider for success in EU pork industry

Competitive power and market position are pivotal to success in the changing European pork industry, Rabobank stated in its recent report The EU Pork Industry: Competitive Power is Key.

5 organic acids in piglet and broiler feeds -- too much?

BLOG: I just reviewed another feed formula, and it contained at least five different acids. I say at least because one product was a blend of acids, whereas three others were straight organic acids. Basically, the whole range of available organic acids! Cost was not an issue, whereas inclusion rate was substantial, but not to the point it would cause any damage.

Mycotoxins confirmed across US during harvest

Aflatoxin, fumonisin and deoxynivalenol (DON) have been confirmed in several states

Cargill first-quarter profit up 20 percent

Cargill reported a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit on October 7, boosted by strong results from its grain and oilseed origination and processing unit.

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