Tag Archives: feed

Drop in feed prices brings profits back to pig production

Pig production in the United States is returning to profitability as feed prices fall, and a reduction in slaughter numbers seems to show that producers are noticing.

What’s inside the Japanese compound feed industry

Not many people call the Japanese feed market ‘attractive’, possibly due to it being an isolated market, or that there are significant industry developments in other neighbouring Asian countries, maybe even down to the strict quality and safety regulations. 

Track and trace: 
From feed to fork

The recent horse meat incident in Europe illustrates the complexity that still exists within the food supply chain in developed markets.

Kazakstan to re-allocate feed crop acreage in 2013

Kazakhstan plans to reduce the planting acreage for wheat and rice crops and increase the growing-area for priority crops like corn and grain plus oil-bearing crops and forage crops.

Ufac-UK removes palm oil from products

Ufac-UK, feed supplements manufacturer, has announced that it has removed palm oil from over 90 percent of its products.

RFS waiver may lead to higher feed cost for US farmers

Waiving the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2013 could actually result in higher net feeding costs for livestock and poultry producers, according to a new analysis conducted by Cardno-Entrix and commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Russian pork giant hitting feed targets

Miratorg, Russia’s top pork producer, has produced 527,000 tonnes of feed for the first 9 months of 2012. An 87.8% hike on the same period in 2011 (280,700 tonnes).

Research: Feeding fungus to broilers

Supplementing broiler diets with a a fungus, Aspergillus awamori (Koji) reduces skeletal muscle protein breakdown activity and stimulates growth, this is the conclusion of a study conducted by Egyptian and Japanese researchers.