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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Ekow de Heer

Ekow de Heer is a Ghanaian freelance journalist and publisher.

ARTICLES

Focus on West Africa

Grain shortages restrict West African feed production

How feed mills, livestock producers of this sub-region navigate human food competition and the high cost of imported commodities
Feed accounts for 70 percent of the West African farmers' production budget. Experts believe that, as long as it is dependent on corn, poultry, pig and fish production in West Africa is not viable.
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Ingredients

Palm kernel cake raises cattle prospects in West Africa

By-product offers cattle feeding alternative as well as a viable solution to deal with troublesome nomadic herdsmen in the region
The growing global demand for palm oil is producing an abundance of its by-product, palm kernel cake, for use in animal feed. In West Africa, this ingredient also may provide a solution to diffuse conflict with nomadic cattle herdsmen.
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Africa

3 alternative feed ingredients boosting prospects in Ghana

The role of an effective feed supply is a glaring issue in Ghana, where government efforts are now being made to produce commercial animal feed from alternative sources.
The role of an effectivefeed supply is a glaring issue in Ghana, where government efforts are now being made toproduce commercial animal feed from alternative sources.
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