Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Livestock Feed Manufacturing

Combining raw ingredients based on a feed formulation for a particular species to create a complete nutritious feed that is packaged or transported to commercial farms.


Cherkizovo: 2016 harvest up 40 percent from previous year

Company says record harvest made possible by investment in new technology
Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has finalized the results of its 2016 harvesting campaign. More than 465 thousand tons of grain were gathered, an increase of 40 percent from the previous year.
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Nutreco acquires Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase
Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest U.S. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval in Canada and the U.S. and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.
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Future of feed ingredients

Seed biotechnology: The impact on animal production

Agribusiness looks to biotechnology to improve crop protection, traits to feed the world of 2050
The future growth of the world’s animal protein industries hinge on the row crop farmers’ ability to sustainably produce large volumes of high-quality feedstuffs at a reasonable price. To do so, seed biotechnology and advances in genome editing will play a large part in making this possible; however, a number of issues may hinder such progress.
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5 advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals

It takes years of trial and error to be able to fully comprehend why some feed formulas are possible and others will not work.
Feed formulation remains 10 percent science and 90 percent experience, not because there is no sufficient scientific background to support this exercise of balance, but rather because it remains a job learned after college.
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Mineral relative bioavailability misconceptions explained

Availability, in absolute terms, refers to the amount of a nutrient that is available to the animal for metabolism and incorporation into tissues.
While visiting EuroTier 2016 last November, I had several discussions that involved minerals in animal feeds: the likes of copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Regardless of the purpose of the discussion or the mineral in question, I often encountered a misconception.
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Researchers recommend new feed particle size analysis method

New online publication outlines process for livestock operations and labs
New research by Kansas State University shows commercial laboratories and livestock producers who run their own analyses on grain particle size can reduce the time it takes to check a sample from 15 minutes down to 10 minutes and get the same result by making a couple of changes to the process.
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