Manufacturing animal feed takes raw agricultural ingredients, such as corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives and minerals and formulates them into a nutritious feed tailored for a production animal’s specific dietary needs. Find the latest articles, news and analysis on livestock feed manufacturing from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines.
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New feed premix plant and aquaculture capabilities in Xiangtan and Nanjing
March 15, 2017
Archer Daniels Midland Company continues to expand its animal nutrition footprint in China with the construction of a new feed premix facility in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, central China, and the addition of aquaculture feed production lines at its existing Nanjing complex in Jiangsu Province, eastern China.
Lower raw material prices contributed to lower revenue
March 14, 2017
ForFarmers reported higher total feed volume in 2016, but lower revenues, mainly due to decreasing raw material prices, which are passed on, and translation effect of lower pound sterling, partly compensated by acquisitions.
De Heus Nutrición Animal strengthens position on Spanish animal feed market
March 14, 2017
De Heus Nutrición Animal has acquired Agrupación de Cooperativas de Regadío de Extremadura (Acorex) in Spain, effective March 13. The acquisition will help De Heus increase its presence in the area of Extremadura and will help it build a leading position in the Spanish animal feed market.