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Livestock Feed Manufacturing

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.

ARTICLES

COO of ForFarmers UK to step down

Iain Gardner will be succeeded by Steven Read
ForFarmers UK’s chief operating officer and member of the executive committee, Iain Gardner, will step down effective December 31. He will be succeeded by Steven Read, supply chain director and member of the executive committee.
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Lesmeister named Vita Plus dairy specialist

Dr. Keith Lesmeister recently joined the Vita Plus staff as a dairy specialist. Based in western Iowa, Lesmeister will work closely with the western region dairy team and dairy producers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Kansas to provide high-quality custom diet formulations and forage analyses. 
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ADM opens new feed premix plant in Zhangzhou, China

Mill has annual production capacity of 30,000 metric tons of feed premixes and 80,000 metric tons of complete feed and concentrates
Archer Daniels Midland Co. officially opened its new feed premix plant in Zhangzhou, South China, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the plant.
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Harim Group expands into Indonesia with acquisition

Company acquires animal feed, breeder units of Indonesian firm Sujaya Group
Harim Group affiliate Farmsco has acquired the animal feed and breeder units of Indonesian stockbreeding firm Sujaya Group as part of the company’s plan to expand into the country.
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Special Report

Top 100 global animal feed companies of 2016

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2016
WATT Global Media's annual Top Feed Companies report highlights the global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2016.
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Cargill bolsters its sow research capabilities

New Iowa technology application center will expand sow research capabilities
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is expanding its sow research capabilities with the opening of a new technology application center in Britt, Ia
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Is FCR always the right profitability index for broilers?

A real case scenario using actual broiler feeds demonstrates that cost per gain is a much more reliable index when we make nutritional changes in broiler feeds.
We often forget that the efficiency by which animals convert feed to products like body weight, eggs or milk (often called feed conversion rate or FCR) is but an index, and not always related to true profitability.
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