From WATTAgNet:

The past week brought us news about feeding animal by-products, IFIF’s new chairman, the U.S. corn harvest, the role of threonine in pig gut health, organic trace minerals, soybean meal, Cargill’s acquisition of EWOS, 10 things you’ll see at 2016 IPPE, and a blog about phytase-3 and -6.

Cargill completes acquisition of EWOS

Cargill is ushering in a new era in meeting the world's demand for protein with the completion of its acquisition of EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition, for EUR1.35 billion (US$1.52 billion). In August, Cargill entered into an agreement with Altor Fund III and Bain Capital Europe III to acquire EWOS.

10 things to see at 2016 IPPE

Industry leaders from all over the world will once again meet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) January 26-28, where the latest technology, equipment and services used in in animal agriculture will be on display.

Soybean meal through solid-state fermentation

Soybean meal (SBM) is a common protein source that supplies the majority of protein in most animal diets. The attractive amino acid profile, economical cost and availability contribute its use as a protein source.

Organic trace minerals aid in optimizing poultry performance

Editor's note: This is the third installment in a four-part series by Novus International. Read the first and second installments of the Back to Basics series. As rising production costs pressure profit margins in the poultry industry, nutritionists must continually search for ways to accomplish more with less.

Pig gut health: Understanding the role of threonine

In pig diets, threonine is an amino acid essential for growth, but also for the proper functioning of the immune system. This latter function requires further understanding.


US corn harvest, development advance due to warm weather

Weather conditions have allowed corn development and the corn harvest to advance across the U.S. in the past week, with the exception of South Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic region, which were affected by rains from Hurricane Joaquin, according to this week's Monday Mycotoxin Report from Neogen.

Joel G. Newman elected as IFIF chair for 2016-17

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has elected Joel G. Newman, president and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), as IFIF's new chairman for 2016-17 at IFIF's 28th annual general assembly held on October 13.

Phytase-3 or -6 and why it does (not?) matter

Is it a 3-phytase or a 6-phytase? What does this mean, and does it really matter in feed formulation?

What is wrong with feeding pigs, poultry animal by-products?

It all depends who you ask, as they all have a say in this case: the animal, the producer, the renderer, the consumer. Let's examine each case more closely.