See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in April.

1. Infographic: World’s top 10 animal feed companies

In 2016, 100 animal feed manufacturers worldwide met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production.


2. How much do the world’s top 10 feed companies produce?

The world’s top 10 feed companies together produce more than 135 million metric tons (mmt) of feed and are headquartered all around the globe.


3. USDA cracks down on fraudulent organic certificates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a list of companies it alleges are using fraudulent certificates that say their products are USDA certified organic.


4. US ag groups speak out over trade war with China

After China’s announcement this week of a proposed 25 percent levy on 106 U.S. product imports worth $50 billion, including many agricultural commodities, U.S. ag groups have spoken out.


5. BLOG: Enzymes questioned in whole-grain diets for broilers

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Nutritionists are still uncertain how much variation exists and what affects it.


6. Repair work completed on BASF citral plant

BASF said it has completed the extensive repair work at its citral plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after a fire damaged it in October 2017. 


7. Report: Ships carrying US sorghum to China change course

Cargo ships carrying U.S. sorghum en route to China changed course hours after China announced that it would impose a nearly 179 percent tariff on U.S. sorghum imports, according to a report.


8. A modern solution to expensive vitamins A, E

Removing or just reducing expensive vitamins is nothing but a panicked reaction, and is rather ineffective now that we have modern solutions.


9. ‘Big organic’ growth has agriculture at crossroads

As large-scale agriculture and big business move into organic food production, organic farmers and producers contemplate their next move.


10. 6 no-antibiotics-ever broiler production nutrition tips

When no antibiotics are used, nutrition must be redesigned for a more vulnerable gut system.