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


1. Nutreco under investigation for bribery, fraud

Animal nutrition company Nutreco is reportedly under investigation by the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) on charges including bribery and fraud.

 

2. Report: China stops buying US soybeans

Bunge Ltd.’s CEO says China has stopped buying U.S. soybeans as trade war tensions between the two countries heat up.

 

3. USDA releases supply and demand estimates

USDA has issued its first projections for crop and livestock supply and prices in 2018-19.

 

4. BLOG: DDGS: The ‘new’ option in poultry nutrition

Benjamin Ruiz: The chips on the market's board are moving and perhaps with unexpected changes, after the relative stability – in terms of protectionism and tariffs – in recent years.

 

5. US approves Bayer-Monsanto deal, requires $9B divestiture

The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has approved the $66 billion merger of agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto, with the condition that the two companies sell off $9 billion in assets.

 

6. Holistic approach to feeding heat-stressed broilers

A quick guide to help adjust feeding programs for broilers to withstand summer heat stress.

 

7. BLOG: Post-weaning feed intake target for piglets

Ioannis Mavromichalis: It is time to re-evaluate our feed intake target for the first week post-weaning for modern piglets raised in above-average facilities.

 

8. BLOG: Mushrooms as a potential replacement of antibiotics

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Can mushrooms, which thrive in the most extreme conditions, be a source of natural antibiotics for the animal nutrition industry?

 

9. BLOG: What phytogenics require protection?

Ioannis Mavromichalis: When does it pay to pay for protection when it comes to phytogenics?

 

10. BLOG: Could quorum quenching reduce animal antibiotic use?

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Biological warfare between probiotics: science fiction, or a reality that could be another tool toward reducing antibiotic use in animal production?