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


1. Infographic: African swine fever outbreak timeline

Since the beginning of August, there have been more than 40 outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) across China and parts of Europe.

 

2. Top 10 North American animal feed companies

Ten animal feed producers in North America were among the 100 companies worldwide that met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2017, according to WATTAgNet.com’s Top Feed Companies database.

 

3. European animal feed may be contaminated with GM additive

More than 1 million tons of animal feed in Europe could be contaminated with a banned genetically modified (GM) feed additive that may be resistant to antibiotics.

 

4. How US-China trade dispute has affected soybean industry

American soybean farmers have taken a big hit as trade tensions between the U.S. and China have heated up throughout 2018. Soybean prices have fallen and the U.S.’s biggest customer has stopped buying its soybeans.

 

5. Top 10 South American animal feed companies

The top 10 animal feed manufacturers in South America produced more than 23 million metric tons (mmt) of animal feed in 2017, according to WATTAgNet.com’s Top Feed Companies database.

 

6. Trade disputes hurt US meat industries

As the U.S. and China have engaged in a trade dispute throughout much of 2018, American pork producers have taken a hit.

 

7. BLOG: EuroTier 2018: 3 ways the animal industry has changed

Ioannis Mavromichalis: An animal industry professional’s first-day impressions from Europe’s most-attended trade fair for animal production.

 

8. Ships carrying US soybeans to China change destinations

A ship carrying U.S. soybeans to China changed its destination en route, according to a Reuters report.

 

9. Study: Flies may transmit African swine fever

A recent study concluded that if a pig digests flies that have been in contact with a herd infected by African swine fever (ASF), that pig could contract the virus.

 

10. New report of fumonisin in corn as harvest progresses

One state saw a new report of mycotoxins in corn this week, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from November 20.