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


1. Harrison Poultry breaks ground on new feed mill, hatchery

Bethlehem, Georgia-based poultry processor Harrison Poultry has broken ground on a new feed mill and hatchery in Crawfordsville, Georgia.

 

2. Animal feed, human food products test positive for ASF

China’s General Administration of Customs said it has detected the African swine fever (ASF) virus in protein powders made with pig blood.

 

3. ADM Animal Nutrition recalls cattle feed

ADM Animal Nutrition has recalled some of its cattle feed due to formulation issues caused by a system malfunction, according to a report.

 

4. Nigeria bans antibiotics for growth promotion in animal feed

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters and mold inhibitors in animal feed, citing growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country.

 

5. China makes first significant US soy purchase in 6 months

China has booked its first significant purchase of U.S. soybeans in more than six months, according to a Reuters report.

 

6. Purina Mills worker killed in plant accident

A worker was killed at a Purina Mills plant in Lubbock, Texas, on December 17.

 

7. BLOG: Keep animal feed vitamins separate from trace minerals

Ioannis Mavromichalis: This old advice about vitamins and trace minerals in animal feeds is often disregarded, but it should not be.

 

8. China imports zero soybeans from US in November

For the first time since the start of the trade war between China and the U.S., China imported zero soybeans from the U.S. in one month.

 

9. Malaysia bans use of antibiotic colistin in animal feed

The antibiotic colistin, used by farmers and treated as a growth-promoting agent, will be banned in animal feed in Malaysia, beginning January 1, and may soon be banned in India, according to reports.

 

10. BLOG: Ignoring sales people is a dangerous proposition

Ioannis Mavromichalis: Sales people are the face of every company that customers trust.