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Animal Feed Additives

Report: China to end punitive tariffs on US pork, soy

National Pork Producers Council says if news is true, it would be huge breakthrough for U.S. pork industry
China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council intends to remove punitive tariffs on U.S. pork and soybeans, as well as some other agricultural goods from the United States, according to Chinese media outlet Xinhua.
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Special report

Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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India market has huge potential for US DDGS

‘That market is going to grow exponentially,’ says former U.S. Grains Council chairman
India may currently have a ban on the import of corn from the United States, but the Asian country is still considered a market with a lot of potential for dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS) from the United States.
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African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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Regulations

5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers

To address public health and environmental concerns, agriculture is being asked to remove or reduce the use of established solutions.
New feed-related regulations put an emphasis on gut health to maintain animal performance and health, potentially without the use of trusted additive solutions.
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Why algae failed to make an impact

Despite initial hopes, algae have fallen into the vortex of the feed additives industry
A few years ago, I was introduced into the potential of algae. They appeared to be a source of energy and protein for farm animals that could be explored at low cost, providing a viable alternative to areas that cannot produce cereals and protein crops at an advantageous cost.
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Pestell acquires Pro‐Ag Products, Verus Animal Nutrition

Acquisition further expands Pestell Group’s geographic presence and product portfolio across feed ingredients, feed additives and animal nutrition products
Pestell Group has acquired Pro‐Ag Products and Verus Animal Nutrition through its Pestell Minerals & Ingredients (PMI) business unit.
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ASF’s impact on the feed additives industry

Some companies have already shown indications of a fallout from the spread of the deadly disease.
Another victim of the African swine fever (ASF) virus that is wiping out a huge chunk of the global pig industry, with no sign it has peaked, is the feed additives industry. Unlike previous years when this industry made tremendous gains by siding with the movement to reduce antibiotic usage in the animal industry, there appears very little role left for it to play in the crisis.
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