Rabobank releases latest dairy quarterly report for 2013
March 24, 2013
The global dairy market tightened considerably in mid-March and is predicted to remain tight over the next six months, according to Rabobank’s latest dairy quarterly report. While dairy market demand remained weak in the EU and U.S., importers continued to seek increased quantities, led by a surge in Chinese buying.
Poultry, swine account for 19.7 percent of U.S. soy meal
March 21, 2013
Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.
Erich Erber honored for contributions in field of animal nutrition
March 19, 2013
Erich Erber, chairman of the Executive Board of Erber Group and founder of Biomin, was awarded the Asian Personality award at VIV Asia 2013 in recognition of his 30 years of contributions to the field of animal nutrition.
Company achieves highest operating result in history
March 18, 2013
ForFarmers has reported an significantly successful year in 2012. Sales rose to a record level of 6.3 million metric tons of compound feed, with turnover (excluding the divested Cefetra) of €2.6 billion and a net result of €53.3 million, according to the company.
Many anticipate that attendance at the 2013 event will break records set in 2011.
March 13, 2013
VIV Asia 2013 and Aquatic Asia 2013 opened Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre with a lively and dramatic Opening Ceremony attended by key leaders in government and agriculture from around the world.
Topics to include demedication, antibiotic-free production, organic acids
March 12, 2013
A special feature of VIV Asia 2013, being held March 13–15, in Bangkok, Thailand, is the VIV Animal Health Summit on March 14 that will focus on reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock production. Antibiotics are still widely used in food animal production in many parts of the world.
Poultry and livestock producers should see some relief from high animal feed costs, as the price of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum have all been forecast lower, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on March 8. Corn prices are projected 20 cents a bushel lower, with a range of $6.75 to $7.45.
Data collected will help producers, feed industry, farm policy makers with decisions
March 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a basic idea of how soybean producers and the feed industry responded to challenges brought on by drought, supply shortage and higher prices in 2012, but the agency is seeking more specific details. That’s why the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic Research Service are in the midst of the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey.