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Credit crunch triggers increased consolidation in Vietnam

Big companies can even exploit the credit crunch to consolidate their own position at a difficult time, while their more exposed competitors retrench or disappear.
Big companies can even exploit the credit crunch to consolidate their own position at a difficult time, while their more exposed competitors retrench or disappear.
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New directions for near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy in the feed industry

As it moves into the feed mill as an online process, the role of NIR reflectance spectroscopy offers ever-more possibilities.
Five decades have passed since the earliest attempts to assess cereals by spectral analysis and the first predictive equations were derived from reflectance spectra. It is already more than 40 years ago that research showed how to employ spectroscopy in estimating the quality and digestibility of forages for feeding to ruminants.
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Australia faces low grain prices or poor grain quality

Dilemma creates double-edged sword
Feed and poultry/livestock industries in Australia face an interesting dilemma, says the Poultry Hub bulletin of Australia’s Poultry Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Either they are about to enjoy an abundance of grains at low prices, or they will have to deal with various issues associated with poor-quality grain.
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Marketing nutrition - not an easy proposition

Can marketing really work without it receiving the proper resources and attention?
It is a common admission among many general managers and chief executives of nutrition firms that marketing remains the weak link in their efforts to capture a larger part of the market. Yet, despite much effort, very little is achieved, mostly because we do not really understand where the real problem lies and how to solve it.
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A look back at 30 years of feed reports

September saw Feed International celebrate 30 years at the side of the industry.
We are proud to report that Feed International celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2010. After a pilot edition published in May 1980, the first regular issue appeared in September of that year.
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Top feed companies report positive market signals

Following far from easy market conditions, many of the world’s larger feed producers are starting to report an upturn.
After a difficult start to 2009, market conditions for the world’s feed manufacturers have generally improved over the last 12 months. The effects are reflected in the annual reports of the companies covering their most recent full fiscal year.
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Concerns over mycotoxicosis persist

Coordinated responses from crop production through feed manufacture are needed to suppress the effects of mycotoxicosis.
Coordinated responses from crop production through feed manufacture are needed to suppress the effects of mycotoxicosis.
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