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GIPSA rule would hurt small beef producers, says producer group

Proposed GIPSA rules changes, which are designed to protect poultry and livestock producers, will actually harm small- to medium-size beef producers, says NCBA.
What brings a beef lobbyist to a chicken industry meeting? Common cause in opposition to the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule. Small- to medium-size beef producers are opposing the proposed GIPSA rule because it will drive consolidation in the cattle business and take away opportunities for them to participate in branded beef programs, a representative of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) told listeners at National Chicken Council (NCC) annual meeting.  
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Novus reviews acquisition of IQF Group

Executive vice president Giovanni Gasperoni goes into detail about the purchase and its affect on the feed industry
Giovanni Gasperoni is the Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales, Novus International Inc. Recently, the company announced acquisition of the IQF Group in Spain and a related joint venture in Mexico.
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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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