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Victam International 2011 relocates to Germany, joins two other feed shows

FIAAP International, GRAPAS join Victam International in Cologne for the first time.
 Held simultaneously for the first time, Victam International, FIAAP International and GRAPAS trade shows are opening together in Cologne, Germany, May 3-5, 2011.Rising costs and doubts about the availability of some raw materials are causing concern among feed manufacturers, processors and producers around the world, and the market shows no signs of calming down yet. 
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German farmers call for compensation in wake of dioxin-contaminated feed investigation

More than 1,000 farms affected by halt to egg, poultry, pork shipments
The German Farmers' Association is calling for compensation after the discovery of excessive amounts of dioxin in the products and animal feeds of Harles & Jentzsch GmbH forced more than 1,000 farms producing eggs, poultry and pork in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, to halt sales. "Those who are responsible for the damage must pay for the damages," said Helmut Born, the association’s general secretary.
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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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