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Livestock Feed Manufacturing

Granular Amino Acids: Proven benefits of an innovative technology

A nutritional solution to prevent product loss and improve mixing conditions. Sponsored by Jefo.
The amino acid market is constantly evolving to meet the needs and demands of the industry for quality, technology, and environmental concerns. There are many players in the market, and each of them brings their own solution to the table. For some time now, a new and innovative production technology, the granular threonine, has been deployed. With an increasing demand, notably within the European market, this granular form will soon be applied to other amino acids as well.
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ASF spurs additional research into optimal feed holding times

Study suggests shorter holding times than previous estimates, but questions about practicality remain
New research suggests producers would benefit from erring on the side of caution when it comes to feed that may be contaminated with viral diseases, but questions about the practicality of extended feed holding times remain.
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Co-op Feeds restructuring to stay competitive, sustainable

Canadian cooperative will consolidate 6 facilities into 3
After a full review of its feed business, Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) is consolidating feed production from six facilities across the Prairies to three in Saskatoon, Calgary and Moosomin.
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ForFarmers ending feed production in Schalkwijk

Meanwhile, company gets approval for acquisition of Bowerings Animal Feeds assets
ForFarmers will transfer the production activities of Van Gorp Biologische Voeders B.V. (Van Gorp Bio), which currently take place in Schalkwijk, the Netherlands, to the production location of Reudink in Lochem, effective July 1.
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ForFarmers sees earnings decline in first quarter

Acquisitions helped grow compound feed volume
Acquisitions helped ForFarmers grow its compound feed volume in the first quarter of 2019, but the cooperative saw small profit growth and a strong decline in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
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