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Feed Mill Management

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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Bill Barr receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Bill Barr, the president of Bill Barr & Company, with its 2019 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, presented the award to Barr at AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference today in Orlando, Fla.
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AFIA names T.J. Biggs as Member of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association named T.J. Biggs, the director of technical services and quality assurance at Global Animal Products, as its Member of the Year during the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, Fla.
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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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Country Junction Feeds to acquire Federated Co-operatives mill

Feed mill in Edmonton, Alberta, will help Canadian company add to capacity while diversifying products and services
Canada’s Country Junction Feeds, headquartered in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, has announced a major expansion of its operations with the agreement to acquire the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) feed mill in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Swine outlook

African swine fever: What feed manufacturers need to know

Research has identified animal feed as a potential vector for the deadly pig disease. What can the global feed industry do to deter its spread and ensure feed safety?
An overview of the impact African swine fever will have on global animal protein, pork and feed production in 2019 and how feed manufacturers can mitigate the risks of its spread with biosecurity best practices.
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Malaysia’s Leong Hup plans initial public offering

Much of the proceeds are to be used to facilitate growth in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines
Malaysian poultry and feed company Leong Hup is launching an initial public offering (IPO) in hopes of raising RM275 million (US$66.3 million).
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