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South Korea to expand overseas corn, wheat farming

Country hoping to offset rising food costs
South Korea is making plans to secure 380,000 hectares of overseas farmland by 2018 in order to grow crops like corn and wheat and secure a more stable food supply as prices continue to rise, according to the country's agriculture ministry. The government plans to help South Korean companies lease arable land or buy stakes in overseas firms, prioritizing in countries such as the Philippines, Cambodia, Ukraine, Indonesia and Russia.
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Kansas State holds advanced feed manufacturing course

June course was aimed at experienced feed industry professionals
Kansas State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry held an advanced feed manufacturing short course for 27 feed industry professionals in June. The course was offered in partnership with the American Feed Industry Association and the National Grain and Feed Association.  
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Vietnam animal feed producer expanding business, focuses on safety

With a successful first 20 years under its belt and significant feed portfolio, the company is looking to further expansion.
Despite the Vietnamese economy having to cope with inflation, the country’s livestock sector is booming. One of the oldest feed companies in the country, Proconco, recently celebrated its 20th birthday, and is recognised throughout the industry by its Stork logo.
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2011 Victam Innovation Awards announced for animal feed industry

Independent jury recognizes latest pelleting, bagging technology
Animal feed factory and machine manufacturer Amandus Kahl's crown expander was the gold award winner at the 2011 Victam Innovation Awards in Cologne, Germany. There were 22 entries for this year’s innovation awards, with Swiss manufacturer Buhler and European Machine Trading winning the silver and bronze awards.
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China to limit use of grains in non-feed projects

Country takes steps to secure grain supplies
China is making plans to limit the use of grains and edible oils in non-animal-feed projects to secure the country's grain supplies, according to a report by China's top economic planner. Corn is a particular focus, as ethanol, starch and sweeteners consume roughly one-third of China's corn output, leading to concerns about shortages for feed millers.
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Cargill to expand production with new feed mill

New mill will produce 120,000 tons of feed annually
Cargill has made plans to begin production at a new, high-capacity feed mill on May 1. The new facility, which has been under construction since September 2010, will replace Cargill's feed mill that was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 12, 2010.
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US corn consumption raises concerns

Ethanol production, feed consumption are having a big impact on the market
Current consumption of U.S. corn and soybeans is a great deal higher than industry analysts expected, according to Tim Brusnahan, vice president of Brock and Associates, speaking at the recent WATT Online Animal Forum: Feeding the Globe. The production of ethanol, together with several other factors, appears to be at the heart of current fluctuations in the feed ingredients market and as a result, in the livestock markets as well.
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US poultry inspections would continue during government shutdown

Obama administration answers poultry industry's call for essential inspection in event of government shutdown
Federal poultry, egg, meat, grain and other commodity inspections, including those related to import and export activities, will continue in the event of a U.S. government shutdown, according to an Agriculture Department official. The majority of other government agriculture-related activities will likely be halted.
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See videos from the 2011 IPE/IFE show

See the latest poultry and feed trends from Atlanta.
See the latest videos from the 2011 International Poultry Expo/International Feed Expo, the world's premier show for the poultry and feed industries. This year's show is in Atlanta, Jan. 26-28.
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De Heus building new feedmill to expand Vietnam market

Plant will double company's production in Vietnam
De Heus has begun work on a new production plant in Vietnam's Dong Nai province in order to double the company's production in Vietnam and expand its market presence. The project includes a state-of-the-art feedmill with a capacity of 300,000 metric tons of pig, poultry and cattle feed per year.
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