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Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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BRF to reuse 100% of water used by Abu Dhabi plant

Reclaimed water to be used in plant’s refrigeration system and to irrigate its gardens
BRF’s plant in the United Arab Emirates, the first in Abu Dhabi to produce animal protein food products on a large scale, will reuse 100% of the treated water from its production operations.
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Israel reports return of avian flu to poultry sector

Avian influenza case in turkey flock is Israel's first case in two years
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Israel for the first time in more than two years, while a low-pathogenic form of the virus has been found in poultry in the Dominican Republic and the U.S.
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Cargill opens animal feed premix factory in Jordan

Facility will prepare Middle Eastern animal nutrition industry for farming of the future
Cargill’s animal nutrition business, Provimi Jordan, inaugurated a state-of-the-art animal nutrition premix plant in Jordan to provide safe, sustainable solutions to meet the changing needs of farmers and feed producers in the Middle East.
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New avian flu cases in Iraq, Nepal, Taiwan

Virus was found in about 2,000 birds at livestock auction in Basrah
Iraq’s animal health agency has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the country’s poultry industry, and there have been new outbreaks Nepal and Taiwan.
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Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Despite worldwide decrease in mycotoxin risk, experts say changing weather patterns could create new threats
Although the prevalence of mycotoxins in animal feed decreased in most regions of the world last year, industry experts remain concerned that changing global weather patterns could cause some mycotoxins to spread.
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