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‘Women Are Feeding the World. Invest in Women!’ Says Marleen New, Heifer International – Women in Food and Agriculture

By |2019-04-24T08:15:09+00:00April 24th, 2019|

24 April 2019 – NGOs and GDOs are increasingly taking on the responsibility of implementing the gender equality and women’s empowerment agendas of the global development sector. Heifer International is a global development organisation with a mission to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. It seeks to boost the livelihoods of small-holder [...]

INTERVIEW: Kemin Tie-up May Allow CRVAB to Set Itself Apart in Crowded Chinese Feed Enzyme Market

By |2019-04-17T09:39:18+00:00April 17th, 2019|

8 April 2019 - On 28 February 2019, Kemin Industries entered a new partnership with China's CRVAB Bio-technology Co., Ltd., based in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. The collaboration marks an important step for both firms as Kemin gains lower cost fermentation and basic production capabilities for enzymes in China, while CRVAB will see improvement in its [...]

Methionine: China Launches Anti-Dumping Probe into Singapore, Malaysia and Japan Imports

By |2019-04-17T09:38:16+00:00April 17th, 2019|

10 April 2019 - China's Commerce Ministry (MOC) has announced it will launch an anti-dumping investigation on methionine imported from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. MOC said the investigation will begin today (April 10). It will last for a year, but in special circumstances may be extended to October 10, 2020. The probe was launched after [...]

Industry Protests Demonisation of Ionophores in BBC Piece

By |2019-04-10T08:08:21+00:00April 10th, 2019|

01 April 2019- The BBC program Countryfile has set off a debate about the use of ionophores in the UK after it portrayed use of these coccidiostats by the UK poultry industry as problematic and at odds with the sector's commitment to reduce antibiotic use in a report airing yesterday. Disputing the idea that continued [...]

INSIGHT: Fishmeal Producers Need to Capitalise on ‘Point-of-Difference’ Factors

By |2019-04-10T08:05:52+00:00April 10th, 2019|

20 March 2019 - In some cases fishmeals are regarded as no longer essential, but they are expected to be niche high-value ingredients in the future. Looking at it from this angle, producers are presented with opportunities in “capitalising on the point-of-difference factors of fishmeals.” Such were the words of the University of Stirling's Prof. [...]

INTERVIEW: The Global Livestock Sector’s Priorities for the Future – FAO

By |2019-03-26T09:03:48+00:00March 26th, 2019|

26 March 2019 - Ensuring livestock production becomes a sustainable system is arguably the most important issue in the global livestock sector right now and in the future, Mr. Berhe Tekola, Director of FAO's Animal Production and Health Division, told Feedinfo News Service. According to Mr. Tekola, there are still some production systems, whereby the [...]

INTERVIEW: ADM, Ajinomoto & Alltech Look at Asian Feed Additive Sector Threats – Feed Additives Asia 2019

By |2019-03-18T08:01:27+00:00March 18th, 2019|

18 March 2019 - Asia is increasingly taking centre-stage in the global animal nutrition market, and perhaps this has never been more the case than in the current volatile environment with African swine fever news in China and Vietnam and ever-changing trade flows between Asia and the rest of the world. During a panel discussion [...]