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Cultured Meats: Mosa Meat Enters Partnership with Nutreco and US-Based Lowercarbon Capital

By |2020-01-16T09:00:39+00:00January 16th, 2020|

8 January 2020 - Cultured meat firm Mosa Meat has entered a partnership with Nutreco and with Lowercarbon Capital, a US-based venture capital fund that invests in emission-reducing technologies. Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat commented: "As we enter a new phase, we’re excited to work with Nutreco, who have brought us their deep expertise [...]

INSIGHT: Animal Nutrition Industry M&A – Q4 2019

By |2020-01-16T08:58:53+00:00January 16th, 2020|

3 January 2020 – Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global animal nutrition sector accelerated during Q4 2019 in comparison to Q3 2019 and Q4 2018, with most of the activity concentrated in Canada and in Western Europe. The non-exhaustive list in the mergers and acquisitions Q4 2019 PDF shows that 15 deals took [...]

Biomin Acquires Serbian Distributor Vinfeed

By |2020-01-09T10:59:25+00:00January 9th, 2020|

2 January 2020 - Biomin has acquired all shares in Vinfeed doo, a Serbia-based distributor of animal nutrition products. Financial details have not been not disclosed, but it is understood that the deal closed on December 18, 2019. SOG/Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović said it advised the shareholder of Vinfeed DOO on the sale of its [...]

New Hope Liuhe Investing Billions to Expand Pork Production

By |2020-01-09T10:55:07+00:00January 9th, 2020|

2 January 2020 - New Hope Liuhe is investing CNY 5.79 billion (USD 832 million) in 7 new swine projects, the Chinese company revealed in an announcement on the Shenzhen stock exchange this week. The investments include: A 1 million head project in Guangan, Sichuan (plus increased feed production of 300,000 tons) A 400,000 head [...]

Chile Accuses Major Aquafeed Producers in the Country of Price Fixing

By |2020-01-02T08:26:00+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

20 December 2019 – Chile's competition authority, Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE), has accused four of the country's biggest aquafeed producers of price fixing and is seeking USD 70 million in fines. In a statement on its website, FNE said Biomar Chile SA, Comercializadora Nutreco Chile Limitada (Skretting), Ewos Chile Alimentos Limitada (EWOS) and Vitapro Chile [...]

European and US Feed Phosphates Markets Quiet Ahead of Christmas Holidays

By |2020-01-02T08:24:20+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

20 December 2019 – Activity in European and Americas feed phosphates markets slowed in advance of the Christmas holidays. Europe Most negotiations for Q1 supply contracts are still underway and will not be finalized until after the holidays. Some contracts have been agreed at rollover pricing, and others were concluded at price increases from Q4. [...]

Adisseo Declares Force Majeure for Some Methionine Products in France

By |2019-12-20T16:24:18+00:00December 20th, 2019|

20 December 2019 - Feedinfo has found out that Adisseo today declared Force Majeure and will be stopping or reducing production for some of its methionine products at its French plants. It is understood that the methionine products involved by the Force Majeure are DL-Methionine (Rhodimet NP99), Adisodium, Sodium sulfate and Carbon Sulfur. For all [...]

Feedinfo Joins ILDEX Vietnam 2020 with Exclusive Formulation Briefings

By |2019-12-20T07:55:24+00:00December 20th, 2019|

20 December 2019 - Feedinfo is delighted to announce the launch of Feedinfo's Formulation Briefings at ILDEX Vietnam 2020 as part of an exclusive cooperation with VIV Worldwide. Feedinfo will be working with VIV to host exclusive Formulation Briefings at ILDEX Vietnam 2020 which have been created specifically for Asian formulation professionals and nutritionists from [...]

EU: Feed Additive Regulation 1831/2003 Evaluation – What the Public Thinks

By |2019-12-19T09:54:19+00:00December 19th, 2019|

reg1831-111219 11 December 2019 - The European Commission (EC) has published a summary report on the public consultation carried out in the context of Regulation 1831/2003 evaluation. The consultation (which ran from 12 December 2018 to 3 April 2019) received a total of 110 contributions: 52 from companies and business organisations, 24 from business associations, [...]