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June 2011


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PEOPLE: New appointments for AFIA

Richard Sellers, AFIA vice president of nutrition and feed regulation has been appointed to the Farm Animal Integrated Research 2012 (FAIR 2012) National Program Committee. Sarah Novak has been promoted to the vice president of membership and public relations of AFIA. Sellers was appointed to the FAIR National Program Committee by the Federation of American Societies of Animal Science (FASS). As a member of the FAIR committee, Sellers will participate in planning for the national conference on animal agriculture research priorities in March 2012. This effort will assist both the Farm Bill’s authors and guide federal and state agricultural research agencies in setting national priorities for animal agriculture research. Read more ...

Identifying the best maize variety for animal feed

Muhammad Azhar Bin Zulkffle and his team at University Teknologi MARA, Perlis, Malaysia, studied the micro and macro-nutrient content of several maize varieties using Mass Spectrometry to screen the best variety. They aimed to find the acceptable nutritive value of maize varieties to be used in animal feed. In Malaysia no specific maize variety is used in animal feed, reducing efficiency in the livestock industry since a low nutrient diet can impede animal growth and meat production. Different varieties were planted in one large plot (approximately 0.4 hectare) consisting of 7- 8 rows, and the maize was planted in plots with common agronomy practices. Read more ...

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Veterinary drug residues in animals and animal products

The European Feed Safety Authority (EFSA) Dietary and Chemical Monitoring Unit has issued a report on the occurrence of veterinary drugs residues in animals and animal products in Europe. The report is based on data for 2009 provided by the EU Member States to the European Commission. Altogether, there were 764,736 samples reported in the framework of the 2009 residue monitoring in the EU. A total of 484,087 samples (445,968 targeted samples, 38,119 suspect samples) were reported under the Council Directive 96/23/EC. From the total of collected targeted samples, 40.9 percent were analysed for substances having anabolic effect and prohibited substances (group A) and 63.1 percent for veterinary drugs and contaminants (group B). Read more ...

France warns of wheat shortages

Wheat pulled corn and soybeans lower today on reports that Russia will soon restart exports, despite warnings that global supplies could continue to shrink. The overnight had already shown weakness in the face of the Russian announcement, and despite worries over supply, the short-term result was weaker prices. Read more ...

US market for nutritional ingredients in animal feed

This research investigates the state of the US nutritional ingredients in animal feed market in 2010. The historical period is from 2007 to 2009, with forecasts till 2017. It clearly lists and defines the market drivers and restraints that have had an impact in the US market. It analyses pricing, distribution, legislation, and application issues faced by manufacturers in this market. The market is subdivided into four segments. Individual forecasts and market shares are provided for every segment with detailed analysis of drivers, restraints, pricing, and applications. The study includes analysis of revenues by target species for each segment. Read more ...

Almost all the corn and half the soybeans in the ground

Today’s USDA Crop Progress Report showed nice numbers for most states in regard to planted and emerged corn and soybean acreage. Corn planting is 86 percent complete, compared to a five-year average of 95 percent. The soybean crop is 51 percent planted, 20 points behind the 71 percent five-year average. Corn is over 80 percent planted in two-thirds of the major corn-planting states. Those states furthest behind are Pennsylvania (61percent complete) and Ohio, where only 19 percent of the crop has been planted compared to a five-year average of 93 percent. The corn crop continues to emerge in all states and has popped up in all corn-producing states. The Iowa crop is 90 percent emerged, Missouri corn is 86 percent out of the ground and North Carolina has 96 percent of their corn crop now out of the soil. Read more ...

Provimi US applies for grant for expansion

Provimi North America has applied for a grant of US$250,000 (€173,490) from the Montgomery County Commissioners in Ohio, USA, who are considering giving out more than US$950,000 (€659,264) in economic development grants. Provimi was one of the projects recommended for approval. The US$250,000 (€173,490) grant is to be used to offset costs for Provimi North America Inc, a farm animal nutrition company based in Brookville, which is eyeing an 11,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing facility at NorthBrook Industrial Park. Read more ...

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June 2, 2011

Corn, soybean, wheat markets reflect new, missing information

Prices of corn, soybeans and wheat continue to move erratically, reflecting both new information and the lack of some information, says Darrel Good, a University of Illinois agricultural economist. “The markets are supplied with a steady flow of data on consumption in some markets, particularly the export markets and the ethanol market. Less frequent information is available about consumption in other markets, particularly the domestic feed market,” says Good. For corn, the available data point to a continuation of a high rate of domestic consumption and a slow pace of export shipments, he says. For soybeans, weekly export inspections have dropped below the level needed to reach the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) projection of 1.55 billion bushels for the year ending on August, 31. Inspections for the four weeks ended May, 26 averaged eight million bushels/ week, compared to the 11.5 million average needed to reach the USDA projection, he says. Read more ... Soil is the key to making agriculture sustainable The increasing pressure to provide food security, enhance environmental quality, and address societal problems creates challenges for agriculture and requires changing current agriculture practices to become more sustainable. The need to change agriculture is outlined in a Chapter two of a new book from the American Society of Agronomy, “Challenging Balance between Productivity and Environmental Quality: Tillage Impacts,” by D.C. Reicosky, T.J. Sauer, and J.L. Hatfield. The new book, published by ASA and SSSA, Soil Management: Building a Stable Base for Agriculture, is suited to scientists, students, and professionals. It integrates management issues, soil research, and long-term conservation efforts. According to the authors of the chapter, in many developed countries, access to quality food is taken for granted, and farmers and farm workers are poorly rewarded for acting as stewards of the earth’s land area used for agricultural production. There is little emphasis on the conservation ethic. More troubling, the environmental degradation caused by intensive agriculture will likely worsen as the global population grows to eight or ten billion in the next three decades. Read more ... Perten establishes sales and service operations in Italy Perten Instruments with its unique analytical solutions and products, has supplied close to 1000 different analytical instruments to the Grain, Milling & Food Industry in Italy. To deepen the relationships with Italian customers, Perten now establishes its own sales and service operations based in Rome. “We have been represented very successfully by Esetek for many years” says Bengt Sahlin, VP Sales & Marketing at Perten Instruments AB, Sweden. “At this time we launch several advanced analytical products including On-line NIR, a new Rapid Visco Analyser model, and the Inframatic 9500 Wholegrain NIR. By establishing Perten Italia we will be better placed to introduce them to our Italian customers”. Read more ... Rabobank: China 2011 corn imports to at least double

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China's corn imports this year will likely rise several times over last year's volume as increasing rural incomes underpin steady growth in pork consumption, a senior agriculture industry analyst with Rabobank International said. About this year’s corn import volume Chenjun Pan, a Beijingbased expert on food and agribusiness research for the bank said: "It's hard to estimate exactly, but it may be several times larger than last year," agreeing that this would mean at least double last year's volume.

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Corn is an important component of feed meal for the rising hog population in China, which has sharply rebounded from the culling that followed outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease and swine flu in previous years. China's hog population is likely to rise one percent this year from 453 million heads in 2010, driving historic increases in China's corn imports, she said. Read more ... Seed maker races for crops as climate changes A changing climate that many scientists fear will hurt global crop production means seed makers must work harder to meet food needs as world population grows by 30 percent by 2050, a top world seed executive said. "Agriculture production is moving to the north because those climates are becoming warmer. Some of those environments are also very conducive to some good agricultural production," Paul Schickler, president of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a unit of chemicals giant DuPont, told Reuters on Friday.

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"But when you move north you've got less of a season, less sun, less heat units. Now you need to make hybrids and varieties that have shorter maturities but still generate the appropriate amount of yield," Schickler said when asked about the company's long-term growth strategy. "Soils are also becoming more saline so you've got to have crops that can tolerate more saline," he added. Read more ... African grain losses after harvest cost US$4 Billion, FAO Says Grain losses after harvests in sub-Saharan Africa cost about US$4 billion (€2.776 billion) a year, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report. Food lost to decay and pest infestation could feed 48 million people, said Maria Helena Semedo, the FAO’s assistant director-general, in today’s report. Grain losses prior to harvest can total as much as 20 percent, the FAO said. “If we agree that sustainable agricultural systems need to be developed to feed nine billion people by 2050, addressing waste across the entire food chain must be a critical pillar of future national food strategies,” Semedo said. Adding metallic silos, providing sealed bags and applying crop protectants will help prevent food loss after harvest, according to the report. Localising solutions to fit the environment in Africa also will prevent losses, the FAO said. Read more ... FDA sued over antibiotics in animal feed A coalition of health and consumer organisations have filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), claiming that the FDA failed to take action to protect human health. The suit alleges that the FDA has known since 1977 that feeding animals low doses of certain antibiotics used in human medicine namely penicillin and tetracycline's could promote antibiotic-resistant bacteria capable of infecting people.

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Despite this conclusion and laws requiring that the agency act on its findings, the FDA failed to take any action to protect human health. The lawsuit seeks to "compel FDA to take action on the agency's own safety findings, withdrawing approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed." Read more ... Rovabio enzyme profitable in broiler ddgs diets Rovabio Excel, a versatile enzyme from Adisseo, has a proven efficacy on wheat and corn distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) on broilers. In trials it was able to metabolisable energy; about 5.5 percent for corn DDGS and 7.5 percent for wheat DDGS. The significant levels of cellulase and xylanase in the enzyme product allow for breakdown of the increased amounts of cellulose and arabinoxylans present in these biofuel co-products. Indeed, when including 15 percent corn DDGS on a corn-soybean base diet, levels of arabinoxylans and cellulose are increased by about 20 percent and 30 percent respectively (25 percent and 20 percent for wheat DDGS). This efficacy has been demonstrated throughout in vitro and in vivo trials. In vitro data show that degradability of dry matter is significantly increased when using the enzyme. Read more … June 03, 2011 Russia expected to end its ban on grain export Russia, formerly the world's third-largest wheat exporter, plans to lift its grain export ban from July 1, imposed since last August after the worst drought in over a century devastated crops. According to the Russian Grain Union industry lobby, Russia is expected to export up to 20 million tonnes of grain from this year’s crop if the harvest reaches 85-90 million tonnes. Asia's animal feed makers are likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Moscow's decision to end the grain export ban. Asia has been suffering from tight feed supplies causing the price of feed grain to soar. Read more ... South Korea to ban antibiotics in animal feed South Korea in planning to impose a total ban on the mixing of antibiotics with animal feed effective from July, Yonhap news agency report quoted the government as a source. It is hoped that the move will heighten consumer trust in the safety of livestock products. “The government will impose a total ban on the addition of antibiotics to animal feed by revising rules governing animal feed production,” the farm industry said. “The new rules will enhance the safety of local meat and dairy products.” Prior to 2005 South Korea had allowed 44 varieties of antibiotics to be mixed with feed, but gradually decreased the number when scientists warned of serious side effects of giving livestock too many antibiotics. Read more ... Charoen Pokphand plans to buy Modern State in Vietnam

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C.P. Pokphand plans to buy Modern State for HK$4.74 billion (US$ 610 million) in order to obtain the company’s animal feed manufacturing, animal breeding, meat processing, and food manufacturing businesses in Vietnam, according to a company filing. Modern State is affiliated to a Thai-registered subsidiary of Pokphand’s parent. By acquiring 70.8 percent of the Vietnamese animal-feed producer C.P. Pokphand Co (the Chinese arm of Thailands Charoen Pokphand Group) is to expand into Southeast Asia, in a bid to tap into new markets outside China, the origin of 96 percent of its sales last year. Read more ... New mobile phone application from Alltech Alltech launched a new application (app) at the 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, this week. The free application is designed to help those in agribusiness become more efficient in the day to day operations of their business. With three features weather, commodity prices, and pig issues the app is the first of its kind in the animal health industry. “After listening to the marketplace, we realised this was something that is sorely needed,” said Billy Frey, digital marketing manager at Alltech. “Alltech’s number one goal is to help farmers and feed mills become more efficient, and therefore more profitable. This app is part of our new digital marketing plan that will provide information to those in agriculture in a real time format.” Read more ... Gleadell Market Report: WHEAT Home Grown Cereal Authority (HGCA) confirm the bumper pace of exports and forecast that the country’s wheat surplus (as per their figures) will have gone this month the tightest ‘in the modern era’. Although many believe even this revision may not be the last, as the export projection is 2.44 million/tons against the end of March figure of 2.34 million/tons with three months still to go. In reality, the Ensus shutdown and lower animal feed usage means there is more wheat available for export than the HGCA are forecasting. Russian farmers have sown 23.4 million ha with spring grains as of May 25, or 77 percent of the targeted area. The figure represents an increase of 2.5million ha from a year ago in spite of a delay caused by a late spring. Russia Prime Minister Putin announced over the weekend that Russia will lift a grain export ban from July 1, bringing what was formerly the world’s third largest wheat exporter back to world grain markets. Ukraine has cancelled grain export quotas in anticipation of a rebound in production, approving grain exports duties which will apply until January 1, 2012: wheat nine percent but not less than €17 (US$24.6) per metric ton, corn 12 percent but not less than €20 (US$28.9) per ton and barley €14 (US$20.2) but not less than €23 (US$33.2) per ton. A prolonged drought in China could hit grains output in key growing regions, but plentiful domestic wheat stocks will act as a buffer keeping import volumes low. Last week, China National Grain and Oils Information Center (CNGOIC) projected record corn and increased wheat production. Analysts see a two percent drop in US corn plantings, with a minor switch to soybeans, due to incessant rain and floods. Some farmers are seen switching from corn, as they are unable to plant it in time for optimal yields (mid to late May).

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Wheat values tumbled as investors gave their first reaction to Russia’s decision to lift its grain export ban after forecasting that this year’s harvest will be ‘quite good’. Paris futures closed down €13 (US$18.8) Monday, followed by a fall in London and in the US on Tuesday when markets reopened after the holiday on Monday. Subsequently, a spot tender by Lebanon was greeted by Russian offers at US$70 (€48.3) below US values, only to be undercut by an even cheaper offer from the Ukraine. Markets saw the ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the Russian news, and many believe that, in the short-term, cheap offers of Russian and Ukrainian wheat may dominate market sentiment and direction.

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However, medium and long-term, there remains plenty of supply issues relating to new crop wheat and corn. The Black Sea are back and apparently with an agenda. However, with EU crop prospects wilting in the heat and with US winter/spring crop production far from a certainty, the increased Black Sea supply may, in reality, only offset the potential losses in the EU and US. In summary, the world balance sheet needed the Black Sea and this will soon be realised.

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Timing post-emergence herbicides in corn Properly timing the application of post-emergence herbicides is critical, says Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Extension weed specialist. Recent precipitation, coupled with warm temperatures, will result in rapid growth of emerged weeds and possible reductions in corn yield if weeds persist too long.

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Wheat growers in the south of England have turned to the export market as outlets in the region for their quality wheat have been steadily reduced, says Marc Rogerson, trading manager at Gleadell Agriculture. “Compared to five years ago, we have lost five or six outlets for quality wheat in the south as millers have consolidated their business, yet this is a region where good growers and suitable land means there is a substantial supply of Group I and Group II wheats.

Gleadell Southampton Export Ship “Export growth is a natural change in the market we have been able to exploit to the benefit of growers as domestic demand is eroded, then exports have replaced it. We have customers for UK wheat in northern European destinations such as Holland, Germany and France as well as in the Mediterranean countries including Spain, Italy and Morocco.” Gleadell’s export program from the region has been boosted further since the opening of the company’s southern office three years ago. It has also been helped by setting up their own loading operation at Southampton. Along with their other south coast exports from Dover, the company has substantially increased its business from these two ports in the last year with shipments of barley and oilseed rape as well as quality wheat. “From our start-up in the region, we have established ourselves as the number one or two trading partner for growers in the south,” adds Steve Harrison, Gleadell’s regional manager. Global food crisis: Argentina battles multinational grain giants The Pampas are just as the old geography textbooks described them: vast flat plains stretching to distant horizons, white heads of tall grasses catching the autumn light. A great empty road ploughs a furrow from Buenos Aires through mile upon mile of fertile lands towards the ports on the great South American waterway, the Paraná river. But missing from much of the Pampas now are the Argentinian beef cattle that used to be synonymous with this region that makes up one of the world's most expansive grazing lands. The way-markers today are grain silos, agricultural hangars for harvesting machines, and banner adverts across nearly every field for agrochemicals and genetically modified soya seed. Read more ... June 06, 2011 Independence Bio-Products (IBP) receives patent for low-cost algae production system Independence Bio-Products (IBP) of Dublin, Ohio (USA) has received a patent from US Patent Office covering the company’s low-cost open-pond system for producing algae for biofuels and animal feeds system yearround, regardless of climate or season. IBP’s system uses heat recovered from power plants and other manufacturing facilities to maintain water temperatures within precise temperature ranges that optimise algae production. The patent covers methods and systems for growing algae in water with a heating source; drying the algae with a heat source; and alternatively partially covering the body of water where the algae is grown. Heat recovery systems, algae processing and covers are also included. Read more ...

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Cargill opens rebuilt feed mill Cargill Animal Nutrition celebrated the opening of its new feed mill near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, replacing a plant that was destroyed last year by a fire. After the fire, Cargill continued to supply its customers from plants in Lebanon and Blair counties until the new mill was up and running. "After the fire, our first thought is, 'How are we going to take care of our customers?' With the snow we had, we were already working out of a hole," said plant manager George Wagner. "The day of the fire we were afraid it was all going to be over, but Cargill looked at the number of cows in the area and decided to make it all happen." The mill serves dairy farmers and livestock producers in Franklin County, as well as Cumberland and Adams counties in Pennsylvania, and Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland. Its core market is about a 75-mile radius. Read more ... World Wildlife fund (WWF) soya report highlights causes of deforestation A new report published by the World Wildlife fund (WWF) has highlighted the impact that the growing global demand for soya is having on sensitive environments around the world such as the little known Brazilian savannah, the Cerrado. Predominantly grown for animal feed, production of soybeans in Brazil has doubled the last 15 years, driven largely by the rising consumption of meat, as well as for use in food, biofuel and other products. To meet this growth in demand, more and more land is being planted with soybeans and according to the report this expansion is often at the expense of habitats such as the Brazilian Cerrado. Read more ... Mississippi governor's office estimates agriculture losses at more than US$250 million Officials say flooding in Mississippi could have caused more than US$250 million (UKÂŁ152.252 million) in damages to agriculture. Laura Hipp, a spokeswoman for Governor, Haley Barbour, stressed that the figure was only an estimate because thousands of acres are still flooded and that makes it hard to come up with solid information. She said officials estimate that 450,000 acres of cropland could have been destroyed. Hipp said there's no official estimate yet for damages to homes and other structures. Some of the fields that flooded were winter wheat, which was heartbreaking for farmers to lose because it was just days or weeks from being ready to harvest. The flood also swamped other crops like corn, and flooded catfish farms. Read more ... Salt loving plants in India The area in Tamil Nadu state will house dozens of species of halophyte or salt-loving plants that can be used for producing cash crops. A pilot project to see if cash crops can be grown in the salty ground of India's coastal areas was launched in 2010. Halophytes can be used to produce edible oils, medicines, vegetables, and cattle and fish feed and halophytes can be found throughout the coastal areas of India. Read more ... Eye on crops, June 3, 2011

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On May 29, we received rainfall in the range of 0.5-1 in. With the wind, sun and high temperatures drying the soil surface, I was able to return to post-emergence application of herbicides in our cornfields on May 31; it was a real challenge to avoid the soft areas of mud. Every day the situation improves, but not as fast as farmers would like. As they waited to enter the fields, some farmers began mowing roadsides. On June 2, tractors were returning to some fields to work ground to dry out the soil in order to plant the next day. There were also a few farmers I saw planting no-till or planting ground that was worked before the rain knocked them out of the field on May 22 without reworking the soil. The conditions are not ideal, but the farmers do not want to wait any longer to plant more of their crops. Read more ... USDA accepting comments on materials used, prohibited in organic agriculture

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The US Department of Agriculture published today an advance notice of proposed rule-making concerning the scheduled expiration of twelve substances allowed or prohibited for use in organic agriculture. As required by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), a part of the organic regulations, must sunset after five years of listing. Sunset would cease to allow or prohibit these substances in organic production or handling, depending on the substance category. The regulatory allowance or prohibition in organic production and handling of the following 12 substances will expire on Nov 3, 2013. Read more ... Groups sue FDA over use of antibiotics in animal feed A suit filed by a coalition of concerned health and consumer organisations alleges that the US Food and Drug Administration has failed to meet its legal responsibility to address the mounting health threat posed by overuse of antibiotics in animal feed. The lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) was spurred by growing evidence that the spread of bacteria immune to antibiotics around the world has clear links to the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry. Read more ... June 07, 2011 Mycotoxins and Jejunal Hemorrhage Syndrome in beef cattle Mouldy feed, mycotoxins and Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli colonisation associated with Jejunal Hemorrhage Syndrome (JHS) in beef cattle producing Escherichia coli (STECs) cause serious human disease outbreaks through the consumption of contaminated foods. Cattle are considered the main reservoir but it is unclear how STECs affect mature animals. Neonatal calves are the susceptible age class for STEC infections causing severe enteritis. In an earlier study, we determined that mycotoxins and STECs were part of the disease complex for dairy cattle with Jejunal Hemorrhage Syndrome (JHS). For STECs to play a role in the development of JHS, the researchers hypothesised that STEC colonisation should also be evident in beef cattle with JHS. Read more ...

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World Mycotoxin Forum 2012 in Rotterdam Rotterdam has won the bid for hosting the WMF meets IUPAC (mycotoxine) congress, which will take place from November 5 - 9, 2012 in the Beurs-WTC Congress & Event Center. Some 500 international scientists and people from the industry and government will come to Rotterdam. For the city it will have an economic value of almost ₏900,000 (US$1,320,974). Enlarging awareness WMF is short for World Mycotoxin Forum en IUPAC stands for International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. IUPAC is the umbrella union and this is one of the chemical congresses of the union. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of health risks of mycotoxins for humans and animals. Topics discussed will be risk assessment, technologies and strategies for minimal contamination of agricultural products. Read more ... Wheat rallying 20 percent as parched fields wilt from China to Kansas The worst droughts in decades are wilting wheat fields from China to the US to the UK, overwhelming Russia’s return to grain markets and driving prices to the highest levels since 2008. Parts of China, the biggest grower, had the least rain in a century, some European regions are the driest in 50 years and almost half the winter-wheat crop in the US, the largest exporter, is rated poor or worse. Inventory is dropping 8.8 percent, the most in five years, Rabobank International says. Prices will advance 20 percent to as high as US$9.25 (UK£5.62) a bushel by December 31, a Bloomberg survey of 14 analysts and traders shows. Wheat as much as doubled in the past year as crops failed, spurring Ukraine and Russia to curb shipments and increasing the US share of global sales by the most since 2004. Russia ending its export ban on July 1 and Ukraine lifting quotas may not be enough as crops wither elsewhere, fuelling gains in food prices which the United Nations says are already near a record. Read more ... Market Report: China organic & microbe fertiliser This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of organic & microbe fertiliser market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the organic & microbe fertiliser market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the comparison of top 10 enterprises in terms of sales revenue and market share, the detailed description of the import and export. This report covers following sections. Market Siz Based on Zeefer's China Market Size Formula, by the analysis on market size, industry sales revenue in 2008 - 2010, this report presents a picture of the real development of China market and changes in the overall market size. Based on the comparison and analysis on import in different provinces or cities, this report points out those hot areas in this market deserve most attention. Read more ... Deoxynivalenol threat linked to shallow conservations 16


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Trails work at the STAR project in Suffolk (England) during 2010 demonstrated that, ahead of winter wheat, shallow cultivations are more likely to pass on mycotoxin infection (deoxynivalenol - DON) to the following crop than inversion-based cultivations such as the plough. Although mycotoxin levels in general last year were very low in England, because of the very dry weather, there were still differences in the level of DON recorded following various types of cultivation, said NIAB TAG agronomist Neil Watson. “We think that when using shallow cultivations the trash remaining from the previous crop is not buried sufficiently and passes on infection to the next crop. Read more ... June 08, 2011 Soil crusting from rapid drying may cause emergence issues After all the rain and cold weather during the end of May, the forecast calls for us to turn a corner and finally get some warm temperatures moving into June. The increase in temperature will certainly be welcomed to help dry soils out and get planters back in the field, but this rapid warm-up may cause some issues for crops already in the ground. When planting into wet soil conditions, a big concern is the effect secondary tillage operations, double disk openers and packing wheels have on soil structure. It’s understandable that with such a wet and delayed planting season, there are going to be some field operations performed under less-thanideal conditions. When soils are worked or manipulated wet, water within pore spaces lubricates soil particles and makes it easier for them to pack together. When these soils rapidly dry, such as in the full-sun, high-80° conditions, water is removed from the soil and particles are left compacted against one another. Read more ... Global grain traders accused of huge tax evasion The world's three largest grain traders, responsible for the vast majority of global corn, soybean and wheat trading and processing, have been accused of large-scale tax evasion in a landmark series of cases being brought against them by the Argentinian government. Afip, Argentina’s revenue and customs service is seeking to claim US$476 million (€324 million) for what it says are unpaid tax and duties from Bunge, US$252 million (€171 million) from Cargill and US$140 million (€95 million) from Dreyfus. The companies have all denied all the allegations and have said they will defend themselves vigorously. Read more ... European Union debate: Antibiotics in animal feed need more stringent approach About 50 percent of the antibiotics administered to animals in Europe. Result is the increasing antibiotic resistance of pathogens, experts warn. The EU Parliament is now demanding responses. The EU parliament on Tuesday called for increased efforts to combat the increasing antimicrobial resistance in animals. The use of antibiotics in animal husbandry should be limited "to the minimum necessary”. To curb the problem in the long term, the parliament also called for increased research into alternatives, including vaccinations. Needed are guidelines on the proper use of antibiotics, which should apply across the EU should be controlled accordingly. Read more ... 17


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Meghna to make soybean meal A Bangladesh commodity giant will make soybean meal in an attempt to cater to demands of the local feed mills mostly dependent on the import of raw materials to make feed for poultry, fish and cattle. Meghna Group of Industries says it is setting up an oilseed crushing mill to extract edible oil and soybean meal used by the local feed mills at nearly 100,000 tonnes per month. More than 80 percent of the total requirement for the soybean meal, the second most used item after maize to make feed, is met through imports from India, feed industry insiders say. Read more ...

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GA Genetics acquires sorghum inventory Syngenta Seeds Syngenta Seeds transfers its sorghum inventory which includes grain sorghum, forage sorghum and sorghum sudan hybrids currently marketed by Syngenta’s Garst, Golden Harvest and NK brands, to Golden Acres Genetics.

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The agreement “means we’ll expand our sorghum portfolio and continue to make these products available to growers across the US,” said Lou Buice, President of Golden Acres. “This will allow us to offer a broader line of high performing hybrids to growers not only across our Southern market area, but everywhere sorghum is grown.” Read more ..Animine

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Animine will sponsor the 62nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production (www.eaap2011.com), which will take place in Stavanger (Norway) from the of August 29 to September 2. The main theme of the meeting will be “The importance of animal production for food supply, food quality and environment”. Read more ...

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French drought could push up global wheat prices France’s driest spring in 50 years is likely to have a heavy impact on its wheat harvest and could drive up global wheat prices, according to French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire. Speaking at a press conference with reporters last week, Le Maire said it is not possible to know the loss of yield at this stage, but “we already know there will be a loss”. France is Western Europe’s largest producer of soft wheat, a high-starch, low-protein variety used in pastries and snack foods. The extent of wheat yield lost to the drought will be determined by the weather in the coming weeks, Le Maire said, after the French meteorological service, France Météo, reported that the 2011 spring has been the warmest and driest in 50 years more so than in 1976, which was previously the most severe spring drought on record. Read more ... Soybean planting is lagging

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Planting of the US soybean crop remains behind the five-year average. In fact, Ohio farmers have planted only 26 percent of the intended soybean acres. Farmers in other states such as Indiana and the Dakotas have only about half their soybeans planted. Despite the late season, Dr. Jim Beuerlein, professor emeritus in agronomy extension at The Ohio State University, says growers can still maximise yields and revenue by changing a few cultural practices. The goal of normally planted soybeans is to develop a complete leaf canopy that collects as much sunlight as possible by the time flowering begins. Beuerlein says to duplicate this condition in late-planted soybeans farmers should use narrower row widths, such as 7.5 inches apart or no wider than 15 inches apart, which will help late-planted soybeans produce a better canopy. Beuerlein also recommends a 20 percent increase in seeding rates. This can help raise the height of the lower pods to minimise the number of pods lost at harvest. Read more ... June 09, 2011 New product improves animal performance from mixed grain diets Danisco Animal Nutrition has launched Axtra XB - a new feed enzyme product designed to give improved feed cost savings and excellent performance for pigs and poultry from mixed grain diets. Axtra XB has the most comprehensive registration profile of any xylanase and beta-glucanase enzyme combination currently available in the EU. It is the first and only product to combine a multi-species registration for swine and poultry, including ducks and game birds, with a flexible dose rate and excellent pelleting stability. Axtra XB is available in liquid form or as a dry free-flowing, low dust granule which is thermostable to 90°C. The two product forms ensure convenience in application and ease of handling by premixers, feed mills and integrators. Read more ... People: New head miller for Ufac-UK

Mr Alan Mundie

 Alan Mundie has been recruited as head miller by specialist feed supplement manufacturer, Ufac-UK. Based at the company’s Woolfox Lodge production site near Oakham, Rutland, his job will be to ensure that production targets are achieved, quality of products is maintained and goods are dispatched on time. A vital part of this is ensuring the smooth operation of the mill through the servicing, maintenance and repair of mill equipment. Alan is well equipped with the practical know-how for this having spent 18 years as an electrical and mechanical engineer with a generator company. UfacUK is the leading specialist UK manufacturer of energy, protein and omega 3 supplements. The company has been supplying nutritional supplements to the animal feed industry for over 35 years. Read more ... Muyang creates Joint Venture with WEM Automation Muyang Group had signed an agreement with the Wisconsin-based WEM Automation International, LLC. on March, 2011, to create a joint venture Muyang-WEM Automation Co Ltd. According to the Agreement, Muyang holds 51 percent of the shares in the joint venture and shall take the charge of operating the new company.

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The joint venture will be located in the Hanjiang Economic Zone, Yangzhou, China. The completion of the transaction is expected to occur in approximately the next 6 months following the execution of final agreements. Both companies are highly satisfied and looking forward to achieve the envisioned global growth targets together. Read more ... Victam and Fiaap Asia 2012 already gearing up   Following the success of the last Fiaap and Victam event in Thailand the organisers have announced that sales for the next event are well ahead of schedule and that already well over 50 percent of the exhibition area has been reserved. The 2012 event takes place from February 15 to 17, 2012 and will have a similar format to that of the successful 2010 show which attracted almost 6,000 industry executives from throughout South and South East Asia. There will again be a Fiaap exhibition (feed ingredients, additives & formulation), a Victam exhibition (feed processing & biomass technology) & a Grapas exhibition (rice milling & grain processing). Read more ... Corn rallies on strong demand, supply outlooks US grain and soybean futures rallied Wednesday, led by soaring corn prices on strong demand and supportive supply outlooks. Increased ethanol demand drove corn prices higher as producers continued to gobble up high-priced corn to make the biofuel. Ethanol production rose to 915,000 barrels a day last week, up 0.7 percent from the previous week and nine percent from a year earlier. The rise in demand came as concerns intensify about shrinking supplies of corn, which are projected to reach a 15-year low before the next harvest. Grain users are increasingly paying higher prices for corn on the cash market than the futures market as supplies dwindle. The draw-down in ethanol stockpiles despite higher production is a reflection of strong corn demand, said Mike Zuzolo, president Global Commodity Analytics and Consulting in Lafayette, Ind. Corn is the primary input for ethanol production in the US. Read more ... Billions needed to boost food production, says DuPont committee High-tech seeds and innovations in chemicals and farming will not be enough to solve looming food shortages for the world, according to a report issued Tuesday by a committee formed by food and chemicals conglomerate DuPont. Billions of dollars in private investment, government incentives and charitable work must be funneled into collaborative projects if global food production is to match growing demand, the report urged. Both biotech and organic farming will play a role, said the report by the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity for the 21st Century. "People are starting to recognise that food demand is outstripping supply," said DuPont executive vice president Jim Borel, who oversees DuPont's agriculture and nutrition business. Read more ...

US Corn-crop delays signal tightest world supply since 1974, price gains

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Wet weather that delayed corn planting in the US, the world’s largest exporter, may send global inventories to their lowest in 37 years, signaling higher costs for consumers and livestock producers. More than one-third of Midwest fields were planted after the mid-May target for optimal growth because of excessive rain, and Ohio farmers as of June 5 were the furthest behind since 1989, with 58 percent sown, government data show. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said June 6 that the disruptions increase the “potential for a shortfall.” Corn futures more than doubled in the past year to US$7.365 (€5.036) a bushel in Chicago yesterday and may top US$9 (€6.154) if conditions worsen, according to Morgan Stanley. The rally is boosting costs for meat producers including Tyson Foods Inc. and ethanol makers such as Poet LLC, as global food inflation tracked by the United Nations accelerated in nine of the past 11 months. Read more ...

High yield late-planted soybeans Normal soybean planting is down across the country, with just 68 percent of the nation’s bean crop planted. But growers still have time to maximise yields and revenue. “Planting soybeans later than normal doesn’t necessarily have to result in low yields, if you think about the plant’s physiology and make a few adjustments,” says Jim Beuerlein, Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Research has found that when planting is delayed, soybean maturity will only be one-third to one-half the delay in planting date. If planting is delayed by three weeks, as is becoming reality in many soybean states, plant maturity is delayed by only seven to 10 days. Pushing traditional planting timelines is not as costly as many growers imagine. “I wouldn't give up on those 3.0 maturity beans yet,” says Agriculture.com Crop Talk member pupdaddy. “Last year those double crop beans I planted on July 7 were 3.1s, and with the late frost they matured well. Can't hope for that every year, but it does give you some idea of how late the maturity can go.” Read more ... June 10, 2011 'Super Varieties' of wheat expected to boost yields and block deadly threat to food security Five years after the launch of a global effort to protect the world's most important food crop from variants of Ug99, a new and deadly form of wheat rust, scientists say they are close to producing super varieties of wheat that will resist the potent pathogen, while boosting yields by as much as 15 percent. According to research to be presented at a global wheat rust symposium in Minneapolis starting June 13, scientists report that variants of the Ug99 strain of stem rust are becoming increasingly virulent and are being carried by wind beyond the handful of countries in East Africa where they had been identified. Read more ... New feed additive to help cows with heat stress Animal nutrition company Trouw Nutrition International is launching MaxCare CelSius, a new mineral supplement to relieve the effects of heat stress in dairy cows. Added to feed during the summer months, MaxCare CelSius supports rumen health and maintains rumen fermentation.

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It also helps the animal to cope with stress induced by respiratory alkalosis (increased blood pH levels) as a result of panting. Maxcare CelSius aims to reduce the onset of heat stress symptoms by helping the cow to cool down through respiration. The economic impact of heat stress can be considerable: in the US, for example, the cost is estimated to be US$800 (€553.442) million annually. Read more ...

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Chief executive Tom Knudsen and CFO Søren Bjerre-Nielsen of enzyme manufacturer and food ingredients company Danisco are to leave the Danish firm next week. The departures follow Danisco's sale to US chemicals company DuPont. The two executives will step down on June 17. There was much resistance to the takeover from Danisco shareholders, which resulted in DuPont increasing its initial January offer from US$6.3 (€4.358) billion to US$6.49 (€4.49) billion This finally secured the support of Danisco shareholders for its acquisition of the business last month. The probiotics, enzymes and natural ingredients specialist is expected to be de-listed from the Copenhagen stock exchange this month, but DuPont has not indicated whether the Danisco name will remain. Sources say the resignations were prompted by DuPont's intention to install its own management team at its new acquisition. Analysts also suggest that DuPont may choose not to replace them and instead to split up Danisco's business areas between its relevant US units and divisions. Read more ... ADM Alliance Nutrition acquires Cattleman’s Choice Loomix ADM Alliance Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company is to take over Cattleman’s Choice Loomix, an important producer of liquid animal feed supplements in the US. The acquisition marks Alliance Nutrition’s entrance into liquid feed business “With Cattleman’s Choice Loomix’s strong geographic presence in the western United States, it also extends our footprint into that important region for the beef and dairy industry,” said Terry Myers, president, ADM Alliance Nutrition. “This acquisition marks our entrance into the liquid feed business, which provides us with another value-added market for our feed ingredients and finished feed rations. Read more ... Fefac president: “Europe is feed lab of the world” “We, in Europe, develop the sustainable technologies that will help feed the world in the future,” said Patrick Vanden Avenne, president of the European feed manufacturers association (Fefac) at their 54th General Assembly in Bruges this week. Around 80 delegates gathered from Tuesday in the historical centre of Bruges in Belgium, representing the European feed industry. Despite the crisis the industry had to face in the past year Fefac wanted to bring a positive message.

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“The development model for the European feed and livestock sector is indeed about two things: technological innovation and sustainability. They are two the two sides of one coin, they are Siamese twins,” Vanden Avenne said. As an example the Fefac President named the reintroduction of processed animal proteins, which will evidently make a contribution to a sustainable reduction of imported proteins and a more sustainable use of what is now often considered waste material. Read more ... USDA releases bullish data

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The USDA released bullish data Thursday, pushing down US corn supplies. Early calls for the commodities are called 15-20 cents higher on corn, soybeans are seen opening mixed-to-lower, and 3-5 cents higher for wheat, CME Group floor traders say. "It looks like corn is the only one with the problem in this report," one CME Group floor trader says. "Corn pushes up everything else today." Old-Crop Ending Stocks In its June Supply/Demand and World Production Reports, the USDA estimated the US 2010-2011 corn ending stocks at 730 million bushels, compared to the average analysts' estimate of 706 million bushels and the USDA's previous estimate of 730 million. For soybeans, the USDA pegged the US 2010-2011 ending stocks at 180 million bushels vs. the average analysts' estimate of 176 and the USDA's May estimate of 176 million bushels. US old-crop wheat ending stocks were estimated at 809 million bushels, compared to the average analysts' estimate of 842 million and the USDA's May estimate of 839 million bushels. Read more ...

Drought officially declared for England The Environment Agency has declared that parts of the UK are officially suffering drought as we head for the driest spring in a hundred years. Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, parts of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and western Norfolk have been confirmed as drought areas. 

 Wales, south west and eastern England have only received around 11-14 percent of their average rainfall for June so far. Central and northern England has received as little as four to six percent of their monthly rainfall total. While there has been more rain for northern England over the last two weeks it is too soon to say whether the country as a whole will escape a water crisis. Read more ... Climate change will spur droughts, cut food output, FAO says in report Climate change will cause more droughts and reduce food production, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Water levels in rivers and aquifers will decline in semi- arid regions of the Americas, Australia and southern Africa, which are already dry, the Rome-based FAO said in a report today. In Asia, crop-growing areas that rely on snowmelt and mountain glaciers for water will also be affected, it said. Drought already threatens crops in China and France, helping to push up wheat prices in Paris by 85 percent in the past year. Costlier food has contributed to riots across northern Africa and to inflation, leading central banks in at least two dozen countries to raise interest rates this year. Read more ... Cargill to buy Italian feed company US agriculture giant Cargill Inc plans to buy Italian animal feed company Raggio di Sole to build its business in dairy and other segments. No terms for the deal were disclosed and the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, Cargill said on Thursday.

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Cargill, which operates in 66 countries and has had a presence in Italy for about 50 years, said the deal will also serve customers in the growing retail segment that serves owners of pets and hobby animals. Raggio di Sole has four locations in Italy and employs 150 people. Last week, Cargill bought Central American poultry and meat processor Corporacion Pipasa. Read more ... June 13, 2011 Paving the way for a new livestock feed product A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realise efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle, according to Dr Jim MacDonald. MacDonald, an AgriLife Research beef cattle nutritionist, finished his second trial of cattle early this year studying starter diets in feedlots during the transition phase from pasture to feed yard. Typically, a steer or heifer will come off of a forage diet when it goes into the feedlot, he explained. For the first 21 to 28 days in the feedlot, the cattle are fed a diet that allows their rumen microflora to adapt to grain instead of forage. Read more ... Cargill acquires Central American integrator Cargill Inc has announced completion of the acquisition of Corporacion Pipasa, a leading meat and poultry processor in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, that will become part of Cargill's operations in Central America. Being a private company, the terms of the acquisition were not released. Pipasa operates five processing plants that produce beef, pork, chicken and turkey products, as well as four animal feed manufacturing plants and 12 distribution facilities. The company is a leading regional supplier of cattle, equine, poultry, swine and aquaculture feeds and pet foods. Read more ... Pfizer to voluntarily stop sale of 3-Nitro drug The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Pfizer Inc will stop the sale of the animal drug 3-Nitro that's used in some chicken feed after an agency analysis detected a "very low" level of inorganic arsenic in the livers of chickens treated with the drug. The FDA said the levels of inorganic arsenic, a carcinogen, detected were very low and that there is no health risk from eating chicken treated with 3-Nitro. The FDA said when combined with other animal drugs, 3-Nitro has been used by some in the poultry industry to help control the parasitic disease coccidiosis and for weight gain. It's not immediately clear how many chicken producers use the product. Tyson Foods Inc, the United States largest chicken producers, stopped using the product a few years ago. Read more ...

Scientists: 'Super' wheat to boost food security Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply. The research is part of a global drive to protect wheat crops from the Ug99 strain of stem rust. It will be presented next week at a conference in St. Paul that's part of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, based at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York organisers said Thursday.

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Scientists will also report that Ug99 variants are becoming increasingly virulent and are being carried by the winds beyond Uganda and other East African countries where they were first identified in 1999. Once infected with the deadly fungus, wheat plants become covered in reddishbrown blisters. Read more ...

Firsthand look at China spring crop progress After years as a significant export competitor in Asian markets, China has recently emerged as a net corn importer, and most analysts expect Chinese imports to rise in the near term. The speed and scale of this shift and the potential of Chinese efforts to ramp up production are major uncertainties for corn producers and traders around the world. These and other questions in the Chinese grain belt were explored last week by a US Grains Council (USGC) survey team, which got a firsthand look at the rapid progress of Chinese agriculture racing to meet surging domestic demand. Nebraska corn grower Dennis Gengenbach of Smithfield returned Saturday from China, where he surveyed the corn growing conditions and studied the Chinese government policies that affect acreage, marketing and demand. Read more ... Ethanol critics forcing votes on subsidies The ethanol industry faces a pair of critical test votes in the Senate. Sen Tom Coburn, R-Okla, has forced a vote next Tuesday on ending the industry’s 45 cent per gallon subsidy, and Sen John McCain, R-Ariz, is proposing to bar the Obama administration from funding the installation of ethanol pumps at rural service stations. “Eliminating the ethanol tax earmark and tariff would be an important step toward tackling our unsustainable debt and deficits,” said Coburn spokesman John Hart. The 45-cent subsidy already due to expire at the end of the year. Even if Coburn’s amendment doesn’t become law, it will put senators on record on the issue. Sen Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., has proposed an industry-backed plan to extend the subsidy beyond this year but slash the rate and eventually eliminate it entirely unless oil prices fall. Read more ... Weather conditions causing uncertainty in EU feed production The European compound feed manufacturers (Fefac) have provided final estimates for the compound feed production for the EU -27 in 2010. Lower availability of forages and cereals due to drought affecting key EU producing areas may trigger a higher demand for industrial compound feed. The total production estimate for the EU-27 is now set at 150 million tonnes i.e. 1.4 percent above the figure for 2009 but still below the record level of 2008 (153.4 million tonnes). The slight recovery was mostly linked to poultry feed, with a + three percent increase vs. 2009, whereas cattle feed recovered by one percent while pig feed remained stable (-0.1 percent). For the first time ever in the EU, poultry feed overtook pig feed to become the leading segment of compound feed. Read more ... People: AB Vista appoints new supply chain manager AB Vista, a leading international supplier of new generation micro-ingredients for the animal feed industry, has strengthened its supply chain team with the appointment of Debbie Webber as Supply Chain Manager.

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§Debbie, who currently manages the AB Vista Customer Service department, has taken the role of Supply Chain Manager, where she will work closely with AB Vista’s supply partners to ensure that growing customer demand for its market-leading portfolio of products is fulfilled. In her new role Debbie will also be responsible for managing and maintaining a close liaison with AB Enzymes and AB Mauri, which produce Econase, Finase, Quantum and Vistacell. Read more ...

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Global agriculture production needs to increase 70 percent to meet food demand by the middle of the century as more people move to cities, the United Nations said. Growers will have to increase yields on existing farms as the amount of land available for agriculture is shrinking, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said in a book on farming, “Save and Farm.” About 70 percent of people will live in urban areas by 2050, up from 50 percent today, the FAO said. “We have no option but to further intensify crop production,” the FAO said. Demand for food such as wheat and rice will rise along with the global population, which is expected to jump 33 percent to 9.2 billion by 2050, according to the FAO. Between 2015 and 2030, “an estimated 80 percent of the required food production increases will have to come from intensification in the form of yield increases and higher cropping intensities.” Read more ...

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Cargill to purchase Raggio di Sole in Italy

US Cargill has announced its intention to purchase Italian animal feed company Raggio di Sole, which has four production facilities across the country. The acquisition represents an extension of Cargill's already existing animal nutrition business in Italy, building on the present market focus in the dairy segment and creating opportunities in other segments. Silvio Ferrari, president of Cargill's business in Italy, commented: "We are very excited about the future potential for the combined business. [The take over] will create a new, nation wide full service offering across the spectrum of animal nutrition customers' needs." The two companies have complementary expertise and market presence in Italy. The combination adds to the strengths of both, and will enhance the range of products and services to customers, according to Ferrari. Read more ...

Almost 1,000 licensed medicated-feed mills in North America

At 985 locations around the United States and Canada, companies hold medicated feed licenses from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), varying from well-known companies such as Tyson, Cargill, Perdue, Foster Farms, and Land O' Lakes to small family businesses never heard of.

When a feed miller has successfully completed the application process it can start mixing antibiotic growth promoters in livestock feed. The medicated feed mill industry accounts for 80 percent of the annual antibiotic use in the United States. Not all are good FDA inspects feed mills for animals just as it does food manufacturing facilities for humans. Recently two mills (in Kansas and Virginia) received warning letters after the FDA found ‘significant deviations’ from Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Read more ...

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Pavo opens new mill in Pinto, Spain

Early this month Pavo officially opened its new factory in Pinto (Madrid area, Spain). With some €2 million (US$2.893 million) spent, this means a major investment to mark Pavo as the major European brand of feed and supplements for horses. Pavo is a Nanta (Nutreco) subsidiary and Nanta General director Gerd Botter discussed the importance of positioning Pavo in the European market. Pavo is the leading brand of horse feeds in Central Europe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it has a presence in over 20 countries in the Europe and markets more than 150,000 tons per year of feed and supplements for horses. Read more ...

People: Chore-Time Brock International appoints new regional sales manager Péter Jankovic

Péter Jankovics has been named Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Chore-Time Brock International, according to Bruce Mitchell, Regional General Manager Europe Group for the CTB business unit. Jankovics will be responsible for promoting Brock grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying systems in those regions. Prior to joining CTB, Jankovics worked in central Europe as a managing director overseeing production and trading activity for feed mill and livestock operations. His previous experience also includes technical service and sales management as well as independent consulting for poultry production and exports to central and eastern Europe and the Balkan countries. Read more ...

July corn sets new record, futures end mixed

US corn futures ended mixed Friday, retreating from early gains that propelled the nearby July contract to a new record for front-month corn. July surged as high as US$7.99 3/4 (€5.524) a bushel on dwindling near-term supplies before prices retreated. July CBOT corn ended up 1 1/2 cents, or 0.2 percent, to US$7.87(€5.441) a bushel, while December corn closed down 1 1/2 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $7.12 1/2 (€4.923). The market successfully pushed prices to new highs, but ahead of the weekend, traders reduced some risk exposure and took profits on the week's price surge, said Dax Wedemeyer, analyst with Iowa based brokerage US Commodities. A monthly government crop report issued Thursday drove corn prices higher for a second consecutive day. Grain users are on edge about inventories as the US Department of Agriculture slashed its outlook for production and season-end supplies in the report. Read more …

Opinions of GIPSA Rule Continue to Vary

The House is expected to vote on legislation this week that would fund the USDA and other agencies in 2012. The measure contains language that would stop USDA's Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Agency from spending funds to move forward with its proposed rule on livestock and poultry marketing. Many cattle industry groups, including the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Texas Cattle Feeders Association, want to ensure that provision remains in the bill. TCFA Chairman Bo Kizziar says the provision is an important application of the government's system of checks and balances. Kizziar says the rule ultimately has the potential to take the beef industry back 30 years by stifling the innovative efforts of US cattle producers to add value and enhance the quality and safety of their products for consumers in the US and abroad. Read more ...

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June 15, 2011

Soybean growers issue call to action

Tuesday, the US House began consideration of the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill (HR 2112), which covers a wide range of programs. Already, groups in support of food programs for those in need worry over cuts to this program. The American Soybean Association also sees problems with the measure, and is calling on members to get in touch with their representative. According to a statement issued late Tuesday, ASA says there are two "very harmful" amendments. The first, proposed by Paul Broun, R-Ga, would eliminate funding of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The organisation, which is heavily involved in global trade issues plays an important role in an increasingly competitive market. Read more ...

Panel of experts to focus on Growing More with Less

The US Grains Council (USGC) is assembling a panel of experts to present information and take questions at its 51st Annual Board of Delegates Meeting July 25-27 in San Francisco, Calif, on the issue of growing more with less. With a world population that continues to grow and an increasing number of people improving their economic status, the demand for more and higher quality food will jump significantly in the years ahead. At the same time, farmers in the United States and around the world will be under pressure to produce more with less less water, less land and fewer crop inputs. The panel features individuals with hands-on knowledge and real-world experience in soil, water and seeds. Read more ...

New Zealand animal feed company gets environmental award

Eco-Stock Supplies has received the Environment Minister’s supreme green ribbon award for making a difference in waste minimisation by turning food waste into high quality feed for livestock. Eco Stock Supplies collect food waste from processors, retailers, importers, and transport companies, and instead of going to landfill, it is processed into high-quality stock food at their plant in South Auckland. Eco Stock Supplies currently service the upper North Island, and in the past 12 months they have diverted 25,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill. Eco Stock Supplies are an example of an innovative commercial operation helping to minimise waste for measurable environmental benefits. New Zealand’s Environment Minister Nick Smith says rotting organic waste is a key cause of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Read more ...

People: Swedish nutritionist joins Cobb Dr Annsofie Wahlström

Dr Annsofie Wahlström has been appointed as nutritionist for Cobb Europe to serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and also be involved in nutritional aspects of research. For the past seven years she has been working with Sweden’s largest feed company, Lantmannen Lantbruk, where she was poultry feed nutritionist and product manager for broiler, turkey and breeder diets. “We are pleased to have Annsofie joining Cobb,” said Pelayo Casanovas, sales and technical director of Cobb Europe. “She brings considerable commercial experience to strengthen our team and to advise our customers on the best way to feed our birds especially important with the ongoing rise in feed costs.” Read more ...

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Food and feed safety – A joint responsibility

It is apparent that there is a clear responsibility in the food chain for all parties involved regarding food and feed safety. This responsibility is best addressed jointly and not in isolation. Reliable suppliers are essential to guarantee safety and traceability in the feed to fork. Transparency and communication is of paramount importance in getting ‘the message’ to the final consumer in a clear and concise format. In other words, collaboration is the ‘key’ word to succeed under current conditions that require a high degree of safety for the foods we all consume daily. Modern agriculture and globalisation have brought about an unprecedented abundance of food and freedom from hunger for many developed and developing countries around the world. In exchange, however, we have been exposed to several food related scares on a scale that transcends traditional frontiers. Names like ‘mad cow’ disease, salmonellosis, melamine and dioxin come easily to mind and require no further elucidation. Read more ...

Novus to celebrate 20th Anniversary, Focusing on ‘Innovation with Integrity’ Novus International will host more than 500 people from more than 30 countries this week at its Global Headquarters facility in Missouri Research Park for the celebration of its 20th Anniversary. Customers, partners and friends of Novus will join together to enjoy a Celebration Ceremony featuring leaders from government and the agriculture industry. Confirmed to Speak at the Novus 20th Anniversary Ceremony: Honorable Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri Susuma Katagiri, Mitsui and Company, Ltd. (representing Novus’ Board of Directors) Thad Simons, President and CEO, Novus International Dr. Joe Privott, President of Privotts, LLC and Former President of Novus International Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of Agriculture State of Missouri Roberto Kaefer, President, Globoaves Thanomvong Taephaisithphongse, Executive Vice President, Betagro Group Dr. William H. Danforth, Danforth Plant Science Center Dr. Marcos Fava Neves, Professor University Sao Paulo, Brazil & Author, The Future of Food Business. Read more ...

Sarkozy: Restict price volatility of food commodities

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday he wants the world's group of 20 rich industrial nations and major emerging markets to set up a shared central database of food prices to help control market volatility and keep commodity speculators in check. Key measures proposed by Sarkozy to curb commodity price volatility include minimum cash deposits for derivative trades as well as the creation of trade repositories that would be able to keep track of these trades.

More transparency

The Group of 20 industrial and emerging nations should also rise to the challenge of increasing its food and oil production in the face of rapidly growing demand, Sarkozy said. It should also beef up transparency on stock information so as to help prevent future food crises, he added. Read more ...

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Chicken breeders face Senate tax-cut hawks

A vote in the US Senate today is pitting corn growers against chicken farmers, anti-tax purists against anti-spending advocates, and Democrats and Republicans against members of their own parties. Senator Tom Coburn’s attempt to eliminate tax breaks and tariffs that benefit the ethanol industry will place his colleagues in the middle of a political fight over corn-based energy that has fermented for years.

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June 16, 2011

E. coli Outbreak Could Trigger New Rules

When a crisis happens, the outcome can have far-reaching consequences. The German E. coli outbreak that infected more than 3,000 will impact food safety rules in the United States. That's the conclusion from the 2011 International Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans. The IFT group believes new regulations, improved surveillance and disease prevention strategies, particularly pertaining to produce, will like emerge from the crisis. During the convention, Patrick Wall, former chair of the European Food Safety Authority, discussed the crisis. "Once you have an outbreak like this it exposes weakness," Wall says. "There's not time to fix them when an event is happening, and no one wants to give you resources when nothing is happening." Read more ...

Farm and public health: Sowing the seeds for a healthier nation

There is a conversation going on about our food. Gathered around the table are people interested in agriculture and public health working toward a similar aim: keeping our nation healthy through access to fresh, healthy food. Healthy Farms, Healthy People: A Farm & Food Policy Summit for a Strong America, a two-day meeting held this spring, brought together a diverse set of stakeholders interested in the food we eat and how it’s grown.

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What emerged was a better sense of the shared intersection of challenges and opportunities facing the future of agriculture and public health. The event represented a big step in bringing together agricultural and public health interests, and it serves as an introduction to an important discussion about growing the healthy food we need. Read more ... FMD could increase mergers and acquisitions in South Korea’s animal feed industry The recent outbreak of food and mouth disease (FMD) in South Korea could speed market consolidation in the animal feed industry, according to a number of industry experts and deal-makers interviewed by mergermarket. Animal farming and agricultural companies such as Easy Bio System, Farmsco, CJ Feed and Sajo Bio Feed could be potential buyers, given their past and ongoing merger and acquisition activities, the sources and sector analysts suggested. Read more ...

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DSM takes industry-standard probiotic to new levels

Royal DSM has launched Cylactin ME20, a product that sets new standards for stability in probiotic feed additives. Building on the success of Cylactin ME10, the industry standard for inclusion in processed and pelleted feed, Cylactin ME20 offers even greater stability during the intense processing and pelleting conditions in modern feed production. Like its predecessor, CylactinME20 is a live probiotic that produces lactic acid. Dr Christophe Paulus, DSM Global Category Manager Eubiotics, comments: “While Cylactin ME10 has long been accepted as the industry standard for top performance, pre-conditioning of feed is taking longer now than in the past, with pelleting occurring at even higher temperatures. This means that increased protection is needed for the probiotic strain. Read more ...

People: Cesfac appoints new president

Members of the Board of Trustees Cesfac, the association of Spain’s compound feed manufacturers, has chosen D. Ramón Molinary Malo as the new President of the foundation. Cesfac met on June 10, 2011 at its headquarters in Madrid and unanimously chose Molinari for a period of four year. He is replacing D. Luis Redondo Ruiz, who was praised for his strong support for actions and collaboration of Cesfac with other organisations and sectors of the food chain. Cesfac was founded 11 years ago. It is now consisting of more than 75 companies and private organisations. Over the year 2010, the association provided more than €180,000 (US$254,501) to finance projects and activities. Read more ...

Corn tumbles on outside pressure

US corn futures tumbled under pressure from external markets Wednesday, with falling crude oil and the climbing US dollar attracting selling across commodities in general. Concerns about the world economy were seen as a negative factor for commodities as fears mounted about Greece. Traders looked to external markets for direction, as they await updated crop estimates June 30, after farmers aggressively finished plantings last week, said Tim Hannagan, analyst with PFGBest, a brokerage firm in Chicago. Crude oil is linked to the grains because ethanol is made from corn and funds often trade in a basket of commodities. Read more ...

Indian bioagriculture market

This report covers the bioagriculture market in India. Bioagriculture, typically, means using biomaterials for improving the growth, productivity and nutritive value of agricultural products. The world, in its quest to satiate the hunger of ever-growing population, is looking for ways to increase yield and reduce losses due to plant diseases and pest attacks. And India is no exception. With more than a billion people and the number is growing its need for food is larger than the combined requirements of several countries of the world. So the country has resorted to science and technology to meet its shooting demand for food in the form of bioagriculture. Read more ... Ethanol subsidy up for another cut? It was like dodging a bullet Tuesday when the amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla, failed. That amendment would have ended the blender credit for ethanol and the import tariff on the biofuel. However, procedural wrangling and even talk that ending a tax credit was a tax increase muddied the waters.

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Neither issue may be a problem as the next amendments come for a vote. The Senate has before it two amendments. The first, according to The Hill is from Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which is nearly identical to Coburn's, but doesn't have the baggage of the first attempt. Right after that, the Senate would also vote on an amendment from Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., that would block use of federal funds for the construction of ethanol blender pumps or other infrastructure. Read more ...

June 17, 2011

GCG joins forces with CMT for Global Grain Asia 2012

Global Commodities Group (GCG) who organised the Annual Global Conference in Geneva has announced that they will be forming a joint Venture company with the Center for Management Technology (CMT) who organised the World Grain Summit in Singapore in a joint venture to launch GLOBAL GRAIN ASIA in Singapore in March 2012. Andrew Osborne (managing director) of GCG said " that he believed their success was due to their in-depth knowledge and experience in the grain industry and having produced successfully a conference that attracts many people from different organisations from around the world, including groups of producers, traders and consumers of grain and oilseed. Read more ...

Japan: The problems of phosphate recovery from chicken manure

In two regions of Japan, Miyazaki and Kyusys chicken manure is produced in large quantities. Some can be use to fertilise the land, but one problem is that over use of the phosphorus rich manure can overload the soils with phosphorus. One method used to reduce the manure is to burn it by incineration, however this leave another problem how to dispose of the ash, an ash that was a significant potential secondary resource of phosphorus. This resource was important as the Japanese has no natural supply of this resource. A method had to be found to extract the valuable resource from the manure without causing any major impact on the environment. Several different methods were looked at like inorganic acid and alkaline treatments, acidification and neutralisation and calcium phosphates. Read more ...

French livestock and grain farmers settle on a price for feed On Wednesday in France, meat and grain producers signed an agreement to limit the volatility of the prices of livestock feed, the National Farmers Union (FNSEA) announced. All together fifteen organisations ( representing Cattle, pigs, poultry, dairy, cereals) signed the agreement which comes in to force on July 1st. There will be two type of contract available early july, First between collectors and animal feed producers. second between feed manufactures and farmers. Read more ... Danisco Animal Nutrition looks at the benefit of e-coli phytase Danisco Animal Nutrition announced a breakthrough in the antinutrient effect of phytate in animal nutrition that can result in lower feed costs. Published in the journal Analytical Biochemistry the research shows that e-coli derived phytases are much better at breaking down theses phytateprotein.

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Phyzyme XP showed the greatest efficiency. Also in addition the more phytase used the quicker the breakdown happens. Peter Plumstead, of Danisco Animal Nutrition, explained: “Phytate-protein complexes occur naturally in the upper digestive tract of animals. The investigation confirmed that under pH and temperature conditions close to those found in the upper part of the animal’s digestive tract, E.coliphytases showed higher activity in breaking down phytate-protein complexes.” Read more ..

June 20, 2011

Cargill opens new feed facility in Russia

Cargill opened a new animal feed facility In Efremov, Russia as part of Cargill's industrial complex in Efremov some 330 km from Moscow. The feed facility will have the capacity to produce about 50,000 tons of feed, for poultry and swine (premixes and concentrates). The new facility will operate under Cargill's name LNB brand in Russia.  This new facility forms part of Cargill's group of operations at Efremov which also includes wheat, corn, a malt plant and animal feed mill, also a sweeteners plants a vegetable oil refinery and a bottling facility. Read more ...

Animal feed using seaweed could have an impact on the environment

Dr Michael Burrows a marine biologist and author of a report that claims there could be an impact on the environment if seaweed is used in animal feeds. Saying " that intensive harvesting of seaweed could have a serious impact on the ecology of the sea and protecting the environment must be paramount. The report by Dr Burrows maps the intertidal seaweed resources of the Outer Hebrides which looks into the possibility of farming seaweed from the ocean but advices caution. Read more ...

Techmix LLC, appoints Country Vet as distributor for Australia Country Vet has been appointed as the sole distributor for TechMix LLC, The partnership between Techmix and Country Vet marks the Companies first entry into Australia's market. Under the agreement between the two organisations, Country Vet has distribution rights for the TechMix swine products portfolio which currently includes Blue2, Swine BlueLite 2Bw, Baby Pig Restart, N-Take, and Blue Mist.

Director of International Business at TechMix David Muysson said "TechMix is focusing on expanding exponentially in the Asia Pacific region, and Australia is an important market for us as we continue to invest resources in the region. We have a unique portfolio of products validated by field & university studies and satisfied customers, and together with Country Vet we will bring these exciting swine products to Australia". Read more ...

How and when to apply Nitrogen to your cornfields

A recent report from Purdue University in the Department of Agronomy suggest that there are some critical periods in every crop to do the sidedressing. Peter Scharf University of Missouri agronomist said "that the last few years have had an higher than average precipitation which has caused concern for the health of the soil." A full scale experiment on a 13 acre field was carried out by Purdue University, has shown that the issues regarding the whether forced late application of Nitrogen does impact the profit and yield. However their results show that late application of Nitrogen can be offset. Read more

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