Feed Ingredients

Cargill considering sale of enzymes business

Cargill officials confirm that the company is in exclusive discussions with Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, regarding its global cultures and enzymes business. FULL STORY »

USDA/GIPSA approves test kit for high aflatoxin contamination

Romer Labs reports that it has the only test kit on the market that can provide quantitative aflatoxin results from 1 to 5,000 ppb in less than 5 minutes. FULL STORY »

DDGS gone global

Among the impacts of corn ethanol production, one consolation for U.S. livestock producers has been the availability of co-products such as dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) for use as feed. But global demand for DDGS is growing, and a new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service explores the potential for expanded exports to China, which could drive domestic DDGS prices higher. FULL STORY »

Revised Swine NRC updates diet needs

The National Academies of Science has released the 11th Revised Edition of The Nutrient Requirements of Swine, also known as the Swine NRC. FULL STORY »

Report: Animal feed additives to reach $17.5 billion by 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global animal feed additives market was worth $13.5 billion (U.S. dollars) in 2011 and is expected to reach $17.5 billion in 2018. FULL STORY »

Weather-stressed crops susceptible to mycotoxin production

While the drought conditions have had a visible and dramatic impact on grain and soybean yields, there can be a less visible impact in that the adverse conditions also make the crops more susceptible to mold growth. FULL STORY »

Heat, drought lead to ear rot potential in corn grain, silage

Heat and drought in the Corn Belt have created the perfect conditions for Aspergillus ear rot to develop in corn grain and silage. FULL STORY »

International commission sets ractopamine standards

At its annual meeting being held July 2-7 in Rome, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which was established by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote food safety and fair practices in trade, adopted science-based standards for ractopamine. Specifically, on Thursday the commission adopted Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) and Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pig and cattle muscle, fat, liver and kidney. FULL STORY »

Check stored grain often

The best way to prevent, or control, grain spoilage and maintain the quality of stored grain is to never let the storage problems get ahead of you. FULL STORY »

Alltech's 2012 symposium is in the iBooks

The Alltech 28th Annual International Symposium was a venue for close to 3,000 delegates from around the world to discuss the future of agriculture and the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. FULL STORY »

Minnesota Nutrition Conference, Sept. 18-19

The 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference will provide a forum for feed industry professionals to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. Speakers will share the latest concepts in livestock feeding. FULL STORY »

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