Feed Ingredients

JBS United, DeKalb Feeds enter joint venture

JBS United and DeKalb Feeds have entered into a joint venture which involves Dekalb’s Frytown, Iowa mill facility. The new venture will be known as Central Nutrition Services (CNS). CNS will focus on manufacturing superior quality livestock feeds and nutritional supplements. FULL STORY »

Looking for feed efficiency answers

Pork producers are always looking for ways to improve feed use, but never more so than today, with high feed costs and tight supplies. Now, thanks to a $5-million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an international team of scientists will tackle the challenge of improving feed efficiency in swine. FULL STORY »

Saudi Arabia opens to U.S. corn co-products

After years of U.S. Grains Council efforts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now added corn gluten feed and distillers dried grains with solubles to its import feed ingredient subsidy list. This creates a strong incentive for sales of the U.S. ethanol co-products. FULL STORY »

Alltech rolls out new KnowMycotoxins.com

Alltech’s KnowMycotoxins.com now offers a fresh take on conquering the challenge of mycotoxins. The website features a new home page and refreshed content reflecting the interests of its key audience. FULL STORY »

Elanco committed to advance global ractopamine acceptance

Last week, the Codex Alimentarius Commission decided to hold at Step 8 the global food safety standards for ractopamine hydrochloride (ractopamine) at its 34th Session in Geneva. Elanco officials will continue to get global acceptance. FULL STORY »

Codex fails to approve ractopamine standard

A U.N. commission once again elected not approve an international standard for ractopamine use in pork and beef production. The National Pork Producers Council expressed strong disappointment in the decision released on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Diamond V growth continues

Growth of Diamond V, a global innovator in fermentation technology for livestock and aqua, continues with the construction of a new worldwide headquarters and expansion of its second, recently constructed, manufacturing plant. FULL STORY »

International swine feed efficiency conference, Nov. 8-9

The conference, scheduled to take place at the Qwest Center, will focus on all aspects of feed efficiency in growing/finishing swine. Organizers of the event invite you to attend this very timely event, held when feed costs are among the highest in memory. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Improving efficiencies with high feed ingredient prices

In the next few weeks I will be speaking at quite a few producer and contract grower meetings in the upper Midwest. At each meeting, I’ve been asked to talk about something related to production efficiencies and high feed costs. FULL STORY »

Help In Addressing Feed Costs

The National Pork Board has compiled a variety of management tips and resources to assist producers in finding ways to address rising feed costs. Also featured in the 34-page is research funded by the National Pork Checkoff.

Vomitoxin and the weanling pig

Last January, the North Central Coordinating Committee on Swine Nutrition, or NCCC-042, recognized the extensive vomitoxin or DON contamination in much of the 2009 U.S. corn crop. FULL STORY »

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