December 2020’s top 10 animal feed articles, blogs

December 2020’s top 10 animal feed articles, blogs

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Find out what you missed in feed news and blogs from last month

See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in December.


  1. The world’s top 15 feed producers

The 2020 Feed Strategy World’s Top Feed Companies rankings saw a bit of movement among the first 15 companies, as compared with the previous year. The companies are ranked by annual feed production tonnage for calendar year 2019.

 

  1. 7 calcium tips to reduce cracked eggs in layers (blog)

Ioannis Mavromichalis: As the egg contains 94% calcium carbonate, dietary calcium problems are often associated with eggshell quality problems.

 

  1. US animal feed costs expected to rise 12% in 2021

The U.S. animal protein sector is expected to see a 12% increase in feed costs in 2021, according to a new report from CoBank.

 

  1. 28 new animal feed industry products in 2020

The 2020 New Product Reveal aims to highlight the latest feed-focused technologies introduced to the market in the past 12 months or so.

 

  1. How gut microbes could prevent African swine fever

Harvesting gut bacteria from wild pigs that show increased resistance to African swine fever (ASF) could help prevent the spread of the virus and other diseases in the future, according to new research from the Research Center in Animal Health at the Institute for Agrifood Research and Technology in Spain.

 

  1. Corn, soy prices continue to rise on record demand

Prices for basic commodities including corn and soy continued their upward trend in December, and market experts say a looming drought in South America could trigger further instability this winter in the wake of pressing global demand.

 

  1. New ASF cases in pigs in Philippines, Romania, Ukraine

Among domestic pigs in Europe, the number of confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) so far this year now stands at 1,127.

 

  1. Adisseo to end import of Rhodimet NP99 product to US

Adisseo will discontinue imports of its powder methionine product Rhodimet NP99 (DLM) from France into the U.S. market after February 2021, the company said in a press release.

 

  1. ASF, China will drive global protein markets in 2021

African swine fever (ASF) and China will be major drivers of the global protein industries in 2021, according to Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook 2021.

 

  1. ASF cases in European wild boar pass major milestone

Since December 3, the only European country to have reported African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in domestic pigs is Romania.