February 2021 top 10 animal feed industry news, blogs

February 2021 top 10 animal feed industry news, 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 February.


  1. EW Nutrition acquires Novus’ Feed Quality, Pigments

EW Nutrition, a global provider of animal nutrition solutions, announced that it has acquired the Feed Quality and Pigments business from Novus International Inc.

 

  1. China confirms ASF outbreak, new virus strains

Over the past week, China’s agriculture ministry has confirmed local media reports of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Guangdong province.

 

  1. USDA: Upward trend for corn, soybean prices continues

Brazil’s soybean harvest is still expected to exceed the nation’s 2020 crop, but the increase may not be enough to counterbalance ongoing demand and rising prices for corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

  1. High feed prices affecting broiler, livestock production

Broiler feed prices are expected to be 7% to 20% higher this year than last year, which could result in a dip in broiler production in the second half.

 

  1. Why is choline overlooked in monogastric nutrition?

Choline is “the most overlooked nutrient in monogastric nutrition,” according to Ryan Dilger, PhD., of the department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. He spoke February 23 as part of the Balchem Real Science Lecture Series.

 

  1. Ex-Cargill employee indicted in extensive bribery scheme

A former Cargill employee has been indicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges for his role in an extensive bribery and kickback scheme that defrauded the company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

  1. USDA: ‘Promising’ ASF vaccine development continues

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it has an African swine fever (ASF) vaccine candidate that is “promising” and “highly effective.”

 

  1. ASF continues to impact pig production in 4 Asian states

In the region of Eastern Visayas in the Philippines, around 3,000 pigs have now been culled as a result of African swine fever (ASF), reports Philippine News Agency (PNA).

 

  1. ASF, COVID-19 remain key issues for global pork markets

The combination of African swine fever (ASF) and COVID-19 will continue to affect global pork production in 2021, but demand is expected to rebound in most regions, according to a new report from Rabobank.

 

  1. Corn prices dip on heels of uneventful market report

Corn prices saw a slight decrease, and soybeans soon followed, after a predictable but conservative series of market projections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).