Top 10 animal feed industry articles from December

Top 10 animal feed industry articles from December

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Find out what you missed in feed news from last month

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


  1. USDA says it has developed ‘highly effective’ ASF vaccine

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) say they have developed a vaccine that is highly effective in protecting pigs against the current strain of African swine fever (ASF) that is spreading throughout Asia and Europe.

 

  1. BRF accused of using banned substances in feed

Eleven people have been charged by federal prosecutors in Brazil in an investigation that accuses BRF, one of the world’s largest poultry and compound feed producers, of using banned substances in feed and falsifying documents and labels to evade food safety checks.

 

  1. African swine fever causes global meat price hike

Global meat prices increased 4.6% in November from the previous month. This is the largest monthly rise for more than 10 years, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

 

  1. African swine fever confirmed in 12th Asian country

Details are emerging of the African swine fever (ASF) situation in Indonesia. Indonesia is the 12th country in Asia (including Russia’s Far East region) to have confirmed outbreaks of the disease during 2019.

 

  1. FDA declines to recognize GRAS for CBD in animal feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined an application that sought to approve the use of CBD in animal feed, saying “it cannot conclude that CBD is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) among qualified experts for its use in human or animal food.”

 

  1. 3 animal feed industry trends to watch in 2020

As 2020 approaches, what trends should the animal feed industry expect in the next year?

 

  1. China’s animal feed demand to rebound by 8% in 2020

China’s total animal feed demand will rebound by 8% in 2020, according to a report from Rabobank.

 

  1. Reports: China to waive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

China plans to waive tariffs on some American soybean and pork imports, according to reports.

 

  1. K-State gets first-hand PEDv lesson, applies it to ASF

Prior to March 2019, the animal science faculty at Kansas State University (K-State) thought its swine unit had solid biosecurity practices in place.

 

  1. Asia-Pacific states raise African swine fever controls

In South Korea, the number of wild boar that have tested positive for the African swine fever (ASF) virus has reached 43.