Top 10 animal feed industry articles from October

Top 10 animal feed industry articles from October

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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 October.


1. Feed production in Vietnam continues to fall due to ASF

It will likely take several years for animal feed production in Vietnam to recover from this year’s outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

2. ASF transported easily in animal feed, researcher says

African swine fever in animal feed could enable the virus to spread to other countries, and even, potentially, to cross oceans, according to the results of a new study.

 

3. Rabobank: China’s hog feed consumption to fall 40%

China’s hog feed consumption is expected to drop by 40% in 2019, according to the latest global update on African swine fever (ASF) from Dutch firm Rabobank.

 

4. African swine fever infects 46th Polish farm

African swine fever (ASF) was officially reported in domestic pigs in just three European countries over the past week — Poland, Romania and Russia.

 

5. Sales of animal products halted after fire in France

Farmers near a large factory fire in Rouen, France, last week are deeply concerned that the authorities have put a stop to harvesting of crops and sales of animal products.

 

6. JBS to stop using ractopamine in pork

JBS USA will stop using the growth drug ractopamine in its pig diets to expand export opportunities to China.

 

7. So what if 40% of US hogs no longer eat ractopamine? (blog)

Ioannis Mavromichalis: If you are not part of their hog system or the supplier of this feed ingredient, why should you care that 40% of U.S. hog production is no longer being considered a client of a particular product?

 

8. Tyson bans ractopamine use in US market hogs

Tyson Fresh Meats will prohibit the use of ractopamine in the market hogs it buys from farmers beginning in February 2020.

 

9. African swine fever spreads in Laos, South Korea

Over the past week, there have been official reports of five new outbreaks of the African swine fever (ASF) in South Korea — including three on commercial farms — and nine village herds have been affected in Laos.

 

10. Poultry, not fish, may do best on insect-based protein

Aquaculture may be the center of most hype regarding insect-based protein, but poultry may actually stand to benefit the most from a diet that includes insect meal.