Top 10 animal feed industry articles from May

See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in May 2020.

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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 May 2020.

1. Tips for slowing livestock growth due to plant closures

Meat processing and packing plants have temporarily closed or slowed line speeds as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing backups on farms as many producers are unable to bring their animals to market on time.


2. COVID-19 meat processing plant closures for week of April 26

Throughout the past few weeks, many meat processing and packing facilities have closed due to employees infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


3. Tyson Foods sees COVID-19 opportunities, challenges

Challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are hitting Tyson Foods’ U.S. producers, but the company has seen opportunities arise abroad as China emerges from its virus-related lockdown.


4. DDGS shortage causes a switch back to soybean meal

At the end of April, Texas Brent oil futures closed at nearly -US$37 per barrel, reaching almost -US$40 during the day. That is, you were getting paid US$37 to get a barrel of crude oil.


5. ADM: Strong position has it planning for post-COVID world

Diversification and adaptability have kept executives at Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) optimistic throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


6. 7 ways COVID-19 has impacted the US feed industry

Once the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began spreading across the United States, it was immediately apparent the agriculture sector would play a critical role in how Americans coped with the crisis.


7. Tyson begins construction on Arkansas feed mill

Tyson has begun construction on a new US$65 million feed mill in Hempstead County, Arkansas, according to a report.


8. COVID-19 meat processing plant closures for week of May 3

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sent letters on May 5 to state governors and meat industry stakeholders to “establish expectations for the implementation” of President Donald Trump’s executive order directing meat processing facilities to stay open during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


9. Biomin America to pay fine for Cuba sanctions violations

Biomin America has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury for violating sanctions against Cuba.


10. How the feed industry can prepare for the next normal

Eventually, every industry comes to a “strategic inflection point” or a turning point after which “all bets are off,” and today’s concurrence of geopolitical and economic uncertainty will usher in a new era for the agrifood supply chain.

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