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19 November 2013
Coalition Applauds EPA Decision to Lower Ethanol 2014 Requirements
US - Last week (15 November), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed 2014 renewable fuel (RFS) standard that will require refiners to blend up to 15.21 billion gallons of biofuels into gasoline next year, which represents the first-ever...
11 November 2013
Corn, Soybean Futures Gain Following Not-So-Bearish USDA Report Friday; Wheat Steady
US - Corn and soybean futures saw solid short-covering bounces Friday following a midday USDA report that was not as bearish as many grain traders had feared before the report's release....
05 November 2013
Multiple Mycotoxins in Grain Pose a Threat to Poultry Population
US – Ninety per cent of global corn, grain and barley samples taken from 2013’s harvest contain three to 11 mycotoxins, increasing risks for bird health and performance, according to Alltech....
23 October 2013
First-Ever Export Seminar at IPPE
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is to host its first-ever export seminar at the 2014 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, in January....
03 October 2013
New Option for Chelated Trace Minerals
US - According to Novus, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has determined that its chelated trace mineral products MINTREX® Zn, MINTREX® Cu and MINTREX® Mn have met the compliance requirements outlined in the official OMRI Policy Manual...
02 October 2013
Citizen Petition on Arsenic-based Animal Drugs Denied
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has turned down a petition from the Center for Food Safety and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy that asked the agency to take steps to revoke the approvals of four arsenic-based animal drugs....
23 September 2013
Go-ahead for New Poultry Processing Plant in Texas
US - The Board of Directors of Sanderson Farms has approves plans to start construction of a new poultry processing plant in Palestine, Texas. The company has also announced an increase in quarterly dividend. ...
18 September 2013
'Unfinished Business' with Corn, Soy Production
US - US corn prices drifted lower following the September USDA Crop Production report, reflecting expectations of a crop large enough to allow some rebuilding of stocks, writes Darrel Good. ...
17 September 2013
CME: Declining Corn and Soybean Condition
US - This week’s Crop Progress report from USDA reported changes in corn and soybean condition that were about in line with analysts’ expectations. The percentage of the corn and soybean crops rated in good and excellent condition fell by one and...
13 September 2013
CME: Corn Yields Expected to be Lower
US - The USDA WASDE report was released on 12 September. On average, analysts expect corn yields marginally lower than the August USDA estimate although there is a wide range of opinions on that front, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
Cargill Elects New Chief Executive
US -Cargill has elected David W. MacLennan, currently Cargill’s president and chief operating officer, as the corporation’s next chief executive officer from 1 December. ...
11 September 2013
Looking Ahead to the September Corn Stocks Estimate
US - The size of the US corn crop will be the most important price factor in that market for the next few months. The market is expecting a crop large enough to meet consumption needs without price rationing, but is not expecting as large an increase...
05 September 2013
CME: Corn and Soybean Quality Rating Decrease
US - Tuesday’s holiday-delayed 'Crop Progress' report from USDA came in just about as expected, with both maize and soybeans losing ground for the week....
04 September 2013
Another Year of Rationing for Corn or Soybeans?
US - The US average corn yield was below trend value for three consecutive years from 2010 through 2012. The US average soybean yield was below trend value in both 2011 and 2012....
29 August 2013
Campylobacter in Poultry: a Worldwide Approach to Diagnosis and Control
US - A synopsis of the 2013 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Annual Meeting by Eric Gingerich, DVM, for Diamond V....
Pilgrim's Pride Invests in Feed, Processing Facilities
US - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced a $25-million investment in the state of Alabama. The investment includes the construction of a new feed mill facility in Pinckard and a $10-million renovation of the Company's poultry processing facility...
28 August 2013
CME: New Concerns in Crop Markets to Hit Livestock Sector
US - Dry and hot, these are the words of Len Steiner and Steve Meyer regarding recent conditions over the mid-west. ...
26 August 2013
Perdue Explains Reasons for Adding Phytase Enzyme
US - US-based broiler company Perdue Farms has used an enzyme called Phytase for more than 15 years in a liquid or powder form as an additive to chicken feed....
20 August 2013
CME: Cheap Feed Will Aid in Growth of Pork, Chicken Industries
US - Steve Meyer and Len Steiner write, "Grain markets reacted to USDA’s first report on unplanted acres and warnings about the potential for early frost. CME Group new-crop corn futures gained 15 to 17 cents per bushel. November new crop soybean...
13 August 2013
Novel Soybean Meal Has Higher Energy Value for Poultry
US - A new type of soybean meal with a lower anti-nutritive content had a higher energy value than the conventional product and similar amino acid digestibility, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Business Sells California Facility
US - Cargill’s animal nutrition business announced that it has completed the sale of its Hanford, Calif., feed manufacturing facility to Pitman Family Farms, a family owned poultry farmer....
12 August 2013
August USDA Report Bullish for Corn, Soybeans
ANALYSIS - The grain futures market rallied Monday in reaction to USDA's August supply and demand report. The government data showed a lower-than-expected US corn crop forecast, writes Jim Wyckoff for ThePoultrySite. ...
06 August 2013
Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet?
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 created expectations that corn prices would follow a "short crop, long tail" price pattern characterized by a price peak early in the marketing year, followed by an unpredictable pattern of declining prices...
02 August 2013
Novus Works, Plays Hard at PSA Meeting
US - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) annual meeting was an opportunity to work hard and play hard, according to Novus International....
Sales up Eight Per Cent at Land O'Lakes
US - Land O'Lakes, Inc. has announced second quarter and first half financial results that reflect solid sales growth accompanied by higher earnings than in the same period last year....
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