Evonik invests US$27.3M to upgrade German methionine intermediates plant

GERMANY-Evonik, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has invested €25M (US$27.3M) in developing and expanding its methyl mercapto-propionaldehyde (MMP) production plant, an organic compound that is integral in the production of DL-methionine. Evonik, with a presence in more than 100 countries globally, said that the investment in Wesseling, Germany, is in line with its move to strengthen its world-scale global…

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As African Swine Fever ravages pig drifts globally, formaldehyde may be the only hope for  feed plants, flags new study

GLOBAL – Discovered in Kenya in 1921, African Swine Fever (ASF) has remained a major threat for the pork industry, decimating millions of pigs whenever it strikes leaving many farmers and pork processors to incur losses of untold proportion. Last year alone, analysts estimated that in China, the world’s largest pig producer, 200 million pigs die or be culled in…

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Feed production in Africa drops by 3.86% in 2022 due to depressed output in Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria: 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook

AFRICA –  Africa experienced a decrease of 3.86% in feed tonnage (-1.718 MMT), mainly because of reductions reported in Egypt, Morocco, Kenya and Nigeria, the 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook has revealed. South Africa, on the other hand, saw an increase of more than 2%, and Namibia also reported higher feed tonnage in 2022, indicating the report which is now in…

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LDC creates new food, feed solutions platform to meet need for healthy, nature-based products

NETHERLANDS — Global agricultural commodities trading company Louis Dreyfus Company BV (LDC) has created a new Food & Feed Solutions platform within its value chain segment to help it address the need for health and nature based products. According to LDC, the platform will debut in January 2023 and will focus on developing and growing LDC’s presence in the lecithin,…

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EU compound feed production to shrink by 5M tonnes due to heard size reductions, diseases

EUROPE – Compound feed production across the 27 member states of the European Union is expected to fall by 5 million tonnes due to various factors including shrinking herds and animal diseases that have decimated herds in many jurisdictions. Unlike the previous year when 150 million tonnes of compound feed production were produced, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) forecasts…

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Regulate ingredients as feeds, not drugs: US feed industry association urges FDA

USA – The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has urged the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to regulate feed ingredients as feeds and not drugs as it is the case. In its submission to the agency, the association noted that the current framework lengthens the time feed ingredients with environmental or production claims from make to…

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Landus feed mill in Iowa to produce 400000 tonnes of swine feed once fully operational in 2024

US — The Landus, AMVC feed mill in Hamlin, Iowa is expected to produce up to 400,000 tonnes of swine feed per year once fully operational in 2024, World Grain has reported. Construction of the mill which started back in August is currently underway with concrete structures for the mill already poured using a slipform process.  The 145-foot mill took…

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Integrated poultry company Irvine’s establishes US$4.3m feed mill in Botswana

BOTSWANA – Irvine’s, regional poultry producer with roots in Zimbabwe, has officially inaugurated its new P56 million (US$4.34m) poultry feed mill in Botswana, with an annual processing capacity of 48,000 tons. As a Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) accredited company, with a rich history dating back to 2001 since setting base in the country, Irvine’s produces and supplies 18-million-day…

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