The feed enzyme market was valued at US$781.7 (€606.674) million in 2012 and expected to increase to US$1,193.0 (€925.883) million by 2018, with a CAGR of 7.3 percent for the forecast period, according to a recent report by Market and Markets.
Soy meal that is produced in the US seems to be the favoured form of feed of Japanese poultry for the last 50 years. Demand has now shifted and soy meal imports there are expected to skyrocket, according to the USDA. It may come as good news for US soybean farmers, since US Census figures show Japan is the second largest buyer of US soy meal, in Asia.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc bought Puratone Corporation, a Manitoba hog producer for Can$42 (€33.034) million; the deal includes livestock and facilities. Puratone runs and operates 50 pig barns in Manitoba, operates three feed mills and produces approximately 500,000 hogs annually.
Dinnissen Process Technology introduces innovative station for emptying big bags safely, hygienically, and residue-free
Does chopping corn for silage, because it is too poor for leaving for grain, mean farmers taking a hit in the wallet? Which is one reason why many analysts have a beef with US Department of Agriculture crop estimates.
China’s knack for inaccuracy in estimates for domestic crops may have struck again in its wheat production forecast, with US staff restating their belief of a harvest 10 million tons below the official figure.