Alltech Acquires Montana-based WestFeeds

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Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana. “WestFeeds has a strong reputation of providing producers with high quality animal nutrition products,” said Michael Castle, COO of Alltech. “We believe there is great benefit for our customers in our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Nutrition

Novus Poultry Academy Provides Tools for Success

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This May, Novus International, Inc. will host its 2017 Novus Poultry Academy, with a theme of “Broiler Nutrition and Management,” aiming to educate industry professionals on the latest trends, techniques and research in the ever-changing boiler chicken sector. The three-day event will be held in Qingdao, Shandong on May 16-18. The competition in the Chinese poultry industry is becoming more …

Agribusiness, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry

Church & Dwight Acquires Agro BioSciences

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Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. Agro BioSciences is a microbial biotechnology company who provides science-based products for animal and agricultural production. Using proprietary techniques and functional genomics, Agro BioSciences identifies beneficial bacteria within the Microbial Terroir™ to improve animal and agricultural productivity. “We are very excited …

Agribusiness, Arm and Hammer, Feed, Nutrition

New Forage Seed Mixture Benefits Bees & Livestock

Jamie Johansen

In response to America’s urgent needs to protect pollinators and to support sustainable livestock farming, Grassland Oregon, a leading seed research and development company, has introduced a new seed mixture called Pastures for Pollinators. Proceeds from the sales of Pastures for Pollinators will be donated to further sustainable agriculture research programs. “We have put together a great formula with a …

Agribusiness, Audio, bees, environment, Feed, Grazing, Livestock, Research, sustainability

Cargill to Sell Two Feed Yards to Green Plains Inc.

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha-based, vertically integrated ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. has existing feed yards at Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transaction will be finalized once a definitive agreement and regulatory review are complete. Green Plains will supply cattle to Cargill …

Cargill, Company Announcement, ethanol, Feed

Tuna Feed Research Leads to Sustainable Tuna Farming

Jamie Johansen

The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program funded feed research by Dr. Alejandro Buentello of Ichthus Unlimited, LLC in the pursuit of finding sustainable tuna aquaculture. Various soy-based diets for use in tuna farming and ranching were tested and “Feeding Bluefin,” is a video summarizing the research project and its potential impact on protecting endangered wild tuna stocks. “The successful research …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, soybeans, sustainability

Novus Awarded Highest OSHA Honor

Jamie Johansen

The Little Rock feed supplement production plant operated by Novus International, Inc. was recognized for exceptional health and safety management with a special ceremony on April 13, 2017. The Novus facility was presented with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program’s highest honor, the VPP Star Certification. “This is something we’ve been working toward for years,” said …

Agribusiness, Feed, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition

AgriProtein to Build 20 Fly Farms in North America

Jamie Johansen

AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and first commercial-scale insect meal producer, aims to build 20 fly farms in the US and Canada in pursuit of establishing a global network of insect protein factories producing sustainable animal feeds to replace fishmeal used in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food. CEO Jason Drew, said, “With supplies of fishmeal dwindling we’re moving as quickly …

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Protein

Alltech Collaborates with Aquaculture Feed Producers

Jamie Johansen

Coppens International, an innovative Dutch aquatic feed and nutrition company that joined Alltech in 2016, will be collaborating with Guabi, a leading fish feed producer in Brazil. Guabi entered into a strategic partnership with Alltech earlier this year linking the two leading aquaculture feed producers from opposite sides of the ocean together to accelerate solutions for the aquaculture industry. “The …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, Nutrition

Sorghum Partners Powers Yield Winner

Jamie Johansen

Peter Fleming of Triple Creek Farms in Yadkin County, North Carolina loves growing sorghum. “I love to watch it grow, I love to harvest it, it’s a beautiful crop,” said Fleming, who was the National Non-Irrigated Food-Grade winner in the National Sorghum Producers 2016 yield contest with almost 123 bushels per acre. His family farm has been growing sorghum – …

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