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Iran to produce feedstuff from lignocellulosic waste

A group of Iranian scientists have developed a method for processing lignocellulosic waste into nitrogen-rich animal feed.

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Synthetic cattle urine used in fight against malaria

Each year, more than 200 million people suffer from malaria around the world, and every two minutes a child dies from the disease.
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Digital radiography solution could transform poultry breeding

A fast, safe method of analysing bone density in live hens could help poultry producers select the optimum birds with which to breed, to improve animal health and welfare.
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Escalation of the Gaza conflict will have profound, biting and worldwide impact

Rabobank, assessing the impact of the conflict in Israel on food, energy, and fertilizer trends, says that if it is contained to the Israel and Gaza region it may not move the needle too much for energy, commodity or livestock prices.
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First complete corn genome map created

In a groundbreaking achievement, scientists, led by University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher James Schnable, have successfully mapped the complete genome of corn.
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Environmental and dam risks of Johne’s Disease

Johne’s Disease or paratuberculosis is a chronic disease of ruminants which is responsible for large economic losses in the dairy sector.
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Remarkable progress in sourcing soy responsibly in Europe

Results published in the European Soy Monitor 2021, points to 40% of soybean meal equivalent of total European soy consumption to be sourced according to the FEFAC Soy Sourcing guidelines and 24% certified deforestation-free soy.
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Positive outlook for the global poultry market as challenges ease

Global poultry market growth in 2023 is expected to be slow, reaching only 1%, according to a recent report from Rabobank. Global poultry markets are well positioned to gradually improve in Q4 2023 and early 2024, although the level will depend on how well-balanced they are.
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When might amino acid supplement be needed to boost milk yield?

When dairy cows are fed diets with reduced protein concentrations – aimed at decreased environmental nitrogen pollution from their manure such as nitrate leaching, nutrient-laden run-off and ammonia volatilization – their milk production can suffer.
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World pork market shows steady production growth, weak consumption

Steady gains in production in combination with weaker consumption continue to pressure global pork markets and trade.
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Russia refuses to lower export prices: producers complain

The Russian authorities unofficially prohibit farmers from selling grain to foreign customers at a price below the minimal threshold, though this strategy visibly hurts the industry.
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Full article! – Positive outlook for the global poultry market as challenges ease

Global poultry market growth in 2023 is expected to be slow, reaching only 1%, according to a recent report from Rabobank. Global poultry markets are well positioned to gradually improve in Q4 2023 and early 2024, although the level will depend on how well-balanced they are.

After a period of slow poultry consumption growth due to a weak global economy and rising prices resulting from cost increases, global demand has room for some recovery, driven mainly by lower feed costs and, therefore, lower chicken prices. Markets will stay highly price-driven, but poultry should be able to benefit from its relatively competitive pricing in many markets compared to other proteins like beef, pork, and alternative proteins.

Rabobank sees improving market conditions in the US, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, Indonesia, and China. However, the situation in Indonesia and China will be fragile. The EU market has been strong, but high levels of fresh chicken imports are creating pressure. Brazil and Thailand face more challenging conditions and will need more supply growth discipline in oversupplied domestic markets.

Global trade is expected to stay strong in 2H 2023 after reaching a record-high 7.2 million tonnes in the first half of the year, driven entirely by increased trade of raw poultry meat, while trade in processed poultry meat dropped sharply. Amid more price-driven markets, consumers’ product preferences are changing, and this trend is expected to continue in 2H 2023 and into 2024.

Brazil is expected to benefit the most as a cost-price leader in raw chicken meat, while Thailand and China need to refocus on raw chicken trade, which will challenge these exporters’ value position.

Government interventions driven by food security, geopolitics, and sustainability will continue to impact markets and create volatility in global trade. Avian influenza will remain an important factor that could suddenly impact global markets, from both a local supply perspective and a trade perspective, especially if Brazil’s southern states are hit.

Producers should maintain focus on the operational side. Although we believe feed prices will drop slightly, operational costs are still at historic highs, and risks of further volatility exist in grain prices (due to El Niño) and in energy prices and availability. Ongoing leadership in terms of costs and procurement will remain key. Additionally, producers should fine-tune supply to changes in poultry demand related to products, distribution, and market development.

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Full article! – Fighting calf coccidiosis (not only) with coccidiostats

Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease caused by unicellular parasites that usually occurs in young dairy or beef calves between 3 weeks and 6 months of age. Although it is rarely fatal, it can cause extensive gut damage and ill-thrift and is commonly seen under intensive management conditions with high stocking rates.
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Amino acids synthesised without living organisms

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have synthesised the amino acid L-alanine using enzymes, according to a report in the journal Chem Catalysis.
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Compound feed production falls across Europe, with more to come

EU production of compound feed for farmed animals in the 27 Member States is estimated at 148.9 million tonnes – a fall of 3.8% compared to 2021 figures, according to data published by the European Feed Manufacturers’ Association (FEFAC).
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Variable light intensity programmes impact broiler welfare

In a recent press release, USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in which researchers evaluated the effects of variable light intensity programs on broiler welfare.
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First BVDV-resistant calf produced by gene editing

Scientists have collaborated to produce the first gene-edited calf with resistance to bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV).
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New lifetime production record in the USA

A Holstein cow at the ripe old age of 14 has set a new lifetime production record in the USA.
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Benefits of fermented rapeseed meal for growing pigs

Fermented rapeseed meal has a positive effect on improving the growth performance and intestinal health of growing pigs,
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Analysts expect weaker global pork trade

Global pork markets are being affected by sluggish economic growth, weak consumption and recurrent disease outbreaks, and according to Rabobank’s latest Quarterly Pork Report, global trade is expected to weaken after a strong first half of the year.