UFAB: a new storage silo with a capacity of 1200 tonnes

UFAB's (French Union of Organic Agriculture) new storage silo, inaugurated on 4 October, provides efficient and innovative storage facilities to meet needs and develop new business opportunities. It represents an investment of nearly seven million euros for this new facility, which has a potential of 4,000 hectares. The UFAB currently produces nearly 95,000 tonnes, mainly for laying hens, pigs and ... Read more >>>

The Chinese swine pest pandemic and its impact on the global market

With more than 30 kg of pork consumed per person each year, China represents almost half of the world's demand. So, since the beginning of the swine fever pandemic, the production has dropped in China.   This situation impacts the whole sector of pork production. Indeed, the EU has increased its exportation to China of about 20% to 30% and the French pork price increase of about 24% since March. ... Read more >>>

Petfood: New tendancies in a complex but growing market

Today the petfood market represents around 55,5 Billions of dollars worldwide, In 2025 it will grow up to 75. Half of the French households have a pet, it’s none less than 14 Million cats and 7,4 of dogs for the whole territory. And the number is increasing, 3% of the people asked has planned to buy a cat or a dog for 2019. Those carnivorous animals need adapted, and specialized feed, furthermore ... Read more >>>

Organic products put their stamp on the petfood sector

“Petfood is like babyfood: people are ready to tighten their belts to offer the best food to their cats or dogs, while they would not do the same for themselves” says Yarrah’s Business Manager Yves Morliere. And data comfort this observation: with €1.88 bn turnover (and up to €3.7bn when taking into account specialised networks, vets and e-commerce sites) dogs and cats ... Read more >>>

3% growth in compound feed in 2018

According to data from the Alltech Global Feed Survey released at the end of January 2019, International feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3% to 1.103 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1 billion metric tons for the third consecutive year. The feed is produced in fewer feed mills, meaning that the feed mills become bigger (and smaller in total number) each year. The top ... Read more >>>

Meat-market : who are the French consumers ?

According to a survey from IFOP, the share of consumers eating meat very often has gone down by 7 points in 3 years. On the plus side, the share of consumers eating meat often (several times a week) has gone up by +2 points in 3 years. Only 11% of the people surveyed say they eat meat two to three times a month or less. While the proportion of men tend to eat more meat than women (97% vs 94%), ... Read more >>>

How will Brexit impact on animal feed?

Siobhan Walsh, 27th October 2018 A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be “an immense political failure on both sides of the equation” says Prof. Michael Wallace at the R&H Hall Conference. Compound feed used in the Republic of Ireland increased by approximately 3.4% per annum from 2008 to 2017. On this basis, five million tonnes of compound feed would be used this year in the ... Read more >>>


Animal feed was well represented again at the Space this year, with over 200 exhibitors in this category. In terms of innovations, Denkavit was awarded a price for its piglet product. On the side of service companies, the hallways were buzzing with the news of ADM buying out Neovia. What will happen for the organisation of the service companies of the group, Inzo, Prisma and Evialis? Time is gone ... Read more >>>

Manufacturers & GMO/Non-GMOs products: moving forward into complexity

Producers of GMO-free products in the Dairy industry are developing rapidly. However, will they remain competitive compared to products containing GMO? The estimates for 2017 show that about 9% of the production of milk would follow non-GMO requirements, and about 9% of meat production. 21% of chicken would be fed without GMO, so are about 13% laying hens and between 16% and 17% of pork. The GMO-free ... Read more >>>

A responsible use of antibiotics in animal nutrition

The Austrian company BIOMIN organized earlier this year a symposium dedicated to the responsible use of antibiotics in modern poultry production. Since 2006 and the ban on using antibiotics in poultry nutrition in the view of making them bigger, the use of antibiotics is decreasing. Biomin has been engaged over several years into the suppression of medicines within animal nutrition. “Our ... Read more >>>

Global challenges for the breeding of « free-from antibiotics » meat

Around 300 participants from 45 countries attended the Symposium organised by Phileo last Autumn in Rome (Italy). Despite income inequalities, consumers are all keen on poultry and pig breeding which are antibiotics-free. And this is reinforced by the following fact. With the development of their purchasing power, poorer populations (such as in China) increases their meat consumption. « In ... Read more >>>

Yeast benefits in case of challenging diary context

The Dairy Herd informs that in early May international milk prices slipped, weighing on hopes that prices were beginning to recover after two consecutives auctions of gains. The fortnightly Global Dairy Price auction showed prices had dipped 1.4 percent to USD 2,203 per ton. A total of 20,615 tons was sold at the latest auction, falling 2.8 percent from the previous one. Even if analysts said ... Read more >>>

Feed industry: lower production volumes for the beginning of 2015-2016 campaign

Over the first eight months of the 2015-2016 campaign, the global production of compound feed declines by 1,3%, notices Coop de France and SNIA. The most affected is the cattle feed (-6,2%), in front of feed for rabbits (-4,5%) and pigs (-1,5%). The feed intended to palmipeds has already slowed down by 3,8% over the period due to avian influenza crisis in the Southwest (-20,7% in February for fat ... Read more >>>

Offer of algae in France bigger than supply

The algae market in France is characterized by insufficient production for the growing demand by manufacturers. This is stated by Alcimed, a consultancy advising on Innovation and Development of New Markets. From 2000 to 2010, worldwide algae production more than doubled, and reached more than 15 million tonnes in 2010. China is at the top of the list (62.8%), followed ... Read more >>>

SURVEY - Milk campaign after quotas

In 2015, the French diary collection reached its maximum level for several years. Unlike other European countries, as Ireland or The Netherlands, France succeeded in limiting its increase of production (+1 %) further the end of the diary quotas last April. It stabilizes on the beginning of 2016. An online survey with 1 111 Web-Agri’s readers shows the distribution of farmers’ decision ... Read more >>>
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