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20 October 2021
NUQO partners with Austrian university to develop algae-based livestock feed
Feed additive company NUQO has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to research the potential of metabolites from plants and seaweeds for the animal health and feed industry. ...
10 October 2021
US Ag Innovation Challenge announces 10 semi-finalists
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Farm Credit have revealed the 10 semi-finalist teams that are advancing in the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge....
08 October 2021
Audit finds that JBS purchased over 300,000 cattle from “irregular” farms in the Amazon
A 2020 audit of JBS reveals that the meat processor bought 301,000 cattle , nearly one third of their supply, from ranches with “irregularities” such as illegal deforestation....
06 October 2021
New Zealand’s a2 Milk faces lawsuit over misleading forecasts
a2 Milk Co Ltd said on Wednesday 6 October that Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has filed a class action lawsuit against the dairy firm on behalf of investors that alleges that a2 issued misleading production forecasts....
05 October 2021
McDonalds sets net zero carbon emissions goal for 2050
McDonald’s Corp set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, from the beef in its burgers to the light bulbs in its restaurants....
28 September 2021
Canadian food companies get their first Animal Welfare Scorecard
Food companies across Canada have been ranked in the first Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, in a new Mercy for Animals report. ...
27 September 2021
Brazil’s antitrust regulator gives Marfrig acquisition of BRF the green light
Cade, Brazil’s antitrust regulator has approved with no restrictions Marfrig’s acquisition of a 33.6% stake of BRF....
23 September 2021
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in two cultivated meat start-ups
US actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in cell-based meat start-ups Mosa Meat and Aleph farms....
09 September 2021
DSM receives first full market authorizations for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer® for beef, dairy in Brazil, Chile
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has received full regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialize Bovaer®, its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants....
08 September 2021
New Zealand's Synlait Milk in talks to cut headcount by 15%
New Zealand's Synlait Milk is discussing with staff and union representatives a proposal to cut its headcount by 15%, or around 150 jobs....
30 August 2021
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University strengthen collaboration on sustainable livestock production
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University are strengthening their collaborative efforts to accelerate research and innovation into sustainable livestock production. ...
26 August 2021
New Zealand's a2 Milk to double down on China after profit plunges 80%
New Zealand's a2 Milk is warning of continuing uncertainty in supply chains and growth in its top market China, and said it plans to double down on the world's most populous country after it reported a near 80% plunge in profit....
13 August 2021
Q2 for JBS hailed as best quarter in history
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meat packer, said it had its best quarter in history according to a quarterly earning statement....
Bacteriophage start-up secures €21 million
Proteon Pharmaceuticals, a company that specializes in developing bacteriophage therapies for the livestock sector, has secured a €21 million investment to accelerate the commercialization of its products....
11 August 2021
Tyson Foods says 5,400 employees take COVID-19 shots after vaccine mandate
About 5,400 Tyson Foods Inc employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or received their first shots since the meat processor last week ordered its entire US workforce to be vaccinated by November....
JBS joins COP26 Race to Zero Brazil summits
JBS CEO calls for COP26 to recognize that Brazilian agriculture is a key part of the climate solution....
10 August 2021
Tyson Foods raises prices, scrambles to keep up with inflation
Tyson Foods Inc cannot increase prices for chicken and prepared foods fast enough to keep pace with rising costs for raw materials like grain, Chief Executive Donnie King said on 9 August, after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings....
05 August 2021
Germany's largest meat processor Toennies says not for sale
Germany's largest meat processor Toennies is not for sale and its ownership structure will remain unchanged, its family owners said on Wednesday....
27 July 2021
ADM Accelerates Growth of Global Alternative Protein Platform with Acquisition of Sojaprotein
Global nutrition leader ADM announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients....
26 July 2021
Apply now the the US Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge
Ag-tech entrepreneurs across the US are being encouraged to apply by 20 August for the Farm Bureau's Ag Innovation Challenge....
22 July 2021
Tyson Foods integrates the five domains of animal welfare across its global operations
Originally announced in the company’s FY19 Sustainability Report, the transition enables a more robust approach to welfare assessment....
01 July 2021
Brazil's JBS brings forward goal of eliminating deforestation in supply chain
Brazilian meat company JBS SA , the world's second largest food producer, said on 30 June it aims to eliminate illegal deforestation from its supply chain by 2025, moving up its previous goal for doing so by five years....
Spanish start-up eyes the mass market with its 3D printed “steaks"
As demand for plant-based alternatives to meat rises, Barcelona-based startup Novameat is using its 3D printing technology to manufacture vegetarian "steaks" that it hopes will reach the mass market next year....
28 June 2021
McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
18 June 2021
Ireland’s Kerry Group to sell meat and meals business to Pilgrim’s Pride
Irish food firm Kerry Group Plc announced that it would sell its British and Irish Consumer Foods’ Meats and Meals business to US poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride Corp for €819 million ($975 million)....
17 June 2021
A genome-rumen interaction could be the key to reducing methane emissions in cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal’s genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into the atmosphere....
10 June 2021
JBS says it paid equivalent of $11 million in ransomware attack
Meatpacking giant JBS USA says it paid a ransom equivalent to $11 million following a cyberattack that disrupted its North American and Australian operations, the company's CEO said in a statement on 9 June....
 
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