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Issue 43, Vol 16, November 10, 2016
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- American Feed Industry Association reacts to Trump victory
- Still more to be learned in probiotics application in aquaculture
- Peru increases anchovy quota due to high biomass
- BioMar wins Chilean national environmental award
- MEXICO - Trout feed developed with bean residues
- INDIA - TNPCB orders closure of fishmeal company
- DENMARK - Exploring the challenge of first-feeding European eels in captivity
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 11/9/2016
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Evonik submits bid for METEX methionine technology platform
- World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Update
- Globefish Market Report: New Chilean regulations limit salmon supply growth
- Globefish Market Report: Unexpected bass and bream volumes halt price rise
- AFIA adds two trainings to Spring calendar
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Tomas Belloso named as Calysta Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
- Aquafeed Job Center
American Feed Industry Association reacts to Trump victory
AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman provided a statement yesterday regarding the election of Donald Trump. "Based on pre-election discussions with the Trump camp, our president-elect plans to embark on a regulatory revolution come Jan. 23. AFIA asks the president-elect to hold true to his campaign promise and make addressing strict regulatory burdens a priority of this new administration. We plan to be active in these discussions where appropriate for the animal food industry. AFIA - a bi-partisan organization - has worked diligently to provide Congress, and current and former administrations, information and expertise about the animal food industry, striving for balanced regulation."
Still more to be learned in probiotics application in aquaculture
Speaking at the Biomin World Nutrition Forum 2016 in Vancouver, Dr. Daniel Merrifield, Plymouth University, United Kingdom said the application of probiotics in aquaculture faced unique challenges not faced by applications in humans, other mammals or poultry. Dr. Merrifield added that future research efforts must focus on three main themes. “Firstly, gaining a better understanding of the normal microbiomes of fish. Secondly, a better understanding of the functional attributes of the microbiome is required. Lastly, a better understanding of the localized host responses to the microbiome, and how such responses may change when the microbiome is modulated or manipulated."
Peru increases anchovy quota due to high biomass
The Peru Ministry of Production has set the quota for the second commercial anchovy fishing season of 2016 at 2m metric tons, an amount higher than expected and 81% higher than the 2015 quota. The quota was set based on the recommendation from IMPARPE, whose recent survey assessed the anchovy biomass at over 6.6 million metric tons. This is one of the highest levels of biomass in decades. The second season of commercial anchovy fishing is set to begin on November 15.
BioMar wins Chilean national environmental award
The Chilean National Environmental Prize was awarded to BioMar for its project "A sustainable aquaculture, our legacy and commitment to Chiloé Island". Through its project, BioMar Chile managed to minimize its carbon footprint to more than half. This was accomplished by replacing a heater used to generate steam in the feed production plant in Castro, and by this going from the use of fossil fuels as an energy source to the use of clean and renewable biomass. "We are proud to be recognized nationally for our project, enabling us to deliver a better quality of life for families Castro, Dalcahue and Putemún."
MEXICO - Trout feed developed with bean residues
A group of researchers from the Technological Institute of Tuxtepec (Ittux), in collaboration with colleagues from other scientific bodies, has developed aquaculture feed from bean residue in an attempt to reduce rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) production costs. The objective of the research is to use the raw material in the region to generate low-cost feed that does not affect the quality of the trout.
INDIA - TNPCB orders closure of fishmeal company
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has served a closure order on Golden Fish Meal and Fish Oil Company at Semmankuppam near here for violating the pollution control rules. According to a senior official, the TNPCB had issued the order for closure and disconnection of power supply under Section 31 A of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981. The action was taken following repeated violation of air and water control norms.
DENMARK - Exploring the challenge of first-feeding European eels in captivity
Rearing European eels in captivity throughout their life cycle in a complex task, hampered by our lack of knowledge about several phases of their life cycle. Recently published research has been exploring the challenge of first feeding in captivity. To initiate first feeding, Dr Ian Butts and fellow scientists gave European eel larvae one of five specially tailored diets.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 11/9/2016
Prices for menhaden fishmeal in the Gulf and the East Coast for FAQ and Select Quality remained steady at $1,350-1,375.
Peruvian & European fishmeal
The news has just been released about the increased anchovy quota, and it will come as a surprise to much of the industry. The latest news from attendees of the IFFO conference is that very little Peru business was booked at the conference due to uncertainty about the quota. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,330-$1,560. Fishmeal originating from Europe showed minor fluctuation and is in the range of $1,495-$1,820. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.
Also available: Today’s grain prices and Commodity Futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.
Evonik submits bid for METEX methionine technology platform
Evonik has announced plans to acquire intends a large technology package from the French company METabolic EXplorer (METEX) and has submitted a binding offer on October 27th. The bid is subject to approval by Evonik committees. METEX, which is headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand (France), has succeeded in developing a fermentation process for manufacturing methionine. The binding Evonik offer includes the takeover of METEX’s entire methionine technology as well as patents, essential bacteria strains, and the inoLaTM brand.
World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Update
The current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates is now available. Soybean and product price forecasts for 2016/17 are raised this month. The U.S. season-average soybean price range is projected at $8.45 to $9.95 per bushel, up 15 cents on both ends of the range reflecting reported early-season producer prices. Global soybean production is projected at 336.1 million tons, up 2.9 million with larger crops in the United States, Russia, and Mexico.
Globefish Market Report: New Chilean regulations limit salmon supply growth
As global demand shows little sign of abating, prices for farmed salmon have been pushed steeply upwards over the last six months as the market adjusts to multiple supply limiting developments. These include algal bloom mortalities and new regulations in Chile, problems with sea lice in Norway and lower global wild harvests. Profitability is strong for Norwegian farmers, but wild producers, Chilean farmers, processors and wholesales are not benefitting to the same extent.
Globefish Market Report: Unexpected bass and bream volumes halt price rise
After a year of slowing production growth and firming prices, an improved outlook has led to some much needed investor confidence in the farmed seabass and seabream sector. However, caution still prevails in 2016. Although prices for both species have remained relatively high in the first quarter, surplus volumes from Spain and Turkey have slowed this upward trend.
AFIA adds two trainings to Spring calendar
The American Feed Industry Association has added two programs to its spring lineup. AFIA will host a hazard analysis and critical control points training April 11-12, 2017, and a FAMI-QS Awareness in Animal Feed course immediately following, April 13-14, in Des Moines, Iowa. Both programs are currently running early-bird rates.
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Tomas Belloso named as Calysta Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Calysta recently named Tomas Belloso, Ph.D., to the new position of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. “He is an important addition to our management team as Calysta moves toward commercial production of FeedKind® protein, a new fish and animal feed ingredient targeted at replacing fishmeal.” Dr. Belloso previously served as Regulatory Compliance Manager at the Feed Division of Wilbur-Ellis.
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