Meat packer JBS USA says it will remove ractopamine, a growth drug banned by Beijing, from its U.S. hog supply, to maximize export opportunities as African swine fever (ASF) wreaks havoc on China’s pork industry.
Cargill’s animal nutrition and health group will consist of three units: Cargill Animal Nutrition, combining feed, nutrition and pre-mix businesses; Cargill Aqua Nutrition; and the new Cargill Health Technologies.
Germany's swine herd numbers are reaching near 20-year lows, resulting in a decline in pig feed demand. This causes challenges for the U.S. as it’s currently the top exporter of commodity soybeans to Germany.
Pork Perspectives is a recurring column that provides business and strategy tips from industry leaders. Meet Annamaria Marangoni, strategic marketing and technology director in Cargill’s premix and nutrition business.
USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected. Market participants continue to question the crop size, says agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.