November 15, 2012

15/11/12: Russia outlines G20 plans; US soybeans on the up; Kiotechagil technical symposium targets Peru

  • When Russia takes the presidency of the G20 group in 2013, the focus will be firmly placed on food security. Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov discussed the matter with head of the FAO, Jose Graziano da Silva at a meeting in Rome earlier this week. Read more...
  • US soybean sales are up 40 percent from last year compared to the USDA forecast of seven percent below. So far this season, China has bought 15.7mt of US soya (against 13mt same time last year). Read more...
  • Kiotechagil technical symposium targets Peru. High performance natural feed additive supplier Kiotechagil and Montana, one of the most important premix/nutrition company in Peru, hosted a technical seminar which gave Peruvian producers the technical information and solutions for important challenges such intestinal health and myocotoxicosis. Held in Lima, the event was attended by around 30 poultry and swine producers and presentations were made by Ian Cockshott on the importance of mycotoxins and products to prevent its impact and by Dr Luciano Sa on improving intestinal health of poultry and pigs with slow release organic acids in feed. “Our message was that to maximise performance and profitability for producers, animals need to grow as fast and as efficiently as their genetic make-up allows and that the bacterial balance in the digestive tract is one of the main issues effecting  global poultry performance at the moment,” said Ian Cockshott. “We also made producers well aware that continued use of antibiotics to control bacteria may not be the answer. Organic Acids such as pHorce and Bactacid are well recognised as highly effective alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters.” More information...

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