November 19, 2013

19/11/13: Brazil's caterpillar emergency; intelligent feed software solution; feed firm sues egg producer

Brazil is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of soybeans and corn after the United States.

However, a state of emergency was declared in the country's leading soy state, Mato Grosso yesterday following an infestation of Helicoverpa caterpillar.

The state government estimates that production cost in areas where the caterpillar is most prominent will rise as fighting the pest often involves multiple applications of insecticide and destruction of host plant material.
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Global software solutions company Feed Management Systems, Inc. has announced the news of its new knowledge-based feed tool. 

Pennent® Mill Manager Feed Budgets is a comprehensive, automated, intelligent software solution that enables feed manufacturers to design and deliver precise diets for their animals. Mill managers now have even greater control over their manufacturing process, costs, ingredients,  and  ability to reduce mistakes often associated with stage feeding requirements.

The process enables producers to accurately monitor and manage vast groups of animals and their changing diets through every stage of their development.
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Major feed supplier Purina Mills has claimed that Washington, USA based egg producer National Food Corporation has failed to pay for 830 tons of soybean meal at a cost of more than US$370,000.

The complaint, which accuses the egg farm of unjust enrichment and breach of contract, seeks compensation for the feed as well as interest and other costs.
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English: Caterpillar of Helicoverpa armigera
English: Caterpillar of Helicoverpa armigera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)














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