Industry Trends

December 2023

See what has been happening in Asia’s animal feed and health industries over the last weeks. What are experts and industry magazines talking about?

What has been happening?

E-nose for feed quality control and mycotoxin monitoring, Science stacks up for microalgae as feed additives, Phasing out antimicrobials for growth promotion, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

An e-nose could be a powerful tool in the feed chain for quality control and mycotoxin monitoring

Dr Matteo Ottoboni, from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, at the University of Milan, presented on the application of electronic noses for feed safety and animal nutrition at the World Mycotoxin Forum in Antwerp in Belgium last month.
Science stacks up for microalgae as feed additives; can cost obstacle be overcome?

A new review, which consolidates a decade of research led by the Agricultural University of Athens, suggests that substituting synthetic feed additives with microalgae could be beneficial for the environment and for animal health.
WOAH: Use of antimicrobials for growth promotion must be completely phased out globally

The World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) is calling on its member states to restrict the use of antimicrobials solely to veterinary medical use and to achieve a total ban on their use as growth promoters, starting with drugs that are critically important for human health.
Automation and innovation

Wayne-Sanderson’s high-tech Enterprise, Ala., poultry plant puts workers first.
How is the toolkit for methane emissions reduction in dairy and beef cows expanding?

The race is on to reduce methane emissions from cows. Methane production may be mitigated to varying degrees in cattle by breeding strategies, by vaccines, or by various dietary interventions.
Pump up the value

Moisture retention and yield enhancement in poultry can boost brand success.
Exco: Two African Swine Fever cases involving 25,143 kilogrammes of pork carcasses reported in Ipoh
The Malay Mail Online

Perak recorded two cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) involving 25,143 kilogrammes of meat carcasses at two cold storage premises in Menglembu here. State Human Resources, Health, Indian Community Affairs and National Integration committee chairman A.
Myanmar ships white shrimp to China, Japan
Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar exports white shrimp (Vannamei), which generates export earnings and has been successfully produced in the fish ponds in Kawthoung, […].
Vietnam spends over 4 bln USD on animal feed, material imports in …

Vietnam’s animal feed and raw material import values reached 4.27 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam News Agency reported Friday, citing the Vietnam Customs.
10 African Swine Research Projects Wrap Up in Vietnam
Pork Business

Ten field projects studying African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam are now wrapped up and are helping inform U.S. pork industry prevention and preparedness efforts, reports the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC).
Vietnam works on sustainable development of marine aquaculture
Vietnam Plus

Reducing the exploitation of natural seafood and increasing offshore aquaculture are considered solutions to balance human demand with the conservation and sustainable development of marine resources.
Fisheries output up 2.1% by volume in 3rd quarter

Fisheries production rose 2.1% year on year by volume in the third quarter, led by the aquaculture and municipal fisheries segments, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its quarterly situation, the PSA said production volume in the quarter was 1.02 million metric tons (MT). “Annual increments in production were noted in commercial fisheries, inland municipal fisheries, and aquaculture subsectors,” it added. Production volume for aquaculture rose 7.4% to 527.15 thousand MT.
Philippines’ agricultural output shrinks at slower pace in Q3

The Philippines’ farm and fisheries annual production by value shrank for a second straight quarter in the July-September period, as crop and fisheries output fell, although the pace of decline slowed reducing the rural sector’s drag on growth. Livestock and poultry production grew 2.5% and 2.9% in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority said […]
Marcos hands over agri secretary post to fishing magnate

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has resigned from his additional role as Agriculture secretary and named a fishing tycoon to take over during a time of high food prices. In a press conference on Friday, Mr. Marcos announced the appointment of Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., president of Frabelle Fishing Corp., as the new secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the responsibility to “gain control” of the prices of agricultural goods.
ASC hails success of inaugural Vietnam summit

A selection of major seafood buyers visited Ho Chi Minh for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s latest summit, which offered an opportunity to connect with ASC certified seafood producers.
From carps to cars: why China is less reliant on aquaculture exports

China’s shift towards an increasingly Western pattern of seafood production and consumption – one that relies on imports from countries with greater natural capital per capita – appears to be gaining momentum.
Entobel opens Asia's largest insect protein production plant

Entobel – a global leader in the production of functional insect protein for animal and plant nutrition – today celebrated the opening of its new black soldier fly production plant, the largest of its kind in Asia.

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