Industry Trends

July 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?

Fake meat firms are failing as money dries up, Swine fever vaccine nears approval in Vietnam, Fermented rapeseed cake could reduce methane production in dairy cows, and more. See what feed journals and feed industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Fake meat firms are failing as money dries up and hype begins to fade
Business World

Unreal Food ended its pursuit of an eggless egg. Remastered Foods stopped developing vegan bacon. The Meatless Farm halted its plant-based sausages.

World’s first vaccine against deadly swine fever nears approval in Vietnam

Vaccines against African swine fever being tested in Vietnam are close to approval, global and U.S. veterinary officials said, in what would be a major breakthrough to tackle the…

Fermented rapeseed cake could reduce methane production in dairy cows

A study suggests that fermented rapeseed cake could reduce enteric methane production by decreasing archaeal abundances without adversely affecting milk output and ruminal fermentation in lactating cows.

Can heat stress in broilers be detected at an early stage?

Heat waves are becoming more frequent in the Netherlands and can have negative consequences for the health, welfare, and performance of broilers.

Mootral looking to reduce methane intensity, improve health and productivity in dairy cows

There has been growing awareness in the past two years about the need to cut methane emissions from all sources; COP26 in Glasgow helped spur on that greater level of responsiveness, when over 110 countries signed onto the Global Methane Pledge, says an executive.

Enhancing the feeding value of corn distiller’s grains for pig and poultry diets

US researchers suggest a way to improve the overall feeding value of corn distiller’s dried grains with solubles for monogastric animals.

FrieslandCampina and Mondelēz team up on project to boost dairy farm sustainability

Dutch dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina, and snack giant, Mondelēz International, have signed a four-year agreement aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of milk supplied by dairy farmers by around 14% in 2025 compared to 2019.

RaboResearch: More affordable feed brings farmers relief but signs of weakening demand for dairy

More affordable feed, a key factor for production in the EU, is providing some relief for dairy farmers as farmgate milk prices decline globally, finds the latest dairy quarterly report from Rabobank.

Scaling novel ingredients: ‘Offtake agreements as currency with feed producers are absolutely critical’

There are a range of new raw materials entering into the aqua feed value chain such as algal, black soldier fly, and bacterial ingredients but barriers remain in terms of getting those inputs to scale, according to a panel at the Blue Food Innovation Summit in London last month.

Asian Development Bank backs barramundi producer Australis

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australis have signed a $15 million convertible note to promote climate-resilient, ocean-based barramundi and seaweed aquaculture in Vietnam.

Sankina Aquaculture scoops Malaysian sustainability first

Sankina Aquaculture has become the first shrimp producer in Malaysia to land Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

Vinamilk Depicts the Rise of Vietnam's Dairy Industry at the 2023 Global Dairy Congress
PR Newswire

Vinamilk, a globally acclaimed Vietnamese dairy company, made a resounding impact at the 16th Global Dairy Congress held in London on June 21-22. During its third participation at the congress, Vinamilk represented Vietnam’s dairy industry and shared an inspiring tale of its dairy journey. During this occasion, Vinamilk was named the “Best Dairy Alternative 2023 Award” with Vinamilk’s Super Nut in its first appearance at the World Dairy Innovation Award 2023.

DA monitors ASF vaccines from Vietnam
Daily Tribune

The Department of Agriculture on Monday said it is closely coordinating with the Food and Drug Administration on the issuance of Certificate of Product Registration on African swine fever vaccines from Vietnam. In an interview at the launch of the Livestock Philippines 2023 in Quezon City on Monday, DA Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel de Mesa said their recommendation to certify the vaccine is now with the FDA.

Vietnam spends over $2B on animal feed, material imports in 5 months
Retail News Asia

Vietnam spent US$2.04 billion to import animal feed and raw materials for the production of this kind of commodity in the first five months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The figure marks a year-on-year decrease of 2%.

Malaysia’s aquaculture sector suffers over RM400,000 losses due to hot weather
The Malay Mail

The aquaculture sector nationwide has suffered losses amounting to RM438,500 thus far due to the El Nino phenomenon, said Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Adnan Hussain. He said it involved a total of 21 breeders with the highest losses recorded in Pahang at RM217,000, Terengganu (RM108,500), Johor (RM50,000), Selangor (RM39,000) and Kelantan (RM24,000).

Cost of Vietnam ASF vaccine estimated at about P600/dose

The vaccine for African Swine Fever (ASF) developed in Vietnam may cost nearly P600 per dose, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), leading the hog industry to call for subsidies to head off higher pork prices at retail. “What I know is (the ASF vaccine) might cost more or less, around P600,” BAI Assistant Director Arlene V. Vytiaco told reporters on the sidelines of the Livestock Philippines 2023 conference on Monday.

Broiler chicken project to create jobs in Gua Musang, say residents
The Malay Mail

Residents in Gua Musang can now look forward to more job opportunities, thanks to the unity government’s efforts to set up a mega broiler chicken farm. Paloh 1 resident, Mahamad Napi Mat Nasir, 57, said he was happy about the announcement and expects that unemployment in the area will drop thanks to the jobs made available to locals. “The project will provide more jobs to the community here.

High pork prices likely to persist
Daily Tribune

It may take a long time for pork prices to go down due to the higher costs of hog raising and delivery to market despite pork production expected to go up to fill consumer demand, the Department of Agriculture said on Thursday. DA Undersecretary Mercedita Sombilla said the continued rise in the cost of animal feeds like corn and fluctuating fuel prices partly contributed to the higher pork prices ranging from P275 to P390 per kilo in recent weeks.

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