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GHFM to double feed production capacity

February 23, 2018

Ghani Halal Feed Mill Pvt Ltd (GHFM), the animal feed subsidiary of Pakistan’s large conglomerate company Ghani Group, this year targets to double the monthly production of its feedmill in the M-3 Industrial City, Faisalabad.

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Indonesia increases soybean use for feed

February 23, 2018

Indonesia is increasing its use of soybeans for feed in part because of the corn import ban that has sent corn price skyrocketing.

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Cambodia ends monopoly, encourages fair competition in abattoir business

February 23, 2018

Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture issued a new directive titled ‘Taking action to strengthen livestock and fishery production management’.

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Financial inclusion and infrastructure to boost India’s livestock sector

February 23, 2018

Promoting financial inclusiveness and supporting infrastructure investments will be the game-changers in the next few years for India’s livestock sector. B Soundararajan, Chairman of CLFMA of India, said that in the recent Union Budget 2018 – 19, the Finance Minister announced several proactive initiatives including extension of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to livestock farmers and also setting up of an Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. KCC will enhance overall financial inclusiveness particularly, the small and marginal farmers who are more vulnerable to distress of multiple kinds. It will help livestock farmers secure finance from formal sources and also save them from exploitation by unscrupulous players.

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Fumonisins highest occurring mycotoxin in Asia

February 23, 2018

Mycotoxin-related threats to the health and performance of farm animals continue to pose a challenge to the industry, according to the 2017 Biomin Mycotoxin Survey.

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FDA sends warning letters to Indonesian seafood companies

February 22, 2018

Six seafood exporting companies in Indonesia are on notice from the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other US food safety rules.

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Singapore’s Sirius Venture invests USD2.2m in Israeli food-tech startup

February 22, 2018

Singapore-based venture capital firm Sirius Venture Capital has made a strategic investment in Israeli biotech and food-tech startup, SuperMeat‘s seed funding round, which raised USD 2.2 million.

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Myanmar farmers threatened by Thai pig breeders

February 22, 2018

Pig growers in Myanmar are losing market to illegal imports of breeding pigs from Thailand, which are highly competitive against local breeding hogs.

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