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China buys sbm from Brazil to offset low crush

As its crush levels remain low, China is moving to import sbm from Brazil. The country usually only imports soybeans from Brazil, but purchases...

Global wheat prices drop but may increase in 2022/23

Global wheat prices have dropped significantly after the June WASDE, with bumper harvests expected from the northern hemisphere. A global recession and strengthening of...

​Chinese feed demand rises as it looks to acquire more corn

China’s feed demand for MY 2022/2023 is forecast to go up by 4.5mt from 2021/2022, as its swine industry picks up. The USDA in its...

Vietnam eyes self sufficiency to reduce reliance on imports

Vietnam wants to produce more feed ingredients to reduce its reliance on imported raw materials. The country imports over 60% of its ingredient demand. Deputy...

China’s strict Covid-19 measures depress beef demand

In Q2 2022, China adopted stricter measures, including lockdowns in some big cities to combat Covid-19, impacting the foodservice sector, with March sales down...

Cambodia tightens smuggling control on ASF fears

Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province has imposed control measures to prevent the smuggling of pigs from Vietnam on fears of ASF spreading. Provincial authorities have...

India to receive 550,000t of GM soybean by September

The Indian government has approved the import of 550,000 tons of GM soybean, which should arrive by September, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs....

China looks to reduce its soybean import dependency

China is actively following up on its plans to wean itself off soybean and meal imports. Sitonia Consulting reported that the China Animal Agricultural...

Taiwan to import eggs from Japan’s AI-free areas

Taiwan plans to import eggs from avian influenza (AI) free areas in Japan due to limited egg supply. The country’s Bureau of Animal and Plant...

China suspends imports from BRF plant in Brazil

China has suspended chicken meat imports from BRF SA’s Lucas do Rio Verde plant in central Brazil, according to the General Administration of Customs...

Vietnam sees slow down in feed imports

Vietnam’s feed imports were down 18% month-on-month in January and 4% year-on-year (yoy), the General Department of Customs reported. Argentina, Brazil, and the US were...

Modern farming systems are best for ASF prevention

Malaysia can curb the ASF virus affecting East and West Malaysia by switching to modern farming systems. “The only way to stop the spread and...

Thai plant-based protein exports rose in 2021

Higher global demand pushed up Thailand’s plant-based protein exports to USD 2.57 million in January-November 2021 and the figure is expected to go up...

Vietnamese ports sit on stockpile of imported meat

Unofficial data showed that a stockpile of about 100,000 tons of imported meat is being held at southern seaports of Vietnam, brought about by...

Imported bran prices raise poultry production costs

High prices of imported bran contribute to increasing poultry production costs in Malaysia. An industry source told New Straits Times that the government’s decision...

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