How to Feed Peonies

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Herbaceous peonies live for decades, adding colorful flowers to the garden and to borders for a few short weeks before their lush foliage becomes a backdrop to summer annuals. The flowers come in nearly every color (except blue) in both single and double petal varieties. Peonies are low maintenance plants, requiring only light feedings in…


Feed maker sold to Hong Kong firm

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Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group has sold 71 per cent of its stake in animal feed manufacturer CP Viet Nam to Hong Kong-based Charoen Pokphand subsidiary CPP in a deal worth US$609 million, CP Viet Nam confirmed on Monday. However, the deal is attracting controversy for transferring the control of a major player in the…


New Variety of Cotton Tested for Feed Use

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US – Researchers at New Mexico State University are carrying out field and lab trials on a glandless variety of cotton whose seed meal has potential as a feed ingredient because of its low gossypol content. What if cotton production was not all about the lint, the fibre we use so extensively for clothing and…


Domestic breeders say foreign enterprises control food market

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Vietnamese livestock enterprises have warned that foreign invested enterprises are controlling the food market, which is one of the reasons that makes it difficult to stabilize the market. The enterprises have every reason to give the warning. CP Vietnam, a foreign invested enterprise alone has the productivity equal to the livestock production of farmers in…


Animal feed market driving linseed area increase

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THE area of linseed grown in the UK is set to rise this season as a result of strong demand for the crop’s use in livestock rations. While the total area for linseed for 2012 is expected to be around the 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) mark, most of which will be spring planted, the winter-sown…


British Farmland Values Rise to a Record as Wheat Feed, Meat Prices Climb

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Agricultural land values in Britain climbed to a record in the first half as higher livestock and grain prices encouraged farmers to increase production, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said. The average cost of an acre of bare land, terrain without built structures, rose to 6,115 pounds ($10,100) from 5,846 pounds at the end…


Wheat buy-up sparks price manipulation fears

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Britain’s most powerful grain company, jointly owned by Cargill and Associated British Foods, bought and took delivery of all the available UK feed wheat last month. The series of purchases by Frontier Agriculture, described by a number of traders as "unprecedented", will reignite growing concerns among food manufacturers and campaign groups over the potential for…


Wheat use in feed to hit 20-year high, says IGC

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Wheat use in feed is set to reach the highest in more than 20 years, lifted by its "competitive cost" and supplies boosted by harvests which look like beating previous expectations, the International Grains Council said. The IGC, in a much-watched monthly report, hiked its estimate for the world wheat harvest in 2011-12 by 8m…


Feed costs to stay ‘very high’, says Cal-Maine

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Cal-Maine Foods highlighted the "more challenging environment" facing the US poultry industry as the egg producer unveiled a slump of two-thirds in earnings, blamed on feed prices set to "remain very high". The egg producer said it achieved $1.12 a dozen for its eggs in the three months to May 28 – up nearly 4…


Saudi Arabia: Govt takes emergency action to end cattle feed

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RIYADH: The Ministry of Finance has signed contracts for the immediate import of barley as an emergency move to alleviate the acute shortage of cattle feed in the domestic market. The consignments of 2.7 million tons of barley will start arriving in various Saudi ports from early August. Delivery under this emergency measure will continue…


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