Monthly Archives: October 2013

Darling to acquire Vion Ingredients

October 31, 2013
Darling to acquire Vion Ingredients

IRVING, Texas — Darling International Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vion Ingredients, a division of Vion Holding N.V. for approximately $2.2 billion in cash. Closing is expected in January 2014. Vion Ingredients is a leader in the development and production of specialty ingredients from animal origin for applications in pharmaceuticals, food,...

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AFIA to host first-ever export seminar at IPPE

October 31, 2013
AFIA to host first-ever export seminar at IPPE

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, the American Feed Industry Association will host a seminar to provide insight to the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the U.S. The “How to Export Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S.” seminar is the first of its kind sponsored by the...

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Texas A&M honors Monroe Fuchs

October 30, 2013
Texas A&M honors Monroe Fuchs

COLLEGE STATION, Texas —  Monroe H.  Fuchs of Cameron, Texas, owner of Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, was named an Outstanding Alumni of Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the recent Legacy and Leadership Banquet. At age 13, Fuchs was the youngest person ever to become Texas-certified as a poultry testing...

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IPPE features comprehensive education program

October 30, 2013
IPPE features comprehensive education program

WASHINGTON — Meat and poultry professionals seeking practical solutions, real world insights and proven “best practices” will benefit from the diverse education opportunities offered Jan. 28-30, 2014, at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by the American Meat Institute, the...

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Farmers see better than normal corn crop

October 29, 2013
Farmers see better than normal corn crop

The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they’re getting from their fields. Dairy farmer Ben Steffen, who also grows corn, soybeans and wheat on 1,900 acres near the southeastern Nebraska town of Humboldt, said...

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