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newsreview E.U. compound feed production increases in 2010 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — According to the preliminary statistical data provided by the European Feed Manufacturer’s Association (FEFAC) on Feb. 17, compound feed production in the E.U.-27 in 2010 may have reached a level of 149 million tonnes, 0.5% above the figure for 2009 (148.2 million tonnes). This positive result is exclusively due to an increased demand for poultry feed (3%), whereas pig feed production fell back by 1% and the cattle feed production remained stable. For the first time ever in the E.U., poultry feed overtook pig feed to become the leading segment of compound feed. The most important factor which has weighed in on the E.U. feed demand in 2010 was the dramatic crisis affecting the pig sector, aggravated by the high feed materials costs, which triggered a contraction of the demand for efficient pig feed. Germany and France are the top E.U. countries in terms of total compound feed production. The final estimate and detailed breakdown of the 2010 results will be presented at the next FEFAC Annual General Meeting June 8-9 in Brugge, Belgium. FEFAC experts foresee in 2011 a stabilization in cattle feed production, a slight increase in poultry feed demand (+0.5%) and a further setback in pig feed production (-1.5%). Overall, compound feed production may decrease by 0.5% compared to 2010. U.S. flour production in 2010 gains 0.4% WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Flour output by U.S. mills in 2010 aggregated 416,200,000 cwts, an increase of 0.4% over 414,658,000 in 2009. It was the fourth largest total on record, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census. The total still was down 5,072,000 cwts, or 1.2%, from the record 421,270,000 in 2000. The modest flour production increase for 2010 represents a “rally” from the situation earlier the year. As recently as the third quarter, year-to-date flour production figures provided by the Census Bureau were down 0.1% from the first nine months of 2009. The year-to-year gain in 2010 was largely fueled by a sizable increase in semolina output and a moderate gain in flour-ex-semolina. Year-end milling daily capacity set a record of 1,545,000 cwts, up 11,000 from a year ago. Rate of mill grind in 2010 averaged 88% of six-day capacity, practically the same as 88.1% a year earlier. Extraction was a near-record 77.1%, against 77.2% a year ago. Regional output changes featured an appreciable reduction in the South, more than offset by sizable gains in the spring wheat states. INEERED ENGMATERIAL HANDLING SOLUTIONS Our team of engineers designs systems to meet your unique needs. At Intersystems, is . custom standard 402.330.1500 800.228.1483 Omaha, Nebraska USA Free CAD drawings at For more information, see Page 94. 14 March 2011 / World Grain /

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World Grain - March 2011
from the editor-in-chief - Arab revolution of great importance for wheat
Australia’s winter crop estimated to increase 19%
With China crop in trouble, wheat surges upward
Port of Novorossiysk grain volumes decline 36.5%
FEFAC welcomes E.U. decision on GMO
Cargill to build new corn processing plant
Joint venture to build new canola crush plant in Canada
CWB purchases lake vessels for grain
E.U. compound feed production increases in 2010
U.S. fl our production in 2010 gains 0.4%
Industry responds to corn amylase approval
Scoular purchases ethanol plant, shuttle facility
Income from operations, sales soar at MGPI
Grain, ethanol boost The Andersons, Inc. to record results
Bunge’s net income rises on strong agribusiness performance
COUNTRY FOCUS - Focus on the Philippines
Key Facts
Flooding takes toll on Australian grain industry
Single desk survives — for now
What's next for Russia?
A New Vision
Unrest in Egypt
New look for Victam International 2011
Attendance surges at IPE/IFE
Deep in the heart of Texas
Schedule at a glance
Nominations solicited for Milling Operative of the Year
IAOM Conference & Expo - 2011 exhibitor booths
FEED OPERATIONS - Energy savings
Proactive path to PEST MANAGEMENT
Seeking to add customer value
Buhler Technology Group has successful 2010
Stern-Wywiol Gruppe receives prestigious business awards
Perten to supply Turkish Grain Board with Inframatic analyzers
GSI Group launches new customer-centric website
Ocrim supplies Libyan mill
Cargotec to acquire terminal operator systems provider
Eurofi ns appoints new chief scientifi c offi cer
4B Braime opens new subsidiary in Australia

World Grain - March 2011