Citrus pulp in dioxin scare


By FWi staff


DUTCH officials are testing Brazilian citrus pulp following fears that it may contain unacceptable levels of dioxin. The news comes after German scientists linked a shipment of citrus pulp with high levels of dioxin in milk. Dioxin is a known carcinogen.


As a result, Continental demand for citrus pulp is at a standstill. But UK prices remain steady at £70/ tonne, according to traders KW Agriculture.


The strong Pound continues to result in lower prices for many other imported ruminant straights, however.


Supplies of fishmeal dropped £15 on the week to £515/ tonne. Palm kernel is down £5 to £66/ tonne. Distillers dried meal eased £2 to £102/ tonne.


Following last weeks upward blip, soyabean meal has fallen back £5 to £161/ tonne. This knocked £4 off the price of domestic rapeseed meal which is now trading at £97/ tonne.


Maize gluten prices are mixed. Home-produced meal eased £1 to £81/ tonne. But imported meal inched up £1 to £83/ tonne, while home-produced pellets were up £2 to £97/ tonne.



Prices


Wednesday 8 April, 1998











































  Oil
(%)
CP
(%)
DCP
(%)
Fibre
(%)
Ash
(%)
Calc ME
(MJ/kg DM)
Spot
price (£/t)
Dry matter
(DM %)
Energy
cost (p/MJ)
DCP
cost (p/g)
Brewers grains
(20t tipped)
7.724.518.417.04.511.714.00240.500.03
Citrus pulp
pellets/meal
3.07.04.013.07.012.570.00900.620.19
Distillers dried
Home-prod pellets
7.534.026.08.54.014.0WDN900.000.00
Distillers dried
Imported meal
7.028.022.09.44.013.5102.00900.840.05
Fishmeal, pure
2 t lot bags
10.073.071.00.917.714.9515.00903.840.08
Maize gluten
Home-prod pellets
4.020.017.08.07.013.097.00900.830.06
Maize gluten
Home-prod meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.081.00900.690.05
Maize gluten
Imported pell/meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.083.00900.710.05
Molasses (cane) 5.04.25 8.012.799.30751.040.31
Molasses (Molmax) 16.013.6 8.011.586.80680.910.08
Palm kernel expell
meal – Malindo
8.515.512.020.04.012.766.00900.580.06
Rapeseed meal
Home-produced
2.540.034.012.08.012.097.00900.900.03
Soya bean meal Hi pro1.7752.045.04.57.013.5161.00901.330.04
Soya bean meal
Brazilian 48% pell/meal
1.6652.045.06.07.013.5WDN901.690.05
Supergrains
(20-25 tne tipped)
10.032.025.016.01.514.027.50260.760.04
Sugar beet pulp dried
Home-prod mol pell
0.611.08.013.58.012.589.00900.790.12
Sugar beet pulp dried
Imported mol pellets
0.411.08.013.58.012.5n/a900.000.00
Sugar beet pulp dried
Imported unmol pellets
0.59.07.518.08.012.5n/a900.000.00
Vitagold (25t tipped)10.034.026.011.03.014.537.00350.730.04
Wheatfeed pellets4.517.014.58.05.012.579.00880.720.06


Source: KW Agriculture


  • WDN = withdrawn
  • CP=crude protein
  • DCP=digestible crude protein
  • Unless otherwise stated, prices refer to 10t bulk blown deliveries within 50-mile radius of store
  • Energy cost and DCP cost are to demonstrate the value of the particular commodity



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