Vitamin B3 & Porcine Blood Meal, - January 19th 2021 (19.01.2021)
Vitamin B3 Pritzker Private Capital (PPC) recently acquired Vertellus, the only producer of Niacin (Vitamin B3) in the United States. Vertellus Europe's production capacity has been transferred to China.
Have the Cake and Eat It Too (18.01.2021)
In 1538, the Duke of Norfolk wrote a letter to Thomas Cromwell, the chief minister to King Henry VIII. A plague had rampaged the regions taxed by the Duke, and he found himself lacking funds which he had previously considered certain.
Vitamin B1 Mono & Vitamin A 1000 - January 12th 2021 (11.01.2021)
Since the start of the COVID pandemic, shipping companies have sent their vessels on longer journeys while cancelling hundreds of sailings, greatly reducing available capacity. This has led to an unprecedented spike in shipping costs.
The Tail That Wags the Dog (10.01.2021)
On March 13th 1851 a farmer signed a contract promising to deliver 3,000 bushels of corn to Chicago the following June at a price of one cent below the current cash market price. This trade is the first recorded forward contract that allowed farmers to reduce their risk and gave buyers a means to purchase their goods.
New Beginnings (04.01.2021)
For many people around the world, 2020 was a long and arduous year, with the first of January marking an opportunity to begin anew. While your New Year festivities may have looked a good deal different from previous years, one piece remains steadfast.
Poultry By Product Meal & Threonine - Jan 4th, 2021 (04.01.2021)
Increased cost of shipping coupled with the ever increasing cost of corn feed stock has led to increased demand amid tightening supply, pushing prices of L-Threonine upward. Supply has been slow to arrive where demand is highest.
Feather Meal & Vitamin D3 - December 28th, 2020 (28.12.2020)
Feather meal prices continue to increase, following increases in the prices of Soy as a source of protein. The price has climbed 71% over 5 months requiring nutritionists to remain vigilant in reviewing their meal structure and updating their formulation based on rapidly changing prices.
Our North Star (28.12.2020)
Roughly two thousand years ago three travelers looked to the night sky for guidance along their long journey. There they saw a single star that sat immobile anchored amidst the rotating constellations...
Biotin 2% - December 21th 2020 (21.12.2020)
The Chinese pig population is quickly recovering from the impact of African Swine Fever. However, unlike the price of Corn, the price of feed additives depends more on global demand than local Chinese consumption.
The Great Flush (21.12.2020)
Thirty-seven years ago, 125 million people tuned in to watch the series finale of M*A*S*H. The much anticipated episode, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,” aired on CBS for 2.5 hours. Those loyal viewers remained glued to their seats, and when the show finally ended rumor had it that people rushed to relieve themselves as millions of toilets flushing simultaneously overwhelmed sewage systems across America.
Vitamin E50 & DDGS - December 14th 2020 (14.12.2020)
The Glowlit platform is showing an increase in the price of Vitamin E50, up 5.8% since last week. Interestingly, this price increase followed an increase in user interest on the Glowlit platform from the previous week.
Nature's Market Intelligence Network (14.12.2020)
In the last several decades, our understanding of the plant world has changed substantially. Plants were once considered competing organisms, but are now understood to be connected through vast underground fungal networks.
Vitamin C & Yellow Grease - November 30th 2020 (07.12.2020)
Around the world, Vitamin C maintains its double digit percent increase. Interestingly, over the past three weeks, the Glowlit platform has seen a steady decrease in the number of users interested in Vitamin C suggesting a decrease in demand.
Demand Based Price Reporting (07.12.2020)
What does Mother Goose have to do with the largest merger of 2020? A whole lot more than just a golden egg. Around 1760, John Newbery published the first edition of Mother Goose in England. Newberry would come to be known as the Father of Children's Literature, for having published about 200 children's books in his lifetime.
Vitamin D3 500 & Menhaden Fish Meal - November 30th 2020 (30.11.2020)
In the world of Vitamin D3, we are seeing a substantial difference in market demand for food versus feed grade products. Consumption of Vitamin D3 food supplements is trending upwards, especially as we enter the winter season.
When Good Business is Good for the Environment (30.11.2020)
Last week we announced the addition of 66 new products to Glowlit Feed, including grains, crude protein, fat, and feed additives. Since then, users have been reaching out to us expressing excitement at the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their feed costs.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 23rd 2020 (23.11.2020)
Vitamin C 99% For the third consecutive week, Glowlit has seen a double digit increase in the price of Vitamin C 99% as we head into the heating season. The “heating season” refers to a period of time each year when central heating systems are switched on to provide heat to local residences in Northern China.
Feed = Grains + Protein + Additives (23.11.2020)
Glowlit launched one year ago with a focus on animal feed additives. Today we are excited to announce that we are more than doubling our product list to account for the full animal feed value chain. Thanks to several strong industry partnerships, Glowlit now includes grains, crude protein, fillers, and of course, feed additives.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 16th 2020 (16.11.2020)
Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 United States election, with current President Donald Trump now challenging the results. Companies are assessing scenarios and forming plans according to how each administration would stabilize the economy while fighting COVID.