What is The Feed Review?

Compiling news and market knowledge, The Feed Review, provides a condensed and compact view of the world of feed and meat.

It provides industry investors and key decision makers with a monthly ‘cheat sheet’ of what is really going on in the world of feed and its periphery markets. It’s not a crystal ball: it provides insights and the low down on what needs to be understood right now.

The Feed Review is a key management tool for any savvy business line head or investor in the line crop, feed and meat industry.

Why the feed industry?

The feed industry, often overlooked by those unfamiliar with the ag-industry, is a pivotal point in agriculture. It is the destination for over 90% of soybean meal and 75% of the corn grown in the world. Feed represents up to 80% of the cost producing a kilo of chicken and 70% of the cost of producing a kilo of pork.

Who wrote it?

Emma Cowan is an experienced Global Agribusiness Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in agribusiness. For the last 12 years she has run her own successful international consulting company, Cardy-Brown&Co Ltd, facilitating investment into agribusiness around the world. Her specialty area is in the farm inputs industries in both mature and emerging markets.

Having spent 5 years based in East Africa, 10 in The Netherlands, 4  in Switzerland and 5 in Brazil, Emma has a unique knowledge of the field, combined with extensive business experience from 15 years in senior positions at Monsanto, Syngenta and Rabobank. When asked about her business experience Emma describes her role as “providing the world’s industry leaders with not only what they wanted to know but also what they ‘ought’ to know”.

Emma holds a BSc honours degree in animal husbandry and an MBA from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

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“Informed by a unique network of contacts from around the world of food production, Emma Cowan provides timely, cogent and valuable news and views from a specialist for industry specialists.”

Henry Boucher
Partner, Deputy CIO - Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities Fund