BEC Feed Solutions Australia has cemented its commitment to the New Zealand agricultural market with the opening of a New Zealand trading arm, BEC Feed Solutions NZ.
The move was prompted by New Zealand's rapidly developing animal production market and thriving dairy industry, which has seen a 70% growth in dairy production over the past 20 years. This, coupled with the dairy industry's growing preference for supplementary feeding over a solely pasture-based system, provides a sound platform for BEC – Australia's largest independent animal pre-mix manufacturer - to officially enter the New Zealand market.
Specialising in high quality, innovative animal nutrition products, including premixes, feed additives, supplements and feed commodities, BEC Feed Solutions NZ will service the dairy industry plus New Zealand's calf rearing, horse breeding, pig, poultry, dry-stock and companion animal sectors. Until now, BEC Feed Solutions Australia has been supplying nutritional products to key manufacturers in the New Zealand market. Growing these existing partnerships and finding new supply relationships is an important part of BEC's strategy.
Brett Antonio, managing director of BEC Feed Solutions Australia says the company is well-placed to supply the needs of modern agricultural production in New Zealand.
"New Zealand's animal production industry is growing rapidly, with over 953,000 tonnes of compound feed produced in 2012 and 35-40% of owner-operated dairy farms now opting for a supplementary-feed system. With two dedicated full-time manufacturing plants, sound distribution capacity, leading quality assurance and over 25 years' industry experience, we are perfectly positioned to service the New Zealand market," says Antonio.
BEC Feed Solutions NZ will be managed by a dedicated New Zealand-based technical team, with a collective 20 years' experience in animal nutrition and health, ingredient procurement and related regulatory controls.
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