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Don’t miss a thing in the dynamic global animal feed sector. All About Feed wraps up the latest updates, events, courses and new product launches from the global feed industry.

Bayer launches iron injection combination in Europe

Bayer launches Baycox® Iron (36 mg/ml toltrazuril plus 182 mg/ml gleptoferron) suspension for injection for piglets across Europe following marketing authorisation from the European Commission. Baycox® Iron Injection is indicated for the concurrent prevention of clinical signs of coccidiosis (such as diarrhoea) in neonatal piglets on farms with a confirmed history of coccidiosis caused by Cystoisospora suis, and the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia. Coccidiosis and iron deficiency in piglets are among every swine professionals’ key concerns.

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Photo: Bayer

Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus

The global challenges associated with nutrition and mobility are becoming increasingly urgent. How can we sustainably feed and provide mobility for a population of nearly 10 billion in 2050? Addressing these issues and responding to them with sustainable, commercially attractive solutions is the goal of the innovation campus from Bühler. The CUBIC innovation campus with 8 Application Centers took a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF 50 million (approx 44 million Euro). Project teams from all Bühler business areas currently reside in the CUBIC. Many of them are developing digital solutions, including Bühler Insights, a cloud-based IoT platform for digital services, which was created in close partnership with Microsoft. About 20% of the R&D budget went into the development of digital solutions in 2018. The CUBIC and the Application Centers will be presented to Bühler’s partners from industry and academia on the occasion of the Bühler Networking Days 2019. On August 26 and 27, 2019, Bühler expects to welcome nearly 800 guests from process industries around the world to this event.

Photo: Buhler
Photo: Buhler

Geelen Counterflow to launch new generation coolers

Improved product distribution, easy inspection and optional evaporation control. Those are key features of the new Counterflow Cooler Plus™, which will be launched by Geelen Counterflow at Victam International 2019 in Cologne. The new design stainless steel +10% hood has a 10% bigger air exhaust opening which reduces airspeed to avoid product being sucked into the air exhaust system. The round flange avoids the need for a transition piece from rectangular to round and the diagonal exhaust orientation keeps dust from accumulating on any horizontal surface. The big access doors in the side walls and collecting hopper enable good access for inspection and cleaning. The side walls in stainless steel contain multiple product sensors to allow automatic selection of bed depth, depending on product and ambient conditions. The discharger of the cooler is the very versatile swivel valve discharger, available in mild steel or stainless steel, that can handle any size, shape and condition of food, petfood, aquafeed and feed. Its hydraulic drive with angle encoder enables your control system to automatically set product specific open and close positions.

Photo: Geelen Counterflow
Photo: Geelen Counterflow

Alltech presents its highest awards to Bear Grylls and Dr. Richard Murphy

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19) opened last Monday with the presentation of Alltech’s highest distinctions: the Alltech Medal of Excellence and the Alltech Humanitarian Award. Now in its 35th year, Alltech’s annual international conference has become known as the nexus of global food and agribusiness, bringing together producers and industry experts from around the world to share insights and solutions for today’s most pressing issues. The Alltech Medal of Excellence, a recognition of achievement and character, was awarded to Dr Richard Murphy, research director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Ireland. Murphy, who has worked with Alltech for nearly 25 years, received the award for his pioneering work in the areas of organic trace element assimilation, microbial enzyme technology and the mitigation of antimicrobial resistance in livestock production. The Alltech Humanitarian Award, which is bestowed annually to someone of strong character who uses their platform to positively influence and inspire those around them, was awarded to Bear Grylls. Grylls was keynote speaker at the Alltech event.

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Photo: Alltech

Bayer Animal Health and Nutreco sign global R&D collaboration

Bayer Animal Health GmbH and Nutreco have signed a global research and development collaboration agreement to drive the development of novel technologies and applications for the animal health and animal nutrition industries. The 2 companies share a common goal of developing game-changing solutions that promote animal well-being and sustainable farm profitability by enhancing the nutritional and health performance of farm animals. The first joint project will focus on advancing innovative solutions for gastrointestinal health in dairy and beef cattle. Financial details have not been disclosed. The project will be run by Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, Trouw Nutrition. Saskia Korink, Innovation Director at Trouw Nutrition, explained: “We’re excited to be partnering with a company like Bayer to bring real breakthroughs in this area. By pooling our know-how and capabilities we can truly make significant steps forward and support farmers in growing their business in a sustainable way with animal well-being as a priority.”

Bayer Animal Health and Nutreco sign global R&D collaboration. Photo: Shutterstock
Bayer Animal Health and Nutreco sign global R&D collaboration. Photo: Shutterstock

Limagrain Ingredients, a new name for a new horizon

The business unit of Limagrain group dedicated to ingredients, has changed its name from Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients into Limagrain Ingredients. This name change will apply to all its entities, including Unicorn Grain Specialties BV and Unicorn Grain Specialties GmbH, the 2 entities that joined Limagrain Ingredients last year. The new name: Limagrain Ingredients reflects the internationalisation of our activities. Today the company’s ingredients are sold in 58 countries generating a turnover close to € 150 million. More than 330,000 tons of grain are processed each year produced in 7 production plants across Europe.

Photo: Limagrain
Photo: Limagrain