Business and product news from the feed sector

12-07-2017 | |
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The animal feed business is moving quickly and many new products and services have hit the market. All About Feed wraps up the latest updates from international feed companies.

Online dietary electrolyte balance calculator

Perstorp has launched a new dietary electrolyte balance calculator which shows the usefulness for nutritionists in calculating the dietary electrolyte balance (dEB) of their diets. Based on contemporary independent research, it also calculates the potential performance benefit of improving dEB to its optimum of 240 mEq. For example the 4% improvement in broiler slaughter weight due to dEB optimisation translates to a benefit of around €70 per 1,000 birds. For swine the benefits are potentially even greater, with a dEB improvement of 60 mEq, it gives a 4% improvement in slaughter weight. That translates into almost €5.50 more value per pig slaughtered.

Porphyrio starts in Asia with De Heus Vietnam

On 1 July 2017, Belgium software company Porphyrio was present at the launch event of a Food Safety Project led by De Heus Vietnam (feed mill), BelGa Vietnam (hatchery) and the IFC (International Finance Corporation). The aim of the project is to support Vietnamese poultry producers implement GLOBALG.A.P. certification towards enhancing food safety and environmental and social practices in Vietnam. Porphyrio’s Business Intelligence System, the Smart Farm Assistant, is used as the digital tool to enable all the stakeholders to focus on improving farm management, process monitoring, product quality, and service in order to obtain the GlobalG.A.P. certification.

Delacon and Cargill announce strategic equity investment

Feed additive producer Delacon and Cargill have agreed to a strategic partnership that will advance the market presence of natural, plant-based feed additives on a global scale, and meet changing consumer preferences of what animals are fed and how food is produced. The deal includes a minority equity investment from Cargill. Terms were not disclosed. The partnership will connect Cargill’s deep expertise in applied nutrition and global presence with Delacon’s know-how and market experience in phytogenic feed additives, a category that uses natural ingredients, including herbs, spices, other plants and their extracts, such as essential oils, to improve animal performance and secure animal health for sustainable, wholesome food production. The agreement also will allow the companies to expand their technical and go-to-market capabilities to meet customers’ needs around the world as they pursue the joint mission of growing the phytogenic feed additives category.

Devenish Nutrition buys half of Turkish premixer

Devenish Nutrition Ltd has acquires a 50% share in the Turkish Premix Producer Yem-Vit A.Ş. This is a strategic move for Devenish and its first acquisition outside of the UK, Ireland and North America. This will allow the company to grow in the Turkish market and provide significantly improved access to surrounding regions. The agreement was signed in ahead of VIV Turkey where the companies will be jointly exhibiting. Established in 1987, Yem-Vit is an independent, quality focused, family owned company, specialising in the production and distribution of a range of solutions for the poultry, ruminant and aquaculture sectors. Operating from new production facilities in Izmir, Yem-Vit is one of the major brands in the Turkish premix industry, and exports throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

InVivo Labs rebrands to ‘Upscience’

As from July, InVivo Labs will be known as Upscience. This new brand is meant to embody the international development momentum initiated by the network of analysis laboratories since 2014. It also positions the company as an expert in its field through an extensive, innovative, and individualised range of analysis. French market leader in animal feed analysis, Upscience analysis laboratories, have gradually extended their expertise to other fields. The company now offers a range of physical chemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology analyses for a series of stakeholders in various fields of activity: animal and human nutrition, agri-food industry, environment and nutraceuticals. The organisation includes 300 experts, engineers, and technicians worldwide.

Romer Labs acquires its distribution partner Coring

Romer Labs, a global supplier of diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety is further strengthening and expanding its market presence in Germany by acquiring their long-term distribution partner, Coring. Coring customers will now benefit from the extensive range of testing solutions offered by Romer Labs Deutschland alongside those already part of the established Coring GmbH portfolio. Romer Labs was founded in 1982 and is represented in more than 60 countries worldwide, either directly or through dedicated distributors. The company offers a broad range of innovative tests and services covering mycotoxins, food pathogens, food allergens, gluten, GMO, veterinary drug residues, and other food contaminants. Furthermore, it operates four accredited service laboratories in Austria, the UK, Singapore and the USA. Coring was founded in 1987 and has a 30-year success story in the sales and distribution of diagnostic solutions.

Selenium yeast with 3,000mg now authorised in EU

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that the European Commission has authorised its selenium-enriched yeast ALKOSELR397 3000 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397) as a nutritional feed additive (compound of trace elements) with a minimum selenium content of 3,000-3500 mg/kg for all animal species (Regulation (EC) No 634/2007). Both this product and the one with a minimum Se content of 2,000 mg/kg) will be now available for the EU feed producers, both are guaranteed to contain 97 to 99% of organic selenium and at least 3150ppm and 4700ppm of selenomethionine respectively (63%). Both versions are produced in Lallemand’s own yeast plants in Grenaa, Denmark and Montreal, Canada, from the selected yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397.

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor

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