January feed update: What did you miss?

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Happy smiling modern forty years old farmer checking his wheat field and working on laptop computer; Shutterstock ID 145449976; PO: AAF general
Happy smiling modern forty years old farmer checking his wheat field and working on laptop computer; Shutterstock ID 145449976; PO: AAF general

All About Feed wraps up the latest business developments and updates from around the world in January to ensure you don’t miss a thing in the global animal feed industry.

Dsm-firmenich extends Sustell to cover sea bass and sea bream

dsm-firmenich has launched a marine fish module for Sustell, allowing aquaculture producers of sea bass and sea bream to map the full environmental footprint of their operations. In 2022, the company launched Sustell for salmon.

Ÿnsect to commercialise mealworm proteins for dog food in the US

Ÿnsect has been granted authorisation by the Association of American Feed Control Officials to use defatted mealworm proteins within dog nutrition. It is the first time that mealworm-based ingredients for pet foods have been approved in the US. Approval was granted to Ÿnsect based on a comprehensive scientific dossier which included a 6-month trial introducing mealworm-derived ingredients into the diet of dogs. The results reportedly demonstrated the safety of the product and its nutritional benefits.

Novozymes and Chr. Hansen officially combined

In December 2022, Novozymes and Chr. Hansen entered into an agreement to create a global biosolutions partner through a statutory merger of the 2 companies, to create Novonesis. All regulatory approvals and registrations are now in place and the proposed combination is successfully completed following the final registration with the Danish Business Authority. The combined company brings together 10,000 people worldwide and an expertise that spans more than 30 different industries.

EIB supports Protix in scaling up its sustainable protein production

The European Investment Bank has committed to supporting Protix, a producer of sustainable protein used for animal feed and pet food, in the expansion of its sustainable protein production and is providing the company with up to €37 million in additional funds for its international roll-out.

UFAC-UK introduces new Omega 3 supplement made from algae

UK manufacturer of energy, protein and omega 3 supplements, UFAC-UK has developed a sustainable, environmentally friendly, vegetable source of Omega 3 fatty acids, originating from native algae. According to the company, the new algi40 Omega 3 supplement is a traceable, sustainable, high-quality alternative to fish-oil sourced Omega 3s. With high levels (40%) of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), in that order, algi40 Omega 3 is designed to enhance dietary intake of these essential fatty acids in livestock.

Kemin Industries introduces new global tagline, ‘Compelled by Curiosity’

Kemin Industries has debuted its new global tagline, ‘Compelled by Curiosity’. The company says the tagline will be used worldwide to help demonstrate Kemin’s innate curiosity as a company and how it compels the organisation to innovate, collaborate, and explore possibilities. “A shared spirit of curiosity unites the company’s global workforce and is evident in Kemin’s efforts to make life better for people, pets, animals, plants, and the planet,” said the company.

Upgrade of Evonik’s MetAmino production in Singapore reaches first milestone

Evonik’s MetAmino (DL-methionine) production facility upgrade at its Singapore site is progressing after a 3-month shutdown in Q4 of 2023. Production on Jurong Island is again running at full capacity. A shutdown of the second MetAmino production plant will be necessary in Q2/2024. The upgrade will reduce the product carbon footprint of MetAmino from the plants in Singapore by 6%.

Enzyme trial shows potential for substantial reduction in feed costs

A trial testing of Elanco’s enzyme feed additive Hemicell XT on 216 piglets has shown potential for reductions in feed costs while maintaining pig performance. The research revealed how the enzyme is capable of consistently supporting pig performance in both post-weaning and grower-finisher diets. Hemicell XT is used to break down beta-mannans, a type of polysaccharide found in the cell walls of plants, which are prevalent in many raw materials used in swine diets. The structure of the beta-mannans functions as pathogen associate molecular pattern which means the gut immunity perceives these as foreign invaders, triggering a feed induced immune response, which can be energetically costly and can divert energy away from growth and productivity.

EuroTier 2024 guiding theme, ‘We innovate animal farming’

This year’s EuroTier event for professional animal husbandry and livestock management will focus on current challenges in livestock production under the theme ‘We innovate animal farming’. The event will take place from 12-15 November in Hanover, Germany. Under this theme, approaches and strategies will be highlighted that can be used to improve the efficiency, sustainability and ethical standards of animal husbandry. At the show, for the second time, is also the Inhouse Farming – Feed & Food Show will offer solutions for self-contained food systems like indoor farming and vertical and urban farming, from feed to food. The focus is on alternative proteins.

Phileo by Lesaffre welcomes Manuel Maire as new GM

Manuel Maire has been appointed as the general manager of the animal feed additives business unit of Lesaffre, Phileo by Lesaffre. Maire has over 20 years of experience in the field of animal health and nutrition, having held leadership roles at INVIVO, NEOVIA and ADM.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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