May feed update: What did you miss?

04-06 | |
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 May to ensure you don’t miss a thing in the global animal feed industry.

DSM-Firmenich’s methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer entering Japan

DSM-Firmenich and Meiji Holdings, based in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the sustainability of Japanese dairy farming through the implementation of Bovaer. This is the first such agreement in Asia. According to DSM-Firmenich, through the implementation of Bovaer, methane emissions can be reduced by approximately 30% for dairy cows.

Nutrase P obtains European approval for use in poultry feed

Nutrex, a producer of specialty feed products, has announced that the European Commission has granted authorisation for placing Nutrase P, a highly efficient 6-phytase enzyme, on the European market. This approval allows its use as an animal feed additive for all poultry species kept for fattening, all poultry species reared for laying, and ornamental birds. The company says that the product increases digestive efficiency and helps release phosphorus from phytate, resulting in better absorption of essential nutrients such as phosphorus, calcium and other minerals. 

DSM publishes animal nutrition report on early-stage nutrition

Producing resilient animals requires optimal conditions at early life stages, wherein strategic nutrition solutions support future growth processes and performance outcomes. DSM has compiled an animal nutrition report which offers the company’s perspective on the key considerations that support healthy farm animals throughout the lifecycle.

Innovad Group acquires Oligo Basics in Brazil

Innovad Group has announced the acquisition of Oligo Basics, a player in Brazil’s nutritional feed additives market. This strategic move not reinforces Innovad Group’s presence in Brazil but also synergises the extensive product portfolios of both entities.

Photo: Bühler / Premier Tech
Photo: Bühler / Premier Tech

Bühler launches automatic bagging station with Premier Tech

Bühler and Premier Tech launch the Chronos OML-1140 B, a high-precision automatic bagging station for animal and feed pellets, aqua and feed mash, and free-flowing products. The company says that it manages up to 1,200 bags per hour with a ±0.2% accuracy at 2 sigma for 25 kg bags.

Lallemand’s journey to more resilient selenized yeast production

Lallemand is making significant investments in one of its selenized yeast plant in Felixstowe in the UK. This is one of the company’s main production sites for selenium-enriched yeast, Alkosel, for which a specific production process has been developed. Alkosel is produced by fed-batch culture: nutrients, including selenium, are supplied incrementally to the growing cells.

Announcing Fortiva – ingredients for pig/poultry/dairy health

Fortiva, formerly PMI Additives, serves large integrators and producers, veterinarians, independent nutritionists, feed manufacturers, co-ops and dealers throughout the US by offering the pig, poultry, dairy and cattle industries a portfolio of non-medicated feed additives designed to work with an animal’s physiology to support animal resilience. The company combines feed technologies, such as Ambitine, FloMatrix and Vitacy FeedLock and is also launching new technologies within the monogastric and ruminant spaces, including Fortiva, Amulet, a unique feed technology designed to support gut health during times of stress for dairy calves and transition cows.

Novus names new business director in Asia

Rajeev Murthy has joined Novus as senior director and managing director of Asia Pacific. Originally from Bangalore, India, Murthy brings with him over 25 years of industry experience and will focus on steering the intelligent nutrition company’s strategy in this vital market. He will be based at the company’s office in Bangkok, Thailand. Before joining NOVUS, Murthy held regional leadership roles at dsm-firmenich in its Animal Nutrition & Health business unit, and Eli Lilly & Company in the Elanco Animal Health division. He also served as CEO of the feed business for Godrej Agrovet Ltd., an Indian livestock and agribusiness company.

Lanxess develops biosecurity solutions app

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has developed a Lanxess Biosecurity Solutions app for farmers and veterinarians to enable them to protect livestock quickly and effectively in the event of disease outbreaks. The new app, which offers functions tailored to the needs of farmers and veterinarians, is now available.

Nuqo expands into India

Nuqo, a feed additives company headquartered in Europe, has announced the opening of its new affiliate in India. The company develops technologies based on the micro-encapsulation of metabolites from plants and seaweed (phytogenics and phycogenics). In recent years, Nuqo has expanded its distribution network globally and established regional hubs, including affiliates in Thailand and, more recently, in Mexico.

The National Farm Management Conference will focus on intelligent management

The National Farm Management Conference will return to the QEII Centre in London on 7 November 2024. Run by the Institute of Agricultural Management, this year’s conference will explore intelligent management for the future, covering innovations in intelligent farm systems and how people management and a range of new technical and business skills, including automation and artificial intelligence, remain vital to success. The event includes an opening session from Máximo Torero, chief economist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. He will share set the global scene with a view on commodity prices, input costs and outline the challenges of scarcity of supply and cost inflation.

2024 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award recipients announced

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and Alltech have since 2006 partnered to support the Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Awards that recognise the leadership potential of young (under 35 years of age) members. On offer are 10 scholarship opportunities to attend the IFAJ Congress, held this August in Switzerland. The winners also participate in a 3-day professional development workshop prior to the congress. The 2024 Young Leaders are Alex Black (UK) Emma Davies (Ghana), Courtney Girgis (US), Kristina Hansén (Sweden), Wiebke Hermann (Germany), Brooke Littlewood (Australia), Duncan Masiwa (South Africa), Daniel Plaisu (Romania), Michaela Sandmayr (Austria), and Carola Urdangarin (Argentina).


Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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