November feed update: What did you miss?

30-11-2022 | |
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 this month to ensure you don’t miss a thing in the global animal feed industry.

ADM invests in pet premix production line in France

ADM has opened a new premix production line at its pet nutrition facility in Chierry, France, and will concentrate on premium and functional pet premixes used in the production of dry and wet petfood, treats, and dietary solutions.

Nutreco acquires the nutritional activities of Mosegården

Nutreco has announced the acquisition of Mosegården, an independent livestock nutrition supplier in Denmark focusing on minerals and animal health products for pigs and cattle. Adding Mosegården’s nutritional activities to Nutreco’s local livestock feed business will strengthen the footprint of its Trouw Nutrition brand in Denmark.

DSM updates OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition guidelines

Royal DSM has announced the update of its OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition guidelines to deliver sustainable farming practices. The company says OVN is produced with a low environmental footprint and improves animal health and welfare by providing animals with high-quality vitamins in the optimal amount.

CP Foods achieves 100% zero-deforestation maize supply

Photo: CPF
Photo: CPF

Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC confirms that the maize supply chain has met the 100% zero-deforestation target, thanks to continual efforts in achieving sustainable and responsible sourcing and full traceability. All purchased maize is grown on land with legal land deeds, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and CP Foods policies to help farmers sustainably cope with climate impacts and protect biodiversity.

Alltech opens Vietnam’s first organic mineral production facility

Alltech has opened its newest Bioplex plant, the first organic mineral production facility in Vietnam, and the company’s 8th mineral production facility worldwide. The plant’s production capacity is 7,000 metric tonnes (mt) per year. Vietnam’s total feed production in 2021 was 18.5 million mt, led by the swine sector with 7.84 million mt, an increase of nearly 20% over 2020. Aqua feed production increased 40% in 2021 to 6 million mt, broiler feed increased 9% to 2.12 million mt, layers feed production increased 11.7% to 2 million mt and dairy increased 22% to 520,000 mt.

Evonik launches new sustainability podcast

Evonik has launched a new podcast dedicated to tackling the sustainability challenges facing the animal protein industry. In monthly episodes, the Sciencing Podcast will feature industry experts and explore the key sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the animal protein industry as it looks to reduce its environmental footprint.

Exhibitors gearing up for Agromek

Photo: Agromek
Photo: Agromek

More than 530 exhibitors have secured a stand at Agromek 2022, which will be held from 29 November to 2 December at the Danish exhibition center MCH Messecenter Herning.

Farm Faes expands with new pig feed factory

Farm Faes expands its business with a €17 million investment made by Faes Farma for the construction of a new 17,000 sqm plant of special foods for piglets. The implementation of the project, with a production capacity of 120,000 mt per year, will continue until 2024, and the new company has been incorporated under the name of #ISF by FARM Faes, SL (Initial Swine Foods by FARM Faes).

Elanco and Tonisity International partner

Elanco Animal Health and Tonisity, an animal health and nutrition company based in Ireland, have entered into a distribution and promotion agreement in respect of Tonisity’s gut-enhancing porcine products Tonisity Px and Tonisity PxW. Elanco will act as exclusive distributor of these products in Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Tonisity Px is a patented isotonic protein drink that feeds the intestinal cells of livestock. It is administered to piglets in the first week of life and around weaning

DSM halts animal grade vitamin A and reduces vitamin E production

With higher energy costs foreseen this winter, Royal DSM has taken the decision to halt Rovimix Vitamin A production in Sisseln, Switzerland, for at least 2 months commencing 2 January 2023. Rovimix Vitamin E-50 production will be significantly impacted as well due to its common upstream infrastructure.

ADM introduces sweetening feed solutions for piglets

Photo: ADM
Photo: ADM

ADM has launched 2 products under its Sucram range, an in-feed sweetening solution for livestock species. Developed by ADM’s global feed additives business, Pancosma, Sucram M’I Sweet and Sucram Specifeek are sweeteners designed to improve the palatability of feed for young animals – particularly weanling pigs. Both products are saccharin-free.

De Heus opens its 4th feed facility in Indonesia

De Heus Indonesia has officially opened its 4th feed mill located on an area of 5 hectares in Pier Pasuruan, East Java, with an annual production capacity of 300,000 mt. At the opening ceremony, De Heus also signed a MOU with the country’s Ministry of Agriculture to cooperate in the use of corn.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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