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  • sustainability

    Sustainability improves using less concentrate feed

    Frick (Switzerland) ‒ Reducing the proportion of animal feed grown on crop land would have a positive effect on the availability of food and important environmental indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen surplus, according to a study led by the Research Institute of… Lees verder →

  • victam asia

    Victam Asia opens doors end of March

    Nijkerk (The Netherlands) ‒ Asia’s biggest event for animal feed production & additives, grain processing and rice milling, Fiaap, Victam and Grapas Asia 2016, will be held at Bitec in Bangkok from 29 through to 31 March 2016. Program The event comprises of: Fiaap exhibition… Lees verder →

  • pancosma

    Pancosma acquires Btech

    Geneva ( Switzerland)‒  Pancosma reached an agreement to acquire Btech, a leading player in the Brazilian feed additives market. This acquisition is a part of Pancosma & Associates’ strategy to gain direct access to the customers in the major countries representing the animal feed industry,… Lees verder →

  • China increases import of sorghum and barley

    Utrecht (The Netherlands) ‒ Since late 2013 and starting from almost scratch, China has been experiencing an explosive growth of sorghum and feed barley imports. But it’s questionable as to whether the country will be a consistent long-term buyer, says Rabobank in its latest report.… Lees verder →

  • victam

    Pre-registration Victam Asia open now

    Nijkerk (The Netherlands) ‒ The Victam Asia Exhibition in Bangkok on March 29-31, 2016 is expected to turn out larger than the 2014 event. “There will also be a large number of new products and services launched at the shows,” says organiser Victam International. More… Lees verder →

  • EP: ‘Patents must not extend to plant products’

    Brussels (Belgium) ‒ At its plenary session in Strasburg, the European Parliament on Thursday December 17th, adopted a resolution calling upon the European Commission to work for a clarification of the scope of patents under the EU’s Biopatenting Directive (Directive 98/44). Concern MEPs had drafted… Lees verder →

  • Cargill acquires Format International

    Minneapolis (USA) ‒ Cargill has acquired Format International Ltd., a leading global feed formulation software company with more than 30 years of experience. Format International specializes in the design, authoring and marketing of recipe optimization, ingredient allocation and food and feed formulation solutions for the… Lees verder →

  • Zinc oxide sources and dosages in piglet diets

    Sillingy (France) ‒ Zn supplementation, whatever the dose and the source, increased plasma Zn and alkaline phosphatase at 14 days. This conclude Japanese researchers based on a six week experiment with piglets. Experiment A recent article (2015: 86, 617-623) published in the Japan based Animal… Lees verder →

  • Nutreco purchases of Micronutrients

    Amersfoort (The Netherlands ) ‒ Nutreco has The Heritage Group, owners of Micronutrients, have come to an agreement regarding the purchase of this global leader in hydroxy-based trace minerals. The acquisition of Micronutrients enables Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition business, to further strengthen its Selko… Lees verder →

  • Kemin launches new mycotoxin binder

    Herentals (Belgium) – Kemin introduces a new mycotoxin binder: Toxfin XL. This new and improved mycotoxin binder works at different pH levels and prevents the absorption of mycotoxins by the animal. Analyses Kemin created Toxfin XL after continuously analyzing different raw materials and final feed… Lees verder →