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  • 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 →

  • Skretting expands tilapia feed capacity

    Amersfoort (The Netherlands)  – Nutreco invests in additional tilapia fish feed capacity in Egypt. An extra line in its existing Egyptian plant, in the eastern part of the Nile Delta, was opened in november. This investment enables Skretting, Nutreco’s aqua feed business, to triple its… Lees verder →

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    Fiaap, Victam and Grapas connect Feed, Food and Fibre

    Nijkerk, The Netherlands ‒ Fiaap, Victam and Grapas Asia will be be held at Bitec in Bangkok, Thailand from 29 till 31 March 2016. The shows will offer a wide range of additives and technology. There will be almost 200 exhibitors from all over the world operating… Lees verder →

  • Vitavance for animal nutrition

    Wormerveer, The Netherlands ‒ IOI Loders Croklaan introduces a new range of fat based ingredients for animal nutrition, increasing milk production and overall animal vitality. The full feed portfolio will be marketed under the Vitavance brand. Bypass fat The Vitavance brand includes the new Vitavance… Lees verder →

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    EU Agri-Food Imports increase

    Brussels, Belgium ‒ EU Agri-Food Imports In the period September 2014 to August 2015 total agri-food imports from third countries amounted to €110 billion, corresponding to an increase by 8% compared to the same period one year ago. On a monthly base, imports went down… Lees verder →

  • EU Agri-Food Exports: positive trend remains

    Brussels, Belgium ‒ After several months of outstanding export performance, the value of EU agri-food exports went down quite significantly in August 2015 compared to July. This drop by EUR 1.45 billion (-13%) was even more pronounced than the drop in export values immediately after… Lees verder →