Business Update: Acquisitions and knowledge sharing

18-01-2016 | |
Business Update: Acquisitions and knowledge sharing
Business Update: Acquisitions and knowledge sharing

World Poultry looks back on the recent business news, conveniently capturing and summarising the most important business updates in the poultry industry. Here are the current highlights.

French acquisition for Aviagen Turkeys

Aviagen Turkeys is to acquire Le Sayec, a family owned business based in France. Founded in 1958 and employing 60 staff with a turnover of €25 million, Le Sayec is responsible for the selling of commercial turkey eggs and poults within France but also exports throughout the EMEA.

“We are very excited about this acquisition, which is good news for both companies and for the turkey industry,” said Clay Burrows, managing director of Aviagen Turkeys. “There has been much consolidation within the industry over the last decade and because of this there is a need for us to operate further down the supply chain and the acquisition of Le Sayec will allow us to be closer to our end user.”

Pas Reform shares breeding knowledge in Indonesia

The Pas Reform Academy has delivered the latest in a series of breeder and hatchery management training programmes for poultry industry professionals in Indonesia. In partnership with FoodTechIndonesia (‘FTI’) members the practical, interactive 4-day training programme in Bogor, West Java attracted more than 35 participants from over 15 different breeding companies across the country.

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Dr Marleen Boerjan, Pas Reform’s Director R&D, delivered key insights into the impact of the latest research into embryology on hatching egg quality and storage, optimising incubation, troubleshooting and fine-tuning hatchery performance. Senior Poultry Specialist Gerd de Lange led discussions on hatchery hygiene and breeder management, practical aspects of incubating for high quality chicks, achieving uniformity on the breeder farm, hatching egg hygiene and hatchery climate control and ventilation.

Kemin forms Russian subsidiary

Kemin Industries has formed a new Kemin subsidiary in Russia: Kemin Industries (Lipetsk) LLC. Located 15 km outside the town of Lipetsk and 438 km southeast of Moscow, the company’s plan is to build a facility with manufacturing, administration offices, lunch room, quality lab security building and warehouses. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in 2016 and be completed by spring 2017.

“Russia is one of the largest animal feed markets in Europe producing 25 million tonnes of feed last year,” explained John Springate, senior vice president Technology Acquisition. “Localising manufacturing will reduce order to delivery time for Kemin customers, ensure local availability of high quality feed ingredients, reduce supply chain risks due to transportation, and increase collaboration between our scientists and those we serve, which will likely result in new products tailored for the Russian market.”

AB Vista: Technical video series at IPPE

AB Vista is launching a technical video series at this year’s International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January, aimed at sharing information on various key areas of development within animal nutrition technology for 2016. The ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ video series will feature short technical presentations on a range of global science/nutrition topics.

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It will highlight the latest research and scientific innovation that AB Vista believes will help deliver better animal feed formulation and real performance gains. The company can be found in hall A, booth A721.

Jefo reveals new philosophy

Canadian non-medicated feed additive company Jefo recently announced a new philosophy for its future. The company, founded in 1982, will promote itself through the slogan ‘Life, made easier’. The motto is based on the company’s history and strong corporate values, explained president, Jean Fontaine, in a press release. He said, “Life, made easier is a promise of health solutions that are easy to administer. Right in the feed, as it should be. Without fuss or pain or risk to the animals.”

The new philosophy will be rolled out in all communications in the many countries where Jefo is present. Jefo has its products sold in 57 countries.

Nutreco completes Micronutrients acquisition

Nutreco has completed the acquisition of Micronutrients initially announced 7 December 2015, following regulatory clearance. Micronutrients, a global leader in hydroxy-based trace minerals, will enable Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition business, to further strengthen its Selko feed additives product portfolio.

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Bruce Crutcher, who currently leads Trouw Nutrition USA, will take over the general management of Micronutrients in the second quarter of 2016. The new general manager for Trouw Nutrition USA will be announced shortly. Current Micronutrients CEO Pat James will step down and retire, but will stay on as internal advisor to support Micronutrients further growth.

Amlan presents feed additive abstracts at IPPE

Researchers from Amlan International in conjunction with scientists from the USDA and Southern Poultry Research will be presenting 3 abstracts during the IPPE Scientific Forum on Monday, January 25, 2016. The accepted abstracts are centered on the performance of Varium, a new formulated feed additive that promotes broiler growth equivalent to antibiotics by reducing the level of pathogens and harmful biotoxins that damage the intestinal lining, stimulating early immune function, and strengthening the intestinal barrier function.

“We’re excited to present the results of several of our research studies that were conducted with leading poultry collaborators in the US,” said Dr Ron Cravens, president, Amlan International. “The data shows Varium consistently achieved growth performance equivalent to commercial AGPs and also reduced the effects of bacteria-associated enteric disease.

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