We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the global poultry industry this October.
To expand in Africa, Cobb has entered into a joint venture with the Irvine’s Group, which is the company’s oldest distributor selling Cobb products in Africa for over 72 years. The joint venture will open a new grandparent operation in Tanzania that will help supply East Africa with broiler breeding stock. This is the first time that Cobb will invest directly in Africa, according to the company’s VP EMEA & Asia-Pacific. The company notes that existing challenges of freight cost and avian influenza bans mean that current supply from Europe has become less reliable. This new joint venture is projected to help improve market access and reliability of supply.
Zinpro Corporation, manufacturer of trace minerals and animal nutrition solutions, has opened its new blending facility in Marialva in Paraná, Brazil. According to the company’s CEO, Rob Sheffer, the new plant will bring increased flexibility to innovate and develop solutions for animals and producers.
Lallemand recently celebrated 100 years of yeast production at its production plant in Montreal. Lallemand now has a diverse and global presence in 50 countries over 5 continents, employs more than 5,000 employees and operates 48 production facilities, including 24 yeast and 10 bacteria plants.
Alltech will bring the ideas and inspiration of its annual ONE Conference to Dubai at the Alltech ONE World Tour where changemakers and thought leaders examine regional and local market trends in agriculture, business, health and nutrition. The conference, which takes place from 27-28 November at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre in Dubai, will explore species-specific nutrition and production topics in greater detail through 2 dedicated breakout sessions, one focused on dairy and the other on poultry, as well as an interactive panel discussion featuring industry experts.
Italian Officine Facco has announced the acquisition of Sperotto. “In Sperotto we have found a complementary company, a leader in the broiler sector and, moreover, as strong in turnkey project as Facco is for eggs,” said Elisa Finco, VP of Facco Spa, noting that an objective of the acquisition will be to enhance the internal production of carpentry and prefabricated steel constructions, currently Sperotto’s core business, which produces sheds. It is envisaged that this acquisition will open up new prospects in the international market.