Pancosma & Associates reached an agreement in December 2015 to acquire Btech, a leading player in the Brazilian feed additives market.
CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, reported net income of $266.5 million for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. Earnings for the period September 1-November 30, 2015, declined 30 percent from the same period of fiscal 2015.
Alltech has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds Inc., in a share purchase agreement with Ag Processing Inc. (AGP). Masterfeeds, a leading commercial animal nutrition company in Canada, is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 12 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011.
China’s feed production output was more than 200 million tons in 2015, according to the country’s Deputy Director of the Department of Animal Production Wang Junxun.
It is the absence rather than the presence of technical additives that may be the cause of problems in manufacturing, storing, distributing and handling of animal feeds. In general, good quality feed that is based on a well-designed formula and prepared under appropriate manufacturing conditions requires little or none at all in terms of agents preserving or enhancing its physicochemical characteristics.
Diamond V recently launched NutriTek, a nutritional health product for dairy animals that aims to enable dairy producers to optimize genetic potential for higher milk production.
Whole-plant maize silage is a choice ingredient used universally in dairy cattle rations. It is preferred, not only because of its intrinsic high-energy value and good supply of fiber, but also because yield is maximized when the whole plant is harvested – up to 50 percent more energy compared to dried maize kernels.
Poultry farmers might want to look to a familiar product to stop the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza through feed additives.
Construction has begun on the first Chinese-financed feed plant in Bulgaria, official sources in China report. The new mill is located in Dobrich in the northeast of the country, in the main grain-producing region. At a cost of US$6.5 million, the project is being financed by a private company, China TianJin Tianshinong Farming Technology Co.