November feed update: What did you miss?

Trou Nutrition announces pig feeding technology

Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company, announces Kinetio, a patented technology intended to improve the digestion of nutrients in piglets. Kinetio, currently used in the Milkiwean range of products, uses hydrolytic kinetics (digestion speed) to degrade insoluble and soluble dietary protein, starch and fiber in feed. This is used to formulate a piglet diet that supports maximum nutrient absorption.

Photo: Annie van der Meer

De Heus acquires Masan’s feed business in Vietnam

De Heus Vietnam has signed an agreement with Masan to control 100% of the feed business of MNS Feed (100% ANCO and 75.2% Proconco), covering 13 feed plants and 1 turnkey plant (total capacity about 4 million tons). This will become the largest animal feed company active in the independent Vietnamese feed market. Strategic supply agreements will also see De Heus supply pigs and feed to Masan.

ADM unveils nutrition research and development laboratory in Switzerland

ADM has opened its new animal feeding laboratory in Rolle, Switzerland. With a focus on sustainability, the lab was set up to support the development of science-based feed additives for livestock species, pet food, and aquaculture.

Densen and Otevanger announce strategic partnership

The milling engineers Dinnissen and Ottevanger formed a strategic alliance. This collaboration allows Denison to focus more on processing solutions for food, dairy, chemicals, pet food and pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, for Ottevanger, who specialize in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for the grain processing and compound feed industry, the alliance presents an opportunity to strengthen its position in the international feed market.

Photo: Dinnissen / Otevanger
Photo: Dinnissen / Otevanger

DSM plans a new production site for Bovaer Scotland

Royal DSM announced at COP26 in Glasgow that it is planning a large-scale production capacity of a methane-reducing feed additive for its ruminant, Bovaer, with a new plant at its current site in Dalry, Scotland. The company states that the Bovaer additive for cows reduces intestinal methane emissions by about 30% for ruminants. In September, DSM received regulatory approval in Brazil and Chile for its feed additive. The new plant in Dalry is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025.

New diet for marine fish larvae launched by Skretting

Skretting has launched a new hatchery diet, GEMMA Neo, which he says reduces reliance on traditional feed ingredients while providing optimal nutritional composition, production system performance and weaning flexibility. The product contains ingredients inspired by nature to support improved palatability, is easy to use and has an improved granule structure and feed distribution.

Photo: Skretting
Photo: Skretting

Beta Bugs launched Beta Buzz’s post on breeding insects

Beta Buzz was created to highlight the ever-growing insect farming industry and aims to help the sector address some of the questions related to black soldier fly farming. It is geared towards assisting new market entrants and farmers who wish to diversify into the insect farming industry and provide an alternative and sustainable source of feed for their animals. The first issue of Beta Buzz focuses on technology suppliers that can make it easier to set up and operate your insect farming operations, helping improve on-farm performance or helping progress to the next stage of scale.

Photo: Peta Bugs
Photo: Peta Bugs

Next Interactions and BASF Develop New Technology to Analyze Asian Soybean Rust

Next Interactions and BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division have teamed up to develop a scientific approach to combating Asian soybean rust, a harmful fungal disease of soybeans. To offer farmers a more sustainable solution to controlling the fungus, the partnership is working to understand the interaction of the fungus with soybeans and analyze the function of potential ASR-influencing proteins, which enable the disease to spread. Plant pathogens secrete a variety of proteins affecting the plant host cells. Once inside, these influences interfere with the host cell’s metabolism and impede defense pathways, allowing the spread of disease. Recent genome sequencing of the fungus revealed an extremely large number of ASR effectors.

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