ADM opens a new high capacity facility in the US

USA - ADM Animal Nutrition has debuted a new high capacity premix facility in Effingham, Illinois, U.S to serve its wide pet food and animal nutrition category in the US. The new plant provides customers with higher standards for quality and process controls plus industry-leading technology needed to meet and exceed their needs, said Chuck…

Bidco Land O’Lakes breaks ground on US$10m animal feed plant

KENYA – Bidco Land O’Lakes, the joint venture business between Bidco Africa and American company Land O’Lakes, has commenced the construction of a KSh 1 billion (US$10 million) animal feed plant in Nakuru, Kenya. The new plant ‘will boost production capacity, give us ability to produce new, high quality and innovative animal feeds products’, said…

Raisio considers selling its feed business to focus on healthy foods

FINLAND - Raisio, a company that uses grain and other plant-based raw materials is considering selling its feeds business in its divestment plan to focus on healthy foods. The company plans on disposing its feed business that includes cattle and fish feeds, sold in Finland and Russia. Raisio established and strengthened its Raisioagro’s company for…

DSM, Evonik announce joint venture for omega-3s production

NETHERLANDS – Leading Dutch and German ingredients solutions companies DSM and Evonik have established a new company to manufacture omega-3 solutions for the animal feed industry. Dubbed Veramaris V.O.F., the new company will manufacture eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. The 50/50 joint venture…

USGC signs MOU to set up feed manufacturing centre in Tunisia

USA – The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards the establishment of the Tunisian Centre for Feed Manufacturing and the expansion of export opportunities to help local feed producers improve the quality of their products. As part of establishing the centre, the Council, the Tunis National Institute for Agribusiness (INAT)…

Cargill opens its first animal nutrition premix plant in Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Cargill has officially opened its first animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines to meet increasing demand from medium and large livestock farms and feed millers in the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries for US$12million. Cargill opened the plant where 50 local employees will produce animal nutrition premix solutions to customers under the…

Cargill acquires US animal nutrition company Diamond V

USA – Leading food and agribusiness company Cargill has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a provider of natural immune support products and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance and food safety. According to Cargill, the acquisition will accelerate the company’s push to meet consumers demand for more wholesome food production to…

ADM invests in German facility to produce non-GMO soybean meals

GERMANY - Archer Daniels Midland Co. as announced its plans to making further investments to produce more high protein soymeal free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at its Straubing crushing plant in Germany. “The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO…

Animal feeds makers sidestep quality checks over high fees

KENYA - Small-scale manufacturers of livestock feeds are side-stepping quality checks due to high service costs leading to low milk output. Research by the Kenya Markets Trust shows that a Sh4,000 fee charged by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) for every test conducted is prohibitive for small scale makers of animal feeds. “Factors that…

RCL Foods say their new pet-food plant plans are on track

SOUTH AFRICA - RCL Foods, formerly known as Rainbow Chickens, said in its latest annual report released yesterday that its new pet-food plant was on track. “The commissioning of the new R123m pet-food plant is on track, with full production expected by December 2017. “The plant will feature innovation and technology that is not currently…