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…

New feed mill opens in Zambia, to improve aqua sector

ZAMBIA – A new factory worth US$10million has been officially inaugurated by Aller Aqua as part of the company’s plan to invest in the aquaculture industry sector in Zambia. The factory, with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum, was established as a joint venture with Oakfield Holdings Limited where Aller Aqua has an off-take…

AgriProtein wins BBC’s international food and farming award

SOUTH AFRICA - AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and leading waste-to-nutrient up-cycler, has been named the BBC Food Chain Global Champion in its quest for new source of protein to feed the planet’s growing population. The insect protein pioneer was awarded for its flagship product, which helps in securing the future of food while delivering…

DSM acquires Dutch animal nutrition company

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced the acquisition of Twilmij B.V. a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM’s strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging its product portfolio and innovation capabilities. The acquisition of…

President opens Olam’s poultry feed mill, hatchery and breeder farms

NIGERIA – Olam International Limited has hosted President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to inaugurate its poultry feed mill and day-old-chick facilities in Kaduna Estate, Northern Nigeria The integrated poultry and feed mill at Ilorin in Kwara State, worth US$150million, will enable the company to deepen its already strong influence in Nigeria’s food, agro and agro-processing…