Cargill appoints Maxim Agri Ltd as its sole distributor of its animal nutrition products in Kenya

KENYA – Global agribusiness company, Cargill has appointed Maxim Agri Ltd to be the sole distributor of its animal nutrition products. Maxim Agri Ltd is a Pakistan based company dealing with feeds, fodder seeds and customized nutrition solution in Kenya. “It is our pleasure to announce that as from April 2020 Cargill’s animal nutrition business has appointed Maxim Agri Ltd as sole distributor in Kenya,” stated Maxim. This distribution agreement will enable shorter lead times and consistent supply to the Kenyan feed market. Cargill is one of the world’s leading…

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Royal De Heus acquires Brazilian animal nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição

BRAZIL – Dutch animal nutrition company, Royal De Heus has signed the agreement to acquire its Brazilian peer Cerrado Nutrição Animal, for an undisclosed sum. Located in Itaberaí, central Brazil, Cerrado Nutrição Animal produces a range of dairy and beef products such as complete feeds, concentrates, nucleus, mineral supplements and mineral protein supplements. With a manufacturing capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, Royal De Heus believes that Cerrado Nutrição Animal has a strong regional position, especially in the market for beef cattle in the Brazilian Midwest. De Heus said that the acquisition…

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ADM opens new Animal Nutrition Technology Center in the US

USA – ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), has opened a new Animal Nutrition Technology Center in Decatur, Illinois, US to expand its research and development capabilities. The facility will be offering capabilities to enhance customer collaboration and develop fully-tailored nutrition solutions. The company noted that the technology center is designed to serve the needs of the broad animal nutrition market, with a focus on ingredient and nutritional solutions development for pet foods, pet treats and aquaculture feeds. It features state-of-the-art technology, including a pilot…

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Royal De Heus to acquire ADM’s Spanish compound feed plant

SPAIN – Dutch animal nutrition company, Royal De Heus has signed an agreement to acquire Evialis Galicia, a Spanish compound feed plant owned by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). With a volume of more than 50,000 tonnes of compound feed annually, Evialis Galicia has a leading regional position in northern Spain. De Heus said the acquisition will strengthen its position in Spain’s large Iberian animal feed market. Evialis Galicia, located in Sada, northwestern Spain was founded in 1974 by a collaboration of pig farmers to produce feed for their own…

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Dutch animal nutrition company Nutreco acquires premix company ANH South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Nutreco, Dutch animal nutrition company has acquired the South African premix and macro feed company, Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH) from Kaonne Investments for an undisclosed amount to expand its market share in South Africa. Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed operating its two global brands, Skretting (fish and shrimp feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) thus ANH will be fully integrated into Trouw Nutrition South Africa. Announcing the deal, Nutreco’s MD Africa Rob Kiers said, “We have worked closely with the…

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Global animal and pet nutrition ingredients market to hit US$24bn by 2025

WORLD – Growth prospects in the global animal and pet nutrition ingredients market look promising over the next six years, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan forecast. Frost & Sullivan expects the total market for animal and pet nutrition ingredients to grow from US$16.612 billion in 2018 and reach US$24.178 billion by 2025, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% during the period. The Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis cites strong growth in the livestock feed industry in developing regions, with an uptick in aquaculture feed as…

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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 Loefer, vice-president of ADM Animal Nutrition. “For our customers, this means faster service, more customization to meet every need, and higher capacity — in short, everything they can and should expect from ADM Animal Nutrition,”…

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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 the company on its Twitter feed in early February. The new plant will be ready by early 2019. The new investment could provide the company with capacity to meet rising local demand in Kenya where…

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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 its agricultural products in Finland in 2013. In 2016, the company invested around US$5 million to expand its fish feed factory in Finland with a new production line in order to increase the feed capacity…

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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 will be headquartered at the DSM Biotech Campus in Delft, Netherlands. According to the companies, Veramaris’s breakthrough innovation – algal oil – will, for the first time, enable the production of the essential omega-3 fatty…

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