Friday, December 15, 2017

15/12/2017: Bluestar Adisseo announces the acquisition of Nutriad

Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces the acquisition of Nutriad, a global feed additives producer. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition. 
 


Nutriad, a multinational company headquartered in Dendermonde, Belgium, operates four laboratories and five plants located in Belgium, Spain, the UK, China and the USA. The business generates gross sales of about US$100 million per year. 

Adisseo CEO,
Jean-Marc Dublanc
Image credit: Adisseo
 A manufacturer of feed additives for more than 50 years, Nutriad has a solid product range in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Next to poultry and swine they are also present in aquaculture, dairy and cattle.

Adisseo is convinced that a combination between Nutriad and Adisseo represents a highly attractive opportunity for both companies to build a strong worldwide franchise leveraging on complementary strengths.

Nutriad’s product range, the species addressed, and its target markets are highly complementary to Adisseo’s and will allow the combined business to implement integrated solutions and offer even more value to customers. 

Nutriad CEO, 
Erik Visser
Image credit: Adisseo
 Commenting on the acquisition, Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, said, “Today we take another major step forward in delivering our strategy and we are thrilled to welcome the Nutriad team as they join the Adisseo family. We look forward to welcoming the Nutriad employees with their great knowledge and expertise. The acquisition of NUTRIAD supports our ambition for accelerating growth of our Specialties business in order to address our customers’ needs. Together, we will set up an efficient organisation which should allow us to strengthen our global product portfolio’s competitiveness and its overall efficiency. We will also mutually benefit from respective strengths and global commercial coverage for product registration, sales, marketing and worldwide distribution network, with combined sales in more than 100 countries.”

Erik Visser, CEO of Nutriad added, “We are excited to become part of Adisseo because both companies are driven by the same ambition – to deliver the most innovative and practical feed solutions to our customers. We are proud of what we have achieved in recent years, as Nutriad is growing rapidly across species and geographies. By combining our strengths with those of Adisseo, we can jointly accelerate success for our customers.”


Visit the Adisseo website, HERE.

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

15/12/2017: Scottish aquaculture sector embracing innovation support, proves new video case studies

This week saw the launch of a new video case study campaign by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), highlighting the way in which the sector is embracing support to innovate and grow

The videos feature the perspectives of a range of contributors: from public sector funders, enterprise agencies and institutions, to private sector companies.

Championing the vital relationship between innovation and the future competitiveness of Scotland is Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation at the Scottish Funding Council.
 
Tom Ashton, Xelect, front of camera
Image credit: SAIC

In his video, Dr Fancey says, “The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has been remarkable in its clarity of purpose, led by the industry itself directing the academic community exactly towards the projects and the challenges that it needs to be addressed. It is utterly thrilling for my colleagues at the Funding Council and enterprise agencies to see the way that Scottish industry – the aquaculture industry foremost amongst them – is working closely with colleagues in the academic sectors, both universities and colleges.

“It’s really exciting to see not just ideas being turned into commercial answers and opportunities, but also to see the way that the industry is working with the academic community to develop its own future skills needs.”

Elaine Jamieson, Head of Food and Drink at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), reflects on HIE’s recent collaboration with SAIC on ‘Accelerating Aquaculture Innovation’ – the new £1m match-funding programme to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) commercialise new supply chain innovations.

The video case study campaign also features the views of three such Scottish SMEs, with contributions from Alban Denton, Managing Director at Loch Duart; Michael Tait, Chairman of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group; and Dr Tom Ashton, Operations Director at Xelect.

Providing the academic perspective meanwhile, is Professor Hervé Migaud, Director of Research at the University of Stirling’s world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture.

SAIC CEO Heather Jones commented, “Regular conversation with our industry-academic partners and key stakeholders is essential to ensuring that SAIC is adding value where the sector needs it most. These videos are an extension of those ongoing conversations, providing a snapshot of where we’re getting it right, while also inspiring ideas for what more we could do to be of support to the sector. We’re always listening, always responding. Our sincere thanks go to all those who gave their time to appear in the videos.”

The six-strong suite of videos, produced and directed by Rare Bird Media in Edinburgh in partnership with Garland PR, are available to view at SAIC’s YouTube channel and are being promoted across a week-long social media campaign.

More video case studies are already in production and will be released in early 2018.


Visit the SAIC Youtube channel, HERE.
Visit the SAIC website, HERE.

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15/12/2017: Part one: Getting radical with aquacultural technology

by Cliff Spencer, Chairman, AwF

In my transition from an agricultural to an aquacultural role and perspective, certain differences between the two husbandry practices have become increasingly clear to me
 


Unlike agriculture, which certainly does a reasonable job of moving with the times, aquaculture on a global basis could do much, much better than its current efforts. That I would hasten to say is not to decry the excellent and often groundbreaking work of many aquacultural corporations, places of further and higher learning, research establishments and individual fish farmers. However much more can and should be done.

In that respect AwF will be doing its bit to ensure the taking up of many technologies that are safe, proven and well understood but yet seemingly not considered as worthy of promotion, certainly to the general public as their equivalent agricultural ones.

For this reason amongst others, AwF is co-owner of the establishing National Aquaculture Centre in the UK and fully involved in the partnership with Hull University, and its well-known and highly regarded Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies and its Hull International Fisheries Institute.

By way of example, the use of mobile telecommunications to rapidly transfer data in the pursuit of analysing and overcoming aquacultural challenges and the use of genomics. In marine as opposed to land production these are two areas where much, much more should and could be achieved in aquaculture practice. This knowledge and these systems and technologies exist, but need putting into practice much more to gain this benefit for all producers and consumers of aquacultural output.

We will gain greater sustainability of production and food safety through for instance the more effective control of disease, through these technologies to name but a single aspect of an industry that is lagging behind compared to its agricultural counterpart. I was studying this in agriculture at university in 1971 and saw it strongly adapted into pig production.

The technology is already available to produce any aquacultural product in any country of the world, yet only a small percentage of what is both possible and needed in the world of aquaculture is taking place. Indeed if the aquaculture world is studied then (with some notable exceptions) this is particularly true, and yet the West is an area of the world that is importing aquacultural production (or more accurately exporting its production) at a completely unsustainable and macro-economically undesirable rate.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Leiber company profile


Now with more than 140 employees, with each one a specialist in his or her domain, Leiber has a well-proven team in a company following a clear strategy for more than 50 years: working with values.

“What makes us unique? We focus on what we know best. Yeast. Production on the highest level of quality. Latest technology. New findings from science and research. The performance of a team of specialists. 

This is what defines Leiber´s strategic orientation. This is what makes us truly entrepreneurial”, as explained on the Leiber website.

“The markets´ requirements are changing - we are able to follow. This is how we became one of the leading manufacturers of specialised yeast products”.

Visit the website HERE.





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International aquafeed - December 2017




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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

14/12/2017: We are the world – We are the children

by Ioannis Zabetakis

From November 12-19, 2017, we celebrated what we call “Science Week” in Ireland, when hundreds of different workshops, tutorials, talks and experiments took place all around the country
 
Ioannis Zabetakis

During that week, I was invited to visit schools and talk to the students – Scientists of Tomorrow about Science, Food, Diet and Nutrition.

Tuesday November 14, was an exceptional day; a day to remember! I was invited to go to the secondary school of one of my boys where I had (the honour and) the chance to talk and interact with Year One boys (i.e. 13 year old) on diet, nutrition, Science and "How to Live Well?”. Because at the end of the day, we need to remember that we are Scientists in order to improve our lives, to help people live with fewer diseases, less pain and live more happily.

At St Munchins College, boys were interactive, inquisitive and happy! Talking to them, teaching them about Diet and Food Pyramids (and some endemic mistakes there...) was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my teaching career so far. We compared the Mediterranean diet pyramid and the Irish food pyramids, we tried to identify what mistakes the Irish pyramid has and how we can correct them so we can pass to the Public correct dietary advice, we talked about Science, Health and Diet and so many other things that affect our Lives in a positive or a negative way.

We discussed about food, cooking, exercise, happiness, love, addictions. But above all, we had FUN!

Boys were buzzing non-stop and though this collaborative experience, we all learned some useful things. From now on, it is up to us to start implementing them. By making small changes in the way we eat and live, we can improve our Lives.

By thinking (Food) Science when we choose and prepare our food, the quality of our life can be improved and then we can more easily reach further out like the song “We are the World” suggests... A special "Thank you" to all the Teachers and the Boys in St Munchins for this beautiful day!

P.S.
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving!

Read the full article in International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

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Inteqnion Solutions company profile



Inteqnion is specialised in the design, build and installation of control systems for the batch and continuous controlled process industry. With their control solutions, Inteqnion focus on the improvement and optimisation of your production process.

Industries
You can find Inteqnion Process Control Systems in different segments within the feed, flour and bulk industry. For each segment, Inteqnion modifies the Process Control Systems for the specific requirements in the particular market.

Why choose Inteqnion?
“When you cooperate with Inteqnion you choose for quality and reliability. You benefit from our knowledge and experience our passion. Inteqnion is a no-nonsense organisation with more than 30 professionals who have years of experience in the process industry”
– Interqnion Solutions

Visit the Inteqnion website, HERE.

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