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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13/12/2017: Rich pickings from cod bones

According to the following news release from Nofima, If the fishing industry can extract the collagen from fish bones, it could earn millions

Scientists have managed this in the lab. Now they are trying to do it industrially. 


 
Image credit: Jeremiah John McBride on Flickr
(CC BY-ND 2.0)
Nofima has received funding for this work from the Research Council of Norway’s FORNY2020 programme to ensure results from publicly funded research are brought to the market.

Each year 160,000 tonnes of cod trimmings are thrown away, because there is no financial incentive for fishermen to keep them.

“The trimmings contain a lot of bones. The nutrients in bones are difficult to digest, meaning they are currently underutilized and often discarded,” says scientist Sissel Albrektsen.

Fish bones have a high collagen content. This protein is used in face creams and dietary supplements and has potential as a health-promoting ingredient in salmon feed.

New method
Collagen is extracted from fish bones after demineralisation. Dr Albrektsen and her colleagues have developed a process to release the minerals in fish bones and have come a long way with a process to release the proteins.

The goal of this project is to release at least 85 percent of the collagen-rich protein in cod bones. If they succeed, the value of fish trimmings will rocket. Extraction of minerals and proteins from cod bones could generate NOK 400–900 million per year, depending on the products developed.

Investigating bioactivity
“Bone components seem to affect muscle quality and health, and this may help to develop a more robust fish,” Dr Albrektsen explains.

Fishmeal manufacturer Vedde AS is a partner in this project: “Our goal is to increase the value of fishmeal for aquaculture in particular and to develop new ingredients for use in feed and food products,” says Ola Flesland at Vedde, which is part of the TripleNine Group.

Visit the Nofima website, HERE.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PTN company profile




PTN’s (Pallet Technology Netherlands) mission is to produce and develop high-quality, reliable machines.

PTN strives to provide its customers with the following benefits through its products: higher yields lower energy consumption low maintenance requirements access to state-of-the-art technology.

As a globally operating, specialist manufacturer of pelletisers and related machinery it is their ambition to expand to become the most respected professional OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

According to the PTN website, “Our strategy for achieving this ambition is to: expand and consolidate the global network of professional sales and service points create a virtual and real image of professionalism, quality and innovation as well as a high level of standardisation and digital accessibility for strategic partners transform technology, know-how and competences into technical and commercial added value generate stable growth in sales and profit.”

PTN develops and manufactures all its products under its own management at two production sites in Schijndel. This means that PTN is able to build both standard products and products to meet customer specifications.

After the machines have been manufactured and installed at the customer’s site, their service department commissions the machines. In addition, the service department is also available should there be any problems or if the customer’s own technical department needs support.


Visit the PTN website, HERE.

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Aquaculture Extrusion MEA

A one day short course for aquafeed processing professionals
05 February 2018 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
 

In association with International Aquafeed, Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO, TAMU and VIV, a one day short course for aqua feed processing professionals
A one-day short course for aqua feed processing professionals will be held on February 5, 2018 as part of VIV MEA 2018. The course will cost US$199 and be held at ADNEC, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., there are 50 delegate places.
Aquaculture is the fastest developing sector in the world, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world’s fish supply. Currently 100 percent of floating feed and about 60 percent of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology.
Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries. There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aqua feed demand in the market.
There are hundreds of species of fish, which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, and resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality.
The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.
In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, drying and cooling of aqua feed, optimizing aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients and finished product analysis.
This course is organised by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr Mian Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.



  • 8.00 AM - Registration and Welcome
    -
    Tuti Tan – International Aqua Feed Magazine
  • 8.30 AM - Introduction to Extrusion
    - Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 9.30 AM - Current up‐Date on Aqua Feed Globally
    - Roger Gilbert Editor International Aqua Feed Magazine
  • 10.00 AM - Coffee Break 
  • 10.15 AM - Raw Material Properties for Aqua Feed Extrusion
    - Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 11.00 AM - Grinding of Raw Material for the Aqua Feed - Benjamin Sleiman, CPM Europe B.V.
  • 12.00 PM - Lunch Break
  • 1.30 PM - Optimization of Aqua Feed Quality
    - Nicola Tallarico‐ Kemin
  • 2.15 PM - Extruded Aqua feed quality management; Relations between technology and extruded aqua feed quality
    - Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel
  • 3.00 PM - Coffee Break
  • 3.15 PM - Drying and Cooling of Aqua Feed
    - Josef W Barbi, E.S.E. & INTEC
  • 4.15PM - NIR analyser for ingredient and raw material
    - Per Lidén, Perten
  • 5.00 PM - Q&A 




The course is taking place as part of VIV MEA 2018, in association with:
International Aquafeed, Aquaculture Without Frontiers CIO, TAMU and VIV


 AwF  VIV  AwF

 
 

12/12/2017: Register now for the 2018 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, USA

Registration is now open for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), to be held March 12-15, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas

Hosted by the American Feed Industry Association, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly “where business gets done!”
 

“The Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference is a unique event held each year that provides members with an opportunity to meet hundreds of other feed ingredient buyers and sellers in one place,” said Veronica Rovelli, AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events. “In addition to the robust educational program, attendees can conduct business while making new connections and enjoying the planned networking programs.”

This year’s program will run Tuesday through Thursday and will include member favourites such as the golf tournament, sporting clays tournament, and receptions. Several speakers have been confirmed to date, including Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, who will speak about “Communicating Science in a Networked World,” and Dan Klein, author of My 3:59, who will share his story of living in the present and moving with purpose.

Additional details can be found on the agenda portion of the event’s website, HERE.

Register by Jan. 15 to receive the early-bird rate of $669 for AFIA members and $2,150 for non-members. Members can receive a $100 discount for registering online.

AFIA will again offer its “Buyers to PISC” program at the 2018 conference, which provides scholarships to buyers who are attending the conference for the first time. The Suppliers Showcase will also return for the third time and will be more prominently placed in the networking area than in previous years. There will also be a limited number of private meeting rooms available to members on a first come, first served basis.

More information on each of these opportunities can be found on the event’s website, HERE.

PISC registration is under a new format this year, with an improved event website and enhanced informational features. The change is intended to simplify and streamline the registration process for AFIA members. Registrants should contact Connie Samuels, AFIA’s manager of meetings and events, with any questions.


Visit the PISC event website, HERE.

Visit the AFIA website, HERE.


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Monday, December 11, 2017

12/12/2017: $56 million aqua feed production facility proposed for northern Tasmania, Australia

BioMar Australia have released plans to develop a $56 million aqua feed production facility in the state’s north, providing a significant boost to the local economy, job creation and the state’s growing aquaculture industry

Paddy Campbell, Managing Director of BioMar UK, Australia and the Northern Sea Region said the $56 million proposal would bring world class, state-of-the art fish feed innovation and production facilities to Wesley Vale in northern Tasmania. 


 
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman announces new BioMar feed factory
Image credit: BioMar
“Once operational, the facility will produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of aqua feed product to support the aquaculture industry, expecting to create 55 full time jobs and an additional 30 jobs across the region through indirect support, operational, port services and logistical roles,” Dr Campbell said.

The BioMar Group are leaders in the research and development of sustainable, high performance feed and look forward to welcoming Australia in to their global network. BioMar holds a well-established position in Tasmania as the leading supplier of high-quality fish feed for Atlantic salmon, since entering the local market in 2003. At present one in every three farmed salmon in Tasmania is fed BioMar fish feed products, which are currently being exported from Scotland.

“We are very grateful for the Tasmania Liberal Government’s commitment of $2.3 million towards this project and the support and of the Office of the Coordinator-General in securing the site in Wesley Vale.”

Dr Campbell said BioMar were proposing to construct the aqua feed production facility on the site of the former particle board manufacturing mill located at 329 Mill Road in Wesley Vale.

“This development proposal will also remediate and revitalise the Mill Road site, which has remained empty and abandoned for some time now,” he said. “We are currently in conversation with the local community to seek their input and feedback on the proposal concept, and we look forward to continuing this conversation throughout the development and construction phase of the project.”

Visit the BioMar website, HERE.

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12/12/2017: Entry for Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards now open

The 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards are now officially open for entry, enabling individuals and companies from all aspects of the industry to pit themselves against the crème de la crème of the UK’s aquaculture sector

The awards present a unique opportunity to recognise individuals, companies or organisations that have made the most significant contribution to the UK’s aquaculture industry over the last two years and entries and nominations are invited from the country’s producers, suppliers and academic institutions. Not only are they a means of celebrating and sharing best practice across the industry but they will also showcase the industry’s achievements to a wider audience, culminating in a spectacular awards dinner on the 23 May 2018, during the Aquaculture UK 2018 exhibition in Aviemore.
 
www.aquacultureawards.com

Organised by 5m Publishing, and supported by a number of commercial partners as sponsors, all categories are free to enter. The awards, previously run by The Crown Estate, consist of 12 categories, including three brand new ones, and reflect the diversity of the UK aquaculture industry. As well as a thriving salmon sector, which is breaking all manner of records in terms of sales, the UK is also currently seeing a boom in the production of wrasse and lumpsuckers, an increase in farmed halibut and trout and new highs in mussel and oyster production.

“The former Crown Estate Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards were a key highlight on the industry calendar, championing the great work going on across the sector in terms of husbandry, innovation and environmental sustainability, and Scottish Sea Farms considers itself honoured to feature amongst the past winners,” reflects Jim Gallagher, MD of Scottish Sea Farms – winners of two categories, including Best Aquaculture Company, in 2015.

“For this same spirit of recognition and reward to continue under the new Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards can only be a good thing for the sector, further fuelling ambition to not just deliver but continually drive forward best practice,” he adds.

“We are delighted that the awards have been resurrected and will definitely be putting in an application for the same category this year,” says Dougie Johnson, sales director of Akva Scotland, who won the Supplier of the Year award in 2015.

At a time when a new generation is being attracted to aquaculture it is also important to pick out the likely future leaders of the industry, whose potential is being celebrated through the debut inclusion of a Rising Star Award. And, while the winners of 11 of the categories will be chosen by a panel of eminent industry judges, this year a new award, ‘the People’s Choice’, will be chosen by the wider industry, giving all those present at Aquaculture UK, and further afield, the chance to vote for the people who’ve helped to inspire their careers in this thriving sector.

These awards are open to everyone involved in the UK aquaculture industry, no matter how large or small, who:

• Employ the highest standards of aquaculture husbandry.
• Supply aquaculture products to local, national and international markets.
• Farm with a high level of environmental awareness and deliver a high-quality product.

Entries
Entries are invited for companies and individuals for the following awards categories:

• Finfish Farm Manager of the Year
• Shellfish Farm Manager of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to Industry
• Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year
• Aquaculture Supplier of the Year
• Rising Star

Nominations
The remaining four awards are based on nominations:

• Community Initiative Award
• Business Development Award
• Stewardship and Sustainability Award
• Innovation Award

To find out more about each of the categories and to enter or nominate visit the website, HERE, and complete the online forms. All entries and nominations will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Awards timetable
A full list of categories and details of how to enter the awards can be found on the awards website, HERE.

The closing date for entries Monday 5 March 2018.

The shortlists will be announced in early April and followed by the awards ceremony on Wednesday 23 May 2018 during the Aquaculture UK exhibition in Aviemore.

For more information visit the website, HERE, or email info@aquacultureuk.com.

Visit the Aquaculture UK website, HERE.

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12/12/2017: Level playing field for EU feed and livestock production should be maintained

FEFAC fully supports the call from Copa-Cogeca for a strong, competitive, market-oriented CAP with common and simple rules across the EU following the European Commission publication on The Future of Food & Farming Communication, outlining the challenges and opportunities of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020
  
www.fefac.eu
 FEFAC welcomes in principle the EU Commission’s intention to take a pragmatic approach and apply more flexibility taking into account the diversity of EU agriculture. FEFAC members, however, share concerns about potentially unintended consequences which could give rise to market distortions and jeopardise the level playing field between Member States.

In FEFAC’s view, the European Commission needs to strengthen its role as guardian of the Treaty, thus preventing a further widening of the scope for national derogations and exemptions which could undermine the CAP.

FEFAC recalls its preliminary position on the CAP post 2020 which called for a rebalanced CAP strengthening the economic viability of the EU livestock sector. FEFAC welcomes the overall orientation in the CAP Communication to favour more sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming methods in the future CAP, which will enable farmers to meet the commitments to the Sustainable Developments Goals and the COP21 climate change objectives.

To this end, FEFAC calls for more publicly funded research, including animal nutrition science projects, to further reduce livestock-related GHG emissions while identifying effective mitigation strategies.

The European feed industry has heavily invested in a common methodology at EU and global level (PEFCR for feed & GFLI Feed LCA database project) to measure the environmental performance of feed production and is ready to provide assistance to livestock farmers to reduce their environmental footprint while improving animal performance and resource efficiency.

In addition, FEFAC is also committed to support the European Commission in the development of the new European Protein Plan, expected by the end of 2018.

FEFAC recommends to EU policymakers to take a fully comprehensive approach that covers the strategic need to maintain market access to highly concentrated protein sources which are essential to promote sustainable feeding strategies in Europe.


Visit the FEFAC website, HERE.

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Bühler company profile




There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate.

Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. This is simply something that Buhler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing high-grade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, fish and animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminium die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace.

Over the decades Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence.

Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF1907 million in fiscal 2010.


Visit the website HERE.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

11/12/2017: Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)

BK Chew
Image credit: Nutriad
 The summit, organised by CMT (Centre for Management Technology) focused on the central them of improving feed safety, industry integration and innovations.

At the conference, Dr Swensen Huang - Nutriad, presented “Moving Towards Antibiotics-Free Era- Solutions & Strategies”. His presentation addressed the concerns of producers present, as they face an increasing pressure from markets and governments to eliminate AGPs from animal diets mounts.

The Presentation included new data of combining precision delivery coated butyrate (ADIMIX Precision) in starter feed and phytogenics (APEX 5) in grower and finisher feed comparing to AGP diets in boiler trials. The promising trial data generated a lot of interest and discussion among the delegates.

BK Chew, Regional Director APAC, emphasised the regulatory mandate to reduce or ban antibiotics in a number of countries in S.E. Asia, “Products that promote the animal performance by improving gut health without using AGPS are receiving much attention. From January 1, 2018, the regulatory bodies in Vietnam and Indonesia, will enforce the restriction of the types of antibiotics allowed as well as limiting its use to only early stages of growth.”

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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11/12/2017: Dr Anna Zhenchuk succeeds Dr Simone K. Frey as BioAnalyt's Managing Director

After more than eight years at BioAnalyt, Simone K. Frey has decided to leave BioAnalyt to pursue her entrepreneurial and venture capital activities


Dr Simone K. Frey 
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Simone transformed BioAnalyt from a university spin-off into a profitable, growing company with customers in over 80 countries. 

We will miss her but are excited for her new journey. She will leave effective by the end of this year, but will maintain a strong relationship with the company as business and market advisor. 




Dr Anna Zhenchuk
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Since Dr Anna Zhenchuk joined BioAnalyt in 2012 as Technical Director, she has developed new products and provided hands-on support to customers in over 30 countries.

Starting January 2018, she is taking over the role as managing director. Anna has a background in biotechnology as well as business administration and has lived in six countries.

In her new role, she is excited to continue BioAnalyt's vision, backed by a committed team: Democratising nutritional testing and driving transparency in food and nutrition.

Visit the Bioanalyt website, HERE.

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Dinnissen company profile

  


With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors.

They are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which they develop, test and produce in-house!
 
Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

08/12/2017: PHARMAQ’s opens new production facility in Kløfta, Norway

On the 4th December PHARMAQ announced the opening of a new facility in Kløfta (Norway) for the production of viral antigens for use in fish vaccines
 

With the establishment of this state of the art facility, PHARMAQ has now the capacity to produce virus antigen for several hundred million vaccine doses annually and will ensure PHARMAQ’s delivery capacity to the international aquaculture industry for the future.

The plant received authorisation from the Norwegian Medicines Agency on November 1, 2017 and is counting up to twenty five employees.

“Today, we are extremely proud to open this new facility for virus antigen production in Norway” said Morten Nordstad, President PHARMAQ.

“Not only this facility will help secure fish vaccines production for the many years to come, but it also represents a real technological step forward in vaccine production for fish. This new site in Kløfta will ensure close cooperation with our R&D organisation in Oslo and our production facilities for bacterial antigens and finished vaccines in Overhalla.”

Visit the PHARMAQ website, HERE.



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Tyson company profile




Tyson Animal Nutrition Group is a leading producer of 100 percent chicken-based protein meals, chicken fats and wet pet ingredients.

Their experience, knowledge, commitment to quality and strong customer relationships have made them one of the most respected names in animal nutrition.

Tyson's vertically-integrated structure gives them control over all stages of the life cycle of their chickens, from hatching-egg production to distributing the finished product.

And because all of their raw materials come from USDA-inspected processing plants, their ingredients are consistent, traceable and to your specifications.

Their sales and support Team Members welcome the opportunity to partner with you and meet your needs for high-quality ingredients.

Learn more about our products or speak to one of our sales managers today.

Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

07/12/2017: Warming ocean to alter ecosystems and affect fisheries by end of century, says NIWA scientists, New Zealand

Rapid warming of the ocean near Tasmania may provide a good indication of how the water around New Zealand will change as the planet warms, say NIWA scientists

The following is a news release from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand.
 


In a recent paper, published in the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, the scientists have used two Earth System Models and four climate change scenarios to project how New Zealand waters will be affected by 2100.

Lead author and NIWA marine biogeochemist Professor Cliff Law says the best-case scenario involved a cessation in the production of carbon dioxide in the next few years, with the worst-case being business as usual in which carbon dioxide levels keep rising.

“The average warming around New Zealand is 2.5°C by the end of this century, which will affect how the ocean mixes and the nutrients available for plankton growth, with knock-on effects on the foodweb and fisheries.”

Prof Law says that the surface ocean has a “density step” between the surface water and the lower, deeper water where the nutrients come from, which acts like a physical barrier to nutrient movement between the layers.

“With further warming, there’s a stronger density step and less nutrient supply for the surface waters so phytoplankton doesn’t grow so well and productivity drops down.” This has already happened in the water just off Tasmania and the south-east corner of Australia, which is warming rapidly as the East Australian current pushes warmer water further south causing huge changes to the ecosystem. There coastal ecosystems were changing with an increase in subtropical species, which can impact the economy, Prof Law said.

“We are predicted to get an equivalent amount of warming by the end of the century, so what’s happening to the ecosystem off Tasmania might be a good proxy for what we’re going to see in New Zealand waters.”
 

Projected changes in upper ocean properties in response to climate
Image credit: NIWA 

The paper reports that one of the most affected areas for nutrient decline will be the Chatham Rise to the east of New Zealand, which currently provides about 60 per cent of the country’s commercial fish catch. Another vulnerable area is the sub Antarctic waters to the south of New Zealand which is also home to some commercial fisheries.

The fishing industry may need to think about being more agile in terms of the species it catches and where it catches them, Prof Law said. “For example, if fish go deeper to maintain their temperature, they will have to adjust their practices to account for that.”

Acidity in the ocean will increase by 130 per cent by the end of the century which will cause changes to shellfish.

“For example, we can speculate that shells of paua and mussels may be affected – it doesn’t mean that we lose them from our ecosystems, just that they might become smaller in response to their diversion of energy to maintain their shells.”

Changes in species in New Zealand waters could include more invasive species and possibly new diseases that could affect local ecosystems. However, there may also be an upside. Tuna could be more plentiful in our waters because they prefer warmer waters and other fisheries may also benefit.

“In New Zealand we’re on the border between the warmer water, where things are moving from, and the cooler water, where things are moving to. Therefore, we won’t be as hard hit as some of the islands in tropical regions where continual warming will reduce numbers of fish and plankton.”

He also said the Earth Systems Models used by the scientists provided the best data “for now” but their global scale meant they provided information at low resolution.

“This paper is a first look at what these models suggest future conditions might be around New Zealand. But if we want more information we need to develop our own models that can give us more precision and greater resolution on a spatial scale.”

Prof Law said the aim of the paper was to inform the public and policy makers that conditions are going to change, “People tend to think of climate change from a terrestrial angle but obviously, as the ocean is a big part of the globe, there will be significant changes. As it’s also a significant part of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone we need to start planning for this now.”

Visit the NIWA website, HERE.

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07/12/2017: Aquafarm 2018 just two months away

The second edition of Aquafarm 2018 is getting closer and it is based on three general subjects: marine and freshwater aquaculture, vertical farming and off soil crop, algae

The event highlights the intersection and synergies among them.
 


Aquaculture
The highlights: the optimisation and personalisation of the feed recipes; the new biological and chemical-physical technologies for the disinfection and farming water treatment; new technical for the cryopreservation at low temperature and their potential for the enlargement of the market to the export of the Italian farming fish.

On the scientific innovation side, Aquafarm will host the presentation by the Maritime Research Institute of Bergen focused on the results of the improvement genetic program of some salmonid species by using editing genomic techniques denominated CRISPR-CAS.

Vertical farming
On the vertical farming and off soil crop stream, an original focus will be placed on the debate related to overcoming the concept of bio due to the faster progress of the off soil crop and the production of sustainable food. We will dispel the myth about the tasteless of the vertical farming products. At Aquafarm 2018 you could assist in the realisation of a vertical farming.

Algaculture

On the algae field, we are at the dawn of a new era focused on the cost efficiency and the richness of useful substances, innovations that will be examined at Aquafarm. From the raw material for the green chemistry to the nutrients for feed, from the active principle of the nutraceutical to the utilisation of energy and depuration.

Visit the Aquafarm 2018 website, HERE.

View the Aquafarm 2018 aquaculture program, HERE.

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Ottevanger company profile


 Ottevanger Milling Engineers, founded in 1909, is a global company in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete installations for the grain-processing and mixed-feed industries. 

 Food producers throughout the world use these installations to produce food for people and animals. They design and produce a comprehensive range of process equipment according to the latest standards, and incorporating the newest technologies. 

 Their expertise lies in engineering, manufacturing, project management and cereal processing. They plan, design and manage the construction of complete production facilities or individual lines for processes such as: feed mills, premix and concentrate plants, Aqua feed and Pet food installations, Cereal processing lines, Biomass installations etcetera. Ongoing research, active development and clever innovation ensure that the company retains its leading position in the international market.

Visit their website, HERE.

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