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Kasturi Poultry Farms India (KPF) has chosen Royal Pas Reform to build its new, single-stage integrated hatchery in Dharapuram, Tamil Nadu. The facility, which is expected to be fully operational by mid-2021, will have a capacity of one-million day-old broilers per week.

Marel acquires PMJ
Marel is pleased to announce the acquisition of PMJ, a global provider of advanced processing solutions for the duck industry. United, the two companies are in a stronger position to drive further growth, providing better value for both current and future customers.

EW Nutrition, a global provider of animal nutrition solutions, announced today that it has acquired the Feed Quality and Pigments business from Novus International, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, EW Nutrition becomes the owner of world renowned brands such as Santoquin® feed preservative, SURF●ACE® feed mill processing aid, and Agrado® feed ingredient. The acquisition also gives EW Nutrition ownership of a state-of-the-art production facility in Constantí, Spain.

With over 45 years of experience in animal nutrition, today, Difagri is the independent leader in nutritional solutions
for production animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits).

Essential oils have shown to be an effective tool for poultry producers looking to both improve performance and gut health during health challenges. Novus International, Inc. will present new research on its essential oil blend during the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF), January 25-29.

Despite the pandemic, the annual International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) will proceed this year but in a completely different way, and Novus International, Inc. will be there. Traditionally held in person at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., IPPE is going digital this year with its IPPE MarketplaceSM. The all-online event offers attendee/exhibitor engagement, education programs, on-demand TECHTalks and information about new products through IPPE’s Innovation Station/New Product Showcase.

After building a strong relationship with Saudi distributor Al-Watania Poultry, Cobb made history by completing its first shipment to Jordan last month. The companies worked together to successfully navigate new logistical challenges and deliver the first Cobb500™ shipment to the country.

In 2020, Novus International, Inc., a global leader in nutrition and health solutions for the animal agriculture industry, announced plans to redefine its business through an enhanced focus on gut health and innovation. The Missouri-based company is making good on its strategy with a new partnership.

AB Vista has welcomed the publication of a new peer-reviewed research paper; ‘Stimbiotic supplementation improved performance and reduced inflammatory response via stimulating fibre fermenting microbiome in weaner pigs housed in a poor sanitary environment and fed an antibiotic-free low zinc oxide diet’.

The Ross® Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) team recently celebrated the 20th Ross Middle East & Africa Association (RMEAA) meeting virtually from Nov. 23-24. The RMEAA meeting provides a good platform for distributors to hold meetings with Aviagen Executives to discuss individual, important business issues.

In December 2020, Marel’s manufacturing site in Dongen released its 3,000,000th poultry processing shackle since production began in 1987. A shackle may seem a simple metal hook, but in fact, it is a truly essential component in the poultry industry.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (ARS) today announced a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep.
ARS researchers partnered with Virginia Tech and the University of Massachusetts' Medical School to solve H. contortus parasite infection, which also happens to be the number one health problem in the U.S. sheep industry. The parasite infects the stomach of ruminant mammals, feeding and interfering with digestion, before ultimately affecting the animal's overall health and stability.

Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of FRAmelco Group, a Dutch feed additive company (meaning FRAnklin Group BV and its wholly owned subsidiaries – hereafter “FRAmelco”). This transaction contributes to Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition.

New exhibition dates: 7th- 9th June 2021 – trade fair to offer exhibition with extensive technical programme, covering current topics in livestock production (DLG). DLG International today announced the postponement of the EuroTier Middle East to 7th-9th June 2021. DLG International, the organizer of the trade fair, in close coordination with the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), strategic partner of EuroTier Middle East, have taken the difficult decision to postpone the trade fair. This is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel and social distancing regulations.

Hamlet Protein, global leader in the production of soy based protein ingredients, announced a sales team expansion. Chelcee Hindman and Lamar Rider are joining the Findlay (Ohio) headquartered North America organization. In the past months, Hamlet Protein has invested in people and plant capacity as it aims to further grow its leading position in the North American market.

JRSMohamed Nawwar is a great addition to the animal nutrition team at JRS. He is a veterinarian and holds two masters’ degrees:
MBA in Marketing from the Arab Academy of Science & Technology in Egypt
and M.Sc. in Animal Sciences from the University of Hohenheim in Germany.

Moba introduces Moba EggXtreme: A new and unique patented industrial processing system. EggXtreme improves traditional egg processing methods by emphasizing the high-quality and freshness of the egg product and reducing the chance of contamination.
Thanks to its new integrated low-temperature Radio Frequency system, EggXtreme is a game changer in egg processing.

Single-stage incubation is a well-established concept in the more modern poultry businesses. Due to the increasing demand for poultry meat and the higher food safety and quality standards, the more traditional multi-stage markets are also starting to show a growing interest in single-stage systems with advanced technologies such as Embryo-Response Incubation™.

Pas ReformRoyal Pas Reform has announced the appointment of Paul Smits as the company’s new CEO. Smits is currently Vice President and Managing Director of the Instruments and Controls Group (ICG) of CTB – which includes the Dutch livestock-farming technology business Fancom BV.

Smits, 57, brings more than 25-years poultry sector experience to the role, an important part of which has been gained with Fancom. Commenting on his appointment he says: “I am very much looking forward to working with Royal Pas Reform and using my skills to help drive this dynamic, hard-working company to further extend its strong global presence.”

Medicated zinc oxide plays a huge role in husbandry to prevent post-weaning diarrhoea. However, stricter regulation in Europe and around the world mean the feed additives industry is stepping up research efforts in this area. The ban of zinc oxide in the European Union is restricted to medicated feeds which are prescribed by veterinarians. This does not apply to the nutritional usage of zinc oxide which remains the dominant source of zinc utilised by the feed industry.

TahaaCairo Three A Poultry is delighted to announce that Eng. Ezzat Taha has joined us as Grandparents Sales & Marketing Manager will be reporting directly to Poultry General Manager.
Eng. Ezzat has as Bachelor degree of agriculture - from Cairo University with more than 15 years in Grandparents poultry field like Cairo Poultry Group , Misr Group for Poultry Grandparents and has joined us from Dara poultry Group where he served as Poultry General Manager.

We have published a new whitepaper called ‘Peeling Back the Layers of Fibre for Animal Performance’ which discusses several misconceptions held in the industry about the complex topic of dietary fibre. The whitepaper also explores the potential of NSP (Non Starch Polysaccharides) analysis through NIR (Near Infrared) to bring new insights related to fibre composition, and outlines the tools available today for producers to extract value of the dietary fibre through the modulation of gut microbiome and better performance.  

The 2020 edition of VIV Qingdao held over 3 days on 17-19 September in China, presented a vibrant show for the industry. This year the event offered a valuable occasion to celebrate the 20 years of VIV presence in China.

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