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We officially inform you that the international event VIV MEA which was planned in Abu Dhabi for August 31–2 September 2020 is postponed to 22–24 November 2021.

COVID-19 is disrupting the business around the world much longer than predicted. While there is uncertainty about the re-activation of international travel, there is also concern about the general health.

The animal husbandry industry has been hardly hit by the pandemic, like the whole world has.

Parts of the value chain had to deal with a slowdown in production, others had to re-structure within days or weeks the whole operation line, and others had to stop completely. VIV worldwide exhibitions, accelerators of the Feed to Food value chainand trading since decades, have become one of the missing linksinthe animal protein production over the past 3 months.Together with the foodservice industry, and other aspects of the supply world, exhibitions could not perform at all during the lockdown.From the organizers’ point of view, here is how covid-19 challenges the show industry.

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Petersime2Chick storage redefined
Suboptimal storage conditions can negatively affect chick quality, post-hatch performance and animal welfare, especially if storage times are long and transport times following storage are extended. By introducing the BioStreamer™ Chick-Store, Petersime offers a solution that automatically delivers a completely controlled chick storage environment in any climate and any size hatchery.

PetersimePetersime goes the extra mile for the most accessible customer service
As world leader in the field of incubation, Petersime has always focused on offering a full range of customer service activities that help maximise customers’ hatchery results and minimise downtime. With the launch of Easy Connect™, the company is presenting an all-encompassing service app that provides a seamless digital experience, covering all aspects of Petersime’s service and assistance.

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has organized the USSEC Buyers and Sellers Conference – MENA which took place at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea - Jordan during the period Saturday March 7th, through Tuesday March 10th, 2020.  

85 participants from the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Russia participated in this workshop.  Participants were from the major Crushers, Poultry integrators and Traders in the regions.

Biomin ImageWe greatly value the health and safety of our customers, colleagues and stake-holders in over 120 countries across the world. Our nearly 40-year commitment to making agriculture more productive and sustainable means that we take a holistic, long-term view on how we do business.  

Bell & Evans and Marel share the same values

US premium poultry producer Bell & Evans and Marel have concluded an important agreement to build a state-of-the-art processing facility. For Marel, the construction of the greenfield poultry plant in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania is one of the largest transactions to date. It is remarkable that the two companies have very similar values which definitely tighten their partnership. They share the same vision for sustainability, animal well-being and food safety.

At this year’s AFMA Forum 2020 in South Africa, Cargill and BASF announced that they have entered into a distribution collaboration in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The collaboration positions Cargill as the strategic marketing and sales channel partner of selected innovative BASF animal feed enzymes.

Hamlet Protein, the global leader in soy protein specialties for young animals, announced the hiring of new local staff to support the company’s ambition for accelerated growth across the APAC region. Area sales managers, with a long track record in the feed industry, were appointed in Vietnam and Philippines.

Glenn Ferriol joined Hamlet Protein as Area Sales Manager for Philippines; Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mr. Craig England back to his old roots

Moba, the recognized leading producer of high-quality integrated systems for the grading, packaging and processing of consumption eggs, is proud to announce the new appointment of Mr. Craig England as the new President of Moba USA, effective as of January 16th 2020.

 

Taking egg processing to the next level

Moba is proud to announce that Pelbo, one of its subsidiaries in Brugherio, Italy, has partnered up with Innovo, an innovative Italian-based company that develops, manufactures, and installs pasteurization plants for food producers.

 

Idowu Asenuga is the convener of West Africa Agribusiness Show scheduled to hold in Lagos in February 2020, lists reasons a paradigm shift in West Africa agribusiness has become imperative.

CAN you share with us the crux of the forthcoming agriculture event you are coordinating?

On 20 November 2019, Marel officially opened its completely new production center in Dongen, the Netherlands. All production and office activities now take place in the state-of-the-art building at the Tichelrijt II business park.

Marel's Poultry ShowHow demonstrates the future

Marel’s third Poultry ShowHow in Copenhagen on 14 November 2019 put the focus on ‘Data-driven Xceleration’, representing the future of digitally controlled poultry processing. The biennial event attracted more than 120 customers from around the world.

Aviagen® has launched the David Butler Award to recognize the most promising students of the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA) Schools. The first recipient will be honored at the Broiler Module of the EMEAA School, which takes place Nov. 24-30 in Edinburgh, and a new winner will be chosen for each future module.
The star student will have shown the best progress during the course of the School, and will demonstrate outstanding skills of leadership, team work, communication, innovation, determination and passion.

The heaviest rabbit in the world is Glosue, born in Italy on 24/06/2015. 

This rabbit weighs 26.6 kilograms and it is owned by Gioni Di Lullo of Raviscanina street Claudio Canino n 2181017 raviscanina Caserta Italy as verified on 30/05/2019 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghassan Sayegh, General Manager of MEAP is invited to be a keynote speaker of honor during the plenary session of the 6th International Agricultural Dairy Forum.

The discussion will concentrate on the possible scenarios of the economic collaboration between Russia and the Arab world.

 

 

Cobb Europe partnered with Al-Watania Poultry in Egypt to host the pair’s annual scientific conference focusing on the importance of creating a safe environment for broiler breeders. Held in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, the two-day intensive training course combined the technical expertise of Cobb Europe and Al-Watania Poultry leadership to reach industry leaders from over 50 companies and major industry investors.

MoFA has recently launched Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) in July 2019. The approach is focused on building significant local capacity commercial operators as well as small-holders and new entrants seeking to get into the business.

The shortfall in productive capacity of chicken is so great and continues steadily. If we go back to 2017 broiler meat production reached 35,000 tons, supplying less than 25% of Ghana’s demand. During this time imports increased an estimated 14,000 tons to 158,000 tons due to insufficient domestic supply and consistent demand (Source: USDA GAIN 2017).

Aviagen® Turkeys Russia (ATR) held an official opening event on Wednesday 25th of September to give over 50 existing customers, potential customers and local officials an insight into our brand new laying facility. 

This facility is run by Viktor Fomin General Director, Alan Prokuda Chief Veterinarian and Dmitry Gerasin Financial Controller and is one of seven ATR farms now complete. Once all construction is finalised, five rearing farms and five lay farms will have been produced by ATR to fulfil Russia’s expanding market demand. 

The construction of ATR facilities began in June 2018 and will be complete in March 2020, creating 120 jobs in the region. The first eggs produced by ATR will be sold in November this year and by June 2020, ATRs’ state-of-the-art farms will be operating at full production and have the ability to produce 12 million eggs per annum.

The opening event began at ATR’s head office in Nikolsk, where guests attended speeches from the head of the Nikolsk administration, Ivan Belozertsev, Governor of Penza, Dirk Wesjohann, Owner of Aviagen and Clay Burrows, Managing Director of ATL

 

The need for West African countries to come together to showcase the rich agricultural heritage of their sub-continent and contribute to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are the focus of the West African Agribusiness Show scheduled for Nigeria in 2020, Mr. Idowu Asenuga, an Agric expert and top Agric consultant in Nigeria has posited.
Referring to a submission by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Asenuga who is the chief convener of the show declared that West Africa has an abundance of natural and human resources. “The agriculture sector represents approximately 25per cent of the region’s GDP and 60 percent of its active labour force.”  He, therefore, added that following the economic recovery experienced in Nigeria and other West African countries in 2017, growth in the GDP is expected to rise to 3.9per cent in 2019.

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