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Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health – South Asia Wins Trio of Awards in Recognition of its Great Workplace

In April, Great Place to Work® Institute recognized Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – South Asia, as a “Great Places to Work”. The business unit was also honored for its “Commitment to Being a Great Place to Work” because of its three-year streak of receiving this honor, and President R Suresh Kumar was named one of “India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis 2021”. Over the past three years, Great Place to Work® Institute has studied Kemin’s consistent focus on providing a superior experience for employees, commitment to building a great workplace…

Why Mycotoxins Matter in Broiler Production

Lorran BaeumleGabardo The negative impacts of mycotoxins in poultry can be far-reaching, decreasing gastrointestinal integrity, immunity and performance in broilers and resulting in economic losses.Given the high rates of mycotoxin in poultry feed, a mycotoxin risk management strategy is needed to protect fattening animals in all phases in order to reduce the challenges in the animal and ensure profitability of production. Poultry producers frequently ask: What is the real impact of mycotoxins on the broiler’s productivity? What sounds like an easy question is, in the case of mycotoxins, unfortunately not so…

Aviagen UK names Blake Williamson new G.M

Aviagen® UK Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Williamson as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Blake succeeds Alan Thomson, who has become Global Head of Technical Transfer. In this new position, Blake will drive the UK business forward by continuing to provide customers with the best-quality breeding stock backed by a strong team that is committed to supporting Aviagen’s customers. Throughout his 12-year career with Aviagen, Blake has built up extensive experience and knowledge of the company, its customer base and the global poultry industry. He says…

South Africa pushes for Chicken Meat Exports

The South African Association of Meat Importers and Exporters says that creating a robust, successful poultry export market for South African chicken would bring material value to the entire value chain, from local producers and their shareholders, to medium and small scale farmers, exporters, processors, and consumers. They said that the country is missing a massive opportunity because it does not meet the health and safety standards required by trade blocks such as the EU. “In 2019, all parties, including the local industry, importers and Government, signed and agreed to…

Acquisition of Perstorp Group by PCG Makes Landmark in the category for RM 10.5 Billion

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) signed a Securities Purchase Agreement on 14 May 2022 to acquire the entire equity interest in Perstorp Holding AB, a leading sustainability-driven global specialty chemicals company with Financière Forêt S.à.r.l, a company under PAI Partners, a European private equity firm. The acquisition values Perstorp Group at an enterprise value of EUR2,300.0 million, which is equivalent to RM10,496.1 million. PCG’s journey to achieve its vision of becoming the preferred chemical company providing innovative customer solutions is based on a clear strategy; to strengthen its basic petrochemicals portfolio,…

The role of calcium in broiler performance and phosphorus digestibility

Lode Nollet, MSc., PhD., Global Product Manager Enzymes, Huvepharma In the past, there was little interest in the assessment of calcium (Ca) requirements in poultry diets. This was due to the availability of cheap limestone, which accounts for 80-85% of the total Ca in feed. However, driven by the numerous studies of the effect of Ca on phosphorus (P) digestibility and phytase efficacy, the impact of Ca on performance has gained increasing interest. Research from recent years has indicated that oversupplying Ca can negatively affect animal performance: Limestone is a…

Birgit Horn appointed Managing Director for VIV Worldwide

Birgit Horn (49) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of VIV worldwide. Based in the head office in Utrecht, Mrs. Horn will officially start on August 1, 2022. She will contribute to enlarge the VIV worldwide network on all measures with regards to exhibitors, visitors and partner development and also further strengthen the worldwide reach of the VIV show portfolio. Horn has a vast experience of 25 years working in the exhibition industry. She has worked in different leadership positions with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, a key player in…

NECC appealed Government of India to allot partial substitute for Maize, as its the worst crisis in the History of Poultry Industry

National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the Government of India to allot at least 2.0 million tons of damaged Wheat, Paddy and/or Broken Rice – unfit for human consumption – for use in poultry feed, as a partial substitute for maize so as to enable the farmers to tide over the unprecedented crisis caused due to acute shortage and steep increase in the price of maize and soya meal in the domestic market. It’s one of the worst crisis in the History of the Poultry Industry. NECC sources…

Insect Protein company Inseco, Raises Seed Funding

Inseco, which operates the biggest insect protein plant in African continent, said it raised $5.3 million in South Africa’s biggest ever startup seed funding round.  Futuregrowth Asset Management contributed alongside E4E Africa and Oak Drive Ventures, Inseco said in a statement. Inseco operates a 10,000 square meter (108,000 square foot) plant in Cape Town that converts the larvae, known as maggots, of the black soldier fly into 100 tons of insect oil and meal a month. Insect products are high in nutrients and, because the process sees the maggots fed…

Green Leaders, webinar series – an opportunity to remind on the right choices!

“Green Leaders” from the Animal Protein Industry is organizing a webinar series on committed to the cause and driving the business sustainably. Kemin along with ‘Green Leaders’ from the animal protein industry is organizing a webinar series that will focus on the sustainability initiatives of various industry leaders. In this episode, Kemin has the listed esteemed panel; Dr R Sureshkumar, President, Kemin South Asia Suresh Chitturi: Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Srinivasa Group Dr K Rathnam, CEO, Milky Mist Narendra Pasuparthy, Chief Farmer, Founder & CEO, Nandus Foods Moderated by…