Between sixty and seventy percent of the total costs in livestock production are feed costs and they continue to rise. Not only the economic factor, but also animal health, product quality and environmental protection are important issues concerning feeding of farm animals. Meaningful and targeted alternatives are sought – and found. The Upper Austrian family business Delacon, world leader in phytogenic (purely natural) additives, presented its innovations as well as a new Corporate Design at EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for livestock production, which took place from November, 11th to 14th 2014 in Hannover. <read more>
Alltech has appointed vice-president Aidan Connolly as Chief Innovation Officer, connected to the company’s global research department.
Working closely with Dr Karl Dawson, vice-president and Chief Scientific Officer, Mr Connolly will be involved with Alltech’s innovation pipeline and lead the commercialization of the company’s research programs.
Vanus Taepaisitphongse, CEO, (2nd row, 8th from left) and Betagro executives welcome the National Team of disabled athletes led by coach Kittisak Senachan (2nd row, 7th from left) and coach Prakasit Unapim (1st row, left). The team presented a bouquet as a token of appreciation for accepting the eight disabled athletes to work at Betagro.
Efficiency and safety in animal nutrition were the top themes at the Delacon Performing Nature Symposium recently held in Bangkok.
On the sidelines of the symposium, entitled “Plan A: Efficiency and Safety in Animal Nutrition”, Markus Dedl, CEO, stated that the global feed market was being driven by two major factors: consumers who demand
wholesome and safe food, and the soaring world population.
“In the consumerism era, every consumer is a CEO. Why? Because they are the ones that decide what is going to happen” he said. <read more>
Cody Polley, who has wide experience in managing pedigree and grandparent
farms for Cobb-Vantress, has been appointed as breeder specialist with the
Cobb World Technical Support Team.
Supplying superior quality chicken to more affluent consumers in Cambodia’s capital city is the key to an ambitious Cambodian poultry farmer’s expansion plans.
Dr Bun Sidoeun operates a 60-hectare farm with wooden houses (9x56x2.7m) that hold a total of 4,000 birds per week. The housing is elevated 1.7 meters, and manure drops to a dropping zone about 30 cm above the ground so that the manure will be not be drained by flash floods. The house has a five-year useful life and can complete six production cycles/year.
Dr Bun Sidoeun, owner of Mitsam Lanh, said his company which currently produces around 4,000 birds/week is targeting weekly output of 16,000 birds/week by 2015.
Apart from its main markets in Sihanouville, Kampong Cham, Kampote and nearby cities, Mitsam Lanh plans to penetrate the Phnom Penh market by targeting customers who prefer good quality, hygienic meat.
Per capacity consumption of poultry in the capital city is more than 12 kg/person/year, about three times higher than the national average of 4 kg. <read more>
(Left) Patcharin Maneeroj, sales manager – South East Asia and Chaitat Bunteralert, deputy managing director Pancosma Thailand Co., Ltd.
With a new office in Thailand, Pancosma is ready to offer a complete line of the latest products supported by top-notch marketing and customer service, according to Chaitat Bunteralert, deputy managing director of Pancosma Thailand Co Ltd.
The Bangkok office is the Swiss firm’s first business unit to open in Southeast Asia, and comes after the opening of a China office. That location, however, is combined with a blending plant that will serve customers in China only, he noted.
Pancosma has recruited marketing, sales and support teams for its Bangkok venture, and will register new products due to roll out beginning in the second half of 2014. <read more>
Around 30 participants from Switzerland, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Viet Nam, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand attended Pancosma’s “Local Sales Meeting” in Krabi. The meeting was held for the first time outside Europe to foster relations among distributors in the Far East, to better understand the local challenges, and update them on the latest developments in Pancosma research and products.
More than 75 leading nutritionists and breeder farm managers attended the Novus Poultry Master Class and Breeder Forum held recently in Thailand. Held in Asia for the third time, it featured speakers such as Dr Steve Leeson of the University of Guelph, Canada, and Dr Rick Kleyn, a consulting nutritionist with Nutritional Consultancy Spesfeed Pty. The discussions focused on broiler, layer and breeder nutrition, enzymes, gut health, dietary fiber for broiler nutrition, value-added eggs, new ingredients, organic acids, organic minerals, alternatives to AGP’s and more.
During the breeder forum, Dr Xabier Arbe, regional technical manager for Novus, discussed the effect of egg enrichment on chick quality. Dr Steve Leeson spoke about egg and egg shell quality and male management. Javier Ramirez, managing director of Lohmann Tierzucht, gave a presentation on the biological limits of layer genetics, and Ron Eek, regional manager (Asia) explained optimal management for layer-type breeders.